Some Former Office Holders Running In Red Bank, Signal Mountain, East Ridge

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Some former municipal office holders plan to be on the ballot in the upcoming November election.

Bill Lusk, one-time Signal Mountain mayor, is running for a council seat. Joe Durek is also a candidate. Mr. Lusk was mayor of Signal Mountain for three terms 2008-2014.  He served on the council a total of 10 years from 2006-2016.

Jim Bethune, former East Ridge vice mayor, is vying for mayor. Brian Williams, who is currently on the East Ridge City Council, is another mayor contender. The current mayor, Brent Lambert, recently lost a County Commission race.

Denny Manning also wants to go back on the East Ridge Council. Incumbent Jacky Cagle is seeking a new term. Others who may run include Mike Chauney, Bob Gilreath Jr., Robert Jones, Gregg Shipley and Andrea Witt.

Patricia Cassidy, who was the first elected court clerk for East Ridge, is seeking a second term. Also running is Doris Rogers. Wayne Thompson has picked up papers.

Ruth Jeno, who was once on the Red Bank City Commission, is running again. She is seeking the commissioner-at-large seat. Terry Pope is running for District 1 and Edward LeCompte for District 3.

Incumbents Robert Cothran and Rick Nunley have picked up for Soddy Daisy Commission posts.

Phil Garvey plans to run for Collegedale commissioner. Ethan White has picked up papers.

The qualifying deadline is Aug. 16.

 



Darius Woods, 26, Arrested For Shooting Of Tavares Walker, 31, After Eyewitnesses Make Identifications

Chattanooga Police charged Darius Woods, 26, on Wednesday, with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony after eyewitnesses made identifications. Tavares Walker, 31, suffered multiple gunshot wounds on Sept. 9, at the 900 block of Wheeler Avenue. A witness said the two men were in a verbal ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Pro Soccer Hires Director Of Community Relations

Chattanooga Pro Soccer announced Terri Lee as director of community relations for the USL Division III professional team. Ms. Lee will assist in building relationships and growing the professional team’s brand as well as coordinate events and game day fan experiences.   “Terri is a Chattanooga parent, a passionate soccer fan and an involved member of our community,” said ... (click for more)

Arming Teachers With Guns Will Be Too Dangerous - And Response (4)

Arming teachers with guns in the classroom, as Bill Lee proposes, would be the single most dangerous thing to happen to students in Tennessee history. Students and teachers in close proximity to loaded firearms daily? Across this state, in middle schools alone, there are probably hundreds of student/teacher conflicts a day. What if a student got hold of gun in a struggle with ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Scream ‘Sexual Assault!’

Candace Owens, a communications director for the conservative non-profit “Turning Point,” wasted not a minute’s time as the Democratic debauchery of Supreme Court appointee Brett Kavanaugh raced like a prairie fire across America. There is little doubt that many politicians -- on either side of the aisle -- play a little loose with the truth. But this Eleventh Hour attack on the ... (click for more)

East Hamilton Beats Bradley Central, 3-0, For 12th Straight Victory

Bradley Central took East Hamilton, one of the better volleyball teams in Southeast Tennessee regardless of classification, to five sets in their first meeting on Aug. 15 in Cleveland. “So, Bradley is not a team you can underestimate,” Lady Hurricanes coach Bojana Hyatt said after her team’s 3-0 sweep of the Bearettes at East Hamilton High School. “They gave us a run for our ... (click for more)

Inspired Chattanooga Christian Sweeps Notre Dame

Chattanooga Christian and Notre Dame have built a really good rivalry in recent years, especially in volleyball. Notre Dame had the dominant team for many years before the two teams split regular-season matches a year ago. Chattanooga Christian has the upper hand in 2018 and clinched first place in the district on Wednesday night at Notre Dame’s Jack Steiner Gymnasium with ... (click for more)