Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Thursday, April 03, 2014
Chestnut Street from West Main Street to West 13th Street, Fort Street from West Main Street to West 13th Street, and West 14th Street from Chestnut Street to Carter Street will be closed from 4 p.m. on Friday until 10 p.m. on Saturday for the Coker Tire Chattanooga Cruise In.
Martin Luther King Boulevard between Broad Street and Georgia Avenue, Market Street between East 10th Street and East 8th Street, and Cherry Street between East 8th Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard will be closed from 5:30-11 p.
m. on Friday, April 4, 2014 for the Art Car Ball.
Oak Street from Houston Street to Douglas Street, Douglas Street from McCallie Avenue to East 5th Street, East 5th Street from Collins Street to Douglas Street, and the shoulder of westbound Riverside Drive from Mabel Street to the Boathouse Restaurant will be closed from 9-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, for the Smile to Remember 5K Walk for Ovarian Cancer Awareness.
Broad Street from East 3rd Street to Main Street, Main Street from Broad Street to Rossville Avenue, and Wilhoit Street from Rossville Avenue to Main Street will have a rolling closure between 12-1:30 p.m. on Saturday for the Scenic City Art Car Parade.
Reggie White Boulevard from the entrance to the Skate Park to Riverfront Parkway, West 19th Street from Chestnut Street to Reggie White Boulevard, Riverfront Parkway from Chestnut Street to Martin Luther King Boulevard, and the inside lanes of Riverfront Parkway from Martin Luther King Boulevard to Molly Lane will be closed from 5-11 p.m. on Saturday for the Glow Run for Girls on the Run.
Reggie White Boulevard from the entrance to the Skate Park to Riverfront Parkway will be closed from 8 a.m. on Thursday until 8 a.m. on Monday for the 4 Bridges Art Festival.

Lane Closures Downtown Announced For Sign Installations

The northbound curb lane of the 500 block of Market Street and the southbound curb lane of the 600 block of Broad Street will be closed for the installation of signage on the east and west sides of the Market Court Building.    This project will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, with an estimated completion time of 10 p.m. These are single lane closures and should ... (click for more)

Special Event Street Closures Announced For The Weekend

Riverfront Pkwy. between Aquarium Way and Power Alley, the Veterans Bridge ramp to Riverfront Pkwy., Chestnut St. between Aquarium Way and Riverfront Pkwy., and Power Alley from the parking lot to Riverfront Pkwy. will be closed from 1 p.m. on Thursday until 8 p.m. on Sunday for the Southern Brewer’s Festival. ML King Blvd. between Broad St. and Georgia Ave. and Market St. between ... (click for more)

5 Hamilton County Schools Designated As Priority Schools, 3 As Focus Schools

Five Hamilton County Schools have been designated as Priority Schools and three as Focus Schools. Priority Schools are the five percent of schools across the state with the lowest overall performance. Those from Hamilton County are Brainerd High School, Dalewood Middle School, Orchard Knob Elementary School, Orchard Knob Middle School and Woodmore Elementary School. Focus ... (click for more)

Man Robbed, Stabbed At Hixson Pike Bus Stop

A man was robbed and stabbed at a bus stop on Hixson Pike on Tuesday night. At approximately 9:30 p.m., officers were called concerning a robbery at 3800 Hixson Pike. Phani Tangirala, 22, was transported to a local hospital by HCEMS for treatment of a stab wound to the abdomen. Medical personnel stated that Mr. Tangirala appeared to have a non-life threatening wound to ... (click for more)

The Truth About Justice

The rallying cry in Ferguson Missouri has been "justice for Michael Brown." The question is what is justice? Justice is that the facts of the case are investigated thoroughly and regardless of the outcome of that investigation the family and friends of Michael Brown along with the citizens of Ferguson and this country need to accept the outcome no matter what it reveals.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Chief Delmore: ‘You Blew It!”

Far more than 50,000 people, most police officers and law enforcement authorities, have gone to a website, “” to read a scathing letter that first appeared on Sunday. Veteran lawman Ed Delmore, who became the Police Chief in Gulf Shores, Ala., after a brilliant career as the “Top Cop” in St. Louis (which he still loves) has written what was entitled, “An Open Letter ... (click for more)