Valerie Copeland Rutledge Would Make A Great School Superintendent

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
It was sad news to hear of Dr. Johnson's recent decision to leave our local school system.

I know she won't do it, but I have always thought Valerie Copeland Rutledge would make an awesome leader of the Hamilton County Schools. We deserve someone of her character and trust to continue what Dr. Johnson has given our county. His achievements are remarkable, and I would really like to see someone from within our system to carry on.

Spending wasted money looking for someone all over the country may not always be the best answer.
The best answer is hiring someone who has a vested interest and a genuine love for the children of this county.

So, in my personal opinion, if Valerie won't do it, please hire from within.

Rick Tucker

Congratulations, Democrats

Roy Exum: Liberty Above Mandates

Marie Mott Needs Our Prayers - And Response


“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. ... (click for more)

It is no secret I’ve been on the COVID vaccine bandwagon since the very get-go. Due to my compromised immune system and my age (72) I am one of those at-risk people and I got my first shot the ... (click for more)

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 ... (click for more)



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)

Roy Exum: Liberty Above Mandates

It is no secret I’ve been on the COVID vaccine bandwagon since the very get-go. Due to my compromised immune system and my age (72) I am one of those at-risk people and I got my first shot the first minute I could; around Valentine’s Day. Since then, I’ve used my opinion pulpit to push the vaccine as hard as possible because I am totally convinced it saves lives. Therefore, this ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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Red Bank Commissioners Vote On 1st Reading To Raise Taxes 11 Cents

Red Bank Commissioners voted unanimously on first reading on Tuesday night to raise the property tax by 11 cents. The new $1.10 per $100 of assessed valuation was 10 cents below what Interim City Manager John Alexander had recommended and had been supported by Mayor Hollie Berry and Vice Mayor Stefanie Dalton. Red Bank's tax rate previously was $1.39. However, under the certified ... (click for more)

Sports

Dan Fleser: Dodgeball, Kickball Part Of Vol Football Team Building

The football conversation on Tuesday at Tennessee’s Neyland-Thompson Sports Center was almost exclusively about football. The fare was typical for a media-day setting and timely, considering preseason practice begins on Wednesday and the season opens Sept. 2 against Bowling Green. There wasn’t a second spent on recounting any games of dodge ball or kick ball that took ... (click for more)

Lookouts Snap Losing Streak With Timely Hitting

The Chattanooga Lookouts didn’t exactly knock down the walls at AT&T Field with their bats Tuesday night, but they did manage to get enough clutch hits to snap a two-game losing streak with a come-from-behind 5-1 victory over the Rocket City Trash Pandas. The Lookouts improve to 17-17 at home and 40-36 overall while Rocket City falls to 37-39 overall. More importantly, ... (click for more)