On Super Storm Sandy Anniversary, OFA-TN Holding Climate Change Event

Monday, October 28, 2013

On the one-year anniversary of Super Storm Sandy on Tuesday, OFA volunteers and concerned citizens are coming together for a climate change event in Chattanooga. This is one of over 80 events around the country as part of a national day of action. 

Organizers said, "Since Sandy, the country has seen harsh droughts, historical wildfires, powerful storms, and significant flooding. Climate change contributes to these kinds of extreme weather events that are devastating communities across the country with increasing frequency and greater intensity.

"Like with Super Storm Sandy, these communities and the country have shown great resilience and rallied around each other to rebuild after these events. But rather than coming together in the aftermath of ruin, it's time to unify around solutions to combat climate change and help fight to lessen the effects of future storms. That's what Oct. 29 is all about--Americans coming together to reflect on those affected by extreme weather and to call for action on climate change before it's too late.

OFA- volunteers and concerned citizens from the area will gather on Tuesday from 3–4 p.m. at the UT Extension Center, 6183 Adamson Circle. 


Roberts Mill Road Is Now Open

The Hamilton County Public works Department has now completed repair work on Roberts Mill Road and the road is now open to the public. Over the last 30 days work crews have worked to stabilize two sections of Roberts Mill Road totaling about 230 feet. The repair work included cement shotcrete slop stabilization and the installation of self–drilling nails beneath the roadway.  ... (click for more)

North River Civic Center Has Call For Artists

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Why So Much For A Rail Study?

From the things that make you go hmm department. Ok, so the feds are giving us $400k and the city is kicking in another $300k for a total of $700k to do a study on having in town rail service. Why so much for a study? Don't get me wrong, I'm totally down with Chattanooga having some passenger trains running around. I get that. It's awesome. We've needed it for a long time. I ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: I’m Certainly No Expert

Sometime on Monday night, after I had written a piece on getting swatted with a switch as a kid, I got an email from ESPN Canada asking if I would be a televised guest on “Off the Record,” the most watched daily sports show in Canada. The subject: corporal punishment in America. Are you kidding me? I am hardly an expert. All weekend my world of sports and its excitement was warped ... (click for more)