Vote Yes For The Chattanooga Whiskey Company

Friday, November 16, 2012

On Thursday morning at the Hamilton County Commission meeting a very large group of supporters gathered to show the Commissioners of Hamilton County that they support the Chattanooga Whiskey Company setting up shop in Chattanooga to manufacture and distribute Chattanooga Whiskey. Hamilton County already allows the sales of liquor as well as the sales of liquor by the drink. 

I feel this business is just what is needed as well as wanted to bring Chattanooga into the spot light with a nostalgic product that not only brings back the memories of the past by the retro look of the bottles and Chattanooga on its label, but will also add to the products made in the Chattanooga area. 

There is no risk allowing the Chattanooga Whiskey Company from manufacturing in Hamilton County as products like this are served and sold here everyday. The other advantages are the jobs created, the tourist coming to visit this distillery and spending their money in our city, as well as the thousands of dollars in tax revenue potential. This is a win win for our city. This is NOT about religious beliefs or if it would contribute to drinking and driving, it's just not a factor in this case. its about bringing a great product into our city with the name Chattanooga in view for the whole world to see and enjoy. 

Please vote yes and allow the Chattanooga Whiskey Company permission to manufacture their products in Hamilton County. 

Mark Brandt
East Ridge

County Officials Need To Provide A Decent Animal Shelter - And Response

Once upon a time, a group of citizens concerned about the decaying building housing the Humane Educational Society on Highland Park raised their voices in an outcry about the deplorable state of the HES facility and the over-population of unwanted and unspayed/unneutered cats and dogs in Hamilton County.   What happened then was that the City Council stepped ... (click for more)

Bone-Headed Logo

Why is the new state logo orange and white?  To me, that says that all Tennesseans are Volunteer fans. How about blue and gold (UTC) or black and gold (Vanderbilt)?  Don't assume all who live here are Volunteer followers. Sells our state short. Ken Maury (click for more)

Man Killed By Train At Sale Creek

A man was struck and killed by a train in North Hamilton County on Wednesday evening. The sheriff's office said the incident occurred in Sale Creek.   (click for more)

Tram Up 1st Street That Proved A Dud Also Falters At Auction

Most of the 21st Century Waterfront development was a major success. Except for that non-working tram going up the steep hill at First Street. The city has finally given up on the unusual mode of transit and has placed it up for auction. But there were only four bids submitted and the high was only $92.50. The owners of the firm that built the tram, Outdoor Engineers ... (click for more)

Harris Leaves Tyner For Administrative Job At Dalewood Middle

Long-time Tyner Academy boys basketball coach Gerald Harris has resigned his coaching position to accept a job as assistant principal at Dalewood Middle School. Harris, 49, was offered and accepted the administration job last Friday and met with last year’s team on Tuesday to break the news to his players. “I’ve been coaching a long time and I’ve said goodbye before,” Harris ... (click for more)

Atlanta Silverbacks Dodge Chattanooga Upset In Overtime

The Chattanooga Football Club was minutes away from a 1-0 upset of visiting Atlanta Silverbacks in the third round of the US Open Cup. After battling for 87 minutes of scoreless soccer, the Chattanooga team representing the NPSL scored the potential game winner when Luke Winter scored of a cross from John Finlay. Minutes later, a foul in the box by CFC led to a Atlanta ... (click for more)