Rhonda Thurman Putting $5,003 Into County Commission Write-In Effort; Leads Fairbanks In Current Funds Total

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Veteran County School Board member Rhonda Thurman is putting $5,003 of her own money into a campaign to try to defeat Republican nominee Randy Fairbanks. In addition, she has received $5,147 in contributions.

That puts her ahead of Mr. Fairbanks, who upset Commission Chairman Fred Skillern in the primary. He raised $8,885 in the last reporting period to go with $1,493 on hand. He has loaned his campaign $2,500.

Donors to the Thurman campaign include $750 from Kenneth Price, $500 from Tim Potter, Wade and Betty Hatfield, and Richard Floyd, $300 from Ernie McCarson, $250 from D.R. and M.K. Matthews, $200 from Ronnie and Ressa Payne, $200 from Gregg Juster and $150 from Bernice McClendon.

Her brother, Ricky Skiles, had $163.88 in in-kind contributions.

Her only expenditure listed was $1,532.29 to HK Murray of Highway 58 for signs.

Mr. Fairbanks received $1,500 from Henry Luken and another $1,500 from Kelley Luken, $1,000 from the Committee to Elect Gerald McCormick,  the IBEW PAC, and the Homebuilders Association, $500 from Sharon Pierce, $300 from the Hamilton County Education Association, $250 from Jim Vincent and Chris Clem, $200 from Friends of Bo Watson, and Carl Scarbrough, $150 from Rob Philyaw, $100 from Jim Hammond for Sheriff, Oscar Brock, Lenda Clark, Wayne Shearer and Wilburn Ricketts.


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AIRKS, JONATHAN DAVID  3104 13TH AVE CHATTANOOGA, 37407  Age at Arrest: 47 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DRIVING ON REVOKED, SUSPENDED OR CANCELLED LICENSE NO PROOF OF INSURANCE --- ARNOLD, GREGORY ANDREW  1612 JOINER RD CHATTANOOGA, 37421  Age at Arrest: 27 years old ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: Back The Blue Walk

A group of family and friends of law enforcement. along with active and retired police officers, showed their support for law enforcement Saturday afternoon. They took part in the Back the Blue Walk from Ross's Landing to Coolidge Park. (click for more)

Olympic Events On The Ocoee River Made History – But It Wasn’t Easy

It started with a simple “what if” question while Atlanta officials were working on a bid to host the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.  A group of amateur kayakers from the city began asking themselves: “What if Atlanta’s bid is successful? Then where would the Olympic whitewater canoe and kayak races be held?”  To some of the members of that group, the answer was obvious. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Today’s Offensive Word

A respected Knoxville business owner, Lois McGinnis, called the classifieds desk at the Knoxville News-Sentinel on Tuesday and politely asked to place an ad she wanted to appear on Thursday: “Store closing sale – Cedar Springs Christian Store –Clinton Highway location. All merchandise, fixtures, slat walls must go. Sale through August 13, phone 865-XXX-XXXX.” But on Thursday ... (click for more)

Chattanooga FC Shocked By Sonoma In NPSL National Semfinal

A Will Roberts goal in the sixth minute assisted by Juan Hernandez looked like it would be enough Saturday night in the NPSL National Semifinal match at Finley Stadium.   Unfortunately, the visiting Sonoma County Sol would score two late in the game to earn a 2-1 win.   Sonoma had very few chances in the 90 minutes of play before a crowd of 12,251 which is second to ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: Chattanooga FC Falls To Sonoma Sol In NPSL Semi

Chattanooga FC held on tightly to a 1-0 lead until late in their NPSL semi-final match against the Sonoma Sol (Calif.) Saturday night at Finley Stadium before falling 2-1 in front of 12,251 fans.   CFC striker Will Roberts scored the first goal of the match in the sixth minute off an assist by Juan Hernandez when he hit from the left side and drove ... (click for more)