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.

Fred Child, Host Of Syndicated Radio Show "Performance Today" To Visit Chattanooga

Fred Child, host of the popular radio show “Performance Today,” will be visiting the Chattanooga area Oct. 21-22 as a thank you to supporters of WSMC 90.5 FM, Southern Adventist University’s classical music station. “Performance Today” had been a staple on WSMC before a series of syndicated shows were cut due to costs. After fielding calls from numerous classical music lovers ... (click for more)

Dog Training Classes Registration Begins Sunday, Oct. 25

The Obedience Club of Chattanooga will begin its next 6-week session of obedience, rally, and agility classes for puppies and dogs on Monday, Oct. 26, at its training facility 4 miles south of Chattanooga on Highway 193 in Flintstone, Ga. Registration will be held on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 1-3 p.m. at the training facility.  During registration, various OCC dog/handler teams ... (click for more)

Attorney Patrick Says Chattanooga Is "Most Logical Place" For Consolidating Volkswagen Lawsuits; Hearing Set Dec. 3

Attorney Gary Patrick said Chattanooga is "the most logical place for consolidating the Volkswagen litigation because it is the only location in the country where VW vehicles are being produced." Attorney Patrick, of the local firm of Patrick, Beard, Schulman and Jacoway, said a hearing is set Dec. 3 in New Orleans on the issue. A host of lawsuits seeking class action status ... (click for more)

Woman Stabbed To Death On Hooker Road; Man Injured; Suspect Being Interviewed

A young woman was stabbed to death on Hooker Road early Friday morning and a man was injured. At approximately 1:54 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a stabbing at the 4000 block of Hooker Road. There police located Angel Evans, 33, deceased. She was stabbed multiple times. A second person, Gerald Nelson, 24, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening ... (click for more)

The Facts About Jail

Since Roy had such a positive reaction to Jeffrey Cross's wonderful (and wonderfully civil--how refreshing) email response to his column on the bike lanes, allow me to speak on the subject of the jail.  First off, Roy's right about some things:  It is overcrowded, underfunded, and understaffed.  This is no secret, it's in the Grand Jury report every term.  Here's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We Must Learn To Tell

On July 4th of this year, FBI agents – acting on a tip -- arrested Alexander Ciccolo, a 23-year-old with known mental problems, as he carried a duffle bag full of automatic attack weapons. Moments before, he had bought the illegal firearms from an undercover informant outside of Boston. As agents later scoured his apartment, they found bomb-making equipment including a pressure ... (click for more)