Pick Joe Manuel for Chancellor

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Due to the retirement of a very fine Chancery Court judge, Judge Frank Brown, we citizens have an opportunity to choose between two good candidates for Chancellor in the next election. Joe Manuel and Pam Fleenor are both running for the position.

If being caring and smart met the full requirements for being Chancery Court judge, most of us might make a great judges. However, more is required to be an excellent Chancery Court judge. Considerable trial experience, along with extensive study of the law, is a preferred requirement.

I will be voting for Joe Manuel as the next Chancellor. This decision was not reached quickly. Before making this decision, I studied information about the candidates, heard both of them speak and reviewed their literature.


If you want an honest, caring, fair person, just flip a coin and vote. Based on these criteria, both are qualified.

If you want to pick a judge based on the largest number of campaign signs, choose Ms. Fleenor.

If you want a Chancellor with the most trial experience, choose Mr. Manuel.

If you want a Chancellor who has authored the most publications about the law, choose Mr. Manuel.

If you have the time, go to JoeManuel.com and PamFleenor.com. Compare the experience and attributes of both people for yourself.  I suspect you will be even more confident in casting a vote for Joe Manuel as our next Chancellor.

Deborah Scott

Possessiveness, Jealousy And Greed: The Original Three Stooges

Are possessiveness, jealousy and greed the original three stooges? Not really. The words “possessiveness,” “jealousy,” and “greed” are often viewed by the majority of people as all negative qualities when displayed.  But are they? In this column, as it is solely my opinion, agree or disagree, I am throwing the dictionary with its designated meanings out the window.  Good ... (click for more)

Hopscotching On North Market Street

I work in the North Shore area.  North Market Street looks like children's hopscotch markings all the way from the bridge up to the light at Mississippi.  You need a trained dog to figure out all the markings. Traffic was already crawling since the addition of townhomes, apartments and a busy Publix in the area.  Really, you have to stop and study it or just follow ... (click for more)

Legislative Hearing On Volkswagen Emissions Scandal To Be Held In Chattanooga Oct. 29; Haslam To Visit VW Plant Wednesday

The Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee’s Appropriation Subcommittee will be conducting a hearing in Chattanooga to review the financial impact on the state from Volkswagen’s violation of U.S. emissions standards. The meeting will be held at the Hamilton County Department of Education, 3074 Hickory Valley Road, on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.  Members ... (click for more)

Bradley County Commission Decides Not To Provide Animal Pickup Service

Bradley County Commissioners on Monday finally put animal control to rest. It was not easy and it was not without confusion, but in the end, the county will not provide animal pickup service. Confusion began when commissioners were asked to approve the agenda, which included two options for animal control pick up. Item “D” provided for the SPCA of Bradley County to pick ... (click for more)

Baylor Boys Win 17th D-II AA Golf Title; Baylor Girls Take Second

  MANCHESTER – On a sun-drenched afternoon, it was a special day for Baylor golf and for the King Oehmig family. Highlighted by a 5-under, 31 on the final nine holes, Baylor senior Oliver Simonsen shot a two-day, 3-under 141 to lead Baylor to the 2015 TSSAA D-II AA boys state championship at WillowBrook Golf Course here Tuesday. Carrying one-of-a-kind black golf ... (click for more)

Ooltewah Whips Lady 'Canes For Shot At District 5-3A Volleyball Title

(Story will be updated) CLEVELAND, Tenn. – Old rivals will play for the District 5-3A volleyball tournament championship on Wednesday. Ooltewah (41-11) and Walker Valley (28-11), the tourney’s Nos. 1 and 2 seeds, respectively, posted semifinal wins Tuesday night at Cleveland Middle School and earned their shots at the title, along with berths in the Region 3-3A tournament ... (click for more)