Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Thursday, October 03, 2013

The northbound right lane of Carter Street between West 11th Street and West 13th Street will be closed Friday and Saturday, from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. each day for test drive vehicles for the Society of Environmental Journalists National Conference.  

The southbound Veterans Bridge exit ramp and Riverfront Parkway at the western parking lot entrance underneath the Olgiati Bridge and Aquarium Way will be closed from 9 a.m. on Friday through 6 a.m. on Sunday, 2013 for the Three Sisters Music Festival.  Riverside Drive at Aquarium Way and Riverfront Parkway at Molly Lane will be closed to truck traffic.  Power Alley will be open to just north of the parking lot entrance.  Detours will be posted.

Fort Street, between West 13th Street and West 14th Street, will be closed from 5 p.m. on Friday, through midnight on Saturday, for the McCallie School 10-year Reunion.

Pineville Road and Moccasin Bend Road from Hudson Road to Moccasin Bend Hospital will be closed to through traffic on Saturday, from 7:30-11:30 a.m. for the Johnson Mental Health Center 10K Road Race. Motorists are advised to watch for runners in this area.

The northbound curb lane of Market Street from Aquarium Way to Frazier Avenue, the eastbound curb lane of Frazier Avenue from the Market Street Bridge to the Walnut Street Bridge, and the 100 block of Walnut Street will be closed from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday, for the Chattanooga Zombie Walk.  

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.

ML King Boulevard from Market Street to Georgia Avenue, and Cherry Street from just south of the parking garage entrance to ML King Boulevard will be closed from 12-8 p.m. on Sunday, for the Pride Festival.


“The Urban Campout” Announced As New Event For Renaissance Park

The campout will take place in Renaissance Park on Saturday, Oct. 18.  "The overnight event will promote low-impact camping using innovative equipment. The Urban Campout was created to celebrate the notion of urban camping, while providing an entertaining and fun night in a site otherwise unavailable for this type of experience," organizers said. Prior to the overnight camping, ... (click for more)

Community Festival Day

East Chattanooga Improvement Inc. and the City of Chattanooga Department of Youth and Family Development invite all residents in the East Chattanooga and surrounding neighborhoods, such as Avondale, Bushtown, Churchville, East Chattanooga, Glenwood, Lincoln Park, Riverside Drive, and Battery Heights to the Community Festival Day. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 ... (click for more)

Sewell Says City, EPB "Close" On Amount Owed By Utility To City On Street Light Overbilling

City Internal Auditor Stan Sewell told City Council members on Tuesday that EPB and the city are "close" on the amount owed by the utility to the city on street light overbilling. Mr. Sewell said the city computed the amount at about $1.2 million, while he said EPB's auditing firm, Mauldin and Jenkins, has it at $1.5 million for an 89-month period that was audited. Mr. Sewell ... (click for more)

City Council Votes 5-4 On New Process For Naming IDB Members

The City Council voted Tuesday night 5-4 to set up a new process for naming members to the Industrial Development Board (IDB), which currently has four vacancies. The process includes three City Council panels: A (Districts 1, 2, 3), B (Districts 4, 5, 6), and C (Districts 7, 8, 9). Group A will fill two of the vacancies and Groups B and C one each. Agreement ... (click for more)

Candidates Should State Facts, Not Fiction

At a recent forum for candidates for the Signal Mountain Town Council, one candidate, Mr. Chris Howley, discussed a number of issues and presented “facts” using incorrect or misleading statements.   Here are several issues that should be clarified: 1.       On the road up the mountain:   “I called TDOT.   I talked to Ken Flynn.   ... (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)