Sonny Perdue Says Agriculture Department Will Make Cuts

Monday, March 11, 2019

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after President Trump submitted his FY 2020 budget proposal to Congress:

“Our economy is booming, and unemployment is the lowest it’s been in decades.

While the agriculture community still faces challenges, the Trump economy is creating new opportunities for all Americans to thrive,” said Secretary Perdue. “President Trump’s budget is fiscally conservative and lays out a vision for an accountable federal government that cuts spending. With our national debt soaring to over $22 trillion, we can no longer kick the can down the road. The time to act is now and USDA will actively do its part in reducing federal spending. We are stewards of other people’s money and must be diligent in spending it more carefully than we would our own when it comes to delivering our programs. At the same time, we will maintain a safety net for farmers, ranchers, foresters, producers, and people who need assistance in feeding their families.”


Janelle Reilly Installed As Chair Of THA Board Of Directors, Tim Adams Named Chair-Elect

Local Business Owner Opens Holistic Market

Southern Champion Tray Purchases Evergreen Packaging


Janelle Reilly, market CEO at CHI Memorial in Chattanooga, was installed as chair of the THA Board of Directors during the Association’s recent Annual Meeting. She joined the healthcare system ... (click for more)

Noraleen Danforth of Aquarius Rising has been hands-on in the skincare world since 2013. As a 17-year-old, fresh from high school with a myriad of interests and floundering for direction, aesthetics ... (click for more)

Southern Champion Tray, a manufacturer of paperboard packaging for the bakery and food service industry, will purchase substantially all the assets of Evergreen Packaging based in La Mirada, ... (click for more)



Business

Janelle Reilly Installed As Chair Of THA Board Of Directors, Tim Adams Named Chair-Elect

Janelle Reilly, market CEO at CHI Memorial in Chattanooga, was installed as chair of the THA Board of Directors during the Association’s recent Annual Meeting. She joined the healthcare system in 2016 as president and chief operating officer before being promoted to her current role in 2019. During the annual meeting, Ms. Reilly also was named the recipient of the AHA Most ... (click for more)

Local Business Owner Opens Holistic Market

Noraleen Danforth of Aquarius Rising has been hands-on in the skincare world since 2013. As a 17-year-old, fresh from high school with a myriad of interests and floundering for direction, aesthetics seemed like the ideal hands-on option for supporting herself and she figured she would figure out a college path once she was independent. Ten years and an Associate of Science from ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Man, 38, In Critical Condition After He Is Shot Multiple Times On E. 40th Street Off Wilson Road

A 38-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot multiple times on Tuesday night. The incident happened around 8 p.m. at 700 E. 48th St. just off Wilson Road. Police were advised that the victim was suffering from a life-threatening injury. Police were told this was a potential dispute between two people that turned violent. The victim was taken to a ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Man Gets 38-Year Sentence In Dalton Public Indecent Exposure Cases

Ronald Andrew Henry, 38, formerly of 3331 Pinewood Avenue Apt B, Chattanooga, was convicted on Wednesday on two counts of child molestation and one count of public indecency. Henry was sentenced to serve a total of 38 years in prison without the possibility of parole, the maximum allowable for those offenses. Superior Court Judge Jim Wilbanks presided over the trial and sentenced ... (click for more)

Opinion

Soddy Daisy Needs A Real Emergency Room - And Response (2)

I am a longtime resident of north Hamilton County, living in what is now Soddy Daisy. A few years ago, I cut my leg using a chainsaw. My wife drove me to an emergency room in Red Bank. After waiting for what seemed like a long time, I was told I would need to go to their downtown location to be sewn up. They told me, “There’s nobody here who can sew you up!” Frustrated, my wife ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: As Others See Us

The picture shows a young blonde girl, her arm around her dad’s neck, as “she watches a man wearing a dog mask and (draped) in a flag that indicates he likes to pretend to be a dog at the Chattanooga Pride parade in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Oct. 2.” No, I wasn’t there but The Epoch Times was, and on Tuesday there appeared on its website a story with the headline: ‘Corporate-Sponsored ... (click for more)