Soddy Daisy Honors Kelsey Nunley; Accepts Painting Of Historic Poe's Tavern

Friday, June 20, 2014 - by Gail Perry

Soddy Daisy Mayor Janice  Cagle on Thursday night presented a proclamation to Kelsey Nunley for outstanding achievements in softball. “This is a young lady we are all real proud of,” she said. Ms. Nunley’s career began in high school and has extended through her sophomore season at the University of Kentucky.

A gift was made to the city by Marcella Shipley, of an original painting of Poe’s Tavern that she created. Plans are to display it at city hall.

Commissioners also gave approval to purchase asphalt from two companies for road repairs. The lowest bidder is preferred, but does not always have the materials available. The city has designated $500,000 for paving that will begin after July 1.

Mayor Cagle announced that an open air farmers market will take place on Saturdays in front of Poe’s Tavern. Locally grown produce or locally made products will be sold. The first market will be Saturday from 8 a.m. until around 1 p.m. Anyone is welcome as vendors at the market, provided the items for sale are local.

The mayor also said that a decision has been made that will allow camping around the lake during the 4th of July holiday, beginning at 5 p.m. July 3 until 5 p.m. on July 5.

She also informed those present that there will be no commission meeting on July 3.  The next meeting is scheduled for July 17.


Josh Davis Was Victim In Bradley County Fatal Shooting

The man who was shot in the area of Georgetown Road in Bradley County and later died has been identified as 36-year-old Aaron "Josh" Davis. A Bradley County Sheriff's Office deputy was waved down at the intersection of 25 th Street and Peerless Road by the driver of a vehicle who told the officer a gunshot victim was inside. The officer followed the car to SkyRidge Medical ... (click for more)

Body Of Missing 73-Year-Old Lookout Mountain Man Found In His Van In Swimming Pool Near Trion, Ga.

The body of a missing 73-year-old Lookout Mountain, Ga., man has been found in his minivan in a swimming pool near Trion, Ga. The Dade County Sheriff's Department said Freddie Wooten apparently became disoriented after heading toward Fairyland, Ga., to pick up his daughter. The search began after he never arrived. Mr. Wooten was driving a 2002 Ford Windstar minivan ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State Faculty Has No Business Being Involved In Hiring Decisions

This letter will hopefully bring some clarity to the recent situation created by the faculty of Chattanooga State Community College. It is based upon my tenure as a member of the faculty at Chattanooga State Technical Institute, the transformation to Chattanooga State Community College, and my service as the financial and administrative officer at Chattanooga State until my retirement ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UVa --Time For Change

The University of Virginia is, by any measure, one of the finest universities in the world. I have long admired it, whether covering dozens of sports events, cavorting with countless friends, or benefitting repeatedly from the surgical skills of the late world-class humanitarian Frank McCue. But today there is a terrible pall over “Mr. Jefferson’s university” – no, make that a ... (click for more)

Vols' Jones: Vanderbilt Will Present Various Challenges

Tennessee football coach and selected players met with the media Monday during the Vols’ weekly press conference at Neyland Stadium. The coach and players – linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin and defensive back Cameron Sutton discussed last week’s loss to Missouri and the upcoming Southeastern Conference finale against rival Vanderbilt in Nashville. The Vols 5-6, 2-5 SEC) ... (click for more)

Missouri Hangs On, Turns Back Tennessee, 29-21

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Missouri pin-pricked Joshua Dobbs’ bubble of invincibility Saturday night at Neyland Stadium. The nationally ranked Tigers drove a stake in Tennessee’s heart with Maty Mauk’s 73-yard touchdown pass to Jimmie Hunt in the fourth quarter, held Dobbs in check most of the game and beat the Vols, 29-21, before 95,821 fans on a chilly night on the banks of the Tennessee ... (click for more)