Tim Boyd Will Represent The Common Man - And Response

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I would like to show my support for Tim Boyd for our District 8 commissioner.  He deserves to have our support because he has stood up to represent the common man and not the super block of politicians.   

He tells it like it is and I believe he deserves another term.  I also believe that the average voting citizen will see the way he has represented our district with his true conservative values and no tax increase without absolute valid reason policy.  

You don’t have to worry about Tim to represent us well.  I ask that you help support Tim Boyd with your vote.   

Richard L. Elrod 

* * * 

Over the past year, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Commissioner Tim Boyd, both professional and personally.  I can honestly say, that he is a sincere, caring, and loyal man who fights for, not only those living in District 8, but for all of the citizens in Hamilton County. 

When it comes to this election, his opposition would like you to think that he is a detriment to this community, which is simply untrue.  What you need to know is that he refuses to give in to the political malfeasance that has plagued this county for years and because of this, he has been labeled (by certain unscrupulous elected officials) as an outsider and someone that doesn't "play well with others."  The truth is, when something doesn't seem right, he asks questions.  When he doesn't get straight answers, he asks more and more questions until his constituents get the answers and respect they deserve. He works hard and fights every day to do what is right for the people of Hamilton County, no matter how many feathers he ruffles. 

Recently, there was a published comment stating that Tim, "was the lone dissenting vote on a proposed recreation use of trails in Enterprise Park."  What the person making this comment failed to mention is that the "proposed recreation use" they were referring to are horse trails - horse trails.  As a taxpayer and registered voter, there is no way I would ever agree to spending an obscene amount of money on horse trails (and their upkeep) at Enterprise Park.  With all of the other issues going on in this county, don't you think that money is better spent elsewhere?  Tim Boyd thinks so. 

What the people of District 8 really need to be asking themselves is, "Why would an 80 year old man be choosing to run in this election?  Is it really because he wants to "fix" what is wrong with Hamilton County?  Is it because he just loves all of us so very much?  Or is there a more devious explanation - or individual(s) - behind it all?  I certainly do not know the answer.   

What I do know is that this community needs to continue to move forward.  We need to finally break free from the chokehold that has been applied for years by what could be referred to as a "good ol' boys club."  With all due respect to Mr. Curtis, neither of these things will happen if he is re-elected as District 8 commissioner. 

Jessica Thomas
District 8 Resident


IDB Travesty - And Response

It is unfortunate that our system of local government is structured so that a handful of rich and powerful people in this town control almost everything significant that goes on here. Some would argue that this has been going on in every government since the beginning of time.  While this may be true, I don’t have to like it.  I am fortunate to have this forum to vent ... (click for more)

The Irony Of The Black Community

Isn't it ironic? Every other day, we hear about another member of the black community who gets shot and refuses to talk (a problem certainly not unique to Chattanooga) but when a cop is the one who shoots, they can't talk fast enough.  And when the police manage to arrest a large group of people who need to be arrested, without the assistance of the community, we hear the ... (click for more)

5 Hamilton County Schools Designated As Priority Schools, 3 As Focus Schools

Five Hamilton County Schools have been designated as Priority Schools and three as Focus Schools. Priority Schools are the five percent of schools across the state with the lowest overall performance. Those from Hamilton County are Brainerd High School, Dalewood Middle School, Orchard Knob Elementary School, Orchard Knob Middle School and Woodmore Elementary School. Focus ... (click for more)

Man Robbed, Stabbed At Hixson Pike Bus Stop

A man was robbed and stabbed at a bus stop on Hixson Pike on Tuesday night. At approximately 9:30 p.m., officers were called concerning a robbery at 3800 Hixson Pike. Phani Tangirala, 22, was transported to a local hospital by HCEMS for treatment of a stab wound to the abdomen. Medical personnel stated that Mr. Tangirala appeared to have a non-life threatening wound to ... (click for more)

McCallie's JaVaughn Craig Still Improving At Quarterback

(This is the 14th in a series of preseason stories on new high school football coaches, or veteran coaches at a different school, and top players in the Chattanooga area) JaVaughn Craig was the starting quarterback for McCallie all season a year ago, but it wasn’t originally planned like that. Craig was a wide receiver when he resumed his football career ... (click for more)

Hixson Beats Silverdale For Second Volleyball Win

There's something about that second set that gives the Hixson Lady Wildcats trouble. Hixson lost the second set in Monday's volleyball opener against Sale Creek.  They did the same thing against the Silverdale Seahawks on Tuesday, but just like Monday's match, the Lady Wildcats came out on top, 3-1. Hixson won the first set with ease, 25-11.  Silverdale evened the  ... (click for more)