Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Friday, November 1, 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 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.

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

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, 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.


Priceless Pets Continues Saturday at the Walker County Animal Shelter

The Walker County Animal Shelter had 124 people visit the shelter and adopt 12 dogs and 14 cats on their first day of the free adoption promotion "Priceless Pets." "Among those adopted was the longest resident in the shelter, a dog that had been with us since December.  We still have plenty of dogs for the second day of our event, but will only have a few kittens," ... (click for more)

YMCA Mobile Fit: Food And Fun Meal Program Feeds Kids, Fuels Potential Throughout Southeast Tennessee And Northwest Georgia

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga is offering the Summer Food and Fun Program with support from the Walmart Foundation to "help kids stay healthy, succeed in school, and reach their full potential."   "Combining educational and physical activity, the program keeps kids’ minds and bodies active, while also serving a healthy breakfast and lunch to kids who may otherwise ... (click for more)

Reworked Miller Park, Connections To Cost Up To $8.4 Million

A reworked Miller Park with improved connections to Patten Parkway and MLK Boulevard will cost $7.6 million. With contingencies, the price tag is tabbed at $8.4 million. The city only had two bidders on the major downtown project. Thomas Brothers Construction had the low bid of $7,637,413. Dillard Construction was just behind at $7,768,113. The city lists the "total project ... (click for more)

Dionne Upton Named New Principal At Woodmore Elementary School

Hamilton County Department of Education Interim Superintendent Dr. Kirk Kelly announced Friday the appointment of Dionne Upton to serve as principal at Woodmore Elementary School. Ms. Upton has 21 years of experience as a teacher, instructional coach, and assistant principal.  Along with her various educational experiences, she has also participated in the Leadership Fellows ... (click for more)

Scrutinizing Defense And Other Public Spending Is Right Thing To Do

I saw in the news today where U.S. senators were investigating and scrutinizing an Army "debacle," which has already spent $6 billion on a communications system developed by a defense contractor (WIN-T) that is virtually ineffective in use.   This is on top of a recent Navy scandal (Fat Leonard Scandal) where several current and former Navy admirals were sentenced to prison ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Suicide Letter

Two weeks ago there were five suicides and a fatal drug overdose in the same Chattanooga community. That absolutely tears me up inside because I am assured almost every day there is a better answer. I make no secret I struggle with depression and it is real. I want others to see if I can get through the valleys to climb the mountain, they can too. I take medicine every day that ... (click for more)