Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Thursday, May 15, 2014
ML King Boulevard between Broad Street and Georgia Avenue and Market Street between East 8th Street and East 10th street will be closed from 5:30 p.m.-midnight on Friday, for the Nightfall Concert Series. The 800 block of Cherry Street will be closed at ML King Boulevard and will only be accessible from East 8th Street. There will be limited handicapped parking in the 900 block of Georgia Avenue on the Miller Park side on the meters covered with Orange "reserved" bags.
 
Reggie White Boulevard between West 20th Street and the entrance to the Skate Park and West 19th Street between Reggie White Boulevard and Chestnut Street will be closed from 5 a.
m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, for the Tour De Cure. Please be cautious and watch for bicyclists riding the course along Broad Street, Market Street, Alton Park Boulevard, Cummings Highway, St. Elmo Avenue, Tennessee Avenue, Wauhatchie Pike, and West 26th Street.
 
Reggie White Boulevard between West 19th Street and the entrance to the Skate Park will be closed from 7 a.m.-7 p.m on Sunday, for the Chattanooga Market.

Personal Care Items Needed At The Salvation Army

The ReCreate Café helps the homeless in the community; however, personal care items are running low. Frequent travelers are asked to help by donating travel size products such as bar soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, disposable razors and feminine products. If you would like to host a donation drive, please call 423-756-1023 or bring your items to The Salvation Army, 822 ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Mud Run At Area Academy Sports On August 2

While visiting the store on Saturday, Aug. 2, Academy Sports shoppers will have any opportunity to register for the 5th Annual Chattanooga Mud Run. Officials from Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area will be on hand to answer questions about the Chattanooga Mud Run at the same time, register participants at the Hamilton Place store from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and the Hixson ... (click for more)

DA Looking Into Issue Of County Commission Candidate's Campaign Sending Filled-Out Request For Absentee Ballot To Elderly Voters

The District Attorney's Office has been provided with documents that a County Commission candidate's campaign sent filled-out requests for absentee ballots to elderly voters. Kerry Steelman, election administrator, said there have been four instances in which such requests came from the Elect John Brooks campaign. He said state law says in Section 2-6-202:  (3) A person ... (click for more)

Graham Says County School-City Lawsuit Settlement "Stinks," But County Commission Approves It

The County Commission on Wednesday approved a settlement of a lawsuit brought by the Hamilton County Schools against the city of Chattanooga, though several commissioners said they were not happy with the deal and Commissioner Joe Graham said it "stinks." Commissioner Graham was the lone no vote. He was joined by Commissioner Tim Boyd in a failed effort to defer it a week. ... (click for more)

The Truth From Weston’s Sister - And Response (2)

I try not to read the negative articles and opinions about my older brother. Growing up around politics, I learned a long time ago that thick skin is not only necessary, it’s paramount. But this time, the lies and the rumors and the inaccurate information has gone too far. It’s too ridiculous for me to ignore. So let’s clear a few things up: Weston and I do not “come ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Oscar Brock’s True Passion

I don’t pay much attention to the Hamilton County School Board. Once the moon and the stars aligned behind Superintendent Rick Smith, you hear very little, if anything, from the nine-member council that oversees an annual budget of almost $400 million and employs 4,480 people. So chew this for a minute: approximately 2,000 of those people are not teachers. Yes, there are 78 principals ... (click for more)