Street Closings Announced For Construction

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

West 5th Street, between Broad Street and Chestnut Street, will be closed for a large construction project which will include a perimeter security fence. This block of West 5th Street will become the temporary construction entrance and staging area for the project. The closure is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until Friday, May 30. Detours will be posted.

The 1700 block of Jenkins Road will be narrowed to one lane for a sewer rehabilitation project.

This will be a simple flagging operation from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Wednesday.


11th Annual GoFest At The Chattanooga Zoo Will Be Held Sept. 12

The public is invited to a free day at the Chattanooga Zoo on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for the 11th Annual GoFest, which is a celebration of people of all abilities. The City of Chattanooga created the initiative to improve accessibility, to break down barriers and to raise disability awareness. “Animal attractions and interactions abound, but breaking boundaries ... (click for more)

Reading Retreat For The Pope's Encyclical On Care Of Our Common Home Is Sept. 19

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Hutcheson Medical Center May Get Bankruptcy Trustee Who Would Focus On Sale Of Fort Oglethorpe Hospital

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Hutcheson Medical Center Unsecured Creditors Committee Asks Trustee Be Appointed For Fort Oglethorpe Hospital; Asks Bankruptcy Not Be Dismissed

The Unsecured Creditors Committee of Hutcheson Medical Center is opposing a motion by U.S. Trustee Guy Gebhardt for a bankruptcy judge to dismiss the bankruptcy for the financially-ailing Fort Oglethorpe hospital.   Instead, the group is asking Judge Paul Bonapfel to appoint a trustee to oversee the Hutcheson finances. In a 16-page motion, the committee said if the bankruptcy ... (click for more)

Who's Responsible For East Ridge's Stadium? - And Response

There just can be no excuse for East Ridge High School's stadium being in such dangerous condition that it has been condemned.   Where is responsible for this? I know there are a few other stadiums like this as well. And there is no excuse for this.  Building new and beautiful schools, state of the art technology. Top athletic facilities as well. Yet, East Ridge ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Five Straight Days Of Football

If I covered my first high school football game as a fledging sports when I was 16 years old, and I am now 66, I figure that’s darn near about a half-century of passes and punts. The mystifying part is that I still get as big of a kick hovering around the game as I did on my very first time so as we usher in the start of the college season with five straight days of games, here ... (click for more)