Ables Pulls Out Of Magistrate Race; Plans Campaign For General Sessions Judge

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Larry Ables informed County Commission members on Tuesday that he is withdrawing as a candidate to continue as magistrate.

He said he is planning a campaign for General Sessions Court judge in next year's election.

The commission on Wednesday is due to vote on two magistrates.

Mr. Ables was one of the incumbents along with Jeff Smith.

Mr. Ables at one time was chief magistrate. That post is now held by Randy Russell.

The magistrates set bonds and sign warrants from an office at the county jail.


Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Soddy Daisy Man Charged With Rape Of A Child, Kidnapping

Lookout Mountain, Ga., Has No-Tax-Increase Budget; Utility Mess Keeps Lula Lake Closed In Front Of Town Center


Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: ANDERSON, QUINTON LAMAR 4000 FAGAN STREET CHATTANOOGA, 37407 Age at Arrest: 53 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County DOMESTIC ... (click for more)

A Soddy Daisy man has been charged with rape of a child. Police said on Dec. 11, James Roy Stamey, 46, took a child from her home in Soddy Daisy and drove her to another residence. Police ... (click for more)

After a public meeting, the Lookout Mountain, Ga., Council passed the fiscal year 2021-2022 budget on first reading. There will be no property tax increase this year. Property reassessments are ... (click for more)



Breaking News

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: ANDERSON, QUINTON LAMAR 4000 FAGAN STREET CHATTANOOGA, 37407 Age at Arrest: 53 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County DOMESTIC ASSAULT VANDALISM/MALICIOUS MISCHIEF --- ARNOLD, MARCUS TODD 635 WEST 14TH STREET COURT CHATTANOOGA, 37402 Age at Arrest: 35 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga POSSESSION ... (click for more)

Soddy Daisy Man Charged With Rape Of A Child, Kidnapping

A Soddy Daisy man has been charged with rape of a child. Police said on Dec. 11, James Roy Stamey, 46, took a child from her home in Soddy Daisy and drove her to another residence. Police said he raped the child, and that a later investigation discovered photos depicting Stamey committing sexual battery against the child and her brother. The children’s mother said the suspect ... (click for more)

Opinion

What Is The Price Of Democracy? - And Response

Most United States citizens consider ourselves fortunate to live in a modern, mature democracy. We appreciate the great freedoms and abundant material things our democracy affords us. But while we all know the old adage that freedom is not free, neither is democracy. Our system depends on citizens’ being in ultimate control of the government through a written constitution with checks ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

OVERHEARD: Cracking an international market is a goal of most growing corporations. It shouldn't be that hard, yet even the big multi-nationals run into trouble because of language and cultural differences. Observe the following examples below: The name Coca-Cola in China was first rendered as Ke-kou-ke-la. Unfortunately, the Coke company did not discover until after thousands ... (click for more)

Sports

Mocs' Devonnsha Maxwell Named To AFCA All-America Second Team

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga junior defensive lineman Devonnsha Maxwell earned All-American honors from the American Football Coaches Association today. The 6-2, 295-pound native of Valdosta, Ga., made the AFCA second team. Maxwell is a two-time first team All-Southern Conference selection who has been among the league leaders in sacks each of the last two seasons. ... (click for more)

UTC Women Add Montana Transfer Murphy To Basketball Roster

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga head coach Katie Burrows announced the addition of transfer Karsen Murphy to the women’s basketball 2021-22 roster. Murphy, a transfer from the University of Montana, makes the move to the Scenic City from Billings, Mont., after one season with the Grizzlies. She appeared in 12 games as a rookie, making her collegiate debut against Utah ... (click for more)