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PHOTOS: Beignets With Andy Berke

By Berke For Mayor | July 22, 2012

View some photos from “Beignets with Andy Berke.”

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255 pain clinics and counting across Tennessee

By Berke For Mayor | July 22, 2012

MANCHESTER, Tenn. — Adam Loveless recognizes the customers addicted to prescription drugs. Their voices full of gravel, their demeanor edgy and nervous. They come into Toliver’s Pawn and Gun frequently, carrying family items — a TV, jewelry, games. They need money. “They’ll say it’s for diapers or groceries, but you know what they really do…

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Tennessee Lottery sales soar; scholarship funding up $30 million

By Berke For Mayor | July 20, 2012

New games, big jackpots and higher prices have all played a part in ramping up Tennessee lottery sales to record levels, and officials say a $30 million increase in education funding will pull the state out of two years of scholarship shortfalls. Employees at local lottery retailers say doubling the price of Powerball tickets to…

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Andy Berke flexes fundraising muscle for mayoral run

By Berke For Mayor | July 8, 2012

State Sen. Andy Berke is already posting behemoth numbers for a mayoral election that is still eight months away. The Chattanooga Democrat has raised $271,050 since he declared in May that he would run for mayor of Chattanooga. He now has $383,000 in cash on hand, putting him in a fundraising position not seen since…

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Senator Andy Berke Hosts Entrepreneur Discussion At The Lamp Post Group

By Berke For Mayor | June 29, 2012

“Small business is the engine that drives our economy. If we are going to grow as a city, we have to support local industry and entrepreneurs.”

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Tennessee PTA named Sen. Andy Berke Legislator of the Year

By Berke For Mayor | April 15, 2012

District 10 State Senator Andy Berke, D-Chattanooga, has been named the Tennessee PTA 2012 Outstanding Legislator of the Year. The Hamilton County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations and the Normal Park PTA nominated him for the award. Berke will be honored at the Tennessee PTA annual awards banquet on May 5 at the Sheraton Music City…

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