Lookout Valley Needs Updated Football Field Restrooms, Not Tennis Courts - And Response (2)

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

It has come to the attention of the parents and grandparents that there is an approved budget of $250,000 for new tennis courts at the Lookout Valley High and Middle School. Well, the problem is we might have five tennis players and while improvement is needed we do not see how they can get that for tennis courts when our football field is not accessible to the handicapped.

They cannot get in the bleachers nor can they even get to the restrooms. The restrooms are at the far end of the field and in the grass on a hill so no one in a wheelchair or with walking disabilities are able to use the facilities.

We feel that if anything the money should be split between the two projects so that our fans and family can come to a game and enjoy every part of it, not worrying if they can get to a restroom or the concession stand, which needs improvement also. These buildings have been there as long as I can remember so some larger buildings and more accessibility for handicapped would be appreciated.

We are definitely not up to code for the handicapped and obviously no one has been there that would check this out. 

This is my opinion, but if others were asked they would tell you the same thing; the bleachers, restrooms and concession stand need to be made more accessible for our elderly and handicapped visitors. 

Even if all the money went to the tennis courts the football field is in more need and deserves attention also.  

Teresa Byers

* * * 

Dear Ms. Byers,

Lookout Valley does need updated football facilities, but  we also need the tennis courts replaced. Thankfully I was able to secure the funds for not only those two projects but also the new gym at the elementary school under construction right now. Not to mention District 6 is also getting other much needed projects at Normal Park and CCA schools.

There are many needs for District 6 schools that I have worked very hard to get done over the last eight years and these other projects that will be completed over the next 18 months or so.

The reason the football field house project has not started yet is because we thought it would be less disruptive to start the project after this season is over. Our hope is to have it ready for next season.

It was my pleasure to fight long and hard to get these projects funded.

Hamilton County Commissioner Joe Graham, 2010-2018 until I return.

Feel free to call me at 255-6601.

* * * 

Well, Mr. Graham, thank you for clearing the air on the LV football field. While you're on a roll would you care to explain the flyer that came out in the last days of the campaign?

Did you really increase taxes by $180 million? I asked your opponent who was coy, nonetheless he advised the number was actually $120 million.

Did you refuse to fund schools eight straight times? I need some help understanding here please as these questions and more may require greater scrutiny.

Ron Ray


Alex George Firing Is Shameful

Roy Exum: We're Torturing Millions

Alstom And Tubman: A Tale Of Two Sites


My prayers go out to Alex George. It is disgusting and shameful for her to be fired like this, probably illegal as well. I am amazed that a corporation depending on their public persona would ... (click for more)

I’ll admit it – I would rather hurt than take an opioid pain pill. Hydrocodone and its cousins scare the willies out of me because once when I was ‘drug sick,’ it was the worst sickness I have ... (click for more)

The former Alstom industrial site on the riverfront and the former Harriett Tubman housing site in East Chattanooga both have a lot of redevelopment potential. And yet the city of Chattanooga ... (click for more)


Opinion

Alex George Firing Is Shameful

My prayers go out to Alex George. It is disgusting and shameful for her to be fired like this, probably illegal as well. I am amazed that a corporation depending on their public persona would behave like this, beyond the pale, unfeeling actions. It’s probably not too late for them to reverse this decision, apologize to her, and begin helping her. Jim Folkner (click for more)

Roy Exum: We're Torturing Millions

I’ll admit it – I would rather hurt than take an opioid pain pill. Hydrocodone and its cousins scare the willies out of me because once when I was ‘drug sick,’ it was the worst sickness I have ever known. For somebody who always has somewhere that it hurts, I know that opioids are wonderful when used properly but because they are increasingly abused by society, there are now over ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Bush Arrested After Ex-Girlfriend Says He Shot At Her, Ran Her Off I-75

Keontae Lewaun Bush is facing charges after his ex-girlfriend said he fired shots at her, then ran her off I-75. Bush, 21, of 1948 Acre Lane, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, reckless endangerment, domestic assault and possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony. The former girlfriend said the Nov. 28 incident began after she had tire trouble at the ... (click for more)

Corker Offers Resolution Condemning Murder Of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will introduce on Thursday a Senate joint resolution holding Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a former Saudi journalist and columnist for The Washington Post. The resolution condemns Khashoggi’s killing and insists on accountability for those involved ... (click for more)

Sports

UTC Men Lose In Shootout At Georgia State 95-88

The Chattanooga Mocs got into a shootout tonight in the GSU Sports Arena falling 95-88 at Georgia State. The 183 combined points in regulation are the most in a UTC game since the 125-85 Southern Conference win over The Citadel (210 pts) on Feb. 1, 2016. Five Mocs reach double figures led by David Jean-Baptiste’s career-high-tying 19. Jonathan Scott also set a new high with ... (click for more)

Hurricanes Rally To Beat Previously Unbeaten Mustangs, 63-58, In Overtime

In a District 5-3A basketball slugfest between what may be the two best teams in the league, East Hamilton got the go-ahead points on a steal-and-drive by Darwin Randolph in overtime and the Hurricanes defeated Walker Valley, 63-58, Tuesday night and handed the Mustangs their first loss of the season. “We had to keep playing a smart basketball because Walker Valley is a very ... (click for more)