Greg Martin Is Worthy Of Your Vote

Saturday, July 5, 2014

As another election cycle quickly approaches, I have a few requests: 

1)  If you aren't already, register to vote.  The deadline in Hamilton County is Tuesday, July 8.

2)  Vote.  Election day is Aug. 7.  Voting is a privilege and is the formal process for you to express your opinion about who you wish your elected officials to be.  In my opinion, if you don't vote, you lose your right to complain about who won the election and how they perform their official duties.

3)  Vote for Greg Martin, Hamilton County School Board representative, District 3.  Mr. Martin is what you would expect all of our elected officials to be.  He is a well respected member of the community and genuinely cares about the students and faculty in his district.  He gives his honest opinion, based on knowledge and conviction, whether you agree with him or not, and votes on the board the same way.  He worked hard with parents and county employees to diffuse and understand issues at McConnell Elementary where my kids attended and he worked to get funding directed toward rebuilding Gann's Elementary.  He meets regularly with parents and is seen at many school functions from PTA meetings to football games.  I could continue with more examples but suffice it to say, as a citizen, parent, and small business owner, he has made a difference in our community and is worthy of your vote on Aug. 7.

Brian Jerd
Soddy Daisy

Chattanooga Needs The Coolidge Medal Of Honor Heritage Center

I'm pleased and indeed compelled to let you know a bit more about the exciting and most honorable "Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center" planned for Coolidge Park.     Here's what the Heritage Center will be:  It will be a fitting capstone for Chattanooga's Coolidge Park on Northshore in downtown Chattanooga.  While this exceptional Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Looking For A Wife

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, is a really cool place. I tried to buy a huge mounted buffalo head in an antique store there one time until I found out the shipping charges were four times what the head was worth. But suddenly my rapt attention is riveted on Coeur d'Alene again because a dazzling social experiment is taking place this very moment at a plush resort in north Idaho. Several ... (click for more)

Family At Bedside Of Legendary Lady Vol Coach Pat Summitt

The family of legendary Lady Vol coach Pat Summitt was at her bedside on Sunday. Erin Freeman, of the Pat Summitt Foundation, released this statement: “On behalf of Pat Summitt’s family, we acknowledge the past few days have been difficult for Pat as her early onset dementia, ‘Alzheimer’s Type,’ progresses. "She is surrounded by those who mean the most to her and during ... (click for more)

Firefighters Put Out Fire In Compost Pile At City's Wood Recycling Center

Chattanooga firefighters were called to a fire at the city's wood recycling center on N. Hawthorne Street around noon on Sunday. Battalion Chief Don Bowman said the smoke and flames could be seen from several miles away.   Firefighters with five fire companies worked to get the blaze under control, using master streams from two aerials and some hand-held hoselines. The ... (click for more)

Chris Douglas Repeats As Waterfront Triathlon Champ

Sunday was a hot, hot day, but that didn’t keep nearly a thousand local and regional triathletes from around the Southeast from putting their best foot forward in the annual Waterfront Triathlon in downtown Chattanooga. Chris Douglas and Sara Gibson were the overall winners in the International distance race, which started with a 1.5K (.93 mile) swim, followed by a 42K (26 ... (click for more)

Lookouts Capture Series From Generals With 6-2 Win Sunday

For just the fourth time this season, the Jackson Generals have lost a series with Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Chattanooga Lookouts at AT&T Field in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Lookouts have won three of the first four in the five-game series in their quest to make it to the Southern League playoffs again. Aaron Slegers started for Chattanooga and picked up the win after eight ... (click for more)