Signal Mountain's Preston Elwell Earns Javelin Silver Medal

Sunday, June 15, 2014
Preston Elwell broke his own Signal Mountain High School record in the javelin by more than seven feet with a 173' 8" throw and earned him the silver medal in the Emerging Elite category at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals at Greensboro, NC on Friday.   That performance ended a whirlwind week for Elwell that started with a 10th place finish in the javelin (162-0) at the Great Southwest Track and Field Classic in Albuquerque, NM on Saturday, June 7th and then a winning throw of 167-2 in the javelin at the AAU District Qualifier meet in Montgomery, AL on Sunday, June 8.

The New Balance Outdoor Nationals is the country's pre-eminent high school track and field post-season invitational, hosting more than 3000 of the nation's finest track and field athletes each June.

Dalton State Golf Is Set For Fall

The Dalton State men’s golf team begin their second season of play on September 15-16 at Sea Island Golf Club. The Roadrunners have lost Tyler Mitchell to graduation, but five returning golfers are joined by a great group of young recruits. Junior linkster Chase Jones is an honor graduate of Murray County High in Chatsworth. He led last year’s team with a 75.22 scoring average. ... (click for more)

Four Lookouts Headed To Arizona Fall League

Four of the current Chattanooga Lookouts are heading to the Arizona Fall League. Infielder Corey Seager is one of four Dodgers prospects named Tuesday to the Glendale Desert Dogs' roster for the upcoming AFL. Seager, infielder Darnell Sweeney, outfielder Scott Schebler and left-handed reliever Michael Thomas are on the initial roster of the Desert Dogs. Three more Dodgers ... (click for more)

City, County Pull The Plug On Downtown Shooting Range

City and county officials have decided to keep the police firing range at Moccasin Bend rather than building an expensive new indoor facility at the former Farmers Market property. County Mayor Jim Coppinger said Sheriff Jim Hammond and new Police Chief Fred Fletcher met recently and decided to "pull the plug" on the project. He said officers felt that the Moccasin Bend range ... (click for more)

Reception Honors County's 2nd-Longest Serving Employee

General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck, at a County Courthouse reception, asked anyone who was working at the courthouse in 1966 to raise their hand. Only Circuit Court Clerk Paula Thompson was able to do so. Judge Shattuck said he believes only Edna Camp of the Criminal Court clerk's office, has been at the courthouse longer. Ms. Thompson did not seek re-election, ... (click for more)

Vote No On Health Insurance Changes Affecting County Teachers

Our Hamilton County School Board will vote on insurance changes effecting both active employees and retirees, who are not on Medicare at this time.  HCEA strongly objects to changes being made at this time and urges a “No” vote.  Insurance had been frozen three years by negotiations.  Since the Educators Professional Negotiations Act was nullified by the 2011 Legislature, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Al Sharpton’s Wise Remarks

I’ll admit I paid little more than scant attention to the Monday funeral of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by police bullets in Ferguson, Mo., after he allegedly was involved in strong-armed robbery. There are too many tawdry details and, in my way of thinking, there is nothing under God’s sun, absolutely nothing, that gives others the right to riot, burn ... (click for more)