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How to Beat a Photo-Enforced Speeding Ticket (or Red Light Ticket)

Why ObamaCare is a fantastic success

GRAND JURIES GONE WRONG


Truck Hauling Excavator Collides With Railroad Overpass

New High School Entrance To Be Torn Down

CITY OF DAYTON LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX COMPARISON
Compare local tax revenues from Jan. 2010 to Aug. 2013


September 26, 2013 Special Called Meeting Dayton City Council


Dayton City Council Meeting - Sept. 9, 2013
My Grasshopper Hitchhiker

News that's not known, or not known enough

Investigation into Graysville Police Department

2013 Laymon Memorial Motorcycle Ride set for Aug. 24

Cop confronts pit bull, pit bull loves cop, all is right in the world

Detroit traffic cops learning stop and frisk tactics
~~Although ruled unconstitutional in NYC this all is spreading like a cancer~~

NYC Mayor Bloomberg blasts stop-and-frisk judge as ‘some woman’ who knows ‘zero’ about cops

New Dayton street signs coming in September

Lawsuit Says Dayton Attorney Arnold Fitzgerald Assisted In Internet Scam

TENNESSEE VICTIMS’ RIGHTS LAWS

“State Restrictions on Magazines, Chemical Sprays and Stun Guns”

Tennessee Gun Laws

Recall of Legislators and the Removal of Members of Congress from Office
THE DESTRUCTIVE FORCE OF CONFLICT
Viewpoint - Kimberly Denton

Animals secured in vehicles while transported (new law)

Increases penalties for assault on emergency personnel (new law)

Handgun carry permit holders to store firearms in cars (new law)

Assault against a health care provider (new law)

Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act (new law)
Cops can't use Drones to spy on you

Seizure of property - warrant required and other rules (new Law)
About time this one passed

Possession and transportation of knives (new law)

New Law allows K-12 school personnel to possess firearm at school

Rules of the road enforcement within municipalities
new law makes it harder for cities under 10,000 people to write tickets on a freeway
Bye-bye to small town fee grabbers

WALTER SPIVEY CHARGED WITH ASSAULT - BOOKED INTO RHEA COUNTY JAIL

PUBLIC MEETING - June 18, 2013 - Purchase of property for jail

RHEA COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING - JUNE 18, 2013

Rhea County Executive's Report

The Arrest of Roy L. Denton
The REAL Account of What Happened, Not What You've Heard


Vincent property or Louallen property???

Dayton Municipal Code

DAYTON'S "REAL" FIRST MAYOR

Dayton Council Meeting - June 3, 2013 (6 video segments)

CITY OF DAYTON FINANCIAL REPORT - 2011
This is a very large amount of information and lots of numbers. It is well worth the read IF you are wondering which departments run over budget, where budgets are exceeded and to our knowledge never addressed as to "why"

Dayton City Charter

Guess Who We Predict will be the Next Election Administrator

(check out our hint)

Dayton City and Three Dayton Police Officers Sued in Federal Court for 2012 Motorcycle Crash that Resulted in Injuries and Death

RHEA COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING - MAY 21, 2013

RHEA COUNTY BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING - MAY 21, 2013

Rhea Election Commission Fires Election Administrator, Again

Residents don't want Mentally Disabled people living in their neighborhood

Dayton City Council Meeting - May 6, 2013

Gary Louallen sworn is as Dayton City Mayor

Bill Graham and Steve Randolph sworn in for another 4 year council term

Dayton City Councilman Steve Randolph selected Vice Mayor

Special Called Meeting - Rhea County Commission - March 28, 2013 (video)

Rhea County Commission Meeting - March 19, 2013


Rhea County Budget Committee Meeting - March 19, 2013

Special Called County Budget Meeting - March 19, 2013

North Rhea County Town Hall Meeting: Spring City March 14, 2013

TWO GROUPS SPEAK OUT AGAINST BUILDING JAIL IN DOWNTOWN DAYTON

COMMISSIONERS REJECT COUNTY EXECUTIVE'S PLAN FOR JAIL OVERCROWDING

State Rep. Jim Cobb Arrested On Assault Charge

Bryan College President Kills Story About Prof. Charged with Child Sex Crimes

Abusing the Power in a Power of Attorney

WHEEL TAX VIOLATIONS:
Passing any new "law" requires an "enforcement of it"


Chief's Counsel: Should Police Officers Who Lie Be Terminated as a Matter of Public Policy?

Rhea County School Board Member Patrick Fisher Arrested

Tennessee ACT scores scrape bottom
(Thank God for Mississippi)

Pikeville mayor announces resignation after theft charges


Voters in Rhea County are turned away from the poll

NRA spending $75K to unseat House GOP chair

The poorest county in each state

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputy arrested on prescription drug fraud charge

Texas town rethinking ordinance limiting flags on veterans' graves after outcry

The Demise of the Dollar

Dayton store Deja U offers rebirth to familiar items

Hundreds of Thousands In Shelby County To Get Refunds From Clerk

Big Brother in Your Pocket: How Police Use Your Cell Phone to Track You

Tennessee’s New Expungement Statute Goes into Effect July 1

The Guardian Unearths a Wall Street Journal Scandal

  When is it Legitimate for Judges to Base Constitutional Decisions on their Perceived Legitimacy?

East Tennessee lawmakers admit to ghost voting in Legislature

PRIEST DEFENDING FREE SPEECH IS SILENCED AT COUNCIL MEETING

Scientists: Logical reasons for deaths of birds, fish

Rhea County - Office of Circuit and General Sessions Courts Clerk
Where did the missing $5,297 go?

THE SUPREME COURT'S OBAMACARE DECISION

Government of the People: The Role of the Citizen

CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE

Gov. Haslam Signs Sheriff Qualifications Bill

7 Anti-Gun Bills You Didn’t Know About

Dayton City Council Meeting - June 21, 2012 (agenda and complete video)

Is Roy Denton Too Outspoken?

Knox County Commissioner Jeff Ownby arrested for indecent exposure
(According to court affidavits, officers saw Ownby having oral sex with another man)


Graysville, Tenn., chooses Erik Redden as interim police chief

Knox County Commissioner Jeff Ownby arrested for indecent exposure

Using The Poor As Piggy Banks

Priest Defending Free Speech is Silenced at Council Meeting (Raw Video)
THIS IS A "MUST WATCH"...INSPIRING

East Tennessee lawmakers admit to ghost voting in Legislature

Congress cuts billions from food stamps

Rhea County Commission agrees to buy property for La-Z-Boy use

Castle Doctrine in Tennessee

Indictments renew old questions about Knox County fee offices (search Rhea County audits)

Pilot unhurt, ditches plane in Hiwassee River

A closer look at animal cruelty in Tennessee

Dayton, TN Foreclosed Homes for Sale

Dayton City Council Meeting - May 7, 2012

Dayton, Tennessee Nelson Mine Explosion: March 31, 1902
22 MEN KILLED BY EXPLOSION

Rhea County's Laurel-Snow State Natural Area to be rededicated

Tennessee State senators bark at bill banning dogs on motorists' laps

29-year-old Rhea County man found dead after driving into Chickamauga Lake
(Did the Herald-News even print this?)

PRESS RELEASE - CHANNEL 9 REFUSES PUBLIC APOLOGY

Raw Video: Car Hits School Bus Head-On

Tennessee lawmakers approve welfare drug testing on last day

Blue Water RV Resort & Marina


Women's Care Center - Director Interview

Opening remarks by candidates for City Council and Mayor at Candidate Forum held on March 23, 2009 in Dayton, Tennessee  ~~ Remembering then and now...

Dayton Tennessee Parade 1950-1955

Dayton Mountain Tornado of 2011 ~ Remembering...

Rights may mesh on parking lot gun bill ~ Tennessee

Some shooting and discussion of the Mosin Nagant Model 91/30

Investigative Audit Reports Released

CITY OF DAYTON 2011 FINANCIAL REPORT

Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline

POVERTY IN AMERICA: IS WELFARE THE ANSWER OR THE PROBLEM?

CISPA: the controversy surrounding it and how it might affect you

RHEA COUNTY RESIDENTS ATTEND COAL MINING MEETING; OVER 40 PEOPLE SPEAK

Rhea County Animal Shelter creates concerns for area residents

Man loses legs after being hit by train

More Bad News on Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds

PUBLIC MEETING: APRIL 26, 2012 AT THE RHEA COUNTY COURTHOUSE ~~~ THE MEETING IS TO ADDRESS PUBLIC CONCERNS ABOUT THE MING OF COAL IN RHEA COUNTY, TENNESSEE

Apparent Earthquake breaks water main; portion of city without water!

“Tennessee Pork Report” Uncovers $371 Million in Government Waste Watchdog groups expose wasted tax dollars by state and local governments

The GSA scandal's powerful and powerless players

Cops arrest 6-year-old kindergartener in Georgia

Dayton City taxpayers may fund Rock Tenn Recycle Program

Tennessee lawyer Jim Higgins discusses the "stand your ground" law in Tennessee.

Creationism bill becomes Tenn. law

BILL NEWMAN STANDS HIS GROUND AT CITY COUNCIL; MAYOR BOB VINCENT APPEARS FLUSTERED AND CONFUSED

Walden’s Ridge Resident Not Happy After Coal Mining Meeting

COAL MINING IN RHEA COUNTY: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 

LIKE IT OR NOT, COAL MINING IS COMING TO DAYTON MOUNTAIN

CEASE AND DESIST!

Herald-News owned by Media Serices Group, Inc. want alternative online news source to "cease and desist" 

A FIRST FOR DAYTON!

For the first time in the history of the Dayton City Council, a council meeting has been video recorded and uploaded to the Internet for the citizens of Dayton to be able to watch the Dayton Council conduct public business in a public meeting.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE JUNE 2011 DAYTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Fake Pot Has Real Side Effects

It's a synthetic drug that is supposed to be banned by the DEA, so why is it still available in stores in Rhea County?

TENNESSEE HOUSE BILL 300

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 3, relative to the offense of harassment.

 TAXES... A Tax Poem

Greece: 'A new level of social crisis'

 What does Greece have to do with Dayton, the county, the state, the country?Public Assistance Grant Program - Learn the process of getting FEMA assistance. We know Rhea County was hit hard and yes FEMA is supposed to be helping. However sometimes getting a federal agency is one thing, cutting through all that red tape is another. Tornado and storn victims, stay in touch with your elected officials, let them know. In the meantime, LEARN how this FEMA stuff works so you can be assured of a rightful, approved claim. Soon FEMA will leave as they already have been in this state and even Alabama.

 DCS glitch strains others
Foster-care agencies, as well as parents, owed millions

May want to read this one. Seems that Tennessee remains in a financial bind and future funding for any program related to child resources could be effected

Corruption claims hit TDOT again
In latest case, contractor accused of shredding paper

German nuclear waste headed to Tennessee 

“Tennessee already is a dumping ground, and Oak Ridge is a player ... and is open arms,” she said. “Those things are not good for Tennessee, and reprocessing is not good for nuclear proliferation goals.”

Tennessee Monroe County Cops Posed as a Defense Attorney to Get Suspect To Incriminate Himself

Two Rhea County men killed in Highway 60 crash

Federal judge pleads guilty to paying stripper to buy drugs

Fort Oglethorpe Code Enforcement Officer Faces Felony Theft Charges;

Tennessee ranked #1 in corruption

Labor Force Estimates - United States & Tennessee

Tennessee Felony Offender Lookup

Police Have No Duty To Protect Individuals

Charges possible for keeping found cash

Why can't people just not worry about what other people do?

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 Human skeleton unearthed by bulldozer

Dayton man pleads to lesser charges against nine-year-old

Three unrelated sex crimes involving children plague Rhea County community

Dayton man arrested on seven counts of sexual assault

Local man faces indictment for molesting 4-year-old boy

Bledsoe County man indicted for sexual battery of 9-year-old

Jordan convicted of aggravated sexual battery

Jury deliberates in child sex trial of Richard Jordan

Sneed will take of his badge for good on Sept. 1

Spring City man charged with raping two girls

Rape of a child trial continues Saturday

Suspected child rapist released through bond mix-up

Local man pleads guilty to rape

Dayton man charged with raping daughter

George Edwards pleads guilty to sexually assaulting 2 young girls

Spring City woman pleads to sexual battery

Retired Minister indicted on Rape Charges

Three unrelated sex crimes involving children plague Rhea County

Spring City woman indicted on 5 counts of Rape of a child

Restauranteur charged with statutory Rape

Dayton Man indicted for rape of a child, Incest

Police seek Dayton man for allegedly Raping a 6-year-old-girl

Spring City Man arrested for Rape of Oak Hill woman

Man charged with statutory Rape

Local pleads guilty to Rape

Rape of 10-year-old-girl leads to arrest

Cagle pleads guilty to sex crimes

Most Rhea County Sex Offenders Register

16 year old charged with attempted murder, attempted rape and attempted burglary

Graysville man charged with sexually assaulting two 10-year-old-girls

Dayton man charged with Raping 15-year old daughter's friend

Dayton man charged with Raping 5-year-old boy

Man indicted for alleged Rape, robbery

Spring City man charged with Raping a teen

Spring City man charged with Raping two girls

Rhea County jury finds Webb guilty of Raping his adopted daughter

Mayor in hot water over hiring his convicted Rapist stepson

Dayton woman charged with Raping 10-year-old-boy

Local man indicted for Rape of two girls

Dayton man charged with Rape of a 13-year-old

11 year old Rape victim points finger at Graysville man

11-year-old-Graysville girl Raped, nearly Killed during violent attack

Suspected Child Rapist released through Bond mix-up

Dayton man charged with Raping acquaintance

Dayton man indicted for sexually assaulting young girl

Local man pleads guilty to Rape

40-year-old man charged with rape of 10-year-old boy

Dayton man charged with raping daughter

Two local men arrested for statutory rape of two teenage girls

Dayton man charged with sexually assaulting 2 sisters

Two Graysville men charged with attempted rape

Spring City man sentenced to 11 years for raping mentally handicapped man

42 year old charged with statutory rape

Local man charged with rape of two young girls

10-year-old Boy charged with raping 5-year-old Boy

Rhea County Man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting 2 young girls

Dayton man charged with rape of 13-year-old girl

Dayton woman charged with prostituting 16 year-old

Dayton man allowed to plead to lesser charges against 9 year-old

Man charged with statutory rape

Local pleads guilty to rape

Dayton man charged with aggravated sexual battery of child

Spring City man charged with molesting babysitter

Mayor apologizes for deception

Monument salesman arrested for theft

Inmates suicide attempt called "bid for attention"

Dead body found apparent suicide

Driver killed at 11th Ave. Crossing in Dayton

Rhea County has the highest suicide rate among white females in the state

Dayton man struck and killed by train

Dayton man struck and killed by N-S train

Jet skier crash ruled Suicide

Teenager hangs self while in juvenile detention

Two teens commit suicide in last month

Dayton man indicted for murder, burglary

Rhea County to offer victim notification

Drunken brawl leads to death and arrest

No bond for home invasion suspects; drugs played a role

Home invasion leaves Dayton man in critical condition

Grand Jury issues 24 True Bills, including Larry Rothwell for 1st-degree murder

Noe indicted for 1st-degree murder of Danny Sherrill

Local man arrested in connection with stabbing death of roommate in Alabama

Len Rogers released on $185,000 bond

Woman charged with attempted 1st-degree murder

Grand Jury indicts two on murder charges

Judge sets high bond for Len Rogers

Wife killed; husband arrested by feds

Rogers indicted for first-degree murder

Rhea County native arrested, confesses to South Carolina murders

Accused child-killer Poe is back in jail

Dayton father charged with murdering infant son

DA seeks 106 years for convicted double murderer Robert Roddy

Two deaths investigated following fire

TBI, sheriff investigate shooting death

Roddy convicted of first-degree murder in Hawkins killings

Graysville man charged with attempted murder, assault

Hyattes captured, charged with murder

Murder suspect bound over to grand jury

Creason released from prison after serving four years

Former commissioner, son murdered

16-year-old charged with attempted murder, attempted rape and burglary

Jeff Sherrill pleads guilty to killing James Nixon on Christmas Eve 1999

Jordan pleads guilty to attempted murder

Two men indicted for Pilot robbery

Aggravated robbery suspects bound over to Rhea Grand Jury

Pilot gas station robbed at gunpoint

Howell pleads guilty to murder

County crime stats tops in state

Michael Brown pleads guilty to killing his wife

Bond remains at $250,000 for man suspected of child rape, attempted murder

Chattanooga man pleads guilty to 1999 murder of Dayton teen and aunt

Local men involved in attempted murder of Chattanooga police officer

Loden tried for attempted murder with a baseball bat

Roland convicted of murdering father

Creason sentenced to 10 years for shooting McKenzie

Masked man arrested at Spring City Care Center

Dayton teen and her aunt killed at Chattanooga Burger King

Couple charged with killing Morgantown man with a hammer

Massengale, Ballard sentenced in homicide cases

Paul Clayton gets life for double murder

Masengale convicted of negligent homicide

Man with a bat charged with attempted murder

Dayton man charged with murdering wife

Murder visits a quiet Dayton neighborhood

Former Rhea County man kills deputy, turns gun on himself

Deputy shoots drug dealer

Dayton man shoots wife, kills self

Graysville man still in critical condition after shooting

Man threatens wife with rifle; father-in-law shoots self in leg

Masked gunman robs Dayton Wal-Mart

Woman accidentally shot by her adopted brother

Two sent to jail following Cove shootout

Spring City men survive duel, face endangerment charges

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