Ok loucoins. Just a quick example of the accuracy. The fire and crimes map is inaccurate. It says markers date back to October. But there was a fire in Harrison at the Varnell Construction Co on Nov 19th that is not marked.
328kwebsite said it best. The news story is a story of hand picked information given to you, what someone else decides you should know. With articles open to comment it gives depth and personal insight between the lines of the story. Say a story about a house fire in Red Bank is just a house fire in Red Bank. Words on a page. But someone comments and they know the family and what they've gone through. This turnabout is scary in regards to politics and the local government. I've seen lots of political stories here and comments have pointed out issues that were seemingly overlooked but vital overall. I'm not going to jump out on a limb and cry that this is bogus newspaper/political propaganda, but comments allow for correction and adjustments for accuracy. They can help the TFP decide what the readers would like to know about. It is a fast-paced changing world and TFP will be ousted in favor of the ones that do if they can't keep up. It's sad for me because TFP (free press back then) was once part of my ancestor's proud history. So this is like a farewell. I do hate to see it go. But I hate when you make bad decisions. And call all the time.
727,000 severance pay worth 15 months of salary. So the guy made more in one month than most employees made in 1-2 years of work. If the guy hasn't saved up enough money to retire comfortably for the rest of his life and his family lives then he should never have been in that job position. Don't ever fool yourself into believing Erlanger isn't tax dollar funded. They work extra hard to win grants to pay for their "charity" programs even if they already earn a profit (off the medicare program no less). They beg and beg for donations for those program(s) and people give their hard earned money, never realizing that that program doesn't actually ever NEED it. -_-
I'd like to see an actual picture of the dog. The news would call a border collie a pitbull just to create sensationalism...
renemorton "All they did was hold him against the wall for their own safety"
You should watch the video to the end.... They thunked him into the wall, dropped him to the ground, and parted ways with a knee to his back.
JR's my favorite since the beginning. I've never watched dancing with the stars but decided to watch one episode and glad I did. I could see from the beginning that he has more natural talent than the others. I was simply wowed by last week's dance and you could feel the audience's overwhelming support with a standing ovation and cheers. He has a very endearing personality, with natural talent, I've been happy for him to see his success. He deserves it.
While they're at it, they can wrest the landfill back from the city's control. Tell the city they can't use our dump anymore or THEY can pay the high fees. They closed the city dump and just 'assumed' the birchwood landfill was their's to do with as they please. City residents get free trash service. But the people who live here and have always paid to bring their trash now have to pay exorbitant fees but it will be "closed to the public" in a year or two anyways. I would LOVE to see that reversed and make the city go by the same rules they forced on us.
Gas prices are still way too high. The cheapest gas prices I've seen around here are $3.18 on 58 and 3.19 lee hwy in ooltewah. Chattanooga seriously needs alternative transportation. Something with MORE range than Carta buses downtown (with limited travel to the malls and east ridge area)
"There are no wolves etc to keep the numbers down" yeah. You obviously don't have a clue. Or ears to notice the late-night yowling of coyotes. Nature has a way of taking care of itself without man's interference. Some people adamantly refuse to acknowledge it. We might have an overpopulation of wild rabbits. But you don't hear anything about that because no one wants to hang rabbit-ear trophies etc.
Just like ooltewah. Times are tough and people need work, we need to draw in economical developments that bring in people who will spend money in other areas and help support our local economy. But like Ooltewah, the people who are sitting pretty can't see the forest for all the trees. It's all about them and "what do I get out of it?". Ooltewah said no to an apartment complex it would make the road too busy (whoop dee doo) and no to a small convenience store it wouldn't "fit" in with the area. Nevermind that it might bring some good to a lot of people all around. Put people into jobs and bring revenue to other local businesses. No, These people would rather not have anything disrupt their idealistic lifestyles. Instead of looking at the bigger picture that includes how it could affect everyone positively and realize that the benefits far outweigh the individual pettiness.