Alexander Welcomes House Committee Action On Tax Reform

Thursday, November 2, 2017
 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the draft tax reform legislation released by the House Ways and Means Committee:

“You don’t need to be an accountant to know that our tax code is too complicated, takes too many dollars away from Tennesseans and makes it harder to create good-paying jobs. The House Ways and Means Committee is taking a critical step today toward enacting tax reform this year and I look forward to reviewing their proposal.

I will continue working with President Trump, Chairman Hatch, and my colleagues in the House and Senate to help create a simpler and fairer pro-growth tax system that will keep more money in Tennesseans’ pockets and grow Tennessee jobs.”



State Route 68 To Be Closed In Rhea County On Tuesday And Wednesday For Stabilization Project

TDOT personnel and contract crews are nearing completion of a stabilization project on State Route 68 near log mile 5 in Rhea County.   To expedite completion of the project, it will be necessary to completely close the road for a two-day period beginning on  Tuesday, at 5 a.m . This will allow crews full access to the work site to complete rebuilding the ... (click for more)

Latest Bradley County Arrest Report

Click  here  for the latest Bradley County arrest report. (click for more)

Here We Go Again With The Same Cummings Highway, 12th Street Flooding

Here we go again with the same pitiful news reports about the Cummings Highway Interstate interchange with I-24 - Flooding yet again after a heavy rain.  TDOT is derelict in not having repaired this years ago.  How hard is it to get some excavators out there to dig up the collapsed drainage pipes which TDOT says are the cause of the flooding and replace them with ... (click for more)

Deal With The Graffiti Vandals

I travel to other neat old cities and don't see nearly the graffiti vandalism as in Chattanooga. Why do we allow one or two or three repeat vandals to mar our venerable Walnut Street Bridge, the pillars to the Holmberg Bridge, the remodeled Chief John Ross Market Street Bridge, the walls along our multi-million-dollar Riverwalk, our sidewalks, street signs and our old limestone ... (click for more)

Lee Set To Begin Construction on New Baseball Stadium

A new era will begin for the storied Lee University baseball program as construction began this month on a brand-new stadium for the Flames to call home with completion set for the upcoming spring 2019 season. The new venue, which will sit in the same location as Old Olympic Field, will be two levels and approximately 9,400 square feet. The stadium will feature chair back seating ... (click for more)

Local Tennis: The City Championships are July 19-22

The annual City Tennis Championships will be held July 19-22 at Manker Patten Tennis Club   Open Division:  The event will include the open division in men’s and women’s singles, doubles and mixed with prize money at $1000 for men’s and women’s singles winners and $500 for the runners-up and $250 for the semifinalists. NTRP Doubles Pla y: Doubles play ... (click for more)