June Griffin Drops Rhea County Mayor Contest; Rhea Commissioner Montgomery Loses By 1 Vote; Angel, Garrison Win Judge Posts

Friday, August 8, 2014

Republican Justin Angel defeated Democrat Steve Blount for Circuit Court judge, 12th Judicial District Part III.

In Rhea County, it was Angel 4,005, and Blount 1,343.

For General Sessions Court judge, J. Shannon Garrison defeated Carol Ann Barron in a close race. Larry Roddy was third. It was Garrison 2,665, Barron 2,612 and Roddy 1,076.

Patriotic activist June Griffin fell short in her effort at defeating Rhea County Mayor George Thacker. It was Thacker 4,704, and Griffin 1,169.

For the Rhea County Commission, Ron Masterson defeated incumbent Terry Broyles in District 1. He won 404 to 344.

In District 2, incumbent Jim Reed beat Glenn Craighead, 482 to 270.

Harold Fisher won the District 3 seat, outpolling incumbent Grover Parks Jr. as well as Murrell England. It was Fisher 428, Parks 214 and England 101.

Tom Smith was unopposed in District 4 and polled 437 votes.

In District 5, Emmally Fugate Fisher had 335 complimentary votes.

Doyle Montgomery lost his District 6 seat by a vote. It was Eddie Francisco 193, Montgomery 192 and John McCullough 58.

Caroline Housley upset Commissioner Ronald Raper in District 7. It was Housely 446, Raper 404 and Curtis Dean 59.

Bill Hollin held off three opponents to keep his District 8 post. Results were Hollin 366. Ronnie Ray 277, Everett Robinson 123 and Jesse Dyer Jr. 105.

In District 9, Billy Davault won the seat from incumbent Tracy Taylor. It was Davault 298 and Taylor 207.

For District 3 School Board, Perry Massengill edged Jim Monday 378 to 367.

Danny Prior defeated Andy Beene for District 9 School Board 308 to 234. 

Jamie Holloway won re-election as Circuit Court clerk for Rhea County, defeating Pam Peavyhouse 3,746 to 2,457.

   


Councilman Banks Asks Bradley Schools To Dismiss Liquor-By-The-Drink Lawsuit; Fivas Hits The Ground Running

The courts have twice ruled in favor of the city of Cleveland regarding taxes generated by the sale of liquor-by-the-drink, Councilman Richard Banks noted at the Cleveland City Council meeting Monday afternoon. Therefore, he made a motion to ask the new Bradley County School Board to dismiss its lawsuit against Cleveland. That board has been seeking to be paid a large portion of ... (click for more)

611 Athletes And Spectators Treated At Ironman Event

Fourteen participants in  Sunday’s  Triathlon event were treated at Erlanger’s Downtown and East emergency rooms. Several were also hospitalized and required further treatment by medical staff.  A total of 611 athletes and spectators were treated by event medicine specialists in the medical tent at this year’s Ironman.  A majority of those individuals ... (click for more)

Of Course Gangs Are A Public Nuisance

Now, I don't know it all.  Beginning with my parents, folks of all sorts have been actively pointing out my ignorance for more than seven decades now.  So I'm well aware that I don't know it all.  In recent months I've begun to develop an appreciation for the local work of Mr. Neal Pinkston; I've been impressed with several things he's been doing in his official ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Pitch Called ‘The Defector’

When Jose Fernandez was killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident, he was 24 years old yet had already lived a life much larger than almost all old men. He had spent part of a year in an unimaginably cruel Cuban prison, this when he only 14 years old and sandwiched in an inhumane cell among grown criminals. There were murders daily – in his very cell -- and nobody cared. ... (click for more)

Vols' Dobbs, Barnett Grab SEC Player of Week Honors

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs is the SEC Offensive Player of the Week and end Derek Barnett the SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week. This week's honor marks the first time this season that a Vol has earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week. Dobbs was the last UT player to win the award in Week 6 of 2015 following his performance in the Vols' ... (click for more)

Craine, Ribeiro Named SoCon Players Of The Week

Two University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football student-athletes were named Southern Conference Players of the Week, following the Mocs' 41-21 win over Samford on Saturday.  Seniors Derrick Craine and Henrique Ribeiro both earned recognition from the league office announced today. Craine rushed for a career-high 222 yards on 23 carries with two touchdowns in the win. ... (click for more)