Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Ohls Avenue between West 38th Street and West 43th Street will be closed from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday for the Southside Community Celebration.
River Street will be closed where it passes under the Market Street Bridge in Coolidge Park from 7 a.m.-noon on Sunday for Easter at Coolidge.

Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: TDOT Maintenance both directions from milepost 0.0 to milepost 2.0 on I-75:  I-24 and I-75 interchange will have lane closures for coring operations for interchange reconstruction. This will occur Monday thru Wednesday from 9 p.m.-5 a.m. I-75 North Exit 1 interchange reconfiguration project at mile marker ... (click for more)

Carol Adams, Feminist-Vegan Activist And Author, Speaks Here March 28-29

Carol J. Adams, MDiv (Yale University), is a feminist-vegan advocate, activist, independent scholar, and prolific author. Her newest book, "Protest Kitchen: Fight Injustice, Save the Planet, and Fuel Your Resistance One Meal at a Time," will be released Oct. 1. A collaborative effort between multiple universities, nonprofits, and individuals is bringing Ms. Adams to Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Corker Slams Massive $1.4 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill; Fleischmann, Graves Support It

In remarks on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, Thursday slammed the massive $1.4 trillion “omnibus” spending bill, calling it one of the most “grotesque” pieces of legislation he can remember during his two terms in the Senate. Reps. Chuck Fleischmann and Tom Graves were among those supporting it. H.R. 1625, the Consolidated ... (click for more)

Former Juvenile Court Magistrate Says Gay Marriage Is "Nothing You Put In Air Quotes"

A former magistrate at Juvenile Court, who claims she was fired by Judge Rob Philyaw because she is openly gay, said Wednesday that gay marriage "is nothing you put in air quotes." She referred to County Attorney Rheubin Taylor asking her about her ceremony in marrying another woman and raising his hands to form quote marks. Elizabeth Gentzler is suing Hamilton County, Judge ... (click for more)

Avoid Underage Drinking And Other Prom Drama

My high school prom took a dramatic turn when two guys got their tuxedo jackets mixed up. One of them belonged to my date, who kindly offered to keep my wallet in his pocket. That’s the jacket another young man mistakenly grabbed off the back of a chair before heading to an underage drinking party that got shut down by police well after midnight—as kids scattered in every direction.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Famed Freitas Speech

Several weeks ago a member of the Virginia House of Delegates (that’s what Virginia calls the state legislature) stood up and before that body responded to a claim by a Democratic lawmaker that Republicans were pro-Second Amendment and segregationists. Nick Freitas, who did two tours in Iraq with our Army’s Special Forces and has talked candidly about losing friends to terrorist ... (click for more)