Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Friday, July 12, 2013

M.L. King Boulevard between Market Street and Georgia Avenue and Market Street between East 8th Street and M.L. 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 portion of River Street from Coolidge Park connecting to Renaissance Park will be closed from 6-11:30 p.m. on Saturday, for First Things First Movies in the Park.  Accommodations will be made for Riverboat patrons entering from Renaissance Park.

Riverfront Parkway between Chestnut Street and Power Alley will be closed at 8 a.m. on Saturday, from the beginning set up for the Chattanooga Waterfront Duathlon.  Beginning at 5 a.m. on Sunday, the southbound curb lane and ramp of the Veterans Bridge will be closed.  Riverfront Parkway from Aquarium Way to M.L. King Boulevard, the south bound exit ramp of Highway 27 at M.L. King Boulevard and the inside lanes of north and south bound Highway 27/29 from the M.L. King exit ramps to just south of Highway 29 at Dayton Pike will be closed until 10:30 a.m. North and south bound vehicular traffic on Highway 27/29 will be detoured off and back on to the highway in the vicinity of the M.L. King Boulevard and 4th Street ramps.  The south bound entrance ramp from 4th Street to Highway 27/29 will be closed; Chestnut Street and Power Alley from 2nd Street to Riverfront Parkway will be closed.  M.L. King Boulevard will be closed to Grove Street.  Riverfront Parkway, Boynton Drive and Gateway Avenue will be closed at M.L. King Boulevard.  Roads will open as they become available.  With the exception of Riverfront Parkway between Chestnut Street and Power Alley, which will be open by approximately 6 p.m., all streets should be open by 3 p.m.

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.

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)