Reaching Common Ground For America

Thursday, March 14, 2019

As dedicated Republicans and Democrats, why can't we just sit down together and talk? 

The world is tired of seeing our frayed and faded laundry hung out on the line every day.

Why can't we lay aside our hatred, reelection posturing and put our heads together, lay our goals and proposals to reach them on the table and pick the best of each on the basis of what is best for America?

I know it might not be news worthy, but a team effort just might "Make America Even Greater Again.  Why can't we?

Bobby Wood
Harrison


Time Person Of The Year Is A Joke

School System, Not the Consultant, Own Dysfunctional Facility Public Meetings

The Correlation Of More Social Programs And Property Taxes - And Response


For over a century Time magazine has selected their man (later changed to person) of the year to honor one who has been the most newsworthy person in the world. Some of their choices were heavily ... (click for more)

When Hamilton County School Board member Jenny Hill was reported to say that she thought the school system needed “to take control” of future public meetings regarding a proposed $1.3 billion ... (click for more)

So, according to Chattanooga budget discussions seeking input from its citizens the public desires to invest in more social programs. I wonder how many of those respondents pay no property taxes. ... (click for more)


Opinion

Time Person Of The Year Is A Joke

For over a century Time magazine has selected their man (later changed to person) of the year to honor one who has been the most newsworthy person in the world. Some of their choices were heavily criticized such as Adolph Hitler, but to their credit they stuck to their journalistic integrity as there was no doubt unfortunately he was the most newsworthy of that year. So now this ... (click for more)

School System, Not the Consultant, Own Dysfunctional Facility Public Meetings

When Hamilton County School Board member Jenny Hill was reported to say that she thought the school system needed “to take control” of future public meetings regarding a proposed $1.3 billion facilities plan, it was confusing at best because I thought the school system was already in control of those meetings last week. Hill criticized the consultant for dysfunctional public ... (click for more)

Breaking News

No One Injured In Early Morning Duplex Fire On Fagan Street

No one was injured in a fire on Fagan Street on Friday morning. The Chattanooga Fire Department was called to a duplex in the 4500 block around 5:20 a.m. Initial reports were that there was possible entrapment in one of the units. Firefighters tackled the bedroom blaze and did two thorough searches of the structure, but no one was found. Residents on the ... (click for more)

Lookout Mountain, Ga., Council Chooses Builder For Town Center; To Issue RFP For Commercial Portion; Trail Named For Super Volunteer Campbell

The Lookout Mountain, Ga., Town Council on Thursday night selected a builder for the long-awaited Town Center and also moved to issue an RFP for a developer for the planned commercial part of the center. Mayor David Bennett, saying next year will be a banner one for the town, said the Town Center, 12 years in the making, is on schedule to be built during the year. Ground breaking ... (click for more)

Sports

Some Top Names In Baseball Expected In Chattanooga To Toast Rick Honeycutt At Classic 150 On Jan. 21

LA Dodgers’ Rick Honeycutt will be the honoree for the Classic 150’s Toast of Champions. Among the first to be announced as a speaker will be former MLB pitcher and broadcaster Orel Hershiser. T he event will be emceed by Tom Paciorek. Other big names from the MLB are expected to also take part. The annual fundraising event will be held on Jan. 21 at the Chattanooga Convention ... (click for more)

UCRA 2019 Championship Luncheon Will Be Jan. 18 in Jasper, Tn.

The United Championship Racing Alliance - UCRA announced Tuesday via its website (UCRAracing.com) that the 2019 National Points Championship Awards Luncheon will take place Saturday Jan. 18, at the Western Sizzlin’ Steakhouse Restaurant in Jasper, Tn., off I-24 at Exit 155. It will be at 1 p.m. CST/2 p.m. EST. After lunch, the posted points awards will be passed out to the Top ... (click for more)