come on back
The Chattanooga City Council had ended a discussion about selling city property for a potential private development to house college students Tuesday when Councilman Russell Gilbert buzzed in.
Council Chairwoman Pam Ladd was about to end the discussion when she noticed Gilbert's light and called on him to contribute to the housing conversation.
"I wanted to address another issue, " he said. "I want to go back."
"Okaaayyyy," Ladd responded. "I don't know if we want to go back with you, but OK."
School Board Meeting
The Hamilton County Board of Education will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The meeting was moved from earlier in the month.
School board meetings are held at the school district's central office at 3074 Hickory Valley Road.
Bennett Appointed to State Board
Gov. Bill Haslam appointed Hamilton County Property Assessor Bill Bennett to the Tennessee Board of Equalization.
The seven-member board includes Haslam, Commissioner of Revenue Richard Roberts, Secretary of State Tré Hargett, State Treasurer David Lillard, Comptroller of the Treasury Justin Wilson, Randy Button and Bennett.
Bennett was first elected county assessor in 1994. He previously served for 14 years as a county commissioner and 28 years as co-owner of Carriage Hill Insurance Agency.
County Fair Deadline
The deadline to enter the home crafts and agricultural exhibits in the Hamilton County Fair is approaching.
Mailed registrations are due Sept. 9, and online registrations are due by Sept. 12. The fair is set for Sept. 24-25.
Exhibits include baked goods, crafts, clothing, youth photography for those ages 6-18 and a flower show. Agricultural exhibits include tomatoes, watermelons and other homegrown fruits and vegetables.
Those interested in entering a flower exhibition may call Beth Hulbert at 423-209-6447. Maureen Davis also can provide information at 423-842-6748. More information is also available at hamiltontn.gov/fair/register.