Alternate View On Kneeling

Friday, October 6, 2017

usatoday: "Rory Fanning — a former Army Ranger said he'd be shocked if Pat Tillman wasn't out there taking a 'knee'. 
“Well, after two tours in Afghanistan, I became one of the first U.S. Army Rangers to become a war resistor. I realized that we were never going to win the war in Afghanistan and that we were making the world a far more dangerous place. In doing so, the entire battalion turned their back on me. And for six months, I had to wash dishes, absorb the ridicule of the chain of command.

“There were two people that stood by me that entire six months. It was Pat Tillman and his brother, Kevin. They respected people who stood up for what they believe in. I think they would have a lot more in common with people like Michael Bennett and Colin Kaepernick than they do the people who stand on the sidelines and jeer and try to repress their dissent. So, I’d be shocked if Pat Tillman wasn’t out there taking a knee with these players because Pat cared about people who were exploited, people who were oppressed. He didn’t care so much about symbols. And so I would definitely think Pat would err on the side of Colin Kaepernick.”

Brenda Washington 

Consolidate City And County Resources To Keep Students Safe - And Response

Every school in Hamilton County should have a resource officer now.  The schools should be secured, metal detectors should be installed and other security measures should be implemented.  Anything less puts our students at risk.  Yet, we lack the fiscal resources to accomplish the task.  Sheriff Hammond said that we need $4 million to add a resource officer ... (click for more)

The Questionable Documentation Fee At Car Dealerships

I am in the market for a newer car. Not new, used. My experiences with dealers here and surrounding states mystifies. One dealer charges no documentation fee while another, same town, charges $300, $400 and up to a $1,000 documentation fee. The arbitrary charges from one dealership to the next is an obstacle to purchasing a car.  Imagine, if you will, that when you went ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Council Debating Future Of Mountain Center; Vice Mayor Gee Goes Off Council After Marrying And Moving Out Of Town Limits

A discussion regarding the Mountain Arts Community Center lease and memorandum of agreement with a non- profit organization that has been formed with a proposed to manage it took place at the Signal Mountain town council meeting Friday afternoon. City Manager Boyd Veal had created a document for the purpose of starting a discussion and to identify how the council would like to move ... (click for more)

Students OK After Bag Containing Meth Found At Nolan Elementary

Officials say students at Nolan Elementary School on Signal Mountain are okay after discovering a bag that contained meth. The incident happened on Friday afternoon during a reading fair.  Principal Dr. Shane Harwood sent this message to parents: "Good Afternoon Nolan Families - We wanted to share some information related to an event that has taken ... (click for more)

Ooltewah, Meigs County Post Wins In Ooltewah Invitational Softball

(Story will be updated) On the first full day of play in the Ooltewah Invitational, the host Lady Owls and two-time Class A state champion Meigs County posted impressive wins at The Summit. Ooltewah’s Hadley Morrow overcame a rough start and scattered seven hits, Kayla Boseman smacked a two-run home run in a three-run fourth inning, center-fielder Addy Keylon made a ... (click for more)

Currie To Get $2.5 Million In UT Separation Agreement

The University of Tennessee announced it has completed an amicable resolution parting ways with former Tennessee Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics John Currie. The University has agreed to pay John Currie $2.5 million payable as follows: Currie will be paid $2,220,454.60 no later than April 1, Currie has already been paid his salary for December 2017 through February ... (click for more)