Parents Of Kindergarten Student Sue County Schools On Early Bus Dropoff

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The parents of a kindergarten student have sued the Hamilton County Schools on grounds that their daughter was dropped off at a bus stop 30 minutes early and wound up getting bit by a dog.

Scott and Ellen Leamon also sued bus driver Garland Johnson.

They are asking $50,000 in damages.

The suit says the incident happened on the first day of school last year. It says the child boarded a bus at McConnell Elementary and was dropped off at Ridge Bay Drive in Hixson "approximately 30 minutes prior to the prescribed drop-off time."

It says the child and another child "walked up the hill on a very busy street by themselves." After they found no one at the Leamon house, a neighbor invited them in.

The parents said a dog with a violent history was inside and it bit their daughter. She was taken to Children's Hospital for treatment of lacerations to her left forearm.

The child suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome since the incident, it was stated.

The suit, filed by attorneys William Rieder and Kurt Schmissrauter, asks $50,000 in damages.


2nd Independent Candidate May Be On Walker County Ballot

A second Independent candidate may be on the ballot for sole commissioner of Walker County in the election on Nov. 8. Perry D. Lamb, Jr. has been working toward collecting the necessary 1,640 signatures of registered voters on a petition. His campaign said he is close to the goal. Incumbent Bebe Heiskell is running an an Independent. Election officials said since she was ... (click for more)

Pair Sought In Carjacking On Mountain Creek Road

Two men are being sought in connection with a carjacking on Mountain Creek Road early Thursday morning. The Chattanooga Police Department responded to the incident in the 1100 block of Mountain Creek Rd. Upon arrival police made contact with the female victim. She said she had received a phone call from her friends wanting a ride. After picking up her friends, who are also ... (click for more)

Save Coolidge Park - And Response (2)

Last Monday morning while at work a good friend messaged me concerning a matter that I had not heard anything about dealing with Coolidge Park and its future. Apparently that night the City Council was to read an ordinance that would allow the mayor to start negotiations with the relocation of the Medal of Honor Museum. This ordinance would enable the city to lease approximately ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Chicago’s Gun Buyer

In the days following the horrifying massacre of 50 people at an Orlando nightclub, several of the crazies in the media have dashed about trying to prove how easy it is to obtain an assault weapon. Some guy in Philadelphia claims he bought one in seven minutes when, in fact, we would all have been better served if he had written how long it took him to get a psychiatric exam and ... (click for more)

Memorial Service For Lynn Trent is Sunday June 26

 “To all who knew Lynn this (his death) is truly sad news. My friendship with Lynn goes back to the 70's.I was always the better for having seen Lynn on any trip home and know no one more dedicated to or who loved the Mocs any more than Lynn.” UTC Alum and Actor Dennis Haskins   We have lost a friend. Actually a great friend. One who was dedicated ... (click for more)

Red Bank Stays Unbeaten With Win Over Waterdogs

The Red Bank Gators are now a win away from claiming first place in the White division of the Chattanooga Area Swim League. Facing the Waterdogs from Cleveland in a battle of unbeaten teams at Red Bank Thursday night, the Gators clinched at least a tie for first place with a 403-366 victory in a meet that was much closer than that 37-point margin might otherwise indicate. ... (click for more)