Warren And Griffin To Present Belts On The Buses Petition To Tennessee Lawmakers

Monday, March 20, 2017

Warren and Griffin launched the “BELTS on the BUSES” petition on their website shortly after the Nov. 21 bus crash in Chattanooga that left six children dead.

"This purpose of this campaign is to raise awareness and garner support to ask Tennessee legislators to enact a law mandating that all school buses operated in the state have proper safety restraints for each child on board," officials said.

On Wednesday, Warren and Griffin will be taking their petition to lawmakers in Nashville and they are asking for the public's help.  

C. Mark Warren and John Mark Griffin will provide a free charter bus for any local community members who would like to attend the hearing for BELTS on the BUSES. The charter bus will leave Woodmore Elementary School at 9:30 a.m. and will return to Chattanooga after the hearing concludes.

As a token of their appreciation, Warren and Griffin will also be providing a free lunch and t-shirt to anyone who can participate.  

"If you want to show your support, but are unable to make the trip on Wednesday, Warren and Griffin say there is still a way you can help. The BELTS on the BUSES petition is still active on Change.org and currently has over 880 signatures. By going online and signing this petition, you can show your support and help demand that Tennessee legislators act to keep our school children safe," officials said.

Law firm partner, C. Mark Warren, says “BELTS on the BUSES is a campaign to make our lawmakers more aware of just how dangerous school buses can be when they are not properly equipped with safety restraints for the students on board.”




Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ADAMS, KIARA KATHLEEN  180 HALL LANE TRENTON, 307524421  Age at Arrest: 18 years old Arresting Agency:  THEFT OF PROPERTY (CONDUCT INVOLV.MERCHANDISE) UND --- ALLEN, DEDRICK LAMOUNE  125 ALTON PLACE CHATTANOOGA, 37410  Age at Arrest: 47 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton ... (click for more)

DeArius Moore, 21, Shot On Pinewood Avenue on Tuesday Afternoon

DeArius Moore, 21, was shot on Pinewood Avenue on Tuesday.   The Chattanooga Police Department responded at 12:15 p.m. to a person who had been shot at the 3300 block of Pinewood Ave.   The Chattanooga Police responded to a local hospital on reports of a patient suffering from a gunshot wound. Moore's injuries are non-life threatening at this time.   ... (click for more)

Why Can't Someone Unstop The Water Buildup Problem At The I-24 Cummings Highway Exit? - And Response

Exit 174 on westbound Interstate 24 is closed again as is the westbound entrance ramp. Cummings Highway is shut as well. I inquired at TDOT on Dec. 28, 2015, why this continues to happen. The engineer’s response was that the drain from ground west of the interstate runs under private land and cover over it has caused that pipe to collapse. Obviously flow still goes through, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘We’ll Lose The Senate!’

A guy who I admire and respect wrote me yesterday. He had just read my story defending Bob Corker for honoring “The Code” due to his true friendship with Phil Bredesen. He is also no stranger to my vivid dislike of the Republican choice to replace Corker in the Senate. Marsha Blackburn is no match against Bredesen on any tier and it is clearly the Republican Party itself that has ... (click for more)

Moc Golfers Fall Short In Final Round Of SoCon Championship

The Chattanooga Mocs made a run but fell short ending up second at the Southern Conference Men’s Golf Championships. They cut UNCG’s 12-stroke lead to as little as three before finishing five shots back on another rainy day at Pinehurst No. 9. The margin was cut in half over the first six holes and was down to five at the turn. Birdies at 10 by Andrew Weathers and Lake Johnson ... (click for more)

Gonsalves, Lookouts Nip Generals, 2-1, Tuesday To End Losing Streak

Jackson, TN.- The Chattanooga Lookouts set out on a mission to win Tuesday night and assigned their ace, lefty Stephen Gonsalves, to lead the way. He did and Brian Navarreto added the home run that made the scoring difference in the 2-1 win over the Generals. The Lookouts got on the board in the first inning thanks to a Nick Gordon single that was followed by the seventh ... (click for more)