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.


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)

Scenic City Women’s Network Marketplace Luncheon Is July 27

The Scenic City Women’s Network Marketplace Luncheon will be held on Thursday, July 27 at the Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St., featuring speaker, Tiki Finlayson.  Mrs. Finlayson is the founder of 1N3 and Pursuing Purpose Ministries. She also is a co-pastor, alongside her husband, Tom, at Purpose Church. "Tiki endeavors to encourage and bring hope to people everywhere ... (click for more)

County School Board Members, Rep. Favors Rap State Take-Over Plans For Low Performing Schools; New Superintendent To Come Up With Community Plan

County School Board members at a Thursday work session took turns rapping a state take-over plan for low performing schools. New Supt. Bryan Johnson said he will work over the next 30-45 days to come up with a community proposal for strengthening the iZone schools. He said, "I'm not sold myself" on some of the aspects of a proposed state partnership with the school district. ... (click for more)

Couple Arrested After 3-Year-Old Boy Brought To Hospital With Serious Injuries

A woman and her boyfriend have been arrested after her three-year-old son was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Police said the child had a broken left arm, fractured ribs, a lacerated kidney and a skull fracture with bleeding on the brain. Doctors also noticed injuries healing in different stages, "which would indicate different times of injuries." The boy's ... (click for more)

Do Something To Protect Our Children

It is unconscionable in this day and age that these children had to exist in such deplorable conditions and that an innocent baby suffered and died alone in a locked car.  Yes, there is blame and accountability considering this family had child neglect charges filed a few years ago (that were apparently dropped and expunged) and a large part of the responsibility should ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: School Board Shoves Back

The Hamilton County School Board, told that ‘no’ was not an option three months ago when state Education Commissioner Candice McQueen arrived to take over five floundering public schools, may have to ask the Governor to call out the Tennessee Guard. A very vocal School Board shoved a bitter ultimatum right back into McQueen’s lap during a work session Thursday night and showed it ... (click for more)