Corker Says Obama Administration Makes “Every Excuse Imaginable” In Keystone XL Pipeline Decision

Friday, April 18, 2014

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the Obama administration’s announcement that it will delay again its decision on the Keystone XL pipeline: 

“It’s amazing to watch this administration make every excuse imaginable to delay a project that is unquestionably a win for our country, our economy and American workers,” said Senator Corker. “After more than five years of environmental reviews, it’s clear the president would rather avoid a tough political decision than create thousands of private sector jobs and enhance our country’s energy security, all while providing a safer and more environmentally friendly method of transporting oil.


Man, 24, Dies After Drowning Incident At Cleveland YMCA

A 24-year-old man has died after a drowning incident.   On Wednesday, Bradley County EMS responded to a reported drowning at the Cleveland YMCA. The call came in just before 3:30 p.m . When EMS units arrived on the scene they found YMCA personnel performing good CPR on the victim with an automatic external defibrillator in place. Paramedics and EMTs took over ... (click for more)

Norberto Muniz, Jr. Arrested In Drunk Driving Accident In Dalton

One man has been arrested in a drunk-driving accident on Thursday in Dalton, which resulted in the closing of Waugh Street. The driver of the single-car crash was Norberto Muniz, Jr., 20, of 905 Vernon Avenue. At approximately   4:55 a.m. , Muniz was driving eastbound on Waugh Street up the hill near Shugart Road.  When he came over the top of the hill, he lost ... (click for more)

Walking Among Memories, The USS LST-325

I have walked among the head stones at Flanders Fields and have seen the entrenchment of soldiers with only bayonet tips sticking out of the earth. Later I traveled to Normandy where I stood on the sand and made scuff marks with my shoes on Omaha Beach and climbed the hill to the magnificent American Cemetery there. I again walked among the many, many tomb stones so neatly and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Aunt Martha

During my first year at Ole Miss, I was so distracted by the stunning coeds on campus that I paid too much attention to the wrong kind of figures. I ended up flubbing a math class, which at the time was most serious and potentially deadly for an American boy. It meant I didn't have enough credit hours to avoid the draft and in almost no time I got a red, gut-retching postcard that ... (click for more)

Lookouts and Minnesota Twins Sign 4-Year Agreement

In a fast-paced, high stakes game of musical chairs with the three players from Major League Baseball - Minnesota, Arizona and Colorado - vying for one chair (Chattanooga Lookouts), the Twins from Minneapolis came up the winner Wednesday. Officials from the Minnesota ball club flew to Chattanooga Tuesday and signed contract papers for a four year player development ... (click for more)

Lady Mocs Volleyball Team Set To Host Scenic City Showdown

The Chattanooga Mocs returns to action Friday and Saturday at Maclallan Gym is they host the Scenic City Showdown – Presented by Hampton Inn & Suites.  Its second three-team tournament of the season, Chattanooga welcomes UT Martin, Stetson and South Carolina State to Downtown. “This is another great opportunity for us to display our city, campus and facilities ... (click for more)