Rod Ricciardi Named New GM Of Chattanooga’s Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Monday, June 30, 2014
Rod Ricciardi
Rod Ricciardi

The Crown Automotive Group announced that Rod Ricciardi has joined the team as the General Manager of Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Chattanooga and Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Cleveland.

Mr. Ricciardi brings with him a wealth of automotive experience, having led teams to great success as the General Manager of dealerships in Alabama, South Carolina and California.

"I'm incredibly excited to have the opportunity to join the team as General Manager of the Tennessee stores," said Mr. Ricciardi. "I've seen how dedicated the entire Crown Automotive Group is to their customers, and I know that we can work together to provide members of the Chattanooga and Cleveland communities with the utmost in automotive service."

Mr. Ricciardi is relocating to Chattanooga alongside his wife, Terri, and their dog, Dino.

The Crown Automotive Group’s team members are eager to welcome Mr. Ricciardi into his new role, and are looking forward to working closely with him to ensure the success of both Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram locations in Tennessee.


Supreme Court Upholds Rape Of A Child Conviction

The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Memphis man for rape of a child, ruling that a prosecution error in the trial did not deprive the defendant of his constitutional right to a unanimous jury verdict.  Courtney Knowles was found guilty of raping the daughter of his half-sister/girlfriend. The victim was less than 13 years old and Knowles lived in the ... (click for more)

Applications Now Being Accepted For 2015-2016 Adult Leadership Walker County Class

The Walker County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Adult Leadership Walker County Class. This program is a collaborative effort between Chamber staff, community leaders and chamber members. It provides participants the opportunity to both learn and develop the skills necessary to be a leader in the community. Participants are given an overview of city ... (click for more)

Ruling States That City Of Cleveland Is Entitled To Liquor By The Drink Funds

The city of Cleveland is entitled to keep all funds collected since city voters approved “liquor by the drink” in the Nov. 5, 2002 election. Bradley County Schools sued the city for taxes owed based on the school board’s interpretation of state law. Cleveland City Schools will be allowed to keep its money. The city of Cleveland distributed the liquor by the drink tax to Cleveland ... (click for more)

Crash On Chattanooga Avenue Causes Power Outage

A single-car accident in Dalton damaged a power pole on Chattanooga Avenue in front of the Crown Mill Village apartments and has caused a power outage in the area.   Chattanooga Avenue was closed between Matilda Street and Judson Street while the Dalton Police Department investigated the crash and Dalton Utilities worked to replace the pole. The road was reopened later.  ... (click for more)

Chattanooga's Memorial Day - And Response

It is recorded in the Fourth Chapter of the Book of Joshua, that after the nation had crossed the River Jordan, Joshua would receive a divine commandment to choose 12 men from among the people and tell them to take 12 stones from the middle of the river.  Each man placed a stone on their shoulder which represented one of the tribes of Israel, and served as a memorial ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: They Still Love The ‘Lickers’

When Congressman Ted Yoho (R-Fl.) introduced the 2015 version of the “Prevent All Soring Tactics” in Congress this week, he already had a bipartisan crowd of 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats as co-sponsors. That’s hardly amazing. Today there are over 280 organizations, associations, veterinary and animal advocates who vehemently support the legislation, because it is well documented, ... (click for more)