There Is Only One Candidate For East Ridge Mayor

Saturday, May 24, 2014

This is not going to be your typical ‘three descriptors separated by a comma’ statement of support. Frances Pope is the only candidate for mayor of East Ridge; this statement is more of a fact than it is an opinion.

Let’s take a step back before we go into why Frances Pope is the most ideal candidate: Every election cycle there are always candidates who push certain ideals to sway potential voters (faith, conservative, and etc). Some of the candidates are elected; and usually, these same candidates do not deliver on their spoken principles or promises.  There are exceptions like Marc Gravitt, for example, who fulfill their campaign promises; however, these types of people are the exception to the rule and need their fellow elected officials to be of the same integrity and have a ‘city first’ attitude to be most effective. Let’s test the “overall, elected candidate’s quality” statement with a question: “Is East Ridge reported on in a more negative or positive light?” It’s a simple test, but it is generally effective. It’s not any one person’s fault: It’s just that most people in the south do not want to think of someone as dishonest or incapable.

 I think it is about time we put someone in the position of mayor who can actually do the job. It’s about time we put the person who is always in the background giving the numbers and details to the table. It’s about time we elect someone who doesn’t claim to be a preacher, but practices what they preach. It is about time we elect someone who doesn’t try to sell you on something they have no intention of delivering. It’s about time we elect someone we elect someone who can work with quality officials as a team.

It’s about time we Elect Frances Pope to East Ridge mayor. Anything else, it’s just a waste of everyone’s valuable time.  

Robert Frye


Why No Comprehensive Steep-Slope Regulations For Chattanooga?

In real estate development, there are things called BMPs (Best Management Practices). BMPs are standards intended to minimize, and control the various risks associated with and created by the development of property. They act like, and perform the same function as speed limits.   For example, as the various risk conditions increase on roads, one way to minimize and control ... (click for more)

Another Shield Has Fallen

Grief may cause the ranks of blue To bite their trembling lip Allow firm gaze to Keep their tears at bay White gloved hands, folded flag Badges striped with black A last Radio call Fades away A haunting wail of bagpipe Drones Amazing Grace A three shot volley echoes thru the stones Our Lord has called another hero home A rose was placed upon a grave ... (click for more)

State Board In Nashville Approves New Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital

Members of the board of the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency in Nashville on Wednesday unanimously approved a new $25 million Behavioral Health Hospital planned by Erlanger Health Systems on Holzclaw Avenue.   Parkridge Valley Hospital and CADAS had opposed the issuance of Certificate of Need.  The 88-bed facility will provide "acute adult inpatient ... (click for more)

Pinkston Says Offer Was Made To Dismiss Lawsuit Against Him If Prosecution Of Detective Burns Was Dropped; Judge Greenholtz "Greatly Bothered" By Any Such Offer

District Attorney Neal Pinkston said at a hearing Tuesday that an offer was made to drop a lawsuit filed against him by Gatlinburg detective Rodney Burns if he would dismiss two perjury counts against Burns. The district attorney said he should not be disqualified from continuing to prosecute the case or else attorneys would begin suing him or the judge to get a new DA or trial ... (click for more)

Unbeaten Baylor Volleyballers Roll Past Soddy Daisy

The 2016 high school volleyball season is only 10 days old, but the Baylor Lady Red Raiders are already playing in mid-season form. Fresh off a strong weekend where they beat perennial state power Brentwood twice en route to winning the prestigious Early Bird Tournament in Knoxville, the Lady Raiders continued that consistent strong play on Wednesday evening as they made short ... (click for more)

Nine Headed To East Ridge Hall Of Fame On Sept. 9

East Ridge will induct nine people into its Hall of Fame at halftime of the Central-East Ridge football game on Sept. 9. The 2016 inductees: 1.  DAVID COPELAND - 1964-1967. Played football and track for three years. Captain of both sports. Earned a football scholarship to the University of Tennessee. 2.  CARLENE ELLIOTT RYON - 1964-1967. Played basketball ... (click for more)