Lone Voice Against Another PILOT

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Thank you Commissioner Tim Boyd for recognizing the con foisted upon the taxpayers by the Patten Tower project.

I have railed against these PILOTs for years knowing full well that these tax deferments will be made up sooner than later on the backs of Hamilton County taxpayers. 

Unfortunately, you were the lone voice in this vote.
 
Ron Ray

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The School Discipline Problems

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I promised myself I wouldn’t write about this until the timing was right but that was before I spent maybe the most fun hour I’ve had in I don’t know when on Friday morning. Now I am so excited ... (click for more)

Now we are told that we have so many disciplinary problems with our students that we have to open three more schools to take care of them? We go from one school to four. Does anyone not see ... (click for more)

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Opinion

Roy Exum: A Friend Back Home

I promised myself I wouldn’t write about this until the timing was right but that was before I spent maybe the most fun hour I’ve had in I don’t know when on Friday morning. Now I am so excited about what might happen I’m about to pop. A couple of weeks ago I lost my phone and Bob Corker, our former Mayor and Senator and a lifelong friend, told me he went to considerable lengths ... (click for more)

The School Discipline Problems

Now we are told that we have so many disciplinary problems with our students that we have to open three more schools to take care of them? We go from one school to four. Does anyone not see that we are having a major problem with this. No wonder teachers are quitting and leaving Hamilton County Schools. It seems that we need to fix this before we fix anything else. How can ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Planning Commission Recommends Approval For Special Zoning For "Game Changer" Development At Alstom Property

The Planning Commission on Monday afternoon went along with a request for special zoning for a development on 81 acres at the Alstom property that City Councilman Darrin Ledford called "a game changer for the city of Chattanooga." Victor Dover, who helped plan the rejuvenation of the Southside 22 years ago, said all the aspects of the project called "The Bend" would not fit into ... (click for more)

Driver Killed When Vehicle Runs Off Middle Valley Road On Sunday Night

One person was killed when a vehicle ran off Middle Valley Road on Sunday night. At approximately 9:36 p.m., the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office responded to a single-vehicle crash in the 6500 block of Middle Valley Road. Preliminary investigation determined that a 2003 Chevy pick-up was southbound, left the west side of the roadway going down an embankment, struck a utility ... (click for more)

Sports

Lady Vols Take Road Win Over No. 16/14 Notre Dame

Rennia Davis tied her career high of 33 points to lead Tennessee (3-0) to victory over No. 16/14 Notre Dame on the road on Monday night, 74-63. It was the Lady Vols' first victory on the road in the series since 2008. Davis, the 6-foot-2 junior from Jacksonville, Fla., also pulled down 10 boards to record her second double-double of the season and the 20th of her career. Freshmen ... (click for more)

UTC Women Get Off To Fast Start; Win At Liberty, 71-54

The UTC women got off to a fast start, shooting 70 percent in the first quarter, and defeated Liberty on the road, 71-54, on Monday night. Abbey Cornelius had 15 points in that big first quarter in which UTC led 22-10. Cornelius, a sophomore from Knoxville, finished with 21 points and seven rebounds. Eboni Williams, getting back to her SoCon Freshman of the Year form, had ... (click for more)