HES Needs A New Shelter

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

RE: County Putting $10 Million Toward New Shelter For Humane Education Society

When I saw this article my heart jumped. Over my lifetime I have provided a forever home to many shelter pets. The pet we have now is from the HES.

The facility in some areas looks almost like what you would expect in a third world country. The HES seems to have done everything possible over the years to maintain the facility but beyond a certain age its mission impossible.

I also understand that our police and first responders must have a training facility that meets their continual need to sharpen the skills we all rely on. I sincerely pray that both needs can be accomplished for our community.

Ted Ladd


Reasons To Choose Another Sewer Treatment Plant Site

Why WWTA's Plan Should Be Discarded

The Deck Is Rigged Against Howard


The Hamilton County Commission is being asked to make a tough decision when it comes to the location of the WWTA WWTP. On one side, you have a handful of people who are pro WWTP at Mahan Gap ... (click for more)

Thanks to a live feed, I was able to watch about three hours of the very important Hamilton County Commission meeting on Dec. 12 while in Alabama. This was the first time I have been able to ... (click for more)

I was more than appalled when I read the list of vocational programs per school across Hamilton County. We put a man on the moon nearly 60 years ago, yet HCDE can’t figure out how to make opportunities ... (click for more)


Opinion

Reasons To Choose Another Sewer Treatment Plant Site

The Hamilton County Commission is being asked to make a tough decision when it comes to the location of the WWTA WWTP. On one side, you have a handful of people who are pro WWTP at Mahan Gap because they want to develop northern Hamilton County and on the other hand, you have residents who want to protect the largest investment that they've made, i.e., their home and their ability ... (click for more)

Why WWTA's Plan Should Be Discarded

Thanks to a live feed, I was able to watch about three hours of the very important Hamilton County Commission meeting on Dec. 12 while in Alabama. This was the first time I have been able to hear both sides of the WWTA vs. Ooltewah Homeowners fully present their arguments. One thing we can all agree on is that they have to do something, the question is what is the best for all. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

State Dismisses All Charges Against Charles Toney In Controversial Arrest

The state on Tuesday morning dismissed all charges against aspiring rapper Charles Toney in connection with his arrest that led to a U.S. Department of Justice probe. The arrest on Dec. 3 on Donaldson Road was caught on video by a neighbor and went viral. It showed Toney being punched and kicked by an officer while he was handcuffed. District Attorney Neal Pinkston afterward ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Schools Announces New School Options And Timeline

For the 2019-2020 school year, Hamilton County Schools is opening enrollment to a select group of schools, “My Future Schools,” to which students across the district will be eligible to apply. Officials said, "Opening enrollment to these schools will provide students with a diverse range of options outside of their neighborhood zoned school. These schools will be in addition to ... (click for more)

Sports

Cleveland Boys' And Girls' Basketball Teams Involved In "Inappropriate Conduct"

Reports surfaced Monday that Cleveland’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams broke curfew and engaged in inappropriate conduct after a basketball double-header last Friday in Oak Ridge. The Blue Raiders and Lady Blue Raiders played doubleheaders at Fulton and Oak Ridge over the weekend. On Tuesday, Russell Dyer, director of Cleveland schools, released a statement through the ... (click for more)

St. Francis Knocks Off East Hamilton, 58-53, Despite Hayes' 33-Point Effort

East Hamilton’s Lady Hurricanes fell to St. Francis (Georgia), 58-53, in their opening game Tuesday in the CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Junior Madison Hayes scored a game-high 33 points on 12-of-20 shooting and also grabbed 11 rebounds for the Lady Canes (7-5), but even that wasn’t enough to overcome ... (click for more)