County Commission Approves $50,000 For East Ridge High Stadium Restrooms

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Commissioners Tim Boyd and Greg Martin
Commissioners Tim Boyd and Greg Martin

The County Commission on Wednesday approved spending $50,000 for public restrooms at the rebuilt East Ridge High School stadium.

Commissioner Greg Martin cast the only no vote.

He said the county schools only recently turned over athletic fields and facilities at East Ridge High to the city of East Ridge with the understanding the city had the means to fix them up.

He said, "Just a month later, we are being asked to use county taxpayer money" for the project.

Commissioner Tim Boyd said the funds came from discretionary money designated for District 8. He said, "Some of it has been sitting in the account for two years."

He earlier said he had joined with the school's alumni group in an effort to raise $50,000 each of the $100,000 cost of the restrooms.

When the exchange between Commissioners Martin and Boyd became testy, Chairman Chester Bankston said, "We're not going to have that back and forth."

Commissioner Martin said Commissioner Boyd was "trying to talk down to me."

Commissioner Boyd said afterward that Commissioner Martin is still new to the panel and needs to listen more to pick up on the processes that he said are very different than the school board where he formerly served.



Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ARNOLD, JOSEPH LEGRANDE  3303 Through St Chattanooga, 37411  Age at Arrest: 54 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga VANDALISM/MALICIOUS MISCHIEF --- BRAMBLETT, JERRY LAMAR  603 PARSON ROAD APT 1 CHATSWORTH, 30705  Age at Arrest: 26 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ALVEY, SHANA DIANE  7111 TERESA ST BIRCHWOOD, 37308  Age at Arrest: 29 years old Arresting Agency: Collegedale Booked for Previous Charges or Other Reason(s) --- BAKER, JESSICA FAYE  826 NORTH VALLEYWOOD CIRCLE HIXSON, 37343  Age at Arrest: 34 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Mayor Invites Civil War II - And Response (18)

I just received an email from the Mayor stating that he filed paperwork to remove the city of Chattanooga as the trustee for the Confederate Cemetery on Third Street. I understand the Mayor's intent was to distance the city from it's racist past and subsequent hate, but I feel like this is an interesting move without much thought of the consequences. The Mayor prefaced his ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The New Mean

Until last Monday I believed nobody could ever hurt my feelings again. In the half-century I have been a writer I’ve had hundreds of people take swipes at me, been called more names, and received more hate mail than you can imagine. I also know the only way anyone can hurt you is for you to allow it and, brother, it is nigh impossible to get inside me. My defense mechanism is because ... (click for more)

UTC Soccer Battles Eastern Kentucky To 0-0 Tie

The UTC women’s soccer team battled to a 0-0 tie against Eastern Kentucky Sunday afternoon at Finley Stadium in non-conference action.   The Mocs remain unbeaten at 1-0-1 while Eastern Kentucky moves to 0-1-1 on the year.   “There’s a reason why they were co-regular season champions in the Ohio Valley Conference last year and made a run to the conference tournament ... (click for more)

Blue-Gold Scrimmage Is Prelude To UTC Volleyball Regular Schedule

The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball program concluded their preseason schedule with the annual Blue and Gold intra-squad scrimmage  on Saturday  afternoon in Maclellan Gymnasium. The three-set scrimmage featured the Mocs roster mixing up lineups on both the Blue and Gold teams. Blue jerseys came out victorious after earning a 2-1 (25-23, 27-25, 15-25) win over the ... (click for more)