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.


Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County:  U.S. 27 (I-124) widening from I-24/U.S. 27 interchange to north of the Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River, including widening the Olgiati Bridge:  Work on this project continues.  The speed limit on U.S. 27 in the construction zone is 45 MPH.  The contractor may have temporary lane or shoulder ... (click for more)

This Week In The Arts

This week in the Arts:  Thursday, February 23 LOVE / SICK  at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre Creating a Community of Cultural Entrepreneurs at the Hunter Museum of American Art The Black Jacket Symphony at the Tivoli Theatre JAZZ: The Next Generation Project feat. Zowie Boyd at Jazzanooga Russian ... (click for more)

Inmate Dies At County Workhouse On Wednesday Night; Investigation Underway

An inmate died at the county workhouse at Silverdale on Wednesday night, and an investigation is underway.   Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies/CID were called to investigate the death of an inmate at CoreCivic (formerly CCA).  The inmate was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced deceased at that time.     The identity of the ... (click for more)

Walker County Will Not Seek Land For Durham Railroad Trail From Couple Who Sought To Block It

Walker County, Ga., under a new administration, will not seek to condemn land from a couple along a proposed public trail on the old Chickamauga to Durham Railroad. Former County Attorney Don Oliver, who supported the trail idea, in the waning days of the Bebe Heiskell administration went to court to condemn property in the name of Stanley Lowe and Jill Wyse at the community ... (click for more)

Getting The Message

Our school age youth have inspired me with their responses during “Q and A” sessions after my readings as a volunteer during African American History Celebrations and Read across America Celebration, too.  Before this school year, I read to classes at Orchard Knob Elementary School and at Rivermont Elementary School, here in Hamilton County.   Their answers to factual ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Ed Chief ‘Embarrassed’

At the start of the school year in September, Tennessee’s Commissioner of Education Dr. Candice McQueen held an “educational summit” with state legislators from embattled Hamilton County. The entire “summit” took a prescribed 90 minutes and was such a dog-and-pony show her strongest statement was, "Create your plan around the right vision, have some metrics and align to the right ... (click for more)