Crangle Hits "Willful Disregard For Border Security"

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Tommy Crangle, State House candidate for Tennessee’s 27th District, spoke out against "Washington, D.C.’s willful disregard for border security." He said he referred to the "massive migration of underage children streaming across our southern border in recent months."

Mr.  Crangle said, “I believe it’s time for Tennessee to make some decisions about how best to defend the security of our state and our citizens.  Governor Perry of Texas has acted to do the job Washington, D.C. won’t do.  We should follow suit.”

 “The rights retained by States in the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution may be the last line of defense against an out-of-control Federal Government.  This is the primary reason I am running for state representative.

”As unaccompanied children come across the US border in droves, they are being bused and flown to various destinations across the United States.  There are reports this week that in January the Federal government issued an RFP for transporting these illegals, offering evidence that this massive entrance of children has been anticipated for months.  Moving them around in the United States effectively puts the burden of their care on the taxpayer. 

 “I am interested in protecting the citizens of Tennessee against a Federal government that seems intent on destroying the America that hard-working people love.  This is particularly important for Tennessee since we have been forced to accept thousands of refugees under the U.N. Refugee Resettlement Program.  These refugees have placed an incredible strain on Tennessee’s social safety net and created additional burdens for taxpayers.  I intend to join other legislators to push back on this program.” 

 Early voting begins Friday, July 18.

Tennessee House District 27 includes Soddy Daisy, Falling Water, Red Bank, Mowbray, Signal and Lookout Mountains, Lookout Valley and Walden.


Dalton Firefighters Receive Unit Citations For Lifesaving Efforts

The Dalton Fire Department honored nine firefighters on Tuesday morning for their lifesaving efforts in two recent incidents. Unit citations were presented to A-Shift firefighters from Engine 2, and A-Shift firefighters from Engine 1 and Squad 1 at Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Dalton Public Safety Commission. On July 8, firefighters from Engine 2 were dispatched to a car ... (click for more)

Big Brothers Big Sisters Poke-Crawl Fundraiser Event To Be Held Aug.6

Big Brothers Big Sisters is presenting a Poké-Crawl Fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 5:30-11:30 p.m. "Pokemon Go is taking Chattanooga by storm, so it’s time to team up, hunt Pokemon, and battle for territory in Downtown Chattanooga. Team Members are encouraged to wear your team colors, Yellow, Blue, or Red and prepare to join forces to rule the crawl. We anticipate this ... (click for more)

$30 Million Development Planned At King And South Market; Will Include Hotel, Condos, Offices, Retail, Possible Restaurant

A new $30 million development is planned for the Southside at King Street and South Market. Nick Wilkinson, city deputy director for economic development, said it will include a hotel, condos, offices, retail and possibly a restaurant. It could also include some light industry. A storage building and a parking lot are now at the site. He said the developers plan to reuse ... (click for more)

Investor In Scheme Says Dyer Made Contacts At Quarterback Club

One of the investors who was a loser in an investment scheme recently halted by the Securities and Exchange Commission said one of the Chattanooga brokers involved made many of his contacts through the Chattanooga Quarterback Club. Paul Smith, former Hamilton County Democratic Party chairman, said Doug Dyer has been the president for many years of the club that promotes UTC and ... (click for more)

Expand Broadband Internet, Not The Size Of Government

I’d like to respond to two letters in your July 13 edition that praised Rep. Mike Carter’s efforts to expand statewide broadband access. Rep. Carter wants more government involvement in the broadband sector, including an expansion of taxpayer-funded, municipal broadband networks.  Rep. Carter’s supporters argued he’s standing up for consumers against huge telecommunications ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Horses Vs. DesJarlais

It is well-known that shortly after the despicable “Big Lick” faction of the Tennessee Walking Horse industry put on a very-pointed fundraiser for the equally repugnant Congressman Scott DesJarlais (R-Jasper) two years ago, the misguided doctor has repeatedly tried to bully and strong-arm the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the behalf of the vermin who sadistically torture the ... (click for more)