Many Veteran Bradley County Officeholders Unopposed

Friday, January 14, 2022

D. Gary Davis has qualified to run for another term as Bradley County's county mayor, and he could see opposition. Most other veteran officeholders may sail back into office.

County Commission Chairman Johnny Mull announced back in September that he would seek the seat of county mayor. He picked up papers to run for the post on Dec. 20, but he has not yet returned them. The qualifying deadline is Feb. 17.

Steve Lawson is running again for sheriff, and Steve Crump for district attorney.

Trustee Mike Smith has qualified as have Register of Deeds Dina Swafford, Circuit Court Clerk Gayla Carlean Miller and County Clerk Donna Alley Simpson. 

Road Superintendent Sandra Norton Knight has opposition from Tom Collins.

Vicki Beaty is running for School Board 2, Chuck Evans and Joshua Taylor for School Board 4, Amanda Lee for School Board 6, and Jeff Lovingood for School Board 7. 

All candidates thus far have listed a Republican affiliation. This is the first year School Board candidates have to give their party. 

County Mayor

D. Gary Davis

Johnny Mull

Sheriff

Steve Lawson

Trustee

Mike Smith

Register of Deeds

Dina Swafford

District Attorney

Steve Crump

County Clerk

Donna Alley Simpson

Road Superintendent

Tom Collins

Sandra Norton Knight

Circuit Court Clerk

Gayla Carlean Miller

Public Defender 10th Judicial District (Bradley, McMinn, Monroe and Polk counties)

Donald Leon Shahan Jr.

School Board 2

Vicki Beaty

School Board 4

Chuck Evans

Joshua Taylor

School Board 6

Amanda Lee

School Board 7

Jeff Lovingood

 

 

 

 


Police Blotter: Yelling Waffle House Customer Asked To Leave; Woman Is Harassed By Ex-Boyfriend's New Girlfriend

Latest Bradley County Arrest Report

Teen Charged With Kidnapping Pregnant Woman, Pointing Gun At Her Stomach


Two employees of Waffle House at 4919 Brainerd Road told police a man became disorderly and yelled at the employees when an order was wrong. They just wanted the man to be removed and trespassed ... (click for more)

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Police responded to a kidnapping call where they were told by the pregnant victim that her ex-boyfriend Shylo Billings, 18, had hit her with a gun. She said he was holding her against her will. ... (click for more)



Breaking News

Police Blotter: Yelling Waffle House Customer Asked To Leave; Woman Is Harassed By Ex-Boyfriend's New Girlfriend

Two employees of Waffle House at 4919 Brainerd Road told police a man became disorderly and yelled at the employees when an order was wrong. They just wanted the man to be removed and trespassed from the property. Police told the man that he was no longer welcome on the property and not to come back. He left the area on foot. * * * While working an extra job at Walmart, an ... (click for more)

Latest Bradley County Arrest Report

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Opinion

I Remember Chattanooga’s First March For Life

This Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, Greater Chattanooga Right to Life will hold its March for Life assembling at 10:30 a.m. at the Coolidge Park Pavilion. I hope you will attend. I remember the first March for Life in Chattanooga held 35 years ago on Jan. 22, 1987. The march consisted of 14 people: Dan Martino, Doyle Ratterree and his wife who was carrying their infant daughter in ... (click for more)

My Family Is Afraid And So Am I, A Tale Of American Healthcare

My father fears what I’m about to say will make me unable to find a job in the future. He may be right. My whole family worries about my health, as do I, and we have good reason to do so. I feel now more than ever that I must speak up regardless of consequence or retribution because to remain silent about this truly and uniquely American experience would be wrong. I did all the ... (click for more)

Sports

Mocs Grind Out SoCon Win At UNCG, 72-64

With four players scoring in double digits and a stellar performance from the free-throw line, the Chattanooga Mocs men's basketball team grinded its way to its first win in Greensboro since 2016 and defeated UNCG 72-64 inside the Greensboro Coliseum in Southern Conference action on Thursday evening. Following the victory, Chattanooga improves to 15-4 overall and sits atop ... (click for more)

UTC Women Rally Past Western Carolina, 55-48

Chattanooga battled back from a nine-point halftime deficit for its third straight win, beating Western Carolina 55-48 at The McKenzie Arena Thursday night in Southern Conference women’s basketball action. The win was the 900 th in program history for the Mocs, 39 th best in NCAA Division I history. The Mocs improve to 5-14 overall and 3-1 in SoCon play while WCU falls to ... (click for more)