Cobb Running Again Against Travis; Major John McCullough Picks Up For Congress; George Thacker Seeks New Term As County Executive

Friday, January 3, 2014

Former District 31 State Rep. Jim Cobb plans to try to regain the seat he lost in 2012 by 105 votes in the Republican primary.

He picked up papers on Friday in Rhea County to run against Rep. Ron Travis.

John L. McCullough of Dayton picked up papers to run for the District 4 Congress seat. Major McCullough is a former pilot in Vietnam. The highly-decorated major is a graduate of Chattanooga High School.

George Thacker, county executive for Rhea County, picked up papers. He was in the news in 2011 when he was charged in a prostitution sting in Knoxville. He was later placed on diversion on the misdemeanor count.

The latest list for Rhea County includes:

U.S. Congress, 4th District

John L. McCullough

Dayton

State Representative, District 31

Jim Cobb

Ron Travis (incumbent)

County Executive

George Thacker

Circuit Court Judge, Division III

Steve Blount (D), Franklin County

General Sessions Court Judge

J. Shannon Garrison (D)
Carol Barron (R)
Larry Roddy (I)

Sheriff

Mike Neal (D) 
Jerry Lawrence (R) 

County Clerk

Linda Shaver (D) 

Circuit Court Clerk

Jamie Holloway (D)
Cheryl Cashman (D)
Pam Peavyhouse (R)

District Attorney General

Mike Taylor (D) 

Trustee

Neva Webb (D)

Register of Deeds

Gladys Best (R)

County Commission

District 2

Jim Reed 

District 3

Murrell England 

District 5

Emmaly Fugate Fisher (Incumbent)

School Board

District 1

John Mincy 

Spring City City Commission

Jeff “Bimbo” Rhear


Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

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Breaking News

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

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Red Bank Commission Majority Removes Spending Sought By Mayor, Vice Mayor; No Decision Made Yet On Possible Tax Increase

After still another stormy, confusing budget session, the majority on the Red Bank Commission voted Tuesday night to remove extra spending from the budget sought by Mayor Hollie Berry and Vice Mayor Stefanie Dalton. Voting against the spending were Pete Phillips, Ed LeCompte and Ruth Jeno. No decision has yet been made on whether or not to keep the current $1.39 tax rate even ... (click for more)

Opinion

Digging Up The Dead - And Response

The remains of General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife have been dug up from a park in Memphis and moved to a Confederate museum. General Forrest was a grand wizard in the KKK and therefore is hated. How much did that cost the taxpayers? Robert Byrd and his wife remains are in the Columbia Gardens Cemetery in Arlington, Va., very close to Arlington National Cemetery. He was ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Thanks For Your Service

As we approach the 20 th year since the 9/11 attacks, it may interest you to know 7,057 members of our Armed Forces have been killed in combat-related death. What should be of equal mourning is four times that number – 30,177 to be precise – of our military veterans have died from self-inflicted causes. That’s right, the suicide numbers are higher than they are for the general population, ... (click for more)

Sports

Baseball Vols Fall To Texas In College World Series

No. 3 Tennessee generated early offense, but could not keep pace with No. 2 Texas Tuesday afternoon at TD Ameritrade Park, falling 8-4 in a season-ending loss to the Longhorns. The Vols finish their record-setting season with a 50-18 overall record, an SEC Eastern Division title and the fifth trip to the College World Series in program history. Liam Spence , Jordan Beck ... (click for more)

Mike Royster Retiring After 47 Years With UTC Athletics

UTC Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Mark Wharton on Tuesday announced the upcoming retirement of legendary staff member Mike Royster . Royster recently completed his 47 th season with the Mocs, serving the last two decades of his tenure as the Assistant Athletics Director for Equipment and Facilities. An icon within the Chattanooga athletics program and a national ... (click for more)