Remembering Claude Ramsey

Monday, June 18, 2018

Chattanooga and Hamilton County has lost one of the best men that has ever held any office anywhere at anytime. Claude Ramsey a simple man who believed anything could be accomplished if you worked hard and treated people good.

I remember meeting Claude at age 20 after moving to the big city after growing up in rural Rhea County. I was working at Turner Funeral Home and Claude brought my boss Bookie Turner several vegetables while he was visiting a family at the funeral home. After speaking with Claude for several minutes I immediately felt comfortable and knew he was a great man. I will always blame him for bringing those vegetables to us because it made Bookie want a large garden in a vacant lot behind the Dodds Avenue chapel where I had to work till dark every night.

Later on I told him several times how Bookie was always saying to me that Claude Ramsey would be a great governor one day and Claude would always say to me that he couldn't win a foot race much less a governor's race.

Our area should always remember this great man and all the things he has done for our city and county. I was very blessed to have met him at a early age and seeing with my own eyes, a country boy like me, that could succeed in the big city and never forget where he started.

Thank you, Claude Ramsey, for being nice to a kid who thought you were going to be the governor according to Bookie. You will be missed by everyone. Hit them straight and long old buddy!!

Rick Mincy 
Lookout Valley




Rosabelle Gorman Is A Leader

District 3 needs a leader, not a follower, and anyone who has listened to Rosabelle Gorman can attest that she is a person with fresh ideas and strong concerns about some of the past actions of the County Commission.  Being a young mother herself, she has a vested interest in improving the Hamilton County schools and the economic viability of new families facing the increasing ... (click for more)

Jenny Hill Is The Best Candidate For District 6

I believe that Jenny Hill is the best candidate for the District 6 school board seat.  Having had the privilege to speak directly with Jenny on issues pertaining to education in Hamilton County, I believe that she has a compelling vision for the steps needed to move education forward in the coming years and the ability to execute on that vision.  Specific positions ... (click for more)

State Democrats Refile Suit In Hamilton County Seeking To Keep Robin Smith Off The Ballot

The Tennessee Democratic Party has refiled a lawsuit seeking to keep former state GOP Chairman Robin Smith off the ballot in the Aug. 2 primary ballot. Ms. Smith was the only candidate after Rep. Gerald McCormick surprisingly dropped out at a late hour of the House District 26 race. The lawsuit was initially filed in Davidson County, but was dismissed there. It has been refiled ... (click for more)

Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Fire On Workman Road Tuesday Morning

Chattanooga firefighters were dispatched at 6:03 a.m. on Tuesday, to a commercial fire at 400 Workman Road. When the first firefighters arrived on the scene, flames were shooting through the roof and the request was immediately made for a second alarm response. The flames could be seen for miles as a total of 13 fire companies rushed to the scene. The large, two-story ... (click for more)

Lookouts Open Series In Mobile Wednesday With 4-2 Win Over BayBears

Mobile, Al. - - - When the Chattanooga Lookouts pitching staff digs in it's heels it means that a couple of home runs added in last night was good enough for a 4-2 win over Mobile. Despite working as a starter for the majority of the season, Anthony Marzi came on in relief for this one. Paco Rodriguez got the ball to kick off the contest, and he turned in a scoreless first ... (click for more)

Vols' Nigel Warrior Named To Bednarik Award Watch List

Tennessee junior defensive back  Nigel Warrior  has been named to the 2018 Bednarik Award Watch List. Warrior is the first Vol to be named to the Bednarik Watch list since the defensive trio of Derek Barnett, Jalen Reeves-Maybin and Cameron Sutton were named to the Bednarik's preliminary list in 2016.   Warrior totaled 83 tackles with 3.5 tackles for loss ... (click for more)