Senator Janice Bowling And Rep. Ron Travis Receive Legislator Of The Year Awards

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
From left, David Jackson, mayor of Marion County; Michael Brady, mayor of Grundy County; Hoyt Firestone, Polk County executive; Dwain Land, mayor of city of Dunlap; Senator Janice Bowling; Rep. Ron Travis; Philip Cagle, mayor of city of Pikeville; John Gentry, mayor of McMinn County; and Beth Jones, executive director, Southeast Tennessee Development District
From left, David Jackson, mayor of Marion County; Michael Brady, mayor of Grundy County; Hoyt Firestone, Polk County executive; Dwain Land, mayor of city of Dunlap; Senator Janice Bowling; Rep. Ron Travis; Philip Cagle, mayor of city of Pikeville; John Gentry, mayor of McMinn County; and Beth Jones, executive director, Southeast Tennessee Development District

Senator Janice Bowling and Rep. Ron Travis have received "Legislator of the Year" Awards from the Tennessee Development District Association. The awards were made during TDDA’s Legislative Awards Breakfast in Nashville.  

The TDDA is an association of Tennessee's nine development districts, which are regional planning and economic development organizations. These policy boards within each district are made up of the state's 95 counties and 340 municipalities. Development districts assist with regional issues including planning and economic development coordination, transportation, solid waste, loans and grants for critical infrastructure such as water and sewer systems, housing, tourism, economic development loans, environmental quality and natural resources planning, workforce development and services to the elderly. 

"The awards are given on the basis of nominations from each of the nine development districts to those legislators who have shown leadership and put forth considerable effort on behalf of their cities and counties," said Beth Jones, executive director of Southeast Tennessee Development District. "Both Senator Bowling and Rep. Travis understand the needs of our region and continue to advocate, sponsor and support needed changes in economic development to bring success to the people and businesses of the southeast Tennessee region.”   

"We appreciate the support Senator Bowling and Rep. Travis have given our local governments in the legislature," said Larry Waters, TDDA president and Sevier County mayor. 

 



Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Sept. 24-28

Sept. 24, Excel at Excel: Beginner Excel Training 10 to 11:30 a.m. The Edney Innovation Center: 1100 Market St., Floor Five Attend this session to learn about setting print parameters, formatting spreadsheets, sorting information, filtering information, splitting cells, simple formulas, PivotTables (they’re easier than you think!) and other features ... (click for more)

Georgia Labor Market Sets Records In August

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said  Thursday  that Georgia’s unemployment rate for August dipped below the national number for the first time  in 11 years . The rate, at 3.8 percent, is approaching the state’s record low of 3.4 percent, set in 2000. At 3.8 percent, it is down .1 percent from July. By comparison, the national rate is 3.9 percent. ... (click for more)

Karen Saxton, 64, Killed In Crash On Highway 58 Saturday Afternoon

One person was killed in a crash on Highway 58 on Saturday afternoon. The victim was identified as Karen Saxton, 64. Chattanooga Police responded at 5:15 p.m. to the wreck in the 5900 block of Highway 58.  Upon arrival officers located a vehicle driven by 21-year-old Allen Dickerson in the northbound lane and the Saxton vehicle in the southbound lane. Police said ... (click for more)

Juvenile Shot On East 14th Street On Friday

A juvenile was shot Friday evening on East 14th Street. The Chattanooga Police Department responded at 6:45 p.m. to a person shot in the 2000 block of East 14th Street. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Hamilton County EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. Members of the Violent ... (click for more)

Arming Teachers With Guns Will Be Too Dangerous - And Response (4)

Arming teachers with guns in the classroom, as Bill Lee proposes, would be the single most dangerous thing to happen to students in Tennessee history. Students and teachers in close proximity to loaded firearms daily? Across this state, in middle schools alone, there are probably hundreds of student/teacher conflicts a day. What if a student got hold of gun in a struggle with ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s So Sad For Me

I cannot remember a time in my life when I have been as saddened by such a travesty that has now erupted in the confirmation process that would place Brett Kavanaugh on our Supreme Court. I am sad for every single person who has been touched by this catastrophe, from 85-year-old Dianne Feinstein to Brett’s wife and two young daughters, ages 13 and 10. Not a person, in any way involved, ... (click for more)