Retain The Integrity Of Our Supreme Court

Monday, July 7, 2014
Retain the integrity of our Supreme Court with a vote for Judges Gary Wade, Connie Clark, and Sharon Lee--they deserve it.  

We are fortunate in our state to have remarkable men and women who have committed themselves to public service in our courts. Because of their qualifications, Judges Wade, Clark, and Lee were selected, based on merit, to serve as justices on our Supreme Court. Justices Wade, Clark, and Lee are shining examples of how a merit based system of Justice works. They have carried out their responsibilities fairly and impartially. As someone who has spent more than two decades in the courts of Tennessee, I have seen the work of all three of these judges first hand. They represent the very best in what we hope for in our legal system: open access to the courts, an opportunity to be heard, and a decision free of political influence. 

Now outside political influences are gathering to defeat them. Don't let that happen to them, to us, to our courts. Please vote with me on Aug. 7 (early voting begins on July 18) to retain Judges Wade, Clark, and Lee of our Tennessee Supreme Court. 

Lee Davis

Oversight Needed In CVB And Chamber Of Commerce Spending

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Exempt Volunteer Fire Departments From Procurement Policies

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Public Markets To Manage And Operate Finley Stadium

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Man Charged In North Chattanooga Murder Says "Wrong Number" Led To Drug Deal That Went Bad

A man charged in a North Chattanooga murder said a "wrong number" led to his chance meeting with victim Charles "Chas" Holsey and a drug deal that led to the March 2, 2015, slaying. Briston "B.J." Smith Jr. told investigators he thought he was dialing a friend named "Clack" who he said sells marijuana. By getting one digit wrong, he wound up texting with Holsey, who by chance ... (click for more)

Chattanooga FC Moves Into First Place

Chattanooga FC is building steam, winners of two straight home matches, with two games remaining in the current home stand. Last Saturday, the boys in blue knocked off division leading Inter Nashville FC 2-1 thanks to some late game heroics from a Danny Reynolds free kick.  Tuesday  night, CFC opened the proverbial flood gates and scored 4 goals to beat Birmingham Hammers ... (click for more)

Cleveland High School Selects Joey Knox As Head Wrestling Coach

Cleveland High School has selected Joey Knox as the next head coach for the Blue Raider Wrestling program.  Coach Knox has been with the wrestling program as an assistant since 2013.  During his assistant coaching tenure, the team has secured six Team State Championships, including five individual State Champions and 20 State Medalists.    Cleveland High ... (click for more)