Find Those Who Listen

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Something I have learned as a 14-year-old in politics is that you can sit at your kitchen table and call and email congressmen and senators but very few will listen. I have learned those that do listen are at the local and state level. All change is local.

In the Hamilton County May 2022 primary, 48,848 people voted, and in the 2021 Chattanooga City election 28,473 people voted. We think in this day in time, posting and commenting is how we can get change. I hate to say it, but a Facebook post and tweet are both pretty ineffective. If you want change, start holding your local leaders and representatives accountable. 

In November of 2020, 172,356 people voted in Hamilton County; however, we saw an extremely low turnout in our recent local county primary that determined many of our local leaders including commissioners, judges, school board representatives, and party nominees for the open seat of county mayor.  If we want so much change, you all need to vote in August and continue to fight for your beliefs leading up to the midterms.

Ryan Jenkins


Why We Need An Epic Park In The Heart Of Red Bank

Although An Election Loser, Allan Jones Is My Hero - And Response

Urging A More Thorough Analysis Of The Stadium Relocation


Parks, especially large-scale multi-purpose parks, are economic engines. Using the former school property on Red Bank’s Dayton Boulevard for an epic park would pay huge dividends for the community. ... (click for more)

The thought of a Republican billionaire running for a school board seat in Cleveland, Tn., was entertaining enough. Mr. Allan Jones is a product of Bradley County schools and turned his daddy’s ... (click for more)

The number of questions citizens are raising about relocating the Lookouts stadium keeps growing. Few are being answered. Based on the information available to the public on land use and economic ... (click for more)



Opinion

Why We Need An Epic Park In The Heart Of Red Bank

Parks, especially large-scale multi-purpose parks, are economic engines. Using the former school property on Red Bank’s Dayton Boulevard for an epic park would pay huge dividends for the community. It would provide tangible environmental, aesthetic and recreation benefits to our city. But such a park would also be a source of positive economic benefits. Studies have confirmed ... (click for more)

Although An Election Loser, Allan Jones Is My Hero - And Response

The thought of a Republican billionaire running for a school board seat in Cleveland, Tn., was entertaining enough. Mr. Allan Jones is a product of Bradley County schools and turned his daddy’s debt collection business into a billion dollar advance payday lender, Check Into Cash. He had fresh ideas for the Cleveland school system and ran on a six-year plan for just a four-year term. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Strong Storm With Lightning Strikes Keeps Firefighters Busy On Saturday Night

The weather made way for a very busy Saturday night for the Chattanooga Fire Department. As a result of severe thunderstorms, Green Shift companies responded to many calls across the city, including wires down, flooding, motor vehicle crashes and several residential fires believed to be caused by lightning strikes. One of the residential fires occurred in the 4000 block of Caine ... (click for more)

Man, 79, Killed In Wreck Near Soddy Daisy On Friday Afternoon

A 79-year-old man was killed in a wreck on Highway 27 near Soddy Daisy on Friday afternoon. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Phillip Morris was going south when he veered across the median and struck a vehicle heading north. The driver of the other vehicle was 28-year-old Tera Denton, who suffered unknown injuries. (click for more)

Sports

Rain Did Not Dampen Red Wolves Resolve In Win

The rain delays did not lull the Red Wolves to sleep, as Chattanooga pounced all over the top-ranked Greenville Triumph in Saturday’s 5-1 blowout. Following a two-hour thunderstorm delay, the Red Wolves squared off against their long-time difficult foe in the Greenville Triumph. Every game between the two squads has been one by one goal—that was not the case for this muggy, physical ... (click for more)

Chattanooga FC Extends Unbeaten Streak With 3-0 Win Over Maryland

Chattanooga FC battled to a 3-0 victory over the Maryland Bobcats late Saturday night with an official attendance of 3,479. The only thing more electric than the delay-causing lightning was Chattanooga’s first half attack, with goals from Markus Naglestad, Greg Stratton, and Taylor Gray. Chattanooga FC had a two-week break in action prior to the match following a dramatic cup ... (click for more)