2 Wrongs Never Make A Right

Sunday, May 31, 2020

I was outraged at the apparent excessive police restraint used on George Floyd. The man was on the ground with four police officers on his back, did one really need to put his knee on his neck?According to Chief Roddy apparently not and I agree. The officer has been charged with murder.

Speaking of excessive force, I do not understand how protesters think destroying the property of other citizens and businesses that had nothing to do with that is acceptable, it is not. Speaking of unacceptable, looting, really? Using one crime as an excuse to commit another? Using this unacceptable situation for personal gain?

Protesters, listen to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms, you are disgracing your cities and yourselves.

Sam Lewallen, Jr.


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

Vote No To The Discretionary Funds Resolution

Why Are Businesses Not Following The Mask Mandate? - And Response


Just when I thought things couldn’t get any worse in 2020 I lost my great friend and Court Officer David (Chy) Francis. He had leukemia plus a heart condition and the combination was just too ... (click for more)

Once again, the subject of discretionary funds rears its ugly head as the county commissioners seek to buy votes and consolidate their power. And once again, it is time for the commissioners ... (click for more)

Why are local businesses not following the mask mandate? Is it because both county and city leaders say they are not going to enforce it? If so, why was is put into effect anyway? Look up ... (click for more)



Opinion

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

Just when I thought things couldn’t get any worse in 2020 I lost my great friend and Court Officer David (Chy) Francis. He had leukemia plus a heart condition and the combination was just too much. David and I were longtime college friends. When I became Judge I employed him because I knew he had the intelligence and the organizational skills to fulfill the role of Court Officer. ... (click for more)

Vote No To The Discretionary Funds Resolution

Once again, the subject of discretionary funds rears its ugly head as the county commissioners seek to buy votes and consolidate their power. And once again, it is time for the commissioners who care about sound fiscal policy to say “enough is enough.” It is time for this Commission to get it through their collective heads that these taxpayer dollars are not to be used for whatever ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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)

Statue Of Blessed Mother Is Beheaded At St. Stephen Parish In Chattanooga

Catholic Bishop Rick Stika said a statue of the Blessed Mother was beheaded at St. Stephen Parish in Chattanooga. He said, "What a strange time we live in. Over the weekend, an outdoor statue of the Blessed Mother was beheaded. This is occurring at various spots around the U.S." Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, a practicing Roman Catholic, said , “This is a disturbing ... (click for more)

Sports

Limited Number Of Fans To Be Allowed In New Red Wolves CHI Memorial Stadium, Mask Optional

The Chattanooga Red Wolves are drawing ever-closer to the start of their season, and perhaps more importantly, the debut of the new CHI Memorial Stadium. CHI Memorial doctor Mark D. Anderson was at Tuesday’s practice, and said he believed having a reduced number of fans at the game should be safe. “I don’t know exactly what the plan is for fans, but a big thing is that being ... (click for more)

Covenant Names Jenny Rohn As Head Softball Coach

After a national search, Covenant College director of athletics Dr. Tim Sceggel announced Jenny Rohn as the next head softball coach at the institution. Rohn becomes the fifth head coach in program history. She comes to Covenant with a wealth of experience at the Division I level after spending the last three years as an assistant coach at Harvard. Rohn also made ... (click for more)