Remembering Volonte Bell

Friday, February 28, 2020

Loss is never easy, especially when its someone so dear to us. On Sunday, the Lord saw fit to take one of his children home. Volonte Bell was more than just an assistant coach; he was a friend, mentor and inspiration to not only his student athletes, but for so many of us in Chattanooga, including myself. 

I will never forget the time I first met Volonte. He had a remarkable spirit; he was incredibly passionate about his students, and his smile lit up the room. 

I am deeply saddened to see someone with such a promising future taken too early. My prayers goes out to the Bell family. Know that in this dark time, your family is not alone, the City of Chattanooga and all of Hamilton County grieves with you.

Yusuf Hakeem
House District 28 



HCDE BOE And Fleecing Of The Taxpayers

HCSO And Justice

David Francis Served The City Well For 20 Years As Court Officer


It appears that the HCDE Board of Education has determined that extending the contract for Dr. Johnson and given a 2.5 percent pay raise to the teachers is a good idea when people are out of ... (click for more)

There have been a lot of arguments from both sides of the isle over the past few months regarding racism, social justice and other topics in reference to law enforcement. All of this is in an ... (click for more)

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Opinion

HCDE BOE And Fleecing Of The Taxpayers

It appears that the HCDE Board of Education has determined that extending the contract for Dr. Johnson and given a 2.5 percent pay raise to the teachers is a good idea when people are out of work and struggling to even pay for rent and food. I find it appalling that we as taxpayers have to agree to contract extensions which could have waited until the current crisis was over ... (click for more)

HCSO And Justice

There have been a lot of arguments from both sides of the isle over the past few months regarding racism, social justice and other topics in reference to law enforcement. All of this is in an effort to either reform or defund law enforcement. Additionally there have been a host of ideas floated from both sides on what actions should be taken. One of the ideas that has been demanded ... (click for more)

Breaking News

IRONMAN Events In Chattanooga Canceled For 2020

Based on the recent mandate from the city of Chattanooga in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga presented by McKee, A Family Bakery triathlon originally scheduled for Sept. 27 cannot take place in 2020 and will return on Sept. 26, 2021. Additionally, the Sunbelt Bakery IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga presented by McKee, A Family Bakery triathlon ... (click for more)

Mackey Pulls Resolution On Discretionary Spending For Now; Says Race Was Injected Into The Issue

County Commissioner Warren Mackey on Wednesday pulled a controversial resolution that would give each commissioner $100,000 per year for doling out to non-profit community groups. Commissioner Mackey said he believed that he had the necessary votes to pass it. However, he said "race has been injected in the issue." He said he was referring to a column in the Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Sports

CFC Working On Midfield Defense In Practice

The Chattanooga Football Club had a great (re)start to their season on Saturday with a 3-1 win over the Georgia Revolution. In the following days, the club has been diligently working on further improving various aspects of their craft. One area that needs improvement is the midfield, and more specifically their defensive solidity. The Revolution netted their only goal when Todd ... (click for more)

Murray Continues To Lead CWGA Amateur Through Second Round

Colette Murray continues to lead the CWGA Women’s Amateur with a 142 through the second round at Black Creek Golf and Country Club. The remainder of the championship flight is made up of Bethany Burns, Lindsey Hollis, Macall Miller, Hazel Davis, and Meg Buchanan. The final round tees off with a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start Thursday morning. CWGA Amateur Championships – July ... (click for more)