County Commission Backs Bill To Ban Smoking In Public Parks

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The County Commission on Wednesday approved a resolution supporting a bill in the Legislature that would ban smoking in public parks.

The vote was unanimous.

In another matter, the commission rescinded its action of making attorney Bill Hall a part-time magistrate.

The panel recently approved attorneys Hall and Rodney Strong as fill-in magistrates.

Commissioner Chester Bankston said attorney Hall had been advised that he could not continue to practice law while doing the work.

The magistrates set bonds and sign warrants from an office at the county jail. The fill-in magistrates work when there is an illness or vacation.

Attorney Bob Davis also works as a fill-in magistrate.


Fire Destroys Home In Ooltewah on Sunday

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report


A fire destroyed an Ooltewah home Sunday afternoon. At 4:20 pm, a 911 call was made reporting a house fire at 6430 Paw Paw Trail. Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived ... (click for more)

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ANDERSON, CARLOS EUGENE 3310 EASTON AVE RED BANK, 37415 Age at Arrest: 54 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County DRIVING ... (click for more)

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ANDERSON, WILLIAM MICHAEL 110 ALLGOOD STREET ROSSVILLE, 30741 Age at Arrest: 22 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga THEFT ... (click for more)


Breaking News

Fire Destroys Home In Ooltewah on Sunday

A fire destroyed an Ooltewah home Sunday afternoon. At 4:20 pm, a 911 call was made reporting a house fire at 6430 Paw Paw Trail. Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived on the scene confirming fire through the roof. Tri-Community VFD requested a Mutual Aid response for additional manpower. Highway 58 VFD and Chattanooga Fire Department responded to the ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ANDERSON, CARLOS EUGENE 3310 EASTON AVE RED BANK, 37415 Age at Arrest: 54 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE --- ANGEL, MIGUEL 9 MONTANYE DRIVE ROSSVILLE, Age at Arrest: 33 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga RETALIATION AGAINST JUDGE, JUROR, OFFICER RESISTING ... (click for more)

Opinion

Growth Can Continue At Ooltewah On Septic Tanks

I want to set the record straight about growth in North Hamilton County. On Feb. 21, 2019, County Mayor Coppinger called a “reset” meeting with the residents of Ooltewah/Harrison over the proposed sewer plant in North Hamilton County. In front of this community, I stood up and specifically asked the county mayor if growth could continue in Ooltewah and Harrison on septic tanks ... (click for more)

Our Roads Need To Be Repaired For Ironman - And Response

Chattanooga being a finalist for the 2021 Ironman is great news. The business gained at the local bicycle repair shops from bent rims, busted tires and warped frames should produce some great local revenue. The local physicians should see a surge as well from the twisted ankles and busted up knees from dips, humps and pot holes on our area roads that could swallow a small child. ... (click for more)

Sports

Vols Headed For Sweet 16 After Heart-Stopping OT Win Over Iowa

Tennessee is headed for the Sweet 16 after a heart-stopping 83-77 overtime win over Iowa in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday. The Vols face Purdue in Louisville on Thursday. Tennessee stormed out to a 25-point lead over the Hawkeyes and led 49-28 at the half. However, Iowa went on 12-2 and 10-2 runs to eventually tie it in one of the biggest comebacks in tournament history. ... (click for more)

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The Chattanooga Football Club drew 7,285 fans to Finley Stadium for the club's first soccer contest of the year. CFC fell 2-0 to a team from Guatemala. Among those in attendance was t he Guatemalan ambassador to the US Manuel Alfredo Espina Pinto. CFC recently made a public offering so that supporters could become owners of the team. (click for more)