Please Vote For Chip Baker

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Chip Baker’s common-sense leadership has benefited our Hamilton County community for over 26 years. Chip initially moved to Hamilton County to manage Erlanger Children’s Hospital, and he hasn’t slowed down since.

During the past 18+ years, Chip has served as director of Friends of the Festival. Under Chip’s leadership, his team including 1,000’s of volunteers has grown Riverbend to the top 10 pecent of all American festivals entertaining over 350,000 attendees each year while generating substantial economic ($30 million per year), marketing and branding benefits for our county. In addition, Chip has served on the Hamilton County School Board for 12 years and knows how to collaborate with people to solve problems and achieve common goals.

More important than his experience and service record, Chip is a man of faith and a loving husband/father to his wonderful wife and four terrific children. 

We encourage you to join us in voting for our friend and trusted neighbor, Chip Baker, for our next Hamilton County District 2 Commissioner.

Ann and Keith Eischeid



Ron Littlefield Is Helping Our Homeless

What's With All The Recent Car Fires?

Roy Exum: Maddy’s Bigger Victory


Ron Littlefield served our city as mayor for two terms. One would think that would be enough and he would fade into the background. Not Ron Littlefield. He has always had a big heart and a passion ... (click for more)

My social media news threads have been full of car fires lately. I follow multiple news sites, all the hip photographers for said news stations. And I’ve got to tell ya, it’s been like one car ... (click for more)

There are two things that I suspect I am far better-versed than you are. The first is that after a half-century as an unquenchable student, my list of the greatest athletes in the history of ... (click for more)


Opinion

Ron Littlefield Is Helping Our Homeless

Ron Littlefield served our city as mayor for two terms. One would think that would be enough and he would fade into the background. Not Ron Littlefield. He has always had a big heart and a passion for those who cannot care for themselves. Now he wants a $2,000,000 of the Hotel Motel Tax to operate a homeless shelter. What a great way to use this money. I believe close to 90 ... (click for more)

What's With All The Recent Car Fires?

My social media news threads have been full of car fires lately. I follow multiple news sites, all the hip photographers for said news stations. And I’ve got to tell ya, it’s been like one car fire per day. I’ve seen a couple multiple car fire days. Luckily I haven’t seen where there’s been any major injuries. I wonder what kind of numbers we’re actually looking at? There seems ... (click for more)

Breaking News

County School Supt. Bryan Johnson Submits Budget That Requires A Tax Increase

County School Supt. Dr. Bryan Johnson said Thursday he is submitting a budget that is $34 million above the projected revenue. Asked where the $34 million would come from, Dr. Johnson said it would be "up to the funding body." If approved by the County School Board, the school board would go to the County Commission requiring a sizable tax increase. Dr. Johnson said he ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Red Wolves Investing $125 Million In East Ridge For Stadium, Mixed-Use Development

Chattanooga Red Wolves SC will build a state-of-the-art, soccer-specific stadium in East Ridge as part of a mixed-use development with living, working and entertaining opportunities. On Thursday, team owner Bob Martino presented renderings and the layout for the area, which will include the first-class professional stadium, housing, retail, restaurants, a hotel and significant greenspaces ... (click for more)

Sports

5-3A Baseball: Bears, Canes, Trojans Top Threats For Tournament Title

The District 5-3A baseball tournament begins next Wednesday at Soddy-Daisy and the top three seeded teams – Bradley Central, East Hamilton and the host Trojans – are strong contenders for the championship. There are others, however, that would throw No. 4 Cleveland into the mix as the tournament’s dark horse solely on the Blue Raiders’ sweep of a two-game series against the regular-season ... (click for more)

UTC's San Juan Gets Bid For NCAA Golf Regionals

Chattanooga Mocs senior Monica San Juan is headed to Opelika, Ala., for the 2019 NCAA Auburn Regionals. She one of 384 collegians vying for the NCAA Championship played May 17-22 at the Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark. But first is regional play May 6-8. Saugahatchee Country Club is one of four regional sites. Each site features 18 teams and six individuals with the ... (click for more)