PHOTOS: Art By Inmates At The County Jail

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Art created by inmates at the County Jail is on display at the Courts Building lobby

Jim Foster Speaks At Orange Grove Center's Lunch For Champions Friday

UTC Women’s Basketball Head Coach Jim Foster is the featured speaker for this year’s Lunch for Champions at Orange Grove Center.  The lunch will be held on Friday, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Orange Grove Center main campus at 615 Derby St.  The lunch, sometimes breakfast, also spotlights an individual served by Orange Grove; this year, Roger Freshour, who has been ... (click for more)

Southern Hospitality Meets Latin Flair: Latin Festival Set For May 2

Chattanooga State’s Office of International Outreach will host Chattanooga’s First Latin Festival from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, May 2 in Highland Park, "one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Chattanooga," officials said. Latin Festival 2015 is designed as a fundraising event to support Chattanooga State’s Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language programs that ... (click for more)

School Board Member Welch Defends County Administrative Pay; Says Commissioner Boyd "Acted Recklessly And With A Personal Agenda"

County School Board member Jonathan Welch has defended county school administrative pay that was questioned by County Commissioner Tim Boyd, saying that without federal dollars it is 1.7 percent. He also questioned county administrative expenses, saying Commissioner Boyd "should get his house in order" before "throwing stones" at the county schools. The board member said ... (click for more)

Detective Following Murder Suspects Who Came Out Firing: "I'm In A Bad Spot"

Chattanooga Police Detective Lucas Fuller on Tuesday told in court how he wound up behind two murder suspects in the victim's truck in a gang-plagued part of town. He told how they came out gunning toward his unmarked vehicle. He said, "My radio's down and there are least two shooters. I'm in a bad spot." Detective Fuller said the pair fired at least 14 shots, but none hit ... (click for more)

Time-Out On Housing PILOTs

Kudos to the City Council and County Commission for beginning thoughtful discussions about housing PILOTs. A growing number of citizens from across the political spectrum hope you continue your good work by calling a time-out on housing PILOTs until you adopt policies and procedures about how these tax breaks are evaluated, monitored and enforced.   I suggest an immediate ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why The British Attacked

This was a pretty big week exactly 240 years ago and what happened then is really important now. The British Army, after arriving in increasing numbers seven years before, decided to launch a sneak attack on Concord, Mass., and several other towns in mid-April of 1775. Their purpose was simple: take away every gun you can find. Confiscate every weapon of any kind. It was believed ... (click for more)