Races Shaping Up For Bradley County Commission, Other Posts

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Races are shaping up for the Bradley County Commission and other top county positions for the May primary.

The qualifying deadline is Thursday at noon.

A top battle pits Sheriff Eric Watson against former Capt.

Steve Lawson.

Circuit Court Clerk Gayla Miller has competition from Jeff Young.

All commission members are running again except for Mark Hall, who has qualified for the state House District 24 contest.

Louie Alford, Mike Hughes, Milan Blake, Thomas Crye, Johnny Mull, Howard Thompson, Jeff Yarber and Bill Winters do not yet have opposition.

County Mayor

County Mayor D. Gary Davis Qualified

Sheriff

Sheriff Eric Watson R Qualified

Steve Lawson R Qualified

Circuit Court Clerk

Dewayne Hicks R

Clerk Gayla Miller R Qualified

Jeff Young R Qualified

County Clerk 

Donna Simpson R Qualified

Trustee

Trustee Mike Smith R Qualified

Register of Deeds

Register Dina Swafford Qualified

Road Superintendent

Superintendent Sandra Collins R

Bradley County Commission

1A

Rick Bice Qualified

Justin Davis

Dennis Epperson Qualified

Incumbent Terry Caywood 

1B 

Incumbent Mike Hughes Qualified

2A

Chairman Louie Alford Qualified

2B 

Incumbent Thomas Crye Qualified

Zach Kilby

Christopher Scoggins

3A

Incumbent Milan Blake Qualified

3B

Incumbent Johnny Mull Qualified

4A

Alex Morrow Qualified

Incumbent Charlotte Peak Qualified

4B

Incumbent Howard Thompson Qualified

5A

Jerry Cross Qualified

Incumbent Bobby Goins Qualified

5B 

Incumbent Jeff Yarber Qualified

6A

Tim Mason Qualified

Iincumbent Dan Rawls Qualified

James O. Taylor 

6B

Erica Davis Qualified

Cody Herron

Tommy Ledford Qualified

Incumbent Robert Rominger Qualified

7A

Floyd Clevenger

Tammy Davis

Incumbent Mark Hall

Blake McPherson

Kevin Raper Qualified

Joshua Watson Rogers Qualified

7B

Debbie Williams

Incumbent Bill Winters Qualified

Constables

Constable 1 Charles Carroll, Jeffery Lewis, Garry D. Moore Q

Constable 2 Richard Alford, Jimmy Kendrick Jr. Q, Robert C. Patton, Tony Whitener

Constable 3 Jason Corum Q

Constable 4 Larry Curry, Wayne Henry Q

Constable 5 Steve Anderson Q

Constable 6 Tim Colbaugh Q, Charles Dunson, Dewayne Hicks Q, Rob Jensen Q

Constable 7 Brent Runyon Q


Man Who Was Shot In The Leg Files Suit In Federal Court

Police Say Same Suspect Stole Tools 3 Different Times From Garage

School Resource Officer Struck By Vehicle At Crossville


A 52-year-old man who was shot in the leg by a county officer "while avoiding arrest" last Jan. 19 has filed suit in Federal Court. Kenneth Charles Rogers is suing the county, Sheriff Jim ... (click for more)

Police say a woman took tools three different times from a garage on Middle Valley Drive off Noah Reid Road. Sheyenne Sullivan, 20, is facing aggravated burglary and a number of theft charges. ... (click for more)

A School Resource Officer in Crossville was struck by a vehicle on Tuesday afternoon. In an incident at approximately 3:10 p.m., School Resource Officer Scott Iles, a deputy sheriff with the ... (click for more)


Breaking News

Man Who Was Shot In The Leg Files Suit In Federal Court

A 52-year-old man who was shot in the leg by a county officer "while avoiding arrest" last Jan. 19 has filed suit in Federal Court. Kenneth Charles Rogers is suing the county, Sheriff Jim Hammond, Deputy Nathan Fountain, Deputy Carl Young, Deputy Mike Mullins and the unknown deputy who shot him. Attorney John Wolfe said Rogers almost died from the gunshot. He said he has ... (click for more)

Police Say Same Suspect Stole Tools 3 Different Times From Garage

Police say a woman took tools three different times from a garage on Middle Valley Drive off Noah Reid Road. Sheyenne Sullivan, 20, is facing aggravated burglary and a number of theft charges. A resident of Middle Drive said the woman, always wearing the same sweatshirt, was caught on video each time. A detective, looking at the video, recognized Ms. Sullivan. He said she ... (click for more)

Opinion

Fake News Strikes Again And Again

Two major stories exploded across the headlines this past week which confirm my opinion that the mainstream media (MSM) is biased, incompetent, and can seldom be trusted to impart the news fairly and accurately. The first instance was the BuzzFeed story regarding Michael Cohen and how he allegedly lied on President Trump's behalf to Congress. Virtually all of the big media outlets ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Walmart vs 535 Morons

There is an anonymous paper on the Internet that tells how Walmart could do a better job running America instead of the pompous flops and duds we send to Washington. Please try to connect the dots on Walmart’s 1.6 million employees and the obscene profits that they make versus our 535 members of Congress who blow through money while “WallyWorld” churns out an average of $20-thousand ... (click for more)

Sports

Former Chattanooga Lookout Edgar Martinez Elected To Major League Hall Of Fame

The Chattanooga Lookouts added another former player to the Major League Hall-of-Fame with the election of DH Edgar Martinez. In 2018, it was pitcher Trevor Hoffman who entered Cooperstown. Martinez spent the 1986,1987 seasons playing in Chattanooga, then the Double-A affiliate of the Mariners before before joining Seattle. Martinez was voted into Hall of Fame in his 10th ... (click for more)

Fast-Starting UTC Wrestlers Whip VMI

Chattanooga wrestling coach Kyle Ruschell set a few pretty specific goals for his UTC wrestling team on Sunday afternoon at Maclellan Gym and the first-year head coach was more than pleased with the results. Getting off to a fast start and winning the first six matches, the mat Mocs improved to 3-5 overall and more importantly 1-0 in Southern Conference action with a commanding ... (click for more)