Law Firm Celebrates NVR TXT & DRV Day Designation Thursday

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Law offices of Warren & Griffin, P.C. will commemorate Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke’s designation of Sept. 19 as NVR TXT & DRV Day with a celebration at their new office location on the first floor of the historic Dome Building. They are inviting the public to join them from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to mark the occasion on this NVR TXT & DRV Day celebration.

Drivers who take the pledge to never text behind the wheel will enjoy free food and refreshments along with prizes from the NVR TXT & DRV Pledge wheel.

Phone use while driving has been cause for major legislative intervention, resulting in the most recent announcement of Tennessee’s “Hands Free Law,” which took effect in July.  Law enforcement offers write hundreds of citations each month, emphasizing the importance of a law prohibiting cell phone use behind the wheel.

Warren & Griffin’s NVR TXT & DRV campaign helped persuade the State of Tennessee’s actions to reduce distracted driving.  

“We were early pioneers in the campaign to keep drivers focused on the road," said C. Mark Warren. "This proclamation is a step in the right direction toward saving lives. We are committed to doing all we can to proactively protect drivers on Tennessee and Georgia’s roads through our NVR TXT & DRV campaign.”

“An estimated 3,000 deaths occur each year as a result of distracted driving," said John Mark Griffin. "We have seen the heartbreaking consequences a preventable traffic accident can have on families and entire communities. It’s our mission to educate drivers and stop needless tragedies."

All drivers in Tennessee and Georgia are prohibited not only from texting while driving but also from touching or holding their phone while operating a vehicle. Tennessee is the 19th state to enact this kind of law.


Aslinger Road Reopened

Chattanooga Pets Coffee Book Benefits HES

Connecting Veterans To Resources Has Open House Nov. 16


The Hamilton County Highway Department reports the bridge replacement that has been taking place in the 1900 block of Aslinger Road in Sale Creek is now complete. The road is now open to ... (click for more)

Paw Prints of Chattanooga, the first Chattanooga area pet-based coffee table book, will benefit the Humane Educational Society. Area pets may participate during a temporary set-up for pet ... (click for more)

Connecting Veterans to Resources will host a ribbon cutting and open house at 3210 4th Ave. on Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m. The mission of CV2R is to connect transitioning service members, veterans ... (click for more)


Happenings

Chattanooga Pets Coffee Book Benefits HES

Paw Prints of Chattanooga, the first Chattanooga area pet-based coffee table book, will benefit the Humane Educational Society. Area pets may participate during a temporary set-up for pet sessions with Cansler Photography at Eastgate Town Center. The deadline to participate is Oct. 31. Visit www.PawPrintsChatt.com to learn more and to reserve a spot. A donation $300 for the ... (click for more)

Connecting Veterans To Resources Has Open House Nov. 16

Connecting Veterans to Resources will host a ribbon cutting and open house at 3210 4th Ave. on Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m. The mission of CV2R is to connect transitioning service members, veterans and their family members to available resources and other outreach services that contribute to a better quality of life. Make a reservation to attend by calling Vincent Spann at 385-5155 ... (click for more)

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Opinion

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As it just so happened, on the same day the Hamilton County School Board held a special two-hour meeting on Monday over disturbing disciplinary concerns among its 44,000 students, the Nashville Tennessean published a revealing report on school suspensions in the Nashville Metro Public Schools. After five years and a $2 million study, the results were available -- Nashville had launched ... (click for more)