Ezra Maize Thanks Supporters

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Committee to Elect Ezra Maize County Commissioner for District 7 would like to express its gratitude for your participation in electing Pastor Ezra Maize the Democratic contender for District 7.  

We continue to solicit your votes, prayers, and participation in the general election.   

A well known songwriter wrote, the Battle is not Yours; It’s the Lord’s.  These lyrics are indeed profound, but it doesn’t mean we don’t have to fight.  Remember, it’s your vote that will make the difference in the general election Aug. 7.    

Help me be your representative, not only for District 7, but also for the city of Chattanooga. 

Ezra Maize

True Revenue Situation

My honorable and respected friend Roy Exum tells us again today, “It has been 12 years since the county fathers have approved a tax increase ... .” I’ll take his word for that, but want some more information. “No tax increase for 12 years” is just the chorus; I want to hear the rest of the song, the specific verses that really tell the tale. The fact is, although Roy’s bare ... (click for more)

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County School Teachers To Get 3% Raise Under Balanced County School Budget

Hamilton County Schools teachers are slated to get three percent pay increases under the balanced budget approved by the School Board on Thursday afternoon. That comes on top of a two percent hike last year. Lee McDade, assistant superintendent, said a large influx of cash came from the state, and Governor Bill Haslam outlined that it was to raise the pay level for teachers. ... (click for more)

Law Enforcement Shuts Down Convenience Store Near College Hill Courts As Public Nuisance

Law enforcement on Thursday took steps to shut down a convenience store near the College Hill Courts as a public nuisance. The action was taken after District Attorney Neal Pinkston filed a petition with Criminal Court Judge Tom Greenholtz about the Westside Shop. The store is operated by Salma Ambo, and the real property is owned by AAA Investment Properties LLC. The petition ... (click for more)

Three Phases Of Baseball -- Pitching, Hitting, Defense -- Kind To Ooltewah

(Story will be updated) CLEVELAND, Tenn. – The District 5-3A baseball tournament will begin Wednesday with four teams striving to survive two rounds of elimination games to reach a best-of-three series. The prize for doing so isn’t so pleasant though. If Soddy-Daisy (No. 4 seed), Cleveland (No. 7), East Hamilton (No. 5) or McMinn County (No. 6) come out of the early-round ... (click for more)

Prep Tennis: Hixson Girls, Red Bank Boys Win District Titles

Playing for the District 6 A-AA tennis title, it came down to No.2 doubles with the overall match tied at 4 all. Hixson’s Amy Carranza and Sydney Buckner defeated Grace Brown and Cheyenne Cummings, of Red Bank, 8-6, Thursday at the Hixson Rec Center courts to give the host Wildcats the district championship, 5-4, for the second straight year and fourth title in five years. ... (click for more)