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Ridiculous Changes On Frazier Avenue Traffic Patterns - And Response (3)

  • 4/22/2024

Well, our local politicians have done it again. First they had to ruin MLK and McCallie Avenues. Then they ruined Dodds Avenue. They turned both of them into one-lane traffic each way with center turn lanes and bike lanes. And they ruined them. Now they’re ruining Frazier Avenue. Why is it that politicians believe they have to be seen doing something? I wish they’d just leave us all alone. “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” Ronald Reagan’s nine scariest words. And nowhere is that more true than in the current “leadership” of Chattanooga. And by the way, President Reagan was not being complimentary of politicians. I’m speaking in particular of the lane changes ... (click for more)

Remember Worker Memorial Day

  • 4/23/2024

L'Ambiance Plaza - Brideport, CT. April 23, 1987. I can tell you where I was, what I wore, what I ate for lunch. And every time I smell offroad diesel, I can see that place. It's imprinted on my mind. The whirlwind of days after, and now 37 years after. I think often on 28 families who kissed their loved ones as they headed to work that day. A warm, sunny, beautiful spring day. The kind of day you take off your jacket and maybe overshirt, to soak up the rays. I was not yet 30 years old. It was right as lunch was ending. I was not due on that worksite for a couple days. Larry and Max had gone to drop all the supplies and conduit we needed. I was just around the corner on another job. ... (click for more)

Democratic View On Top Senate Issues: April 23, 2024

  • 4/23/2024

Lee’s $1.9 Billion Corporate Handout: Battle lines drawn over transparency 10 a.m. CT Conference Committee — SB 2103 , by Sen. Jack Johnson, would give property-rich corporations $4.1 billion worth of franchise tax breaks over the next decade ($400M annually) and authorize $1.6 billion worth of immediate cash payments to those same taxpayers. ... (click for more)

The Moccasin Bend “Garden Club”

  • 4/22/2024

As a native Chattanoogan, I remember my father making comments to my mother about her belonging to the “Moccasin Bend Garden Club ” whenever we were driving to Nashville and rounding the “Bend” where the Moccasin Bend Mental Hospital was located. My father would chuckle, and I would peer at the Moccasin Bend Mental Hospital out of the car ... (click for more)

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Democratic View On Top Senate Issues: April 23, 2024
  • 4/23/2024

Lee’s $1.9 Billion Corporate Handout: Battle lines drawn over transparency 10 a.m. CT Conference Committee — SB 2103 , by Sen. Jack Johnson, would give property-rich corporations $4.1 billion worth of franchise tax breaks over the next decade ($400M annually) and authorize $1.6 billion worth of immediate cash payments to those same taxpayers. The House version of this bill includes the $400 million annual tax break for corporations, but the handout is about half the size at $700 ... more

Anderson Leads Signal Mountain Past Soddy Daisy
  • 4/22/2024

Soddy Daisy and Signal Mountain have had two of the best baseball teams in Chattanooga this spring and without a doubt, have been head and shoulders above anybody else in District 6-AAA. These two teams will play their final regular-season game Tuesday night at Signal Mountain with the winner taking the district championship and earning the top seed for next week’s district tournament that will be played at Red Bank. The Trojans were the host team on Monday as they entered play at ... more

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