Lt. Rick Hamrick has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of an ongoing internal affairs investigation, officials in the Sheriff's Office said.
No information was given on what the probe was about.
Lt. Hamrick supervises the court officers.
October 13, 2015
As the Whitfield County Board of Commissioners considers budget requests from county department heads for next year, Fire Chief Edward O’Brien said he "knows in these pencil-sharpening days, ... (click for more)
A man robbed a convenience store in East Chattanooga at gunpoint on Tuesday morning. The incident happened around 9:15 a.m. at the Gas-N-Go at 1700 Dodds Ave. The man, who was armed with ... (click for more)
A Bradley County deputy sheriff was transported to Tennova Hospital on Monday night after an injury while on duty. Deputies James Dearth and Jimmy Dale Liner were attempting to speak ... (click for more)
As the Whitfield County Board of Commissioners considers budget requests from county department heads for next year, Fire Chief Edward O’Brien said he "knows in these pencil-sharpening days, it’s not the best time to ask for a 1.5-mill increase in the fire district tax, especially on the heels of the penny SPLOST that passed in March." But he said he "is convinced that it’s ... (click for more)
A man robbed a convenience store in East Chattanooga at gunpoint on Tuesday morning. The incident happened around 9:15 a.m. at the Gas-N-Go at 1700 Dodds Ave. The man, who was armed with a silver handgun, made off with cash and cigarettes. Anyone with any information about this crime is asked to call Chattanooga Police at 423-698-2525. (click for more)
Citizens are hearing yet another new chapter in Chattanooga’s 21st Century Riverfront concrete repair saga. It seems it will require more repair, more delays and more tax dollars to do it. When will it end? Construction of the Riverfront concrete structures began in 2003. Before it was finished, designers, engineers, contractors, Public Works officials, Mayor Littlefield and ... (click for more)
Some said the huge beams had been soaking in creosote for two or three years when the men finally stacked them to dry. They were long, about 20 feet each, and thick – maybe eight inches. I remember they were 14 inches wide but the biggest thing I remember was that it was the ugliest lumber I ever saw. They cured the beams for one entire hot summer in the Tool Shed, a huge building ... (click for more)
It's been an incredible run for the Silverdale Lady Seahawks in recent days as they shocked everyone except themselves by winning the District 5-A volleyball tournament last week. They entered as the third-seeded team before knocking off number-two Boyd-Buchanan in the semifinals and then top-seeded Grace in the final. That run of good fortune continued at Sale Creek's McEwen ... (click for more)
Ooltewah had one goal going into Monday night’s Region 3-3A volleyball tournament match against White County. Don’t mess this up. The Lady Owls, shooting for their third regional championship in four years, never wavered in thrashing the outmanned Warriorettes, 3-0, and advanced to Tuesday’s championship match against the Walker Valley. Game scores bear out the one-sided ... (click for more)