Jackie Nation Indicted For Traffic Death Of Meredith Lawler Last November

Monday, November 6, 2017
Jackie Nation
Jackie Nation

The Hamilton County Grand Jury has indicted Jackie Harold Nation for the traffic death last November, of Meredith Lawler, 29.

Nation, 47, of 4937 Lavender Trail, Hixson, is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment, failure to maintain lane, and DUI.

Police said one vehicle was traveling north on N. Access Road towards the roundabout, while a second vehicle was going south away from the roundabout around 8 p.m.

The first vehicle, a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Nation, went into oncoming traffic striking the second vehicle, a 2007 Toyota Prius, head-on.

Both drivers had to be extracted by the Chattanooga Fire Department. Both were transported to a local hospital for treatment by Hamilton County EMS.

Ms. Lawler, whose vehicle was hit, went into surgery for critical injuries sustained in the crash. She later died.

Nation was treated and released.

Ms. Lawler left behind a daughter.

Meredith Lawler
Meredith Lawler

Copies Of Remaining Chattanooga Photo Books Available At Zarzour's Restaurant

Remaining copies of the Chattanooga Photo books are available at Zarzours Restaurant on Rossville Avenue off Main Street. It is near Fire Hall #1. They include the Remarkable Stokes Collection, Railroads In and Around Chattanooga, and Paul Hiener's Historic Chattanooga.  All were published by Chattanoogan.com.  and printed by College Press at Collegedale. The ... (click for more)

Latest Bradley County Arrest Report

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

Signal Mountain Should Be Problem Solvers Around The City

Re: Roy Exum’s “Stay, Signal Mountain, Stay”  Well this article is something to think about. I think the split could go either way, and Signal Mountain schools would still flourish, as they have done for the past several years. What I'm worried about is why Signal Mountain has not yet had the guts to go be problem solvers at Howard, or Tyner, or Central. Why do ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: How Would I Vote?

I don’t know what to think or who to believe in the debacle surrounding Alabama’s Roy Moore and his quest for a Senate seat. I have no earthly idea what he did or how he acted 40 years ago. Heck, I can’t remember what I did or how I acted 40 years ago but I do recall I kissed some minors back then. To be real honest, they were the only ones that would let me, this because I was ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Gets First Win For Coach Lamont Paris

Lamont Paris came into the post-game interview room at McKenzie Arena Thursday night with a smile on his face and he had to feel good after getting his first win as the head coach of the Chattanooga Mocs basketball team. We all know that the Mocs are the youngest team in the NCAA this fall and they had lost their first two games on the road, including an embarrassing 89-47 loss ... (click for more)

Bradley Central Opens With 49-38 Win Vs. William Blount

Bradley Central’s Bearettes opened their high school basketball season Thursday night with a 49-38 victory over William Blount in Maryville, Tennessee. Senior Rhyne Howard, a Miss Basketball finalist last season, led the Bearettes with 20 points and Kimia Carter added 12. Lexi Campos paced William Blount with 11 points. Bradley’s proud defense forced 23 turnovers, ... (click for more)