29 Contenders Interested In Serving On Bradley County Commission; Moore Picks Up For Sheriff, Tayloe For Sessions Judge

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Twenty nine candidates thus far are showing an interest in 14 seats on the Bradley County Commission.

Among the latest to pick up papers are Chairman Louie Alford in District 2, Carol T. "Peaches" Searles in District 4, and Briant Berry and Floyd Wade Jr. in District 5.

Voters will pick two representatives for each of the seven districts.

Garry Moore, who lost to Gary Davis for county mayor in 2010, has picked up to run for sheriff in the Republican primary. Mr. Moore is the owner of Moore Bestway Travel. Picking up earlier were Rep. Eric Watson and incumbent Jim Ruth.

Attorney Shari Lynn Tayloe has picked up for General Sessions Court Judge Division 2. Picking up earlier were attorney Barrett Painter and Judge Sheridan Randolph. 

Here is the latest list of those who have picked up papers:

District 1 

Terry Caywood (incumbent) 

Denis Collins

Thomas Edward Collins

Michael Hughes

Terry McDowell

District 2

Louie Alford

John Burns

William Glen Campbell

Thomas Crye

Jimmy Lynn Kendrick

Tammy Wingo Salmond

District 3

Milan Blake

David Kelley

Jeff Morelock (incumbent) 

Johnny Mull

District 4

Charlotte Peak-Jones (incumbent) 

June Montgomery

Carol T. "Peaches" Searles

Howard Thompson

District 5

Briant Berry

Floyd Wade Jr.

Jeff Yarber

District 6

Mel Griffith

Ronny Keller

Tom Ledford

Dan Rawls

Robert Rominger (incumbent) 

District 7

Mark Hall (incumbent) 

Bill Winters (incumbent) 

Other races:

Circuit Court, Part 1

Larry Puckett

Circuit Court, Part 2

J. Michael Sharp

Circuit Court, Part 3

William J. Brown

Sandra Donaghy

Andrew Freiberg

Criminal Court

Amy Reedy

Public Defender

Richard Hughes

District Attorney

Steve Crump

County Mayor

D. Gary Davis

Register of Deeds

Dina Swafford

Road Superintendent

Roberts Combs

Randall Davis

Sandra Knight

Circuit Court Clerk

Gayla Miller

County Clerk

Donna Simpson

Sheriff

Jim Ruth

Eric Watson

Trustee

Mike Smith

General Sessions Division 1

Daniel Swafford

General Sessions Division 2

Barrett Painter

Sheridan Randolph

Shari Lynn Tayloe

Constable 1

Ronald Arthur

Daren Brantley

Charles Carroll

Donnie Hughes

Thomas Kimsey

Constable 2

Richard Alford

Constable 3

Jason Corum

Jessie Hughes

Constable 4

Kevin Crye

Wayne Henry 

Constable 5

Steve Anderson

Constable 6

Charles Dunson

Johnny Hicks

Jeffery Lewis

Constable 7

James Lewis




Grand Jury No Bills And True Bills

Here are the latest no bills and true bills from the Hamilton County Grand Jury: No Bills: HUMPHERY, JOE JUNIOR B 39 M 0 1 GS 1653765 POSS OF COCAINE FOR RESALE HYMES, RODNEY DEWAYNE B 49 M 0 1 GS 1650788 AGGRAVATED ASSAULT HYMES, RODNEY DEWAYNE B 49 M 0 2 GS 1650790 POSS. COCAINE FOR RESALE HYMES, RODNEY DEWAYNE B 49 M 0 3 GS 1650791 POSS. MARIHUANA FOR RESALE ... (click for more)

Walker County Launches New Service Request App For Residents

Commissioner Shannon Whitfield unveiled the iWorQ Service Request mobile app during his State of the County address on  Tuesday  at the Walker County Civic Center. The app will allow users to report an issue with codes, roads or animals. After downloading the app, users need to enter Walker County's Agency Code, Wal02, to request service. Once entered, they can ... (click for more)

Don't Clog Up The Last Remaining Semi-Unobstructed Route Into Town From North Of The River - And Response

The proposal to turn Hixson Pike in Riverview into a more pedestrian friendly street is more than absurd.   Let's be honest. This is the last semi-unobstructed route into town from north of the river, due to I-27 construction and the bike lane/parking lot that is North Market Street.  So, now the businesses in Riverview would like parking on this main artery? ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A One-Sided Opportunity

State education commissioner Candace McQueen has apparently fallen and hit her head. She most certainly needs to be examined after she came to Chattanooga on Monday and told the Times-Free Press about an exciting “partnership.” Are you kidding me? Despite the newspaper’s editors actually touting the venture as “promising,” the lady is clearly dancing by herself. With her Achievement ... (click for more)

UTC Quarterback Weatherly Moving To Tennessee As Wide Receiver

UTC quarterback Zack Weatherly is switching positions and schools.   He announced on Tuesday night via Twitter that he is leaving the Mocs and will join the Tennessee Vols as a wide receiver.   He said, "First I would like to thank Chattanooga for everything they did for me. But after a lot of thought and prayer I have decided to switch positions to wide receiver ... (click for more)

Wharton Leads CCS Past Eagles For 7-AA Title

The Chattanooga Christian baseball team has played some important games this spring, but chances are good that none have been any more crucial than the one they played at home Tuesday afternoon. Facing arch-rival Signal Mountain in a battle for first place in District 7-AA, the Chargers claimed that honor with the 5-3 victory, giving CCS a 2-1 edge over the Eagles for the season ... (click for more)