Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Friday, December 13, 2013

Liberty Street, from Mississippi Avenue to Federal Street, will be closed on Friday and Saturday, from 12-9 p.m. for the Hill Fest.  Access will be granted to residents from Federal Street.

Selected streets in the Cummings Cove Subdivision will be closed to thru traffic on Saturday, from 1:30-5:30 p.m. for the Black Creek Mountain 5K and Fun Run.  Traffic Control officers and volunteers will be present to remind motorists that runners will be present.

Eastbound Cherokee Boulevard from Velma Street to Market Street, the southbound curb lane of the Market Street Bridge to Aquarium Way, northbound Chestnut Street from Aquarium Way to Riverside Drive, eastbound Riverside Drive from Chestnut Street to Lindsay Street, westbound Riverside Drive at Lindsay Street, the westbound curb lane of 3rd Street from eastbound High Street to Walnut Street, northbound Walnut Street from 3rd Street to the south end of the Walnut Street Bridge, the eastbound curb lane of Frazier Avenue from Market Street to Tremont Street and Tremont Street from Frazier Avenue south to the turnaround will be closed from 6-10 a.m. on Saturday for the Run Run Rudolph 5K.

Southbound Browns Ferry Road from Lookout Valley Elementary School to Cummings Highway and the westbound curb lane of Cummings Highway to the Walmart entrance will be closed from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, for the Lookout Valley Christmas Parade.  The parade will end by turning left into the Walmart parking lot.

Market Street from Martin Luther King Boulevard to 12th Street and the intersecting cross streets (one block each side of Market Street) will be closed from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, for the Holiday Starlight Parade line up assembly.  Market Street and the intersecting cross streets (one block each side of Market Street) from Martin Luther King Boulevard to 3rd Street will be closed from 6-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, for the Holiday Starlight Parade.  Westbound 3rd Street between Chestnut Street and Market Street, and northbound Broad Street between Aquarium Way and 3rd Street will be closed for the Holiday Starlight Parade and its disbursement.  All times are approximate.  All streets should be open by 7:30 p.m. Parking will be prohibited on Market Street along the parade route and in the disbursement area of 3rd Street and northbound Broad Street. Parking meters will be unbagged as soon as possible after the parade.

Dog Training Classes Registration Begins Sunday, Oct. 25

The Obedience Club of Chattanooga will begin its next 6-week session of obedience, rally, and agility classes for puppies and dogs on Monday, Oct. 26, at its training facility 4 miles south of Chattanooga on Highway 193 in Flintstone, Ga. Registration will be held on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 1-3 p.m. at the training facility.  During registration, various OCC dog/handler teams ... (click for more)

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga Presents The Tennessee Valley’s Largest And Longest Children’s Festival

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga’s 25th Annual Autumn Children’s Festival will be held at the Tennessee Riverpark, 4301 Amnicola Hwy. on Oct. 10 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Oct. 11 from 1-5 p.m.  Admission and parking are free. RMHC will be raising money for operational costs for the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald McDonald ... (click for more)

Attorney Patrick Says Chattanooga Is "Most Logical Place" For Consolidating Volkswagen Lawsuits; Hearing Set Dec. 3

Attorney Gary Patrick said Chattanooga is "the most logical place for consolidating the Volkswagen litigation because it is the only location in the country where VW vehicles are being produced." Attorney Patrick, of the local firm of Patrick, Beard, Schulman and Jacoway, said a hearing is set Dec. 3 in New Orleans on the issue. A host of lawsuits seeking class action status ... (click for more)

Woman Stabbed To Death On Hooker Road; Man Injured; Suspect Being Interviewed

A young woman was stabbed to death on Hooker Road early Friday morning and a man was injured. At approximately 1:54 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a stabbing at the 4000 block of Hooker Road. There police located Angel Evans, 33, deceased. She was stabbed multiple times. A second person, Gerald Nelson, 24, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening ... (click for more)

The Facts About Jail

Since Roy had such a positive reaction to Jeffrey Cross's wonderful (and wonderfully civil--how refreshing) email response to his column on the bike lanes, allow me to speak on the subject of the jail.  First off, Roy's right about some things:  It is overcrowded, underfunded, and understaffed.  This is no secret, it's in the Grand Jury report every term.  Here's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We Must Learn To Tell

On July 4th of this year, FBI agents – acting on a tip -- arrested Alexander Ciccolo, a 23-year-old with known mental problems, as he carried a duffle bag full of automatic attack weapons. Moments before, he had bought the illegal firearms from an undercover informant outside of Boston. As agents later scoured his apartment, they found bomb-making equipment including a pressure ... (click for more)