All Is Not Right In Mayberry

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Drive by 912 Glamis Circle on Signal Mountain and see the house that looks like a bomb went off. Note the fire hydrant in the front yard, and know that the fire department was there almost immediately. How safe is your house from a fire? What can be done about the water pressure situation and other pressing matters?

Running a town in the 21st century is more complicated than when I coordinated Recycle Signal in the late 80s, early 90s. While I certainly appreciate those willing to serve, we desperately need elected officials who actually have the time to learn about city government, proper procedures, supporting staff, and are able to get citizens engaged in positive ways.

The immediate need is to have meetings live-streamed, recorded, and easily accessible to citizens. They used to be live-streamed.

I encourage neighborhoods to organize so that someone is in attendance at each of the council meetings. That might mean taking a turn once a quarter. Rotating attendance would mean we’d all get educated about how our community works. Civic engagement is the rent we pay for living in a gorgeous place.

Louise Mann

Signal Mountain


Up-Zoning For A Development On Highway 58 And N. Hickory Valley

Tax The Rich

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Opinion

Up-Zoning For A Development On Highway 58 And N. Hickory Valley

I am writing to express my opposition to the proposed “Up-Zoning” of property at the corners of Highway 58 and North Hickory Valley Road. When I use the term “Up-Zoning,” it is in reference to the upcoming agenda item requesting a rezoning to an R-3 Multi-Family Housing (code speak for apartments). As the authority having jurisdiction, the county commissioners wield tremendous power ... (click for more)

Tax The Rich

The Democrat running for governor in Georgia announced four years ago that she owed more than $227,000 in credit card debt and back taxes, $178,500 in real estate debt and over $4,000 in a car loan (Fortune, 4/2018). Now according to candidate disclosure forms, she claims to be worth $3.17 million (CBS News, 4/5/2022). How did that happen in a little over three years? From books ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Police Blotter: Police Investigate Road Rage Incident; Woman Had Never Seen Her Husband That Mad Before

An officer responded to Jenkins Road on a report of a rolling disorder. The officer saw a white Chevy Suburban following a blue Nissan Armada closely. The officer pulled a U-turn to get behind the vehicles and the Armada pulled into a residence on Jenkins Road. The officer followed the Suburban and, as the officer was running his plates, he pulled over on E. Brainerd Road. The officer ... (click for more)

La Paz Is Aiding Migrants That Texas Governor Is Sending Through Chattanooga

Officials of La Paz Chattanooga say they have been coming to the aid of migrants who are making a stop in Chattanooga while on their way from Texas to Washington, D.C., and New York City. Officials said the group "has been witnessing the arrival of migrants that include individuals and families following the legal process for asylum, as reportedly sent via bus by Texas Governor ... (click for more)

Sports

Lookouts Lose Third Straight To Montgomery

The Chattanooga Lookouts came home on a high note last Tuesday after winning five of six games on the road at Birmingham. That badly-needed momentum didn’t last long as the Montgomery Biscuits came to town this week and did the same thing, winning five of six and the last three in a row following Sunday’s 9-6 victory at AT&T Field. The Lookouts collected 11 hits and they ... (click for more)

WindStone Chosen As Host Site For 2022 National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Regional

Twelve golf facilities across the nation, including WindStone in Ringgold, Ga., have been named host sites for the 2022 National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Regionals taking place in September. Nearly 200 teams of junior golfers ages 10-17 will enjoy two days of competition. Through PGA Jr. League, kids ages 17 and under learn and play golf on co-ed teams, wear numbered jerseys ... (click for more)