Intersection Improvements On Market Street Begin Monday

Friday, May 16, 2014

Intersection improvements will begin at Market Street and Manning Street with the installation of stamped concrete crosswalks at 8:30 am on Monday.  Market Street will be narrowed to one lane in each direction for the duration of the project, scheduled for four weeks, ending on or before Friday, June 13.

The Morris Hill Road closure is on schedule and will reopen for through traffic Friday by 4 p.m.  The project is not complete but the trenches have been backfilled and steel plates will be in place to allow for traffic.

 Full closure of the roadway, from this point forward, should not be necessary. 



DAR Joins In National Wreath-Laying Ceremony

The Chickamauga Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the oldest DAR chapter in the area, donated 87 wreaths to the non-profit Wreaths Across America for placement on the graves of veterans buried in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.  The annual wreath-laying ceremony was held Saturday. Chapter members participated in the ceremony ... (click for more)

NAACP Annual Jubilee Celebration Is New Year's Day

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The Growing Monopoly

Over the last decade, five tech giants have risen to the top, and created, discovered and invented services and products that have made these companies worth billions today. Those five, of course, are Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. Each of these companies are responsible for several products and services that we use in our everyday lives. They have devoured the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Last Day Of School

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