Take Care Of Our Elderly

Thursday, June 17, 2021

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 the public knows. This just happens to be one that made the news.

If you are forced to put your loved one into a home, for heaven's sake, check on them, regularly. If they have restricted visiting hours, don't use this facility. If you find a nasty, smelly environment, Leave, right then. All this should go unsaid.

Just put yourself in that loved one's place and ask yourself if you would be alright with being there.

Did the employees that walked out say anything? Did they tell anyone? They should have called the news station long before we saw it a few days ago.

Remember, all of us will one day be old. What goes around, comes around.

Regina Smalley Townsend


Congratulations, Democrats

Marie Mott Needs Our Prayers - And Response

Statement On Proposed Rule For Prohibited Concepts In Instruction


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Opinion

Congratulations, Democrats

“It’s wrong to hope he (Lindsey Graham) dies from COVID, right?”, Kate Coyne-McCoy, director of the Rhode Island Democrat Party, tweeted yesterday, advocating a premature end to his life. Congratulations, Democrats, after years of denigration of your political opponents you have finally found an appropriate leader for your party. I am surprised it took so long but I’m overjoyed ... (click for more)

Marie Mott Needs Our Prayers - And Response

Former City Council candidate and protest leader Marie Mott and I used to be friends. We had a public falling out over defunding the police and other political issues. I respect her and know how intelligent she is; her I.Q is off the charts and she is extremely well read. It is sad to see her get arrested again, especially over a domestic issue. I miss her suggesting ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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A Bradley County judge has found that Walden officials’ 2019 decision to rezone a piece of property so it could be used for a grocery store complex was “illegal, arbitrary and capricious.” Consequently, Judge J. Michael Sharp said in a decision released Monday, the ordinance is declared invalid. The judge denied a request from landowner/developer/attorney John Anderson to ... (click for more)

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Things were looking good at the Chattanooga Convention Center with new bookings starting to come on the books after the ruinous COVID seemed to be finally waning. However, longtime Executive Director Mike Shuford said with the new highly contagious Delta strain, "I'm not so sure." He said some who had planned future events are having second thoughts. Another big problem ... (click for more)

Sports

Football Mocs Start Camp Wednesday

The day is finally almost here. A large number of the Chattanooga Mocs football team has been in summer school working on strength and conditioning along with skills work. The remainder of the squad comes to campus Tuesday with fall camps starting Wednesday morning. “Really proud of the work our guys did throughout the summer,” Coach Rusty Wright shared. “Our bodies were noticeably ... (click for more)

Moc Golfers Named GCAA All-American Scholars

Chattanooga Mocs Head Men’s Golf Coach Mark Guhne takes great pride in his squad’s work on the course and in the classroom. Excellence in both is a focus. The latter is where this is focused with the latest Golf Coaches Association of America awards for both team and individually. Individually, the duo of Leon Bader and A.J. Lintunen repeated as GCAA All-American Scholars presented ... (click for more)