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.


2nd Annual Lincoln Park Reunion Is Saturday

The second annual Lincoln Park reunion will be on Saturday, from 12-6 p.m. at the corner of Central Avenue and Cleveland Avenue. There will be T-shirts for sale and vendors on site. All coolers, tents and grills are welcomed. Officials said, "Come out and reunite with old friends and make some new ones." (click for more)

Storm Sewer Inspection Project Scheduled For 2 Intersections This Week

A storm sewer inspection project is scheduled for Tuesday, through Friday, at the intersections of Hampton Street and Palmetto Street and Hampton Street anad East 3 rd  Street.   All work will be performed in the evenings from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m.  The project will include single lane closures with flaggers. In order to view a map of these closures, visit:  ... (click for more)

Greg Beck Asking County Commission Chairmanship; Others Seeking Post Behind The Scenes

Long time County Commissioner Greg Beck is seeking the chairmanship of the Hamilton County Commission, he said. Several other commissioners are working behind the scenes to try to get the top commission post. The job opened up after the unexpected defeat of Commission Chairman Fred Skillern in the August primary election. Larry Henry, who has held the chairmanship several ... (click for more)

Helen Burns Sharp Asks Recovery Of Legal Fees In Successful Black Creek TIF Lawsuit

Helen Burns Sharp, citizen activist who sued to try to stop a $9 million Black Creek Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and won, is seeking to have her legal expenses paid by the city and the developers. Ms. Sharp said in a court filing that her legal bills to attorney John Konvalinka are $74,427 thus far. Chancellor Frank Brown ruled in favor of Ms. Sharp, saying the Sunshine ... (click for more)

Decimating The Chattanooga Public Library

Corinne Hill claims that the library is just undergoing a normal weeding process for eliminating books.  She has bragged that she's responsible for the elimination of over 100,000 books - with more to go. "Normal" weeding is not rampant throwing away.  Yes, books go to the Friends for their sale - where they get $2 for a $75 book and thousands wind up being recycled ... (click for more)

The Many Lessons I Learned From Helen McDonald Exum

Helen McDonald Exum was my friend and mentor. As I think of her passing I can only imagine the celebration that is happening in heaven as the news of her arrival is being told. I am sure that there is a party that not only has she organized but that there is not a detail that has been left to chance. I am sure that it is the grandest of events, for you see, she has been planing ... (click for more)