Strong And Courageous Women

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Kudos to Nicole Morris and Heather Penney, two strong and courageous women.

Obviously for two very different situations. None the less, we need more of both.

Thanks Chattanoogan.com for the forum. 

Sam Lewallen, Jr.


Roy Exum: So, How’s Roy Doing?

Chattanooga BID Fiasco Rears Its Ugly Head

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies


As I got dressed on Thursday, I knew it was the second-month mark since my entire world went topsy-turvy, this after my right leg had been amputated. I have adapted well because there was no ... (click for more)

Once again the Chattanooga BID fiasco rears its ugly head. You know, the people who haven't already run all the businesses off from downtown are trying to get them again. They are refusing to ... (click for more)

Although as rarely as it occurs, the material for The Saturday Funnies ran a little thin this week, which is a good thing because I’ve waited a long time for the chance to share this story. It ... (click for more)


Opinion

Roy Exum: So, How’s Roy Doing?

As I got dressed on Thursday, I knew it was the second-month mark since my entire world went topsy-turvy, this after my right leg had been amputated. I have adapted well because there was no other option. I can now shave and shower like a champ but the one thing that stymies me is that with just one good arm and leg – both on my left side – I cannot pull up my pants. I have to go ... (click for more)

Chattanooga BID Fiasco Rears Its Ugly Head

Once again the Chattanooga BID fiasco rears its ugly head. You know, the people who haven't already run all the businesses off from downtown are trying to get them again. They are refusing to exempt four non-profits from their ridiculous fees for their aim to clean up the city. They even have job opportunities for those wishing to become ambassadors for their cause. One of the ... (click for more)

Breaking News

New Contract For Supt. Bryan Johnson Includes Raise To $240,000 Per Year; Chance To Earn More

A new contract for County School Supt. Bryan Johnson that is expected to be approved by a majority of the School Board on Thursday includes a significant raise to a base pay of $240,000. His base pay was $197,500 when he got a four-year contract in 2017. That contract is not due to run out until 2021. But the board majority is expected to move ahead with a new four-year contract ... (click for more)

Police Blotter: Thieves Fire Up Marijuana In Stolen 2013 Chevy; Women Walk Out On $27.38 Tab

A man who left his 2013 Chevrolet at 311 Chestnut St. said someone got inside and stole it. The man said he is in possession of the only key for the vehicle. He said he did not know how the suspect(s) were able to start the vehicle. The OnStar vehicle tracker was able to track the vehicle to an alley off E. 42nd Street between 15th and 16th Avenues. The vehicle was found unoccupied. ... (click for more)

Sports

Rhyne Howard Leads #18 Kentucky To Upset Win Over #6 Mississippi State, 73-62

National Player of the Year candidate Rhyne Howard scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the 18th-ranked Kentucky women's basketball team upset sixth-ranked Mississippi State 73-62 on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Coliseum. It was the 15th time this season that Howard has scored at least 20 points in a game and the 20th time she has scored in double figures during ... (click for more)

#25 Lady Vols Fall Short In Upset Bid Over #16 Texas A&M, 73-71

No. 25 Tennessee pulled to within two points in the final minute but couldn't overcome a No. 16/18 Texas A&M team that went 28 of 33 from the free-throw line en route to a 73-71 victory in Thompson-Boling Arena on Sunday afternoon. Sophomore Rae Burrell led UT (17-8, 7-5 SEC) with 19 points and seven rebounds in front of a season-best crowd of 12,738. Junior Rennia Davis ... (click for more)