Street Closings Announced For Special Events

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Riverfront Parkway from Aquarium Way to Molly Street, Chestnut Street from Aquarium Way to Riverfront Parkway, Power Alley from Aquarium Way to Riverfront Parkway and the southbound Veterans Bridge exit ramp will be closed from 9 p.m. on Wednesday, through 8 p.m. on Sunday, for the Head of the Hooch.  Northbound Riverfront Parkway will be closed to through traffic at ML King Boulevard.  Detours will be posted.

The 2000 block of Duncan Avenue, between Beech Street and Willow Street will be closed from 3-9 p.m. on Thursday, for a Community Halloween Block party. 

Wilson Street from Bonny Oaks Drive to Lightfoot Mill Road will be closed from 6-10 pm each evening from Thursday through Saturday, for the Oakwood Baptist Church Judgment House.

The 500 block of Graham Street, from Crewdson Street to Normal Avenue will be closed from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, for the Graham Street Halloween Block Party.

ML King Boulevard between Broad Street and Georgia Avenue, and Market Street between East 8th Street and East 10th Street will be closed from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, for SWAP, sponsored by Heil Environmental.

Reggie White Boulevard, between West 19th Street and the entrance to the Skate Park, and Chestnut Street between West 19th Street and West 17th Street will be closed from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. on Saturday, for the USSBA Southern States Band Competition.  West 17th Street between Broad Street and Chestnut Street will be closed to through traffic.  The curb and inside lanes of eastbound and westbound 20th Street will be closed for bus parking.

Reggie White Boulevard, between West 19th Street and the entrance to the Skate Park, will be closed from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday, for the Chattanooga Market.

HCSO Safe Journey Conducts Child Safety Seat Check Tuesday

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Safe Journey personnel will be conducting a child safety seat check on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. at the Chuck E. Cheese in Hixson, 22 Northgate Park. During this time, families may stop by the parking lot and Safe Journey personnel will help install, review, and/or check to ensure their child safety restraints are properly installed. Safe ... (click for more)

Author Will Have Book Launch Party At Local Comic Book Store

Local author Jesse Baruffi announced Tuesday that he is having a release party for his debut comedy science fiction novel, Otto Von Trapezoid and the Empress of Thieves, this Sunday at Infinity Flux in Hixson.    The event will feature a live reading by the author, a Q&A session, free autographs with a purchase of the book, and a giveaway of one book copy. Refreshments ... (click for more)

Baylor Student, 16, Dies After Cardiac Incident At Pool

A 16-year-old Baylor School student died after a cardiac incident at a pool on Monday afternoon. Sumner Smith died in the incident on campus. The student was taken by ambulance to Erlanger. Baylor's Barbara Kennedy said it happened during a routine swim practice. He was found unresponsive in the pool. Counselors were being provided on the Baylor campus on Tuesday. ... (click for more)

Bradley County Commission Decides Not To Provide Animal Pickup Service

Bradley County Commissioners on Monday finally put animal control to rest. It was not easy and it was not without confusion, but in the end, the county will not provide animal pickup service.   Confusion began when commissioners were asked to approve the agenda, which included two options for animal control pick up. Item “D” provided for the SPCA of Bradley County ... (click for more)

Welcome The Bike Lanes - And Response

In just the last week, I’ve driven from North Chattanooga to downtown using North Market numerous times.  I’ve timed it and it has added no extra time to my commute.  In fact, cutting North Market down to one lane slowed folks down and made me feel safer while driving, which is actually the point of the road project. On top of that, I saw an adorable family biking ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Readers Are Right

Jeffrey Cross is a community activist in the very finest way. He has no idea that I and many others have followed what he has done, and tirelessly I might add, to enhance the St. Elmo neighborhood at the foot of Lookout Mountain. I wish this world had a million Jeffrey Crosses. So when he wrote in protest of my Monday story, “We Want Our City Back,” I was more than eager to read ... (click for more)