57 Chevy Falters In Parade, But Candidate Tommy Crangle Soldiers On

Monday, April 28, 2014

After a campaign kiickoff event for the House District 27 seat, the Tommy Crangle Campaign moved to the Red Bank Jubilee Parade in Ralph and Ruth Braly's handsome 1957 Chevrolet convertible.

 At one point in the parade, the '57 overheated and Mr. Crangle got out of the car, carried his own sign, and worked the crowd along Dayton Boulevard, prompting the following posts to Facebook.

 Bobby Wood:  Our 57 Chevy convertible overheated in the stop & go procession so Tommy got out and walked with us holding up his own sign. Now that's what I call dedication and determination.

 Mike Alder:   Poise in the overheat of the moment!

 David Till (former Crangle coworker):  Expertise and experience in getting things back on track after unexpected difficulties!  Tommy was a General Manager in the days before grade inflation, when there wasn't a GM on every corner. He TOOK CARE of business! That's why he was asked to help in Iraq and other situations later. That's why he's the person to elect today!

Judy Baker:  Dedication!

Mr. Crangle said, "As a professional engineer, I've spent my career solving problems...when the car overheated, it was obvious to me what I needed to do.  It really turned out great, because I got to be closer to the spectators and shake some hands."



SCWN Presents "Where To From Here: Creating A Strategic Plan" Webinar

Scenic City Women's Network presents "Where To From Here: Creating A Strategic Plan," a free webinar on discovering a strategy for success with Linda Bullard of LSMB Business Solutions. The webinar will held next Wednesday at noon.   Attendees will need to register by this Sunday.  To register, email your name, phone number, and email address to admin@scwn.org, ... (click for more)

Charles H. Coolidge Medal Of Honor Heritage Center To Host 1st Annual “Celebration Of Valor” Luncheon

The Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center announced Thursday that the organization will host its first annual “Celebration of Valor” luncheon at 11:30 a.m. next Tuesday at the Chattanooga Convention Center.  The luncheon, which is presented by BlueCross Blue Shield of Tennessee Community Trust, is the signature fundraiser to support the Heritage Center and its ... (click for more)

State Plays Tape Of Prior Testimony Of Shooting Victim After He Refuses To Come To Court

The state on Thursday played a preliminary hearing tape of shooting victim Kadarius Johnson after he refused to come to the Criminal Court trial of the man accused of shooting him in the back of the head. Prosecutor Andrew Coyle said every effort had been made to contact Johnson, who he said told investigators that if he testified he would be labeled as a snitch and killed by ... (click for more)

Langdon Strickland, 33, Dies From Monday Afternoon Shooting

Langdon Strickland, 33, who suffered life-threatening injuries in a shooting on S. Kelly Street early Monday afternoon, has died.   Chattanooga Police responded to a person shot at the 500 block of S. Kelly.  Upon arrival, Chattanooga Police officers located the victim, who was suffering from a gunshot wound. Hamilton County EMS transported the victim to a ... (click for more)

Shame On Anyone Planning A Protest At Coolidge Park Thursday Evening - And Response (4)

Whether you're Alt-Left or Alt-Right, Coolidge Park isn't the place to showcase your hate and indifference with one another. Just because it's your right, that doesn't necessarily mean that you should do it. Many have this misconception that this park is named after a President, Nope. It's named after a great man, a true patriot, and Medal of Honor recipient from right ... (click for more)

A Tale Of 3 Properties

Here in Lookout Valley on the far southwest edge of Chattanooga and Hamilton County, trees and rocks are plentiful but sidewalks are as rare as unicorns. It’s a land the governments forget – until tax collection time.  The recent county reappraisal spoke about ‘comps,’ recent sale prices of comparable local properties. But the assessors defined ‘comparable’ to suit themselves, ... (click for more)