Wholehearted Support For Tom Decosimo

Monday, July 6, 2020
I have known Tom Decosimo and his family for many years in many capacities, and he has consistently displayed the characteristics that will enable him to serve with distinction on the School Board to all the benefit of all residents. 

• He has been a successful businessman with great financial strength at a time when those capabilities are badly needed. 

• Although I know him as a friend, a fellow tennis player, the son of Joe Decosimo (one of my father’s dearest friends) and from other common interests, I have most often crossed paths with Tom as he served our County so often through philanthropic and community activities. 

• Tom has the personality and attitude to work with others to reach the best conclusions and to achieve successful results. 

• A candidate with all the necessary talent and capabilities needs one other critical element.
Their purpose must be to serve our community as their only goal and to the best of their ability. I have no doubt that Tom has the knowledge and experience to serve Hamilton County’s education system, and especially the children, with distinction, and he also is giving his time and resources to this effort solely for that goal. 

Pem Guerry 
Signal Mountain

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Opinion

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Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

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Breaking News

Hamilton County Has 1 More Coronavirus Death, Cases Top 6,000; State Has 9 More Deaths

The Hamilton County Health Department reported on Saturday that the total number of Hamilton County resident deaths has risen one more to 54. Total cases now are 6,031 in Hamilton County, an increase of 104. Tennessee had 9 more deaths bringing the toll to 1,215. There were 1,803 new cases for a total of 120,585. There were 72 more hospitalized to bring that total ... (click for more)

Witnesses Saw Road Rage Killing Of 19-Year-Old Caleb McKean; Got Tag Number Of Mazda Driven By Terry Beard, Who Confessed

Police said several people witnessed the road rage killing of 19-year-old Caleb McKean on Friday afternoon. One got the tag number of the distinctive Mazda driven by the shooter. That let police to 43-year-old Terry Julius Beard, who confessed and has been charged with criminal homicide. At approximately 2:42 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a person shot call in ... (click for more)

Sports

Chattanooga FC Falls 2-1 To Michigan Stars

The Michigan Stars scored late in the match for a 2-1 victory over Chattanooga FC on Saturday. It was the start of the fall season of the National Independent Soccer Association. Steven Juncaj broke at 1-1 tie in the 88th minute while hitting an 18-yard shot at Ultimate Soccer Arenas Outdoor Stadium at Pontiac, Mich. After the Stars took the lead, Chattanooga FC had ... (click for more)

Chattanooga FC Strengthens Roster With New Players Before NISA Fall Season

When Chattanooga’s Football Club travels north for the NISA fall conference opener, there will be some new faces on the trip. The club is proud to announce the signing of defender Shaun Russell in addition to last month’s signing of midfielder David Koloko. Here’s a deeper dive into the new players joining the first team: David Koloko: Koloko is a 6’1” midfielder/defender ... (click for more)