Bradley Commission Considering 2 Additions To Commercial Zones

Monday, January 13, 2014 - by Hollie Webb
Bradley Commissioners
Bradley Commissioners
- photo by Hollie Webb

In a Monday afternoon work session, the Bradley County Commission discussed changing two locations to Highway Commercial Districts (C-3). 

The first is 2628 Dalton Pike, south of the nearby Walmart. Currently, this location is a General Commercial District (C-2). The second area is at 162 Helton Road SE. This location is a Forestry/Agriculture/Residential District (F.A.R.).  

Commissioner Jeff Yarber of District 5 said the effects of the change should first be considered. He also said residents who live near the two locations should be consulted. However, Commissioner Mel Griffith of District 6 said the differences in the three types of zones are minor.  

These resolutions will be voted on next Tuesday, during the voting session.  

Another issue discussed at the meeting was the problem of several deteriorating Bradley County roads and bridges.  

Commissioner Terry Caywood of District 1 said many Bradley County residents had been paying taxes for years that were supposed to fund these roads, but nothing had changed.  

He said in one area, people in a subdivision had even been promised a connecting road but, due to an oversight, it was never constructed. He said this was another road people had paid taxes for.  

Commissioner Adam Lowe of District 4 said it would not be practical to try to fix each problem area all at once; he suggested the Commission develop a system of prioritization for working on the different areas. 



Man Charged With Vehicular Homicide Takes Off From Hospital

A man involved in a fatal wreck in which his passenger died was taken to a hospital, then absconded, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said.   The THP was dispatched to State Route 81 in Washington County, Tn., to a motor vehicle crash with injuries and possible fatality.  Officers arrived on the scene and found an unresponsive male subject lying outside of the vehicle ... (click for more)

Upcoming City Council Agenda For Tuesday

Here is the upcoming City Council agenda for Tuesday: I. Call to Order. II. Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilman Mitchell). III. Minute Approval. IV. Special Presentation. PUBLIC HEARING - Annexation - Lookout Mountain Conservancy PUBLIC HEARING - Deannexation - Institute of Health and Healing V. Ordinances – Final Reading: PLANNING ... (click for more)

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Myth And Fact Check

My husband and I recently had the privilege of participating in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Chattanooga. I listened as my husband told the audience about how his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when he was nine and how she died from the disease when he was fourteen. As a child, my husband didn’t understand what breast cancer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: At Last! New Schools

In this me-me-me-only-me world of today, we-we-we-finally got a thrilling $125 million facility plan for the Hamilton County Department of Education on Thursday night. The School Board unanimously approved a well-thought-out “first Band-Aid” that will provide a new elementary school in Harrison, middle schools in East Hamilton and Howard, and a quite-satisfactory answer to move ... (click for more)

Mocs Volleyball Wins 3-0 At Western Carolina

The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team snapped a two-game skid with a convincing 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-23) sweep over Western Carolina on Friday evening in Cullowhee, N.C.   Following the win, the Mocs improve to 12-11 overall and 5-4 in Southern Conference action. The Catamounts fall to 7-15, 2-7 in the SoCon.   It was a balanced effort on offense as three different ... (click for more)

Lanters Are Latest Sister Acts Leading Lady Flames Teams

When one looks back on the success of the Lee University women’s soccer program over the past 16 years, it is easy to see what sisters have provided. Records show the surge began in 2001 and continues today with senior Summer and freshman Anna Lanter (former Soddy Daisy High School standouts) helping spark the Lady Flames to a current 8-4 overall mark and 7-2 in the rugged Gulf ... (click for more)