Rep. Jim And Marilyn Vincent Endorse Tommy Crangle

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Team to Elect Tommy Crangle announced Thursday that former State Rep. Jim Vincent and his wife, Marilyn are endorsing Mr. Crangle for the District 27 State House seat.  Mr. Crangle has received previous endorsements from sitting District 27 State Rep. Richard Floyd and former State Reps. Bobby Wood and Bill McAfee.  Former Rep. Vincent made this statement:

“Tommy would approach the office as a true conservative.  In getting to know Tommy, I have found him to be a statesman, not a politician.  I believe his values are deeply entrenched.  Tommy Crangle will make a wonderful representative for District 27.”

Mr. Crangle has maintained since the beginning of this campaign that he alone is the “Consistent Conservative” who has always voted Republican and consistently approaches issues from a conservative viewpoint, i.e., small government, strong national defense, personal responsibility, low taxes and U.S. Constitutional law.

Mr. Crangle responded, “Rep. Vincent’s endorsement validates the thinking of many voters I have met in Soddy-Daisy these past few months.  Our campaign has been warmly received there and I believe our Constitutional values ring true to those in the Soddy-Daisy community.  Jim and Marilyn have devoted years of service to this community and I am grateful for their endorsement.”

Mr. Crangle, a professional engineer and former TVA executive, is on the ballot for the Aug. 7 election.

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

Harvest Festival In Menlo Park Community Is Oct. 29

There will be a Harvest Festival in the Menlo Park Community in Brainerd on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. The event will be held at Greater Emmanuel Church, 400 Tunnel Blvd., and everyone is invited to attend this free event.   Activities will include Trunk or Treat, carnival games, face painting, bounce houses and other entertainment.  Free winter coats ... (click for more)

Tennessee Highway Safety Office Promotes National Drug Take Back Initiative

In efforts to prevent drugged-impaired driving statewide, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office encourages Tennesseans to participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back initiative on Saturday. THSO asks residents to dispose of unused and/or outdated prescription drugs to help prevent the illegal use and abuse of prescription drugs by ... (click for more)

Domestic Assault Charge Dismissed Against Bobby Stone In Case Involving Mayor's Top Advisor; Stone Says Berke Had Inappropriate Relationship With His Wife; Says Berke And Fletcher Conspired To Arrest Him; Lacie Stone Says Charges Completely False

A charge of domestic assault was dismissed Friday morning against Bobby Stone in a case involving a top advisor to Mayor Andy Berke.  Afterward, Mr. Stone told reporters that the mayor had an inappropriate relationship with his wife, Lacie Stone. He also charged that Mayor Berke and Police Chief Fred Fletcher conspired to arrest him. Mr. Stone is expected to file ... (click for more)

Firefighters Respond To Residential Fires Friday Night, Early Saturday Morning

Chattanooga firefighters responded to two fires Friday night and early Saturday morning. The first fire occurred around 11 p.m. Friday and was located at 7128 Lea Road. The fire reportedly started in the kitchen, but was spreading rapidly. The Chattanooga Fire Department initially responded with four fire companies.  Captain Andre Dean with Quint 21 said ... (click for more)

Bobby Stone, Is It Really A Win? - And Response

It brought a smile to my face this morning when I saw where the case was thrown out of court against Mr. Stone and the domestic violence charge.  I have supported his cause from the beginning, but I do feel heartbreak because his personal life had to be tossed out there for all of us to see.   I truly hope and pray things turn around for him and his wife, while I feel ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Kelly Could Win It

I am neither a sleuth nor an odds maker but I’d say there is about a one-in-three chance that Interim Hamilton County Department of Education Superintendent Kirk Kelly could become the permanent superintendent of our public schools next Thursday. I am assured something squirrelly is happening on our newly-seated school board. It has been seven months since the last superintendent ... (click for more)