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.


Moccasin Bend Chapter Of DAR Has December Meeting Saturday

The Moccasin Bend Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their December meeting at Signal Mountain Town Hall Complex on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. There will be a covered dish luncheon followed by a “New to You” auction. The proceeds from the auction will benefit Fisher House which provides free or low cost lodging to Veterans or military families receiving ... (click for more)

Security Concepts For Religious Institutions Presented By AGAPE Tactical, LLC On Dec. 17

Security Concepts for Religious Institutions will be presented by AGAPE Tactical, LLC On Dec. 17. The interactive seminar will teach participants how to make their organization a safer place of worship. The seminar will cover topics such as: 1. The cost of having a safety team versus not having one 2. The truth regarding shooting incidents in churches 3. How to prevent ... (click for more)

Lawsuit Says Girl Received Severe Traumatic Brain Injury In Woodmore Bus Wreck

A new lawsuit in the tragic Woodmore Elementary School bus wreck said one girl on the bus suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. Attorneys Joseph Fried and Michael Goldberg of Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC filed a lawsuit in Hamilton County Circuit Court on behalf of the minor daughter of Shanquatta Byrd. The bus driver, Johnthony Walker, was transporting 37 students from ... (click for more)

Officer Who Was Shot Returned Fire; Is Recovering Well; Shooter Still On Loose

Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher said Monday morning that the officer who was shot three times on Thursday is recovering well.   Chief Fletcher said the officer was wearing a bullet-proof vest and one bullet hit the vest, which protected him during the shooting.  The officer was able to return fire, although Chief Fletcher would not comment on how many bullets ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Couldn't Manage Public Education

I have been reading the buzz about Signal Mountain and other small municipalities considering a move to form their own school district within their municipal boundaries.  It is quite the comedy hour considering the notion that small cities that for decades could not even manage small sewer systems or 911 districts, are somehow going to do a better job with public education ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Abolish Bail For Poor

Our terribly overcrowded Hamilton County Jail may get some help from an unsuspected corner – the Obama administration is tackling the fact that right now over 450,000 people are in our country’s jails because they are too poor to pay for bail. It is a violation of the Constitution to “punish people for their poverty.” As the Eighth Amendment provides, “… excessive bail ought not ... (click for more)