Larry Henry Is A Leader - And Response

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Leader:; that's the word I use to describe Larry Henry. Chattanooga is known for locally owned businesses. For nearly 40 years Larry Henry led a business with success. He met payrolls and stayed within a budget. Henry's service to his cutomers kept them returning. Those returning customers also recommended Henry and the Stacy Oil Company that he owned and operated. Henry's customer base expanded. That's professional success. That's genuine customer service. That's a great example of professional leadership.
 
Larry Henry has taken time to give back to the community. For Henry, retirement didn't bring daily trips to the golf course or rocking chairs. After being very successful in the professional world Henry chose to enter  public service. Henry has served as County Commissioner for District 7 for the last 12 years. District 7 has experienced tremendous growth throughout East Brainerd and Apison. Henry has been a leader throughout this growing period. While on the Commission, Henry made sure the growing District 7 saw its expanding service needs met. The residents of District 7 are very satisfied with Henry's service. If he would have sought re-election District 7 voters would have overwhelmingly returned him to the County Commission. Those satisfied residents of District 7 are the best testament of Larry Henry's leadership in public service.
 
With the current Circuit Court clerk retiring several community leaders approached Larry Henry about running for the soon to be vacant office. Henry's leadership in professional and public life is the experience needed to manage the office of Circuit Count clerk.
 
Larry Henry's proven leadership is why I will be voting for him to be our next Circuit Court clerk.
I encourage you to do the same.
 
I am proud to call Larry Henry my friend and I know he will do the best job possible. You can count on him.
 
Noel Crawley

Red Bank

* * *

I don't care much for the political process but that's how we elect our government leaders.  I pay more attention to character. 

In the case of Larry Henry, I am proud to have been his friend since old Tyner High School where Larry excelled in football and track, always the gentleman and respectful of others.  In the past near 10 years I have enjoyed having Larry and his wife, Patsy, as fellow members of the Harrison Ruritan Club.  In an election year the club  enjoys a robust activity of local politicians as they wish to be visible and do good things for their community.  The Ruritan Club is proud to have them all.  The difference with Larry and Patsy is that they have been very active members for years, getting involved in community service projects and fundraising, when no election was on the horizon. 

One thing they are very passionate about is local youth and education.  I encourage my friends to support Larry in this election.  You'll be glad you did.

Jim Holcomb
Harrison


Shocked By Chief Robert Simpson's Replacement

After reading the article in today's TFP paper about the replacement of Chief Robert Simpson, I was shocked.  I  have had the privilege of knowing Chief Simpson for 25 years.  He is honest and a hard worker.  Reading the list of improvements made for the police department and the city's benefits from his hard work, I wonder what does the city want? We always ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Hit Dog Hollers

There is a country expression a fellow might use when he knows there will be a backlash and when it comes, “It’s a hit dog that hollers” the older men will say. Boy, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander didn’t let the sun shine on his hind leg before he wailed as the USDA’s new rules to curb the soring of Tennessee Walkers became public. Crafty ol’ Lamar, of course, said he was against ... (click for more)

Man With Gun Runs From Police At Hamilton Place Mall; Pushes Shoppers Out Of The Way

A man who was found to be armed with a handgun was chased by police early Saturday afternoon. He pushed shoppers out of the way during the pursuit, which included racing down an escalator.   Erwin J. Rogers, 22, of 6111 Nottingham Dr., is facing multiple charges.    Around 1:50 p.m., Chattanooga Police officers working at the Hamilton Place Mall ... (click for more)

Arrest Made In Sunday Night Murder In LaFayette

An arrest has been made in a murder in LaFayette, Ga., on Sunday night. The Walker County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating thehomicide that was reported to the Sheriff's Office at about  7:25 p.m.   Law enforcement officers, Walker County Emergency Services and the coroner worked the crime scene on Wheeler Road ... (click for more)

Warren Replaces Martinez As Vols Secondary Coach

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. --  The Tennessee football program announced Monday that Charlton Warren  has agreed to terms to become the defensive backs coach for the Vols. Warren served as defensive backs coach at North Carolina the last two seasons and also has spent time on the Nebraska and Air Force coaching staffs. Willie Martinez  will not be returning after ... (click for more)

McCallie's Robert Riddle Commits to Mercer Univ.

McCallie School all-state quarterback Robert Riddle has committed today to attend Mercer University next season to play football for the Bears. Riddle led the Big Blue to a 7-5 record this past season, including a 42-7 victory against arch rival Baylor. On the season, he threw for   3,008 yards and 25 touchdowns and also ran for six scores. The Lookout Mountain resident ... (click for more)