Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Hosts 2018 Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony On Thursday

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office will host, in conjunction with the Chattanooga Police Department, the 2018 Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony on Thursday, at 11:30 a.m., to honor the deputies and police officers from our community who were killed in the line of duty and their survivors.

Thursday's program will take place at the Law Enforcement Memorial located at 600 Market Street and the key note speaker will be retired U.S. Secret Service Agent, Mike Pearson. Agent Pearson is also a former Chattanooga Police Officer.

On average, one law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in the United States every 61 hours.
Since the first known line-of-duty death in 1791, more than 20,000 U.S. law enforcement officers have made the ultimate sacrifice. According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, 135 law enforcement personnel were killed in the line of duty in 2017 and 51 year- to-date for 2018.

During the ceremony, local law enforcement agencies, elected officials, members of the community, and business leaders will take time to honor the sacrifice of our community’s law enforcement personnel, particularly those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

Chattanooga Resident Anthony Logan To Attend Turning Point USA's Young Black Leadership Summit In Washington, D.C.

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Anthony Brian Logan, political news commentator and YouTuber, will be among hundreds of black conservatives visiting the White House during the Young Black Leadership Summit Oct. 25-28, in Washington ... (click for more)

Winning Writers Read will be held at Star Line Books, 1467 Main St., Suite 106, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 6-8 p.m. Guests will meet winners and finalists of the Chattanooga Writers’ Guild ... (click for more)


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Chattanooga Resident Anthony Logan To Attend Turning Point USA's Young Black Leadership Summit In Washington, D.C.

Anthony Brian Logan, political news commentator and YouTuber, will be among hundreds of black conservatives visiting the White House during the Young Black Leadership Summit Oct. 25-28, in Washington D.C. Mr. Logan currently resides in Chattanooga. The conference is sponsored by Turning Point USA and invites young black conservatives between the ages of 15 and 35 to hear from ... (click for more)

Winning Writers Read Is Oct. 30

Winning Writers Read will be held at Star Line Books, 1467 Main St., Suite 106, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 6-8 p.m. Guests will meet winners and finalists of the Chattanooga Writers’ Guild 2017 writing contest and hear readings of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Poets will read only the poem published in the anthology. Prose authors will read a brief excerpt from their published ... (click for more)

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The Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority has released a timetable that would have a new sewage treatment plant in Ooltewah in operation by 2025. A request for a site at Mahan Gap Road goes before the Planning Commission at Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. It goes to the County Commission Zoning Committee on Dec. 12 and the full commission on Dec. 19. The WWTA also ... (click for more)

Downtown Post Office Finally Getting Handicap Ramp

Chattanooga's Downtown Post Office, after some lawsuits and numerous complaints over the years, is finally getting a handicap ramp. Federal Judge Sandy Mattice said the complaints had increased in recent months and the General Services Administration agreed to fund the project at the historic building on Georgia Avenue. The judge said, "It's a beautiful building, but it's ... (click for more)

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Too Many Questions

First it was about 2,000, then we were told it’s up to 4,000. We have no way of knowing who’s coming or what their purpose is. NBC and CNN assure us they are seeking sanctuary but how can we know? Neither Honduras or our subjective media in America have been honest with us in the past. So, how do we know why that many people are marching across Central America? Then this morning ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: An Answer For Amy

Amy Schumer, whose cousin is Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer, is said to be a very successful comedian and an activist of note. You may remember her most recent appearance was when she was arrested at the U.S. Capitol three weeks ago. She was part of a disgraceful mob who unlawfully protested the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh and the hunch is Amy wanted to get arrested so she ... (click for more)