Meet And Greet Date Set For State House Candidates

Monday, September 10, 2018

The League of Women Voters of Chattanooga, UTC’s Women’s Studies Department, The Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga, and the new UTC group Mocs Go Vote 2018 will co-host a Meet and Greet for the State House candidates in districts 26-30. The Meet and Greet will take place on Monday, Sept. 24, in the Chattanooga Room on the second level of UTC’s University Center, 642 E. 5th St., from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

All qualified candidates for the Tennessee House in districts 26 through 30 have been invited to participate in the Meet and Greet. The moderator will be Dr. Amanda Wintersieck, UC Foundation assistant professor of Political Science and Public Service at UTC.  

The Meet and Greet will have standing rules that all participants must follow, including a three-minute time limit for self-introductions. After the introductions, the candidates will go to separate tables to meet and talk with members of the public from their districts. No derogatory comments about opponents will be allowed, and debating or arguing is also not allowed at this event.

The Meet and Greet is nonpartisan. None of the co-hosts endorse candidates or contribute to political campaigns. This event will provide a venue where the public can be educated on candidates’ platforms, allowing voters to make informed decisions.

All are invited to attend and participate.

Epilepsy Foundation Holds Annual Superhero Sprint Nov. 3

The Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee will be hosting their annual Superhero Sprint on Saturday, Nov. 3. Registration is at 8 a.m., while the race begins at 9 a.m. at Pavilion #4 at the RiverPark, 4301 Amincola Hwy. All proceeds go to the Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee. The event includes a 5K, fun walk, and vendor fair. Superhero costumes are encouraged. ... (click for more)

Clint Powell Interviews John Woods, Owner Of Southport Capital

Clint Powell interviewed John Woods,  owner of Southport Capital in 16 markets and The Chattanooga Lookouts, and a graduate of East Ridge High School. They discussed retirement, Bitcoin, college recruitment, the new economic bubble, the outdoor basketball courts in East Ridge back in the 80s and 90s, and more. To listen to the interview, click here .  (click for more)

1 Killed In Crash On Highway 58 Saturday Afternoon

Highway 58 was shut down Saturday afternoon due to a head-on crash with a fatality near Linda's Produce. There were multiple emergency vehicles on the scene. Highway 58 was closed in both directions. More information will follow. (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: On Saving A Soul

Not so long ago a top writer for the Washington Post was going through some of President Ronald Reagan’s papers and, among those his wife Nancy cherished, the Post’s Karen Tumulty happened to come across a deeply-moving letter. Four pages and written by his hand, it was a heartfelt message written by the president to his wife Nancy’s father in August of 1982. President Reagan ... (click for more)