Evers Holds Lead on Guntersville

Ooltewah's Jay Kendrick Earns $4,200

Friday, February 25, 2005

Despite losing an hour of fishing time Friday because of a mechanical problem, Edwin Evers managed to put together a five-bass limit weighing 19 1/2-pounds to hang onto the lead in the $618,000 CITGO Bassmaster Tour event after the first two rounds on Lake Guntersville.

On a day that featured bluebird skies typical of the aftermath of a cold front, the leaderboard was scrambled, but Evers opening-round limit weighing 27 pounds, 15 ounces and solid second-round catch gave him a total of 47-7 to easily survive the top-12 cut for Saturday's semifinal round.

He has a lead of four pounds, four ounces over Japanese pro Morizo Shimizu with 43-3. Virginia's Mike Hicks is third with 40 pounds, followed by Jason Quinn of South Carolina (37-11) and four-time CITGO Bassmaster Classic champion Rick Clunn of Missouri (37-9).

Ooltewah's Jay Kendrick had a good day Friday with five fish weighing 16-15. His two day total was 31-03, putting him in 25th place out of 156 Pro BASS anglers. Although he missed the cut, Kendrick earned a $4,200 paycheck.

Evers' was dead in the water five miles after leaving the Lake Guntersville State Park launch site, but the 30-year-old Oklahoma pro had an indication that it was going to be a good day when he caught a keeper out in the middle of the lake while waiting for a replacement boat to arrive.

“It didn't start off too good, but, thanks to BASS officials, I didn't lose a lot of time,” Evers said. “It was kind of like I was in a bicycle race. I pedaled hard to get out in the lead, and then I was stuck in back with a flat tire, and everybody's passing me by while I'm on the side of the road.

“This feels good.”

The two-time BASS winner said he utilized the same cranking pattern in the same two areas that produced his big stringer in the opening round.

“I'm real confident I can catch them again Saturday,” Evers said. “This is the time of year when the fish are moving in, and I'm fishing one of those highways where they're moving in to the bank.”

Shimizu was clearly ecstatic about his second-round catch of 21-14 that boosted him into second place and secured his highest BASS finish ever (his previous best was 13th).

“I love Lake Guntersville,” said Shimizu, who is competing in his third season on Tour. “I'm excited but very, very nervous.”

Shimizu said he used the same technique and pattern to improve on his Thursday catch of 21-5.He caught a five pounder in the first 10 minutes of the morning and added five more keeper-size bass between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

When asked how much a Tour victory would mean to his career back in his home country, Shimizu replied, “Very big ­ superstar.”

Hicks also gave himself a chance to improve on his best BASS career finish (11th) by jumping from fifth to third with 18-6. He capitalized on the same area both days.

“The conditions changed a little bit today, and I had to go deeper,” Hicks said. “I found out another bait to catch them on today. I caught about 25 keepers.

“I feel like I can catch another limit there Saturday. I don't know if I can catch another 18 to 20 pounds, though. It depends on whether I catch another big fish like the 5 1/2-pounder I caught today.”

Quinn, a three-time Classic qualifier, followed up his 11th-place catch of 19-3 on Thursday with a sold 18 1/2 pounds to move up to fourth place.. He managed it despite seeing his total strikes drop from 13 to eight on Friday. He’s cranking a single area and enjoying the rare luxury of having it entirely to himself.

“They dropped the water a little today, and I couldn't get as many bites after the front,” he said, “but I kind of expected that. I knew the fish wouldn't leave, so I stayed with it.

“I feel pretty good about my chances. I've got a little back-up area that I haven't gone to except to stop there on my way back in Thursday afternoon. I caught two 3 1/2-pounders on back-to-back casts and left”

Reigning CITGO Bassmaster Angler of the Year Gerald Swindle rebounded from a dismal opening round to post a limit weighing 27-15 Friday and tie Evers for the largest catch of the tournament. In the process, Swindle earned the daily Busch Heavyweight prize of $1,000 and a chance to qualify for the $200,000 Busch Shootout.

Connecticut pro Chris Bielert took Friday's Purolator Big Bass Award and $1,000 with a 9-pound, 11-ounce largemouth that was one ounce short of Thursday's Purolator winner (caught by Michigan's Gerald Gostenik). Bielert’s lunker was fooled by a pearl-colored Lucky Craft Pointer Minnow.

In the co-angler division, Florida's Terry Bloom stayed atop the leaderboard with a shared-weight total of 63 pounds. He’s trailed by Alabama's Richard Hachey (51-7) and Marc Arnold of Tennessee (47-15). On Saturday, the top four co-anglers will take home a Triton/Mercury boat and outboard package.

Tennessee's Chris Meyer scored Friday's Purolator Big Bass and $500 for the co-angler division with a six-pound, three ounce largemouth.

At the end of Saturday's round, the field will be narrowed to the top six pros for Sunday's finals. At stake is a $100,000 top prize and valuable points toward the CIITGO Bassmaster Classic this summer in Pittsburgh.

Coverage of the 2005 CITGO Bassmaster Tour event on Lake Guntersville will be telecast on March 5 at 10:00 a.m. ET on The CITGO Bassmasters on ESPN2.

2005 Alabama CITGO Bassmaster Tour Pro 02/24-02/27
Lake Guntersville, Guntersville Ala.
(PRO Division) Standings Day 2

Angler Hometown No./lbs-oz Pts Total $$$

1. Edwin Evers Mannsville, Okla. 10 47-07 310 $1,000.00
Day 1: 5 27-15 Day 2: 5 19-08
2. Morizo Shimizu Murrita, Calif. 10 43-03 295
Day 1: 5 21-05 Day 2: 5 21-14
3. Mike Hicks Mineral, Va. 10 40-00 290
Day 1: 5 21-10 Day 2: 5 18-06
4. Jason Quinn Clover, S.C. 10 37-11 285
Day 1: 5 19-03 Day 2: 5 18-08
5. Rick Clunn Ava, Mo. 10 37-09 280
Day 1: 5 16-00 Day 2: 5 21-09
6. Zell Rowland Montgomery, Texas 10 37-04 276
Day 1: 5 17-01 Day 2: 5 20-03
7. Bud Pruitt Spring, Texas 10 37-03 272
Day 1: 5 15-15 Day 2: 5 21-04
8. Tommy Biffle Wagoner, Okla. 9 37-01 268
Day 1: 5 25-04 Day 2: 4 11-13
9. David Fritts Lexington, N.C. 10 36-07 264
Day 1: 5 16-08 Day 2: 5 19-15
10. Davy Hite Prosperity, S.C. 10 35-14 260
Day 1: 5 17-08 Day 2: 5 18-06
10. Gerald Swindle Hayden, Ala. 8 35-14 260 $1,000.00
Day 1: 3 7-15 Day 2: 5 27-15
12. Tim Horton Muscle Shoals, Ala. 10 35-07 254
Day 1: 5 16-04 Day 2: 5 19-03
13. Robert Hamilton Jr Hattiesburg, Miss. 9 35-02 251 $5,400.00
Day 1: 4 13-14 Day 2: 5 21-04
14. Aaron Martens Castaic, Calif. 10 34-12 248 $5,300.00
Day 1: 5 18-11 Day 2: 5 16-01
15. Eric Nethery Acworth, Ga. 10 34-01 245 $5,200.00
Day 1: 5 16-04 Day 2: 5 17-13
16. Marty Stone Linden, N.C. 10 33-07 243 $5,100.00
Day 1: 5 17-13 Day 2: 5 15-10
17. Jack A Gadlage Benton, Ky. 9 33-03 241 $5,000.00
Day 1: 5 20-08 Day 2: 4 12-11
18. Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola, Texas 10 33-00 239 $4,900.00
Day 1: 5 18-14 Day 2: 5 14-02
19. Michael Iaconelli Runnemede, N.J. 10 32-14 237 $4,800.00
Day 1: 5 11-03 Day 2: 5 21-11
20. Jesse Draime Long Beach, Miss. 9 32-08 235 $4,700.00
Day 1: 4 14-03 Day 2: 5 18-05
21. Jay Yelas Tyler, Texas 10 32-06 233 $4,600.00
Day 1: 5 16-09 Day 2: 5 15-13
22. Luke Clausen Spokane Valley, Wash. 10 31-15 231 $4,500.00
Day 1: 5 16-03 Day 2: 5 15-12
23. Charlie Hartley Grove City, Ohio 10 31-14 229 $4,350.00
Day 1: 5 14-01 Day 2: 5 17-13
23. Mark Tyler Scottsdale, Ariz. 9 31-14 229 $4,350.00
Day 1: 4 14-09 Day 2: 5 17-05
25. Jay Kendrick Ooltewah, Tenn. 9 31-03 225 $4,200.00
Day 1: 4 14-04 Day 2: 5 16-15
26. David Gliebe Stockton, Calif. 7 31-02 223 $4,100.00
Day 1: 2 11-06 Day 2: 5 19-12
27. Takahiro Omori Emory, Texas 10 31-00 221 $3,850.00
Day 1: 5 16-13 Day 2: 5 14-03
27. Paul Elias Laurel, Miss. 9 31-00 221 $3,850.00
Day 1: 5 16-13 Day 2: 4 14-03
29. Ron Shuffield Bismarck, Ark. 7 30-03 217 $3,700.00
Day 1: 2 7-08 Day 2: 5 22-11
30. Stephen Browning Hot Springs, Ark. 10 29-12 215 $3,600.00
Day 1: 5 14-15 Day 2: 5 14-13
31. Kelly Jordon Mineola, Texas 8 29-11 213 $3,500.00
Day 1: 3 11-07 Day 2: 5 18-04
32. Bernie Schultz Gainesville, Fla. 10 29-10 211 $3,350.00
Day 1: 5 14-12 Day 2: 5 14-14
32. Terry Scroggins Palatka, Fla. 7 29-10 211 $3,350.00
Day 1: 5 22-02 Day 2: 2 7-08
34. Jeff Magee Mendenhall, Miss. 10 29-06 207 $3,200.00
Day 1: 5 14-02 Day 2: 5 15-04
35. Preston Clark Palatka, Fla. 9 29-05 205 $3,100.00
Day 1: 5 14-11 Day 2: 4 14-10
36. Skeet Reese Auburn, Calif. 8 28-15 203 $3,000.00
Day 1: 5 19-12 Day 2: 3 9-03
37. Kyle Mabrey Birmingham, Ala. 10 28-14 201 $2,900.00
Day 1: 5 12-07 Day 2: 5 16-07
38. Jack Wade Knoxville, Tenn. 6 28-12 199 $2,800.00
Day 1: 5 25-06 Day 2: 1 3-06
39. Dave Wolak Warrior Run, Pa. 10 28-02 197 $2,700.00
Day 1: 5 14-05 Day 2: 5 13-13
40. John Murray Phoenix, Ariz. 9 28-01 195 $2,550.00
Day 1: 4 10-10 Day 2: 5 17-07
40. Scott Suggs Alexander, Ark. 7 28-01 195 $2,550.00
Day 1: 4 17-14 Day 2: 3 10-03
42. Mark Tucker Saint Louis, Mo. 8 27-13 191 $2,500.00
Day 1: 3 7-09 Day 2: 5 20-04
43. John Crews Jetersville, Va. 10 27-11 189 $2,400.00
Day 1: 5 16-03 Day 2: 5 11-08
44. R J Bennett Roseville, Calif. 8 27-05 187 $2,400.00
Day 1: 5 18-00 Day 2: 3 9-05
45. Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville, Ill. 8 26-12 185 $2,350.00
Day 1: 3 10-00 Day 2: 5 16-12
46. Frank Scalish Cleveland, Ohio 8 26-11 183 $2,350.00
Day 1: 5 17-07 Day 2: 3 9-04
47. Randy Howell Springville, Ala. 9 26-06 181 $2,300.00
Day 1: 5 14-00 Day 2: 4 12-06
48. Kevin Wirth Crestwood, Ky. 10 25-15 179 $2,250.00
Day 1: 5 12-05 Day 2: 5 13-10
48. George Cochran Hot Springs, Ark. 8 25-15 179 $2,250.00
Day 1: 5 16-12 Day 2: 3 9-03
50. Kotaro Kiriyama Moody, Ala. 9 25-13 175 $2,200.00
Day 1: 5 16-15 Day 2: 4 8-14
51. Jimmy Mize Ben Lomond, Ark. 9 25-12 173 $2,150.00
Day 1: 5 14-09 Day 2: 4 11-03
52. Shaw E Grigsby, Jr Gainesville, Fla. 7 25-07 171 $2,150.00
Day 1: 3 12-14 Day 2: 4 12-09
53. David Dudley Lynchburg, Va. 9 25-02 169 $2,050.00
Day 1: 4 5-01 Day 2: 5 20-01
54. Doug Garrett Cabot, Ark. 9 25-00 167 $2,050.00
Day 1: 5 13-14 Day 2: 4 11-02
55. Jimmy Houston Cookson, Okla. 7 24-13 165 $2,000.00
Day 1: 5 20-00 Day 2: 2 4-13
56. Jeff Kriet Ardmore, Okla. 8 24-12 163 $2,000.00
Day 1: 5 15-14 Day 2: 3 8-14
57. Ben Matsubu Hemphill, Texas 8 24-05 161 $1,950.00
Day 1: 5 14-12 Day 2: 3 9-09
58. Norio Tanabe Tokyo 153, Japan 7 24-04 159 $1,925.00
Day 1: 3 7-05 Day 2: 4 16-15
59. Fred Roumbanis Auburn, Calif. 8 24-02 157 $1,925.00
Day 1: 4 11-04 Day 2: 4 12-14
60. Brian Snowden Reeds Spring, Mo. 7 23-10 155 $1,925.00
Day 1: 5 15-12 Day 2: 2 7-14
61. Todd Auten Lake Wylie, S.C. 6 23-05 153 $1,925.00
Day 1: 5 17-10 Day 2: 1 5-11
62. Matt Reed Madisonville, Texas 8 23-03 151 $1,925.00
Day 1: 3 8-03 Day 2: 5 15-00
63. Tim Loper Terry, Miss. 4 23-01 149 $1,925.00
Day 1: 3 16-13 Day 2: 1 6-04
64. Charlie Weyer West Hills, Calif. 9 23-00 147 $1,925.00
Day 1: 4 9-04 Day 2: 5 13-12
64. Kevin Short Mayflower, Ark. 6 23-00 147 $1,925.00
Day 1: 3 11-13 Day 2: 3 11-03
66. Stacey D King Reeds Spring, Mo. 6 22-09 143 $1,925.00
Day 1: 3 8-05 Day 2: 3 14-04
67. Chris Baumgardner Gastonia, N.C. 7 22-08 141 $1,925.00
Day 1: 2 4-10 Day 2: 5 17-14
68. Brent Chapman Shawnee, Kan. 5 22-06 139 $1,925.00
Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 5 22-06
69. Mike Wurm Hot Springs, Ark. 7 22-05 137 $1,925.00
Day 1: 4 10-08 Day 2: 3 11-13
70. Greg Gutierrez Red Bluff, Calif. 8 22-02 135 $1,925.00
Day 1: 5 14-07 Day 2: 3 7-11
71. Dean Rojas Grand Saline, Texas 8 21-14 133 $1,925.00
Day 1: 5 13-10 Day 2: 3 8-04
72. Kenyon Hill Norman, Okla. 8 21-12 131 $1,925.00
Day 1: 5 11-11 Day 2: 3 10-01
73. Greg Hackney Gonzales, La. 8 21-07 129 $1,925.00
Day 1: 5 12-07 Day 2: 3 9-00
74. Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo, Mich. 6 21-05 127 $1,925.00
Day 1: 3 9-14 Day 2: 3 11-07
75. Robert Lee Angels Camp, Calif. 7 20-15 125 $1,925.00
Day 1: 4 13-03 Day 2: 3 7-12
76. David Walker Sevierville, Tenn. 10 20-13 123
Day 1: 5 9-09 Day 2: 5 11-04
77. Mark Rose Marion, Ark. 5 20-03 121
Day 1: 5 20-03 Day 2: 0 0-00
78. Gerald Gostenik Dearborn, Mich. 5 20-01 119 $1,000.00
Day 1: 4 17-04 Day 2: 1 2-13
79. Cliff Pace Petal, Miss. 7 19-14 117
Day 1: 5 13-07 Day 2: 2 6-07
80. Jason Reyes Humble, Texas 5 19-08 115
Day 1: 3 10-03 Day 2: 2 9-05
81. Ray Sedgwick Cross, S.C. 6 19-07 113
Day 1: 3 10-07 Day 2: 3 9-00
82. Ken Cook Lawton, Okla. 7 19-06 111
Day 1: 4 11-11 Day 2: 3 7-11
83. Frank Ippoliti Smithsburg, Md. 7 19-04 109
Day 1: 4 13-09 Day 2: 3 5-11
84. Mark Rizk Arab, Ala. 5 19-03 107
Day 1: 3 12-06 Day 2: 2 6-13
85. Gary Klein Weatherford, Texas 5 18-15 105
Day 1: 4 15-13 Day 2: 1 3-02
86. Jeff Reynolds Platter, Okla. 7 18-12 103
Day 1: 5 13-09 Day 2: 2 5-03
87. Chad Brauer Osage Beach, Mo. 7 18-10 101
Day 1: 2 6-11 Day 2: 5 11-15
87. Woo Daves Spring Grove, Va. 4 18-10 101
Day 1: 1 4-06 Day 2: 3 14-04
89. David Wharton Sam Rayburn, Texas 6 18-08 97
Day 1: 5 16-09 Day 2: 1 1-15
90. Ishama Monroe Hughson, Calif. 5 18-07 95
Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 5 18-07
91. Lee Bailey Hebron, Conn. 7 18-05 93
Day 1: 4 9-06 Day 2: 3 8-15
92. Alton Jones Waco, Texas 4 18-00 91
Day 1: 1 2-13 Day 2: 3 15-03
93. Mark Davis Mount Ida, Ark. 6 17-10 89
Day 1: 3 9-03 Day 2: 3 8-07
94. Zachary Thompson Orinda, Calif. 6 17-06 87
Day 1: 5 15-05 Day 2: 1 2-01
95. Byron Velvick Boulder City, Nev. 6 17-05 85
Day 1: 2 6-04 Day 2: 4 11-01
96. Art Ferguson III Saint Clair Shores, Mi 6 17-04 83
Day 1: 1 3-00 Day 2: 5 14-04
96. Tommy Martin Hemphill, Texas 5 17-04 83
Day 1: 3 11-07 Day 2: 2 5-13
98. Thad Takes Center Point, Iowa 6 16-14 79
Day 1: 5 14-14 Day 2: 1 2-00
99. Jarrett Edwards Del Norte, Colo. 5 16-09 77
Day 1: 3 12-12 Day 2: 2 3-13
100.Randy Yarnall Womelsdorf, Pa. 4 16-07 76
Day 1: 4 16-07 Day 2: 0 0-00
101.Pete Gluszek Franklinville, N.J. 5 16-06 75
Day 1: 4 14-12 Day 2: 1 1-10
102.Dion Hibdon Stover, Mo. 6 16-04 74
Day 1: 4 10-05 Day 2: 2 5-15
103.Mike O'Shea Westlake Village, Calif 6 16-03 73
Day 1: 2 3-11 Day 2: 4 12-08
104.Dustin Wilks Rocky Mount, N.C. 5 16-02 72
Day 1: 2 9-14 Day 2: 3 6-04
105.Todd Faircloth Jasper, Texas 5 16-01 71
Day 1: 4 9-10 Day 2: 1 6-07
106.Darryl Burkhardt Gresham, Ore. 7 15-13 70
Day 1: 5 11-08 Day 2: 2 4-05
107.Terry Baksay Monroe, Conn. 5 15-11 69
Day 1: 4 12-13 Day 2: 1 2-14
108.Roland Martin Naples, Fla. 4 15-08 68
Day 1: 2 8-13 Day 2: 2 6-11
109.Terry Butcher Talala, Okla. 5 15-04 67
Day 1: 1 2-00 Day 2: 4 13-04
109.Chip Hawkins White Hall, Ark. 5 15-04 67
Day 1: 3 10-02 Day 2: 2 5-02
111.Cody Bird Granbury, Texas 5 15-02 65
Day 1: 4 13-01 Day 2: 1 2-01
112.O T Fears III Sallisaw, Okla. 5 14-14 64
Day 1: 2 8-03 Day 2: 3 6-11
113.Guy Eaker Cherryville, N.C. 6 14-12 63
Day 1: 1 2-06 Day 2: 5 12-06
114.Roger Boler Slidell, La. 6 14-10 62
Day 1: 3 7-15 Day 2: 3 6-11
115.Tommy Stiles McMinnville, Tenn. 5 14-06 61
Day 1: 2 4-11 Day 2: 3 9-11
116.Denny Brauer Camdenton, Mo. 6 14-00 60
Day 1: 1 1-15 Day 2: 5 12-01
117.Mike Reynolds Modesto, Calif. 4 13-10 59
Day 1: 3 9-11 Day 2: 1 3-15
118.Scott Rook Little Rock, Ark. 5 13-08 58
Day 1: 1 1-13 Day 2: 4 11-11
118.Chris Bielert Danbury, Conn. 3 13-08 58 $2,000.00
Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 3 13-08
120.Tim Carroll Owasso, Okla. 4 13-05 56
Day 1: 2 4-06 Day 2: 2 8-15
121.Larry Nixon Bee Branch, Ark. 4 12-10 55
Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 4 12-10
122.Peter E Thliveros Jacksonville, Fla. 5 12-07 54
Day 1: 4 8-06 Day 2: 1 4-01
123.Steve Daniel Clewiston, Fla. 4 12-04 53
Day 1: 3 7-08 Day 2: 1 4-12
124.Rick Morris Lanexa, Va. 4 12-03 52
Day 1: 3 9-00 Day 2: 1 3-03
125.Louis Iribarren Port Jervis, N.Y. 4 12-02 51
Day 1: 3 9-06 Day 2: 1 2-12
126.Mike McClelland Vella Vista, Ark. 4 11-09 50
Day 1: 2 4-14 Day 2: 2 6-11
127.Tom Mann, Jr Buford, Ga. 5 11-07 49
Day 1: 2 4-01 Day 2: 3 7-06
128.Mike Auten Benton, Ky. 4 11-05 48
Day 1: 4 11-05 Day 2: 0 0-00
129.Elton Luce Jr Brookeland, Texas 5 11-02 47
Day 1: 3 6-14 Day 2: 2 4-04
129.Russ Lane Prattville, Ala. 3 11-02 47
Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 3 11-02
131.Gary Yamamoto Mineola, Texas 3 11-01 45
Day 1: 2 5-13 Day 2: 1 5-04
132.Pete Ponds Madison, Miss. 4 10-12 44
Day 1: 2 3-15 Day 2: 2 6-13
133.Chris Daves Hopewell, Va. 3 10-04 43
Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 3 10-04
134.Steve Sennikoff Forney, Texas 3 9-09 42
Day 1: 3 9-09 Day 2: 0 0-00
135.Andre Moore Scottsdale, Ariz. 3 9-04 41
Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 3 9-04
136.Bradley Stringer Huntington, Texas 3 9-00 40
Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 3 9-00
136.Randy Blaukat Lamar, Mo. 3 9-00 40
Day 1: 2 6-06 Day 2: 1 2-10
138.Brooks Rogers Quitman, Texas 3 8-15 38
Day 1: 2 4-09 Day 2: 1 4-06
139.Mark Rogers Naples, Fla. 3 8-13 37
Day 1: 1 4-02 Day 2: 2 4-11
140.Terry Adams Morgan City, La. 3 8-11 36
Day 1: 2 5-09 Day 2: 1 3-02
141.Johnny Lesesne Blue Ridge, Ga. 4 8-06 35
Day 1: 3 6-04 Day 2: 1 2-02
142.Charlie Youngers Oviedo, Fla. 4 8-05 34
Day 1: 3 6-03 Day 2: 1 2-02
143.Harold Allen Shelbyville, Texas 3 8-02 33
Day 1: 2 6-03 Day 2: 1 1-15
144.Jimmy Mason Rogersville, Ala. 3 7-12 32
Day 1: 2 4-05 Day 2: 1 3-07
145.Curt Lytle Zuni, Va. 3 7-04 31
Day 1: 2 4-02 Day 2: 1 3-02
146.Marcel Veenstra Brighton, Mich. 2 7-02 30
Day 1: 2 7-02 Day 2: 0 0-00
147.Sean Hoernke Magnolia, Texas 3 6-15 29
Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 3 6-15
148.Jim Bitter Fruitland Park, Fla. 3 6-11 28
Day 1: 2 4-05 Day 2: 1 2-06
149.Joe Thomas Milford, Ohio 2 6-10 27
Day 1: 2 6-10 Day 2: 0 0-00
150.Bink Desaro Boise, Idaho 2 6-09 26
Day 1: 2 6-09 Day 2: 0 0-00
151.David Mansue Robbinsville, N.J. 3 6-07 25
Day 1: 2 4-01 Day 2: 1 2-06
152.Brett Hite Phoenix, Ariz. 1 4-11 24
Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 1 4-11
153.Randy Dearman Onalaska, Texas 1 3-14 23
Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 1 3-14
154.Danny White Milledgeville, Ga. 1 2-07 22
Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 1 2-07
155.Homer Humphreys, Jr Minden, La. 1 2-01 21
Day 1: 1 2-01 Day 2: 0 0-00
156.Grant Goldbeck Gaithersburg, Md. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 0 0-00
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Purolator Big Bass
Day
1 Gerald Gostenik Dearborn, Mich. 9-12 $1,000.00
2 Chris Bielert Danbury, Conn. 9-11 $1,000.00


Purolator Big Bass Bonus
Day
2 Chris Bielert Danbury, Conn. 9-11 $1,000.00


Busch Heavyweight
Day
1 Edwin Evers Mannsville, Okla. 27-15 $1,000.00
2 Gerald Swindle Hayden, Ala. 27-15 $1,000.00


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Totals
Day #Limits #Fish Weight
1 57 523 1681-02
2 48 473 1571-05
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105 996 3252-07


2005 Alabama CITGO Bassmaster Tour Am 02/24-02/27
Lake Guntersville, Guntersville Ala.
(NON-BOATER) Standings Day 2


Angler Hometown No./lbs-oz Pts Total $$$


1. Terry Bloom Groveland, Fla. 6 63-00 0
Day 1: 3 39-01 Day 2: 3 23-15
2. Richard B Hachey Meridianville, Ala. 1 51-07 0
Day 1: 1 23-08 Day 2: 0 27-15
3. Marc Arnold Kingsport, Tenn. 6 47-15 0
Day 1: 3 18-11 Day 2: 3 29-04
4. Bill Logsdon Ozark, Ala. 3 47-11 0
Day 1: 1 20-15 Day 2: 2 26-12
5. Todd Lott Pearl, Miss. 2 46-11 0
Day 1: 1 26-01 Day 2: 1 20-10
6. Tommy Swindle Cleveland, Ala. 3 46-02 0
Day 1: 3 32-08 Day 2: 0 13-10
6. Chris Meyer Hendersonville, Tenn. 3 46-02 0 $500.00
Day 1: 2 20-07 Day 2: 1 25-11
8. Walter Stringer Tallassee, Ala. 2 44-08 0
Day 1: 0 20-08 Day 2: 2 24-00
9. Rusty Carpenter Stockbridge, Mich. 3 43-14 0
Day 1: 2 22-07 Day 2: 1 21-07
10. Frank Picha Akron, Ohio 5 43-04 0
Day 1: 2 17-02 Day 2: 3 26-02
11. Steve Knight Lookout Mountain, Ga. 2 42-15 0
Day 1: 1 19-04 Day 2: 1 23-11
12. Ricky England Sparta, Tenn. 1 42-10 0
Day 1: 1 22-06 Day 2: 0 20-04
13. Frank Tully Saint Albans, Vt. 3 42-09 0 $1,100.00
Day 1: 1 21-04 Day 2: 2 21-05
14. Harry Tate Midland, Texas 1 42-04 0 $1,100.00
Day 1: 0 25-06 Day 2: 1 16-14
15. Danny Grissett Walnut Hill, Fla. 2 42-01 0 $1,600.00
Day 1: 2 28-04 Day 2: 0 13-13
16. Rick Bowen Jackson, Tenn. 4 41-14 0 $1,050.00
Day 1: 3 23-06 Day 2: 1 18-08
17. Mike Birge Florala, Ala. 1 41-10 0 $1,050.00
Day 1: 1 25-11 Day 2: 0 15-15
18. Tony Gunter Acworth, Ga. 3 41-08 0 $1,050.00
Day 1: 1 13-00 Day 2: 2 28-08
19. Wayne Garner Sherwood, Tenn. 2 40-05 0 $1,050.00
Day 1: 1 20-12 Day 2: 1 19-09
20. Justin Nichols Tuscaloosa, Ala. 4 39-11 0 $1,050.00
Day 1: 1 14-00 Day 2: 3 25-11
21. Todd Lee Jasper, Ala. 3 39-09 0 $1,000.00
Day 1: 3 28-06 Day 2: 0 11-03
21. T R Krier Indianola, Iowa 1 39-09 0 $1,000.00
Day 1: 1 16-14 Day 2: 0 22-11
23. Brian McDaniel Metamora, Ill. 4 39-06 0 $1,000.00
Day 1: 3 31-08 Day 2: 1 7-14
23. Mitchell Cook Drexel, N.C. 2 39-06 0 $1,000.00
Day 1: 1 14-00 Day 2: 1 25-06
25. David Vanderberg Donnellson, Iowa 2 39-05 0 $1,000.00
Day 1: 0 12-06 Day 2: 2 26-15
26. Steve Stinson Huntsville, Ala. 3 39-03 0 $900.00
Day 1: 3 36-05 Day 2: 0 2-14
27. Ronnie Bache Fredericksburg, Va. 3 38-06 0 $900.00
Day 1: 3 23-09 Day 2: 0 14-13
28. James Butler Clarksville, Tenn. 3 37-15 0 $900.00
Day 1: 2 21-13 Day 2: 1 16-02
29. Terry Chapman Cornelius, N.C. 5 37-12 0 $900.00
Day 1: 2 15-11 Day 2: 3 22-01
30. Jackie R Barber Cocoa, Fla. 4 37-05 0 $866.67
Day 1: 3 25-11 Day 2: 1 11-10
30. William Schrader Elma, N.Y. 2 37-05 0 $866.67
Day 1: 1 16-01 Day 2: 1 21-04
30. Wayne Hauser Winston-Salem, N.C. 1 37-05 0 $866.67
Day 1: 0 15-13 Day 2: 1 21-08
33. Mark Lamb Wake Forest, N.C. 2 36-13 0 $850.00
Day 1: 0 11-11 Day 2: 2 25-02
34. Joe Summerson Murfreesboro, Tenn. 1 36-04 0 $850.00
Day 1: 0 16-03 Day 2: 1 20-01
35. Greg Neal Arley, Ala. 4 36-03 0 $850.00
Day 1: 1 18-13 Day 2: 3 17-06
35. Al Lee Jacksonville, Ala. 3 36-03 0 $850.00
Day 1: 1 9-11 Day 2: 2 26-08
37. David Harrison Huntsville, Ala. 4 36-01 0 $850.00
Day 1: 3 23-15 Day 2: 1 12-02
38. Garnial Anderson Athens, Ala. 4 35-09 0 $750.00
Day 1: 3 21-05 Day 2: 1 14-04
39. Dave Goodman Franklin, Ind. 4 35-08 0 $750.00
Day 1: 1 17-09 Day 2: 3 17-15
40. Chris Snow McMinnville, Tenn. 5 35-00 0 $750.00
Day 1: 3 23-10 Day 2: 2 11-06
41. J R Kennedy Marietta, Ga. 1 34-06 0 $700.00
Day 1: 1 14-03 Day 2: 0 20-03
42. John Bomkamp Muscoda, Wisc. 3 34-01 0 $700.00
Day 1: 3 21-08 Day 2: 0 12-09
43. Gary Draper Knoxville, Tenn. 4 34-00 0 $700.00
Day 1: 3 23-02 Day 2: 1 10-14
44. Mike Kirkley Charlotte, N.C. 4 33-13 0 $700.00
Day 1: 3 23-07 Day 2: 1 10-06
45. Fred Williams Dry Ridge, Ky. 3 33-05 0 $700.00
Day 1: 3 26-08 Day 2: 0 6-13
46. Jim Lewis Dodge City, Kan. 0 33-01 0 $700.00
Day 1: 0 11-08 Day 2: 0 21-09
47. Harry Parten Columbiana, Ala. 2 32-11 0 $700.00
Day 1: 0 18-00 Day 2: 2 14-11
48. Charles Bennington Adolphus, Ky. 1 32-05 0 $700.00
Day 1: 0 14-00 Day 2: 1 18-05
49. Robert Kaiden Bloomfield, Ky. 3 32-03 0 $700.00
Day 1: 0 5-13 Day 2: 3 26-06
50. Richard Bradley Murfreesboro, Tenn. 3 31-02 0 $700.00
Day 1: 0 7-09 Day 2: 3 23-09
51. Tony Hammock Mendenhall, Miss. 2 31-01 0 $650.00
Day 1: 0 16-15 Day 2: 2 14-02
51. Thomas Heintz Waterloo, Ill. 2 31-01 0 $650.00
Day 1: 1 9-00 Day 2: 1 22-01
53. Steve Cain Keller, Texas 3 31-00 0 $650.00
Day 1: 3 29-06 Day 2: 0 1-10
53. Matt Miles Heflin, Ala. 2 31-00 0 $650.00
Day 1: 0 6-04 Day 2: 2 24-12
55. John Wood Roscoe, Ill. 1 30-14 0 $650.00
Day 1: 1 18-03 Day 2: 0 12-11
56. Curt Tindall Brandon, Vt. 2 30-09 0 $650.00
Day 1: 1 19-06 Day 2: 1 11-03
56. John Sweigart New Castle, Ind. 0 30-09 0 $650.00
Day 1: 0 18-14 Day 2: 0 11-11
58. Kris Colley Ashville, Ala. 1 30-08 0 $650.00
Day 1: 0 12-07 Day 2: 1 18-01
59. Jerry W Dunn Elkmont, Ala. 3 30-06 0 $650.00
Day 1: 2 13-14 Day 2: 1 16-08
60. T R Fuller Auburn, Ala. 3 30-04 0 $650.00
Day 1: 3 19-03 Day 2: 0 11-01
61. James Malone Manchester, Tenn. 1 30-00 0 $650.00
Day 1: 1 17-15 Day 2: 0 12-01
62. Dennis Flynn Fairview Park, Ohio 4 29-11 0 $650.00
Day 1: 3 25-00 Day 2: 1 4-11
62. Ronald Riley Hohenwald, Tenn. 0 29-11 0 $650.00
Day 1: 0 16-07 Day 2: 0 13-04
64. Albert Hudson Austin, Texas 4 29-10 0 $650.00
Day 1: 2 15-08 Day 2: 2 14-02
65. Wayne Whisonant Hayden, Ala. 0 29-09 0 $650.00
Day 1: 0 15-05 Day 2: 0 14-04
66. Dale Majors Huntsville, Ala. 1 29-04 0 $650.00
Day 1: 0 14-11 Day 2: 1 14-09
67. Fang Johnson Jonesboro, Ark. 5 29-03 0 $650.00
Day 1: 3 9-01 Day 2: 2 20-02
68. Randy Vann Cedartown, Ga. 2 29-02 0 $650.00
Day 1: 2 22-07 Day 2: 0 6-11
69. Dave Elder Tuscaloosa, Ala. 2 29-01 0 $650.00
Day 1: 1 1-14 Day 2: 1 27-03
70. Mike Gofron Antioch, Ill. 2 29-00 0 $650.00
Day 1: 1 19-03 Day 2: 1 9-13
71. Sam Phillips Saint Louis, Mo. 4 28-00 0 $650.00
Day 1: 2 19-13 Day 2: 2 8-03
72. David Kilgore Jasper, Ala. 3 27-15 0 $650.00
Day 1: 3 25-05 Day 2: 0 2-10
72. Harry Potts Ozark, Ala. 1 27-15 0 $650.00
Day 1: 1 18-15 Day 2: 0 9-00
74. Jeff Tolle Jenks, Okla. 3 27-14 0 $650.00
Day 1: 3 25-12 Day 2: 0 2-02
74. Gary Baranowski St. Michael, Minn. 2 27-14 0 $650.00
Day 1: 1 21-09 Day 2: 1 6-05
76. Steve Lucius Cordova, Tenn. 3 26-13 0
Day 1: 2 11-05 Day 2: 1 15-08
76. Jimmy Brumfield Madison, Miss. 2 26-13 0
Day 1: 0 3-15 Day 2: 2 22-14
78. Colin Martin Crestview, Fla. 1 26-09 0
Day 1: 0 14-04 Day 2: 1 12-05
79. Dennis Whitaker Branson, Mo. 1 26-07 0
Day 1: 0 14-15 Day 2: 1 11-08
80. Tim Owen Steele, Ala. 4 26-02 0
Day 1: 2 19-13 Day 2: 2 6-05
81. Richard Dutton Carbon Hill, Ala. 1 26-00 0
Day 1: 0 13-09 Day 2: 1 12-07
82. Chris Scherbring Abilene, Kan. 3 25-12 0
Day 1: 2 14-02 Day 2: 1 11-10
83. Marty Colley Ashville, Ala. 3 25-08 0
Day 1: 1 18-03 Day 2: 2 7-05
83. Bill Bongs Brainerd, Minn. 2 25-08 0
Day 1: 2 23-06 Day 2: 0 2-02
85. Tony Nigro Alexander, N.Y. 1 25-07 0
Day 1: 0 4-02 Day 2: 1 21-05
85. Paul Moore Henderson, Iowa 0 25-07 0
Day 1: 0 9-11 Day 2: 0 15-12
87. Joe Bellomo Mena, Ark. 2 25-04 0
Day 1: 0 13-07 Day 2: 2 11-13
88. Kyle Colley Pell City, Ala. 3 24-15 0
Day 1: 2 8-02 Day 2: 1 16-13
89. Scott Nesmith Woodstock, Ga. 0 24-12 0
Day 1: 0 10-08 Day 2: 0 14-04
90. Kenneth Harris Homer, La. 1 24-05 0
Day 1: 1 15-06 Day 2: 0 8-15
91. James Gargis Mishawaka, Ind. 2 23-08 0
Day 1: 0 5-01 Day 2: 2 18-07
92. Robert Griswold Angier, N.C. 1 23-07 0
Day 1: 0 11-05 Day 2: 1 12-02
93. Jonathan Edwards Lawrenceburg, Tenn. 3 23-05 0
Day 1: 2 21-04 Day 2: 1 2-01
94. Stephen White Dalhart, Texas 1 23-02 0
Day 1: 1 20-00 Day 2: 0 3-02
95. Greg Pope Elgin, S.C. 4 23-00 0
Day 1: 3 16-11 Day 2: 1 6-05
96. Tom Kababik Townsend, Del. 1 22-14 0
Day 1: 0 9-04 Day 2: 1 13-10
97. Matthew Burrell Greeneville, Tenn. 1 22-10 0
Day 1: 1 13-05 Day 2: 0 9-05
98. Tommy Bryant Opelika, Ala. 1 22-05 0
Day 1: 0 13-01 Day 2: 1 9-04
99. Jim Maness Kingsport, Tenn. 1 21-15 0
Day 1: 0 10-05 Day 2: 1 11-10
100.Jim Nelson Downers Grove, Ill. 3 21-14 0
Day 1: 3 10-07 Day 2: 0 11-07
101.J T Foster Dalton, Ga. 1 21-13 0
Day 1: 1 12-10 Day 2: 0 9-03
102.Van Foster Dalton, Ga. 2 21-06 0
Day 1: 2 17-08 Day 2: 0 3-14
103.Rick Kazmierczak Orchard Park, N.Y. 2 21-04 0
Day 1: 0 4-01 Day 2: 2 17-03
104.Ed Amos Chatsworth, Ga. 0 20-02 0
Day 1: 0 9-00 Day 2: 0 11-02
105.Marty Denney Paris, Ky. 2 19-15 0
Day 1: 2 19-15 Day 2: 0 0-00
106.Bobby Hicks Piney Flats, Tenn. 1 19-00 0
Day 1: 1 17-01 Day 2: 0 1-15
107.Michael Luby Saint Peters, Mo. 1 18-14 0
Day 1: 0 16-13 Day 2: 1 2-01
108.Richard Walker Muscle Shoals, Ala. 3 18-09 0
Day 1: 2 11-13 Day 2: 1 6-12
109.Mark Heatwole Harrisonburg, Va. 2 18-08 0
Day 1: 1 13-02 Day 2: 1 5-06
109.John Fritz Coal City, Ind. 2 18-08 0
Day 1: 2 10-13 Day 2: 0 7-11
111.John Kolinski Greenville, Wisc. 3 18-04 0
Day 1: 0 4-05 Day 2: 3 13-15
112.Doug Shrum Florence, Ala. 0 17-13 0
Day 1: 0 3-11 Day 2: 0 14-02
113.Mike Baughman Louisville, Ky. 2 17-11 0
Day 1: 2 10-12 Day 2: 0 6-15
113.Larry Mitchell Lexington, Ky. 1 17-11 0
Day 1: 0 3-00 Day 2: 1 14-11
115.Brian Runyon Mc Arthur, Ohio 2 17-06 0
Day 1: 2 5-09 Day 2: 0 11-13
115.Bernard Gram Kansas City, Mo. 0 17-06 0
Day 1: 0 6-04 Day 2: 0 11-02
117.Wayne Johnson Conway, Ark. 2 17-04 0
Day 1: 2 13-00 Day 2: 0 4-04
118.Chuck Thurlow Auburn, Ala. 2 17-03 0
Day 1: 0 10-07 Day 2: 2 6-12
119.Gary Ward Kingsport, Tenn. 1 16-13 0
Day 1: 0 6-06 Day 2: 1 10-07
120.Tommy Brown Cartersville, Ga. 0 16-12 0
Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 0 16-12
121.Michael Hearn Wetumpka, Ala. 3 16-03 0
Day 1: 3 8-11 Day 2: 0 7-08
122.Rodney A Laucamp Tipton, Iowa 2 15-12 0
Day 1: 1 6-15 Day 2: 1 8-13
123.Dave Shepherd Portsmouth, Ohio 0 15-10 0
Day 1: 0 11-11 Day 2: 0 3-15
124.John Davis Lexington, Ky. 0 15-04 0
Day 1: 0 11-07 Day 2: 0 3-13
125.Mike Monger Chester, Va. 0 15-03 0
Day 1: 0 11-13 Day 2: 0 3-06
126.John Harris Russellville, Ark. 0 14-12 0
Day 1: 0 14-12 Day 2: 0 0-00
127.Hinton Day Laurel Hill, Fla. 1 14-11 0
Day 1: 0 10-00 Day 2: 1 4-11
128.Archie Anderson Philadelphia, Miss. 0 14-09 0
Day 1: 0 4-06 Day 2: 0 10-03
129.Tom Pearson Chisago City, Minn. 0 14-04 0
Day 1: 0 9-09 Day 2: 0 4-11
130.Jack L Wicker Rushville, Ind. 2 14-03 0
Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 2 14-03
131.Steven D. Thompson Bloomington, Ill. 0 14-01 0
Day 1: 0 8-06 Day 2: 0 5-11
132.Ricky Thompson Boaz, Ala. 0 13-15 0
Day 1: 0 6-09 Day 2: 0 7-06
133.Gene Ellison Lynnfield, Mass. 0 13-12 0
Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 0 13-12
133.Eddie Gresham Hopkinsville, Ky. 0 13-12 0
Day 1: 0 7-08 Day 2: 0 6-04
135.Patrick Anderson Ardmore, Ala. 3 13-09 0
Day 1: 0 1-15 Day 2: 3 11-10
136.Harry Geotes Columbus, Miss. 1 13-04 0
Day 1: 1 9-03 Day 2: 0 4-01
137.Roy Howell Clayton, Ala. 0 13-03 0
Day 1: 0 7-15 Day 2: 0 5-04
138.Steve Bowman Little Rock, Ark. 0 13-02 0
Day 1: 0 4-02 Day 2: 0 9-00
139.Charles Mitchell Mc Ewen, Tenn. 2 13-01 0
Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 2 13-01
140.Dan Debella Lowell, Mich. 0 12-13 0
Day 1: 0 4-06 Day 2: 0 8-07
141.Kevin Girt Seymour, Ind. 0 12-10 0
Day 1: 0 6-11 Day 2: 0 5-15
142.G F Mize Muscle Shoals, Ala. 0 12-06 0
Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 0 12-06
143.John Snyder Dayton, Ohio 2 12-05 0
Day 1: 1 2-10 Day 2: 1 9-11
144.Craig Daino Central Square, N.Y. 1 12-03 0
Day 1: 1 7-00 Day 2: 0 5-03
145.Johnny Graham Tulsa, Okla. 1 11-10 0
Day 1: 1 11-10 Day 2: 0 0-00
146.Chuck Viator Gainesville, Va. 2 10-13 0
Day 1: 2 10-13 Day 2: 0 0-00
147.Sam McDowell Germantown, Md. 0 10-12 0
Day 1: 0 4-01 Day 2: 0 6-11
148.Ty Story Prattville, Ala. 1 10-09 0
Day 1: 1 1-11 Day 2: 0 8-14
149.Ricky Hornbuckle Huntsville, Ala. 0 9-06 0
Day 1: 0 9-06 Day 2: 0 0-00
150.Mike Muller Mechanicsville, Va. 1 9-02 0
Day 1: 1 9-02 Day 2: 0 0-00
151.Mel Kennedy Cumming, Ga. 0 7-13 0
Day 1: 0 4-11 Day 2: 0 3-02
152.Duane Mayhew Warsaw, Ind. 1 7-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 1 7-00
153.Tony Butts Rainsville, Ala. 0 5-09 0
Day 1: 0 5-09 Day 2: 0 0-00
154.James Hill Ozark, Ala. 0 5-02 0
Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 0 5-02
155.Lee Johnson Guntersville, Ala. 1 4-09 0
Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 1 4-09
156.Mike Williams Delhi, La. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 0 0-00
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Purolator Big Bass
Day
1 Danny Grissett Walnut Hill, Fla. 7-05 $500.00
2 Chris Meyer Hendersonville, Tenn. 6-03 $500.00


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Totals
Day #Limits #Fish Weight
1 25 162 506-05
2 11 130 376-14
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36 292 883-03


55th Annual Conservation Achievement Awards Recognizes 2 People From Marion, Hamilton Counties

Big Game, Quota Hunts Application Results Now Available

Community Restoration River Cleanup Series Launched


Tennessee Wildlife Federation , one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to the conservation of Tennessee’s wildlife and natural resources, recognizes 16 recipients from all corners ... (click for more)

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announced that the 2020 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Youth WMA quota hunts application results are now available on the Agency’s website. In addition, ... (click for more)

This week, Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful will launch the "Community Restoration River Cleanup Series" held within the Tennessee River watershed to mitigate litter following this past spring’s ... (click for more)



Outdoors

55th Annual Conservation Achievement Awards Recognizes 2 People From Marion, Hamilton Counties

Tennessee Wildlife Federation , one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to the conservation of Tennessee’s wildlife and natural resources, recognizes 16 recipients from all corners of the state for its 55th Annual Conservation Achievement Awards . To ensure the health and safety of this year’s winners, the Federation did not host an in-person award ceremony. “We ... (click for more)

Big Game, Quota Hunts Application Results Now Available

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announced that the 2020 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Youth WMA quota hunts application results are now available on the Agency’s website. In addition, the leftover WMA permit locations have been announced which will be available Aug. 26 on a first-come, first-serve basis. If applicants have an email on their customer account, they ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Local Protesters Say "Good Trouble Ride" From Atlanta Headed To Chattanooga On Friday Night

Chattanooga protesters said a "Good Trouble Ride" with 500 or more protesters from Atlanta is due in Chattanooga on Friday night. One posting says, "Inspired by the Freedom Rides of the 1960s, the People's Uprising task force has organized a 'Good Trouble Ride' to Louisville, Kentucky and Chattanooga, Tennessee to demand justice for Breonna Taylor and Reginald Arrington. The ... (click for more)

Health Department Announces Potential COVID-19 Exposure At The GOP Lincoln Day Dinner

The Hamilton County Health Department announced a COVID-19 exposure at the Lincoln Day Dinner event held Friday at the Convention Center, 1150 Carter St. After the report, U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty said he tested negative for the virus. Another leading contender, Dr. Manni Sethi, said he planned to get tested. Neither one was wearing a mask at the event, attendees ... (click for more)

Opinion

Wisest Republicans Are Those Who Skipped Lincoln Day Dinner - And Response

Thank you to United States Senate candidate Bill Hagerty‘s spokesperson for explaining why many attendees at last Friday’s Republican fundraising dinner at the Convention Center were shipped in from other Tennessee counties. Specifically, candidate Hagerty‘s spokesperson explained that most similar events were already canceled; and that the Hamilton County fundraiser was “like ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We’re Out Of ‘Touch’

I’ve been a “people person” for all of my life and not until this past weekend did I become aware I have been suffering badly due to “lack of touch.” A lifelong friend passed along a Daily Devotional where a gifted pastor in Massachusetts mourned the fact that – get this – she had been touched by another human being only four times in the last four months. As I paused to dwell on ... (click for more)