Joe Manuel Would Make An Excellent Chancellor

Saturday, March 29, 2014

I urge your support for Joe Manuel for Chancellor in the Republican primary.  Joe has the experience, brainpower, and courage to make the difficult decisions that face the judges of our Chancery Court, and he has long been active in the Hamilton County Republican Party. 

But despite having served in important leadership positions and other volunteer roles for the Republican Party over the years, Joe is not a politician. He is a lawyer, and has been a very good one for 35 years.  During that time, Joe has handled every type of case that a Chancellor is likely to be called upon to decide. 

Despite his successes, he has no ego, and remains willing to help other lawyers work through legal issues to arrive at the correct result.  Joe has owned and operated his own successful law firm for many years, which says something about his character and industriousness.  As anyone who has “signed his paycheck on the front” can attest, striking out on one’s own and leaving behind the security of a firm requires a high level of courage and a willingness always to do right in order to do well.  That’s why I support Joe Manuel for Chancellor.

Joe DeGaetano


Families In Public Schools Fight Common Core, But Won't Get Out

The alarm among Christians who patronize government-run schools has a clear cause. Common Core, the name of the latest spate of reform, promises further control by Washington. What are moms and dads to make of the opposition to Common Core, particularly if they are Christian or home educators? How worked up should we get?  We’ll let Tony Perkins of a Washington G Street ... (click for more)

Questions About Bus Stops

The attack of the young man at a bus stop brings to mind something that I have been wondering for some time now.  Why do we have bus stops all over town that are often just a sign on the side of the road, no pull off area, no shelter and often no sidewalk?   I have also noticed that on Brainerd Road there will often be a stop at almost every block or street, so it seems, ... (click for more)

Jury Finds In Favor Of Texas Sheriff In Suit Brought By Chattanooga Photographer

A Federal Court jury on Friday found in favor of a Texas sheriff and his chief deputy who had been sued by a Chattanooga photographer. The jury in the courtroom of Judge Curtis Collier awarded no damages to Donna Johnson. In his closing argument after a two-week civil trial, attorney John Anderson said, "This is about the Fourth Amendment." Attorney Anderson represented Ms. ... (click for more)

Justin Wilkins Selected As Deputy Chief Of Staff For Mayor Berke

Native Chattanoogan Justin Wilkins will serve as Mayor Andy Berke's deputy chief of staff, it was announced Friday. Mr. Wilkins has spent the last several years serving as the Tennessee state director for multiple advocacy and electoral organizations, including Organizing for America and Organizing for Action. Prior to that, he worked as project manager at Profit Plans LLC ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain "Grounds" East Hamilton, 28-19

(Story will be updated) Signal Mountain was determined to run the football and take time off the clock Friday night in the second half of their 28-17 non-district victory over rival East Hamilton before a standing-room-only crowd at Hurricane Hill. Nursing a 14-13 lead after the Hurricanes’ Martez Durrah picked up an Eagles fumble and rambled 40 yards for a touchdown midway ... (click for more)

McCallie's 97-Yard Drive Proof Of Dominant 44-0 Win In Opener

With the game in hand, McCallie’s offense unleashed an impressive third-quarter drive that exemplified Cleveland’s inability to handle the Blue Tornado offense Thursday night at Finley Stadium. The Blue Raiders’ only real scoring threat ended at McCallie’s 3 on successive incomplete passes by quarterback Austin Massey to intended receivers Eric Goodwin and Rod Dennard. McCallie ... (click for more)