Larry Henry Will Be A Good Manager - And Response (2)

Friday, April 18, 2014

What does the Circuit Court clerk do? I'm not asking about each employee of the office, I'm asking about the actual clerk that is elected. I already know; their job is to know and oversee the functions of the office. They manage the budget and make sure the quality of work meets high standards to service the courts and citizens of Hamilton County.

Larry Henry knows about service. His livelihood depended on pleasing the customer. Further, he knows about managing a budget. As a small business owner Mr. Henry couldn't go print more money like Washington politicians. He had to stay in budget. 

Larry Henry has been a good steward of the people's money too. Hamilton County has rode the rocky waves of budget constraints. Larry Henry has been a guiding hand through the county's budget process.

It's this experience that each elected office needs. It's this experience that will guide my decision when voting for the next Circuit Court clerk.

George Jackson

Hixson

* * *

The job of Circuit Court clerk is a management position and does not need legal training or police training.  The person who has established budgets and lived within those budgets and has managed a staff and met their payroll is the qualified person to be Circuit Court clerk.

For 40 years Larry Henry honed his skills as a manager of a small business; this experience is invaluable to the position he is seeking.  We know that Larry has been chairman of the Hamilton County Commission five times, and as chairman he has had to manage the Commission and assist in setting its budget as well as the budget for the entire county.  Larry proved as Commission chairman that he could manage a panel of nine people who all have  different personalities and agendas;  during Larry’s tenure on the Commission or the five years he was chairman, I do not know of any instances when we, the citizens, were embarrassed or concerned for the leadership of our county.

On a personal level, I know Larry to be a man who is committed to his family, his church and his community.  I am one of the fortunate people who call him friend, and ask all voters to consider him when they vote for Circuit Court clerk.

Marti Rutherford

* * *

 

I was at the “Chattanooga Tea Party’s” event this past Thursday and the local candidates had a chance to speak.  I listened to Larry Henry and I noticed a conflict.  He stood there and admitted that he did not know the jobs in the Circuit Court clerk’s office, but also claimed he could manage the office. 

Well, I’m not sure what kind of managing system he uses but in the real world, “You cannot manage what you don’t know.” I’ve worked in an office where the boss did not have the knowledge and experience to be the manager and it was pure chaos.  I mean he managed his previous job but he knew that.  Our office required extensive knowledge and technical experience and he did not have that.  It did not work out in the end and he was removed. 

I have not seen any evidence that Larry Henry has knowledge of the courts and any legal experience at all.  If anyone thinks that’s not required of the courts they're wrong.  How can a “court clerk” serve the court without the extensive knowledge and the technical experience that is required of the court process? It just won’t work.  Vote for someone else; let’s not put the Circuit Court clerk’s office in “chaos”.

Angela. Gill (Chattanooga)


Roy Exum: One Nameless Ghost

One hundred years ago the United States was at war. The most intense fighting during World War I was on what was called The Western Front. The Germans wanted to invade France from the north and in order to do it, they had to push through Flanders province in Belgium. It has been described as a hell unequalled in raw hand-to-hand combat, In just four months on Flanders fields, ... (click for more)

Parking Discrimination Downtown

Many taxpayers who reside in Chattanooga (but outside Chattanooga's core) feel left behind when it comes to neighborhood paving, sidewalks, policing, streetscaping, street sweeping, public transportation, and other services. Some think most tax dollars are spent on downtown and not in their neighborhoods. It's not as if they can't vicariously experience the largesse of downtown. ... (click for more)

Strong Thunderstorm Causes Damage, Power Outages In Dalton

Shortly before  5 p.m. , a strong thunderstorm went through downtown Dalton, knocking down numerous trees, causing power outages and also causing damage. At this time, no injuries have been reported.  The Dalton Fire Department and Dalton Police Department responded to multiple reports of damage. The DPD closed several roads due to downed trees and power lines. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Honors Military Veterans

A Memorial Day service was held at the National Cemetery on Monday. (click for more)

Seth Ruhling Wins Chattanooga Chase 8K And One Mile

It has been six years since Seth Ruhling ran the Chattanooga Chase and maybe he had forgotten just how tough that 8K course really is, but that’s didn’t seem to matter Monday morning as he celebrated Memorial Day with victory in the Chattanooga Track Club’s oldest race. Ruhling graduated from Collegedale Academy in 2013 and is now a 21-year-old student at Southern Adventist ... (click for more)

Tennessee-Georgia All-Star Football Classic Set For Saturday at CCS

The 13th Annual Tennessee-Georgia All-Star Football Classic, presented by Great Clips, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday June 4 at Chattanooga Christian School in Chattanooga. Tennessee defeated Georgia 38-14 last June at McCallie School in Chattanooga. It was Tennessee's fourth consecutive victory in the series that dates back to the first game held at Ridgeland High in ... (click for more)