Judge Christie Sell Endorsed By Local Fraternal Order Of Police

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Judge Christie Sell and Sean O'Brien, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Rock City Lodge #22
Judge Christie Sell and Sean O'Brien, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Rock City Lodge #22

The Fraternal Order of Police Rock City Lodge #22 has endorsed Judge Christie Sell for Hamilton County General Sessions Court judge, Division 1. The local Rock City chapter includes officers and deputies from every police department in Hamilton County. 

"The Fraternal Order of Police Rock City Lodge #22 proudly endorses Judge Christie Sell for Hamilton County General Sessions Court Judge," said Sean O'Brien, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Rock City Lodge. "Judge Sell is an effective community leader, diligently serving Hamilton County both on and off the bench. Her fairness and competence are apparent to law enforcement, and we look forward to continually working together in the Hamilton County community."

Judge Sell was elected General Sessions Court judge in 2006, becoming the first woman in Hamilton County's history to be elected to that position. Before her election, Judge Sell practiced civil and criminal law in Tennessee and Georgia as a partner with the local firm Shumacker Witt Gaither & Whitaker, P.C. She also worked as a Rule 31 mediator, approved by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

A native of Chattanooga, Judge Sell graduated from Notre Dame High School and earned her bachelor's degree with honors and her Juris Doctorate of Law from the University of Memphis. 

"It is an honor to have the respect and support of our local police officers," said Judge Sell. "Their tireless service and commitment to justice is inspiring, and I am humbled they trust my judgement and ability to lead in the Hamilton County community."

Judge Sell is seeking re-election for General Sessions Court judge. The judgeship is a nonpartisan position. The general election is Thursday, Aug. 7, and early voting begins on July 18. 

For more information on Judge Sell, please visit www.ChristieSellForJudge.com.


Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at midnight on Thursday through 6 a.m. on Tuesday to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers. U.S. 27 (I-124) widening from I-24/U.S. 27 interchange to north ... (click for more)

The PeyBack Foundation Supports Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Greater Chattanooga

The PeyBack Foundation, a public non-profit corporation, established by Peyton Manning in 1999 to promote the future success of disadvantaged youth by assisting programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for children at risk, has awarded a $10,000 grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga.   This grant will be used to fund activities for ... (click for more)

Spiegel Says Walker County Could Make Payments On $8,705,000 Hutcheson Debt; James Says Letter is Heavy-Handed

Erlanger Health System CEO Kevin Spiegel has written Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell to say that Erlanger would consider taking payments on the $8,705,000 Hutcheson debt. Stuart James, special counsel for Walker County, called the overture "heavy-handed." Walker County earlier offered a $1.3 million "global settlement" that was rejected by Erlanger. Catoosa County ... (click for more)

Customer At East Ridge Gas Station Shoots And Kills Robber; He Had Been Trying To Take Female Clerk With Him

East Ridge Police said a customer at an East Ridge gas station early Thursday morning shot a robber, who was then found by police lying outside the station and was arrested.  The robber has died.  His name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin. At 1:47 a.m., East Ridge Police responded to 4011 Ringgold Road, the Marathon Service Station, on ... (click for more)

A Disturbing Trend At Exit 11 - And Response (5)

So, am I the first to notice a trend?   How many wrecks does exit 11 need before anyone asks "whats up with that?"  I have lost count of the wrecks that continue to happen, even after last year's awful loss of life (which I believe 51 percent of the blame should fall on the THP officer on duty).  The problem with this section of interstate are sight lines ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Story You Won’t See

In a puzzling time when the big daily newspapers have veered strongly away from “all the news that is fit to print,” allow me to share a story that you very likely will not see on CNN, ABC News, or in the big media conglomerates that influence the way you think, the way you react and – as a result – easily warp our common senses. This story is very true. Late last Sunday afternoon, ... (click for more)