Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Thursday, October 3, 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.

Historical Meeting Held At The Brainerd Mission Cemetery

The chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution, hosted the Chattanooga Area Historical Association, met Monday evening at the Brainerd Mission Cemetery.  Approximately 50 people were in attendance for the event.   Marti Rutherford introduced Hamilton County Historian Linda Mines who presented a historical program on the ... (click for more)

John Sevier Chapter Of Sons Of American Revolution Celebrates Anniversary Thursday

The John Sevier Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be celebrating the 90th Anniversary of its chapter (established Oct. 16, 1925) on Thursday from 4-6 p.m. The event is open to the public and will be held at Ridgedale Baptist Church, 1831 Hickory Valley Road.   A short program at 5 p.m. will highlight major events the chapter has been involved in for ... (click for more)

Lee University Social Media Threat Suspect Identified, Charged And In Custody

Lee University student Olayinka Opaso, from Nigeria, 18, confessed on Tuesday to a senior Lee University official about his involvement in the Yik Yak post describing potential threats to Lee University students. Opaso was immediately placed into custody by the campus security director, Matt Brinkman. Mr. Brinkman transported Opaso to the Cleveland Police Department where ... (click for more)

Bullets Ring Out Near Alton Park School Bus Stop Sending Students Scrambling; Vehicle Used Had Been Carjacked In Knoxville

Bullets rang out near an Alton Park school bus stop on Tuesday morning, sending students scrambling for cover. Police took two suspects into custody. The incident happened on W. 38th Street across from the Bethlehem Center and was believed to be gang related. Crime tape quickly went up at the shooting scene, and W. 38th Street was temporarily blocked. There were five ... (click for more)

Ole Man River Just Keeps Rollin

Citizens are hearing yet another new chapter in Chattanooga’s 21st Century Riverfront concrete repair saga. It seems it will require more repair, more delays and more tax dollars to do it. When will it end? Construction of the Riverfront concrete structures began in 2003. Before it was finished, designers, engineers, contractors, Public Works officials, Mayor Littlefield and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It Was Our Tool Shed

Some said the huge beams had been soaking in creosote for two or three years when the men finally stacked them to dry. They were long, about 20 feet each, and thick – maybe eight inches. I remember they were 14 inches wide but the biggest thing I remember was that it was the ugliest lumber I ever saw. They cured the beams for one entire hot summer in the Tool Shed, a huge building ... (click for more)