Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Friday, May 17, 2013

ML King Boulevard between Market Street and Georgia Avenue and Market Street between East 8th Street and ML King Boulevard will be closed from 5:30 p.m.-midnight on Friday, for the Nightfall Concert Series.  The 800 block of Cherry Street will be closed at ML King Boulevard and will only be accessible from East 8th Street. There will be limited handicapped parking in the 900 block of Georgia Avenue on the Miller Park side on the meters covered with Orange "reserved" bags.

The northbound curb lane of Hixson Pike from Shady Circle to McDade Lane will be closed from 6-11 a.m. on Saturday, for the Chattanooga Chase.  Runners will be present on Dorchester Road, Riverview Road, Golf Street, Sunset Road, Concord Street, Woodhill Drive, Edgewood Circle and Minnekahda Place. but these streets will not be closed.  Motorists are advised to watch for pedestrians in these areas.

The eastbound curb lane of West 20th Street, from Carter Street to South Market Street, and the southbound curb lane of South Market Street from 20th Street to Alton Park Boulevard, will be closed from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, for the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure.  There will be traffic delays on Alton Park Boulevard, West 40th Street and Tennessee Avenue.  Motorists are advised to watch for cyclists on these streets.

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.

The circle at the end of Tremont Street, south of River Street, will be closed on Sunday from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for the Public Works Week Touch-a-Truck event.


Pending Road/Lane Closures

There will be a lane shift at 1305 Dodson Ave. for installation of sidewalk ramps beginning Monday.   This project is scheduled to be completed on Friday.   Hours of operation each day are 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.   Traffic will be shifted and lanes narrowed to allow for the work to be done; motorists are advised to use caution when approaching and negotiating the work zone. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Bookseller Billy S. Arant, Jr. To Be Featured At Florida Antiquarian Book Fair

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Chance Loftis Set To Be Freed From Jail After Jury Finds Him Guilty Of Only Misdemeanor Charge

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1 Dies In House Fire In Rhea County

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Tennessee has a problem.  What is the value of saving the lives of 1,000 Tennesseans each year? That is exactly what can be expected if 176,000 Tennesseans gain health insurance through Insure Tennessee. A New England Journal of Medicine study showed that expansion of Medicaid was associated with a 6% reduction in yearly mortality for people in the 34-65 age group. Statistically, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What About The Ashes?

I attended my fifth funeral in the month of January the other day and, while I wish a lot of my friends would hang around a little longer, I was amused by the conversation in the pew before the service began. The question was “ … then what do you do with the ashes?” More and more people are being cremated and asking their loved ones to scatter their ashes -- more properly called ... (click for more)