Dean Moorhouse Thanks Supporters

Friday, June 11, 2021

I would like to thank my many supporters in District 9 who sent emails, made calls to commissioners on my behalf, and encouraged others to do likewise. Unfortunately I fell short of the necessary five votes. Your continued support, your encouragement, and especially your love of our community makes District 9, indeed the crown jewel of Hamilton County.

And to Commissioner Bankston who endorsed me, acted as a mentor, friend and confidant thank you. 

I learned through this appointment process, those who stand strong on issues that affect our community, will not be a popular candidate for appointment when special interest groups are involved. I have and will always stand and let my voice be heard on critical issues that affect our home values, health, safety and quality of life of District 9 residents. As a protector of small landowners rights, I feel I owe this debt to my community and its citizens.

I congratulate Commissioner Highlander and hope he too, will stand strong on the same issues against special interest groups who promote ideas for profit that contribute to urban sprawl, a less productive society, duplication of services, threaten our green space, and those placing demands on rural roads, schools, fire and police protection, and other infrastructure.

I too wish to thank commissioners Boyd, Fairbanks and Smedley for supporting me and responding to the numerous emails and calls of the citizens in District 9 and ignoring the lobbying efforts of various special interest groups. 

Thank you,
Dean Moorhouse


Take Care Of Our Elderly

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Opinion

Take Care Of Our Elderly

The news of the cruelty to the elderly in the news, a few days ago, was disgusting. As a former employee of a well known home for the elderly in Chattanooga, I cannot imagine how this all came about. There was no air conditioning anywhere except the office, how convenient. All of the employees walked out, except one. Unfortunately, this kind of behavior goes on, more than ... (click for more)

CPD Lawsuit, Mr. James And 2 Juveniles

As unpopular as I know this opinion will be, here it is for what it's worth. For anyone interested in the minutiae of law enforcement the preferred response in policy of both CPD and the Sheriff's Office is to call the parents of juveniles unless the infraction is severe, like felony severe. Put yourself in the officer's shoes and decide, based on what you have been told by radio, ... (click for more)

Breaking News

1 Dies After 2-Vehicle Crash Early Thursday Morning At Hixson Pike And Thrasher Pike

One person died in a crash involving two vehicles on Hixson Pike early Thursday morning. At approximately 6:30 a.m., Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the Hixson Pike and Thrasher Pike intersection for the report of a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, deputies and emergency services personnel located a crash involving two vehicles. There has been ... (click for more)

Historic Zoning Panel Allows 1 New Hillside Home In St. Elmo, Rejects One Beside It

The Chattanooga Historic Zoning Commission, after hours of discussion on Thursday, approved one new home on a steep hillside in St. Elmo, but rejected a similar one that was to have gone in beside it. Watchtower Investments initially wanted three identical large new homes clustered together between Tennessee Avenue and Seneca Avenue near Forest Hill Cemetery. The Community ... (click for more)

Sports

Vol Fans Invited To College World Series Watch Party Sunday At Lindsey Nelson Stadium

Tennessee Athletics is celebrating the baseball team's College World Series berth by hosting a "Big Orange Watch Party" Sunday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium during the Volunteers' opening game against Virginia. Admission is free for all fans. The stadium's front gate opens at 1 p.m. ET, and first pitch is set for 2 p.m. ET. Free parking is available in the G16 garage and all other ... (click for more)

Vols’ Johnson Claims Choo Choo Title

As he walked off the final hole at Council Fire Golf Club Wednesday afternoon, unaware that he had an insurmountable lead to win the Chattanooga Choo Choo Invitational, Tyler Johnson was suddenly caught off guard by an impromptu recognition of his victory. Tournament director Chris Schmidt asked a member of his staff to blast a loud rendition of “Rocky Top” from nearby speakers, ... (click for more)