3rd Grader Jimmy Green At East Brainerd Elementary Gets Junior Deputy Status

Friday, May 7, 2021

Chief Deputy Austin Garrett made a surprise visit to East Brainerd Elementary School with a special delivery in recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Week on Friday.

While visiting the elementary school, Chief Deputy Garrett met third grader Jimmy Green, who showed interest in law enforcement moving Chief Deputy Garrett to deputize him as Hamilton County’s newest Junior Deputy Sheriff.

The third grader was presented with his own Junior Deputy Badge.

“We recognize the incredibly difficult job that teachers do each and every day educating and caring for our children,” stated Chief Deputy Garrett.

“Their job has been further complicated with the pandemic and the challenges they have faced and continue to face since last year. As we recognize National Teacher Appreciation Week, we wish to acknowledge our unwavering support and recognition of our educators.

“The youth of today is tomorrow’s law enforcement professional.”


Soddy-Daisy Sets Independence Day Celebration For July 3

Sullivan Named Whitfield County Employee Of Month For April

Weekly Road Construction Report


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Sullivan Named Whitfield County Employee Of Month For April

Deputy Jason Sullivan hasn’t been an officer with the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office for very long, but he’s already made quite an impact during his three years on the job. After being nominated by Maria Pack, Deputy Sullivan has been named Whitfield County Employee of the Month for April. “I am nominating ‘Sully,’ as we all call him, for his infectious positive attitude ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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Opinion

Historic Zoning Commission Works For The Developer, Not The Community

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Roy Exum: UAW: No Drug Tests?

General Motors is at wit’s end. GM needs to hire 450 “part time” workers immediately in Flint, Michigan and another 275 at the Fort Wayne, Ind., assembly plant. Add the fact the United Auto Workers, with its last president just sentenced to over two years in the slammer, is just as desperate for new members. GM is offering $16.67 an hour the first day, free medical care after 90 ... (click for more)