Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The eastbound curb lane of Cherokee Boulevard from Manufacturer’s Road to the Market Street Bridge, Frazier Avenue from the Market Street Bridge to Tremont Street, Tremont Street from Frazier Avenue to River Street, through Coolidge Park and back to Market Street, both directions and side streets from Frazier Avenue to M. L. King Boulevard will be closed from 8-11 a.m. on Thursday, for the Grateful Gobbler Walk For the Homeless.  Motorists are advised to watch for pedestrians in these areas.  Emergency vehicles will be accommodated and the streets will be opened as soon as possible.

Van Ness Road from Lee Highway to Vance Road and the eastbound curb lane of Lee Highway from Chickamauga Road to Vance Road will be closed from 7-11 a.m. on Thursday, for the Sports Barn Turkey Trot.  Runners will also be on Vance Road, Chickamauga Road, Bass Road, Nicklin Drive, Bass Road, Brown Road, Osborne Drive and Benham Drive.  These roads will not be closed but motorists are advised to watch for runners in these areas.   The westbound curb lane of Lee Highway from the Sam’s Club/Sports Barn driveway to Jubilee Drive will be closed for the Turkey Trot Walk.

Northbound Carter Street between West 13th Street and just north of West 12th Street will be closed from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, for the Payal Wedding Groom’s Procession.

Reggie White Boulevard between West 19th Street and the entrance to the Skate Park will be closed from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. on Sunday, for the Chattanooga Market.


Moccasin Bend Chapter Of DAR Has December Meeting Saturday

The Moccasin Bend Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their December meeting at Signal Mountain Town Hall Complex on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. There will be a covered dish luncheon followed by a “New to You” auction. The proceeds from the auction will benefit Fisher House which provides free or low cost lodging to Veterans or military families receiving ... (click for more)

Security Concepts For Religious Institutions Presented By AGAPE Tactical, LLC On Dec. 17

Security Concepts for Religious Institutions will be presented by AGAPE Tactical, LLC On Dec. 17. The interactive seminar will teach participants how to make their organization a safer place of worship. The seminar will cover topics such as: 1. The cost of having a safety team versus not having one 2. The truth regarding shooting incidents in churches 3. How to prevent ... (click for more)

Lawsuit Says Girl Received Severe Traumatic Brain Injury In Woodmore Bus Wreck

A new lawsuit in the tragic Woodmore Elementary School bus wreck said one girl on the bus suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. Attorneys Joseph Fried and Michael Goldberg of Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC filed a lawsuit in Hamilton County Circuit Court on behalf of the minor daughter of Shanquatta Byrd. The bus driver, Johnthony Walker, was transporting 37 students from ... (click for more)

Officer Who Was Shot Returned Fire; Is Recovering Well; Shooter Still On Loose

Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher said Monday morning that the officer who was shot three times on Thursday is recovering well.   Chief Fletcher said the officer was wearing a bullet-proof vest and one bullet hit the vest, which protected him during the shooting.  The officer was able to return fire, although Chief Fletcher would not comment on how many bullets ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Couldn't Manage Public Education

I have been reading the buzz about Signal Mountain and other small municipalities considering a move to form their own school district within their municipal boundaries.  It is quite the comedy hour considering the notion that small cities that for decades could not even manage small sewer systems or 911 districts, are somehow going to do a better job with public education ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Abolish Bail For Poor

Our terribly overcrowded Hamilton County Jail may get some help from an unsuspected corner – the Obama administration is tackling the fact that right now over 450,000 people are in our country’s jails because they are too poor to pay for bail. It is a violation of the Constitution to “punish people for their poverty.” As the Eighth Amendment provides, “… excessive bail ought not ... (click for more)