Looking Ahead to February 19, 2016
The Tennessee House has passed a bill that would make it more difficult to remove statutes or rename streets dedicated to historical figures including Confederate leaders. The chamber voted 71-23 Thursday to approve the “Tennessee Heritage Protection Act.” The bill would require a two-thirds vote from the Tennessee Historical Commission to remove or rename memorials. Calls to remove Confederate imagery from public places multiplied rapidly across the South after the slaying of nine black churchgoers last June in Charleston, South Carolina.
Food City brings its School Bucks program to the Chattanooga market. It let’s customers rack up points that can be cashed in by local schools. Food City has already pledged 100-thousand dollars in contributions for the remainder of this school year.
Meigs County Mayor Bill James and Decatur City Mayor Jeff Landrum will discuss their support for field hospitals in Iraq used to treat soldiers and civilians at the front lines of conflict.