Reggie White Boulevard Closed All Weekend For 4 Bridges Art Festival

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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.


Cinco De Mayo In West Village

Chestnut Street and the surrounding area will be lined with activity May 5 from 6-10 p.m. in celebration of Cinco De Mayo. This free event will have laser light shows, food trucks, kettle corn, cotton candy, cocktails, beer, live music, face painting, balloon artist, and more family friendly activities. A giant screen on the new Westin Hotel at 801 Pine St. will display the laser ... (click for more)

Challenge Air For Kids And Friends Hosts Fly-Day In Chattanooga Saturday

Challenge Air for Kids & Friends, Inc. (Challenge Air) has announced they will be hosting a Fly-Day this Saturday at the Wilson Air Center Chattanooga, 932 Jubilee Dr. from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  The event is designed to change the perception of special needs children through the free gift of flight and is open to the public.  Challenge Air for Kids & Friends ... (click for more)

Jury Clears Juvenile Judge Philyaw Of Discrimination Charge In Dismissal Of Openly Gay Magistrate

A federal jury deliberated about an hour on Tuesday afternoon before ruling in favor of Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw, who had been sued by an openly gay magistrate that he dismissed. Judge Travis McDonough had dismissed the other two defendants - Court Administrator Sam Mairs and Hamilton County - from the case at the close of the proof. Elizabeth Gentzler maintained that ... (click for more)

City Of Chattanooga Calls On Salvation Army To Open Overnight Shelter For Individuals Displaced From Brownfield Property

City officials said this past weekend, the Salvation Army was called upon by the city to extend shelter for those displaced from the encampment that was forced to close on 11 th Street due to hazardous living conditions. “We are continuing to stay in contact with those displaced from the contaminated site and are working to get them into more permanent housing,” said Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Set Up A Council On Love, Not A Council On Hate - And Response

In Mayor Berke's April 19 version of the Berke Bulletin, he announced plans to establish a Council on Hate and indicated a focus on tolerance. I beg of him to reconsider that plan. One problem in Chattanooga and in other places in America is that there are some people who have already established an informal version of a Council on Hate. I suggest that a more productive plan ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Corker And ‘The Code’

Of all the vows, pledges, and bonds born unto the human race, nothing overrides “The Code.” It is an unwritten but deeply important knowledge that men should abide with equal respect, fierce loyalty, and chivalrous understanding of one another. For example, The Code dictates you must not and can never date a good friend’s ex-girlfriend, or ex-wife. Rather, you respect your friend ... (click for more)