published Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Reporters Notebook: Re-elected Coppinger talking at Pachyderm

by Cliff Hightower
Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger is seen in this file photo.
Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger is seen in this file photo.
Photo by Dan Henry /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

County Mayor Jim Coppinger will speak at the Pachyderm Club noon Monday.

Coppinger won re-election Aug. 2 to a four-year term. He had been appointed mayor by the Hamilton County Commission in 2011, soon after former Mayor Claude Ramsey left to serve as deputy governor.

The meeting will be held at the GOP headquarters at 1428 Chestnut St., Suite E.

Lunch is $12.

Local lawyer to discuss voter turnout

A Chattanooga lawyer who ran for General Sessions Court will talk to the JFK Club on Monday about voter turnout.

Yolanda Echols Mitchell ran unsuccessfully for General Sessions Court judge two weeks ago and has practiced law in Hamilton County for 18 years.

Mitchell will discuss the turnout in the recent Republican and Democratic primaries and how the results affect all three branches of government.

The JFK Club is an arm of the Democratic Party and meets at noon in the Blue Orleans restaurant on the corner of Main and Market streets.

Compiled by Cliff High-tower. He can be reached at or 423-757-6480.

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