Re: A tragic mistake -The maltreatment of a lovely, gracious and worthy lady.
The moving finger writes—
And having writ moves on.
Nor all thy piety nor wit
Can lure it back to cancel half a line,
Nor all thy tears wash out a word of it.
April 27, 2015
The legislative year that ended last week felt largely like Act I of a two-act play. Many pieces of legislation moved in the right direction, but the final outcome was postponed to 2016, the ... (click for more)
Our system of granting PILOTs and TIFs is totally antiquated and without any justification. No other city or county our size in Tennessee operates without guidelines related to granting ... (click for more)
Back in the days when we were determined that the Chattanooga News-Free Press would have the best sports section in the country, I was traveling a whole lot. For example, back then I would be ... (click for more)
The legislative year that ended last week felt largely like Act I of a two-act play. Many pieces of legislation moved in the right direction, but the final outcome was postponed to 2016, the second act of a two-year Tennessee General Assembly. Scholarships for K-12 Students My 10-year push to provide Opportunity Scholarships once again passed the Senate but was mired ... (click for more)
Our system of granting PILOTs and TIFs is totally antiquated and without any justification. No other city or county our size in Tennessee operates without guidelines related to granting tax breaks. It is way past time for our elected officials to address this issue. Our Chamber of Commerce and River City have had checkbooks with unlimited funds for way ... (click for more)
Mayor Andy Berke, in his annual State of the City Address, on Monday announced the creation of the Netbridge Student Discount program. In the partnership with EPB, he said any family of a child eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch in schools can receive 100 megabits per second Internet at a cost of $26.99 per month." Mayor Berke said, "Think about it. Our low income families will ... (click for more)
District Attorney Bert Poston told a jury in Dalton on Monday that the cell phone of Skyy Mims was found at the scene of the murder of convenience store clerk DK Chaudhari. He said Ms. Mims carried out the robbery in order to get Lotto tickets that she hoped would bring her money to finance her budding musical career. He said she took 80 "$500 A Week For Life" tickets. The ... (click for more)
The Soddy Daisy Lady Trojans felt right at home Monday afternoon at Baylor. These two softball teams are annually among the best in the state and they've had some memorable games in years past, but Monday's game was all Soddy Daisy. Baylor scored three runs in the bottom of the second inning before the Lady Trojans sent 11 hitters to the plate in the third where they scored ... (click for more)
The defending district champion Soddy Daisy girls (9-0) defeated Bradley County, 9-0, Monday, while the Trojan boys (2-8) were also victorious against Bradley Central., 7-2. Chloe Mitchell claimed an 8-0 win against Haylee Pell in No.1 singles while Jared Elrod of Bradley Central stopped Robert Sneed, 8-2, in the boys' No.1 singles match. The Soddy Daisy ... (click for more)