Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Thursday, November 7, 2013

West Mississippi Avenue from Dallas Road to Mount Vernon Avenue will be closed from 5 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday, for Normalpalooza.  Dartmouth Street from Curve to West Mississippi Avenue will be closed to through traffic.

Hamilton Place Boulevard from the entrance to Academy Sports to the Ring Road, and the eastbound curb lane of Hamilton Place Boulevard from the Olive Garden driveway to Commons Boulevard will be closed from 7-11 a.m. on Saturday, for the Hamilton YMCA Reindeer Dash.  Commons Boulevard will be closed to through traffic at Gunbarrel Road.

River Street from under the Market Street Bridge to Tremont Street, Tremont Street from River Street to Frazier Avenue, the eastbound curb lane of Frazier Avenue from the Walnut Street Bridge to Tremont Street, Walnut Street from the south end of the Walnut Street Bridge to East 3rd Street, and East 3rd Street from Walnut Street to High Street will be closed from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, for the Walk For Autism.  High Street from East 2nd Street to East 3rd Street will be open but motorists are advised to watch for pedestrians in this area.

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.

Mabel Street between 3rd Street and 4th Street, the northbound lane of Mabel Street between 3rd Street and Battery Place, and the westbound curb lane of Riverside Drive from the area of the Boathouse Restaurant at 1011 Riverside Drive to the Mabel Street ramp, and the Mabel Street ramp from Riverside Drive to Mabel Street will be closed from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, for the Veterans Day 5K Race.

Harvest Festival In Menlo Park Community Is Oct. 29

There will be a Harvest Festival in the Menlo Park Community in Brainerd on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. The event will be held at Greater Emmanuel Church, 400 Tunnel Blvd., and everyone is invited to attend this free event.   Activities will include Trunk or Treat, carnival games, face painting, bounce houses and other entertainment.  Free winter coats ... (click for more)

Tennessee Highway Safety Office Promotes National Drug Take Back Initiative

In efforts to prevent drugged-impaired driving statewide, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office encourages Tennesseans to participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back initiative on Saturday. THSO asks residents to dispose of unused and/or outdated prescription drugs to help prevent the illegal use and abuse of prescription drugs by ... (click for more)

Fire Displaces Family Of 7; Blaze Ruled Accidental

No injuries were reported in connection with a house fire on Saturday afternoon that displaced a family of seven. The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm at 4:11 p.m. and responded to 3308 Dodson Ave. with five fire companies. Captain Wadie Suttles with Engine 4 said heavy fire was showing when the first firefighters arrived on the scene. As additional firefighters ... (click for more)

Clarence Ross, Leshawn Witherow Shot On Walden Avenue Friday Afternoon

Chattanooga Police are investigating a shooting that happened early Friday afternoon at the 6300 block of Walden Avenue.  Clarence Ross, 41, And Leshawn Witherow, 40, suffered non-life threatening injuries.  Hamilton County EMS transported both victims to a local hospital for treatment.  There is no suspect information at this time.  Investigators with ... (click for more)

Where Is The Highway Patrol? - And Response

I am teaching my 15-year-old to drive in the North Georgia and Chattanooga area. I have warned her of the dangers of exceeding the speed limit both as a hazard to herself and in terms of receiving a ticket. What a liar I am.  Have you driven on the local freeways and highways recently? I never see any highway patrolmen helping to reduce speeding or pulling over those who ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Vol Is Worth $521,854

The definition for the term “fair market value,” this from the IRS tax code, “is the price at which the property would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither being under any compulsion to buy or to sell and both having reasonable knowledge of relevant facts.” So a recent article in Business Insider has just revealed a University of Tennessee scholarship ... (click for more)