EPB Constantly Working To Stay Ahead Of The Game

  • 9/29/2023

EPB will be spending a lot of time trying to determine how the world will differ and what to do to position Chattanooga and EPB in the right spot, said CEO of EPB David Wade. He told the board that he views this as an opportunity more than as a challenge, and it will require the ability to think bigger and differently. Chairman of the Board Vicki Gregg said that EPB wants to think far enough ahead to be ready when opportunities become available. At the September board meeting Mr. Wade talked about issues with this long-term focus and the new opportunities that are beginning to grow. The newest for EPB is the community quantum network that was announced last year. At that time it ... (click for more)

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Dalton Fire Department Engineer Gabe Shupe (right) poses with Interim Fire Chief Mike Russell after having his promotion confirmed
Dalton Fire Department Engineer Gabe Shupe (right) poses with Interim Fire Chief Mike Russell after having his promotion confirmed

Evann Freeman Promoted To EPB Vice President, Government And Community Relations

  • 9/30/2023

The EPB Board has approved Evann Freeman’s promotion to vice president, Government and Community Relations. In his new position, Mr. Freeman will continue to lead EPB’s government relations and economic development efforts by building on work he first undertook when he joined EPB in December 2019 as Director of Government Relations. According ... (click for more)

Tennessee Supreme Court Holds That Persons Convicted Of Vehicular Homicide By Intoxication Are Ineligible For Probation

  • 9/29/2023

The Tennessee Supreme Court today held that the 2017 amendment to the probation eligibility statute, Tennessee Code Annotated section 40-35-303, prohibits defendants who are convicted of vehicular homicide by intoxication from receiving any form of probation. In August 2020, Ebony Robinson struck two minors with her car in a Nashville ... (click for more)

Upcoming City Council Agenda For Tuesday
  • 9/29/2023

Here is the upcoming City Council agenda for Tuesday: I. Call to Order by Chair Dotley. II. Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilman Hester). III. Special Presentation. IV. Minute Approval. Proclamation Honoring George Provost By Councilman Isiah Hester Order of Business for City Council V. Ordinances – Final Reading: MAYOR’S OFFICE a. An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 26, relative to the creation of the City of Chattanooga ... more

Vision 2000 Undone
  • 9/29/2023

Chattanooga has always been my (stealing a term from the Gipper) shining city on a hill. In the 1980's, a group of dedicated community servants like Jack Lupton, Ron Littlefield, Senator Bob Corker, Mai Bell Hurley and Rick Montague had a vision. They saw a wonderful city in decline and they were willing to undertake the enormous effort to make that change; not for them but for all of us. We saw the fruits of their labor in the Tennessee Aquarium, a revitalized downtown that became ... more

Katie Woodruff Completes Hectic Week With Tennessee Women’s Mid-Amateur Title
  • 9/28/2023

This will be a week that Katie Woodruff will likely not forget anytime soon. What began with Woodruff helping coach the University of California’s women’s team to an impressive tournament win early in the week concluded with her capturing her first title as a player since college. Throw in an all-night flight home from San Francisco to barely make her first-round tee time, it’s been a whirlwind experience in the span of four days. Woodruff overcame a two-shot deficit at the start ... more

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