Section Of Riverwalk To Be Closed Thursday For Tree Trimming

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department will be closing the Riverwalk from the Dam to the Riverpark’s main entrance on Thursday, due to tree trimming.

If necessary the work will continue on Friday.


World War II USS LST 325 Comes To Chattanooga Sept. 11-17

Chattanooga will welcome a piece of history to the downtown waterfront Sept. 11-17.  The World War II USS LST 325 will dock at Ross's Landing for an extended visit to offer tours of the of the World War II Landing Ship Tank.  LST 325 will arrive the morning of Thursday, Sept. 11, and an opening ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. with the crew and Bob Jornlin, commanding ... (click for more)

Free Downtown Meter Parking On Labor Day

The Chattanooga Parking Authority has announced downtown parking meters will not be enforced (and therefore need not be paid) on Monday in honor of the holiday. Paid parking for all street meters will also be suspended for these remaining holidays in 2014: Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 27) Day following Thanksgiving Day (Friday, Nov. 28) Christmas Day (Thursday, ... (click for more)

City, County Pull The Plug On Downtown Shooting Range

City and county officials have decided to keep the police firing range at Moccasin Bend rather than building an expensive new indoor facility at the former Farmers Market property. County Mayor Jim Coppinger said Sheriff Jim Hammond and new Police Chief Fred Fletcher met recently and decided to "pull the plug" on the project. He said officers felt that the Moccasin Bend range ... (click for more)

Reception Honors County's 2nd-Longest Serving Employee

General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck, at a County Courthouse reception, asked anyone who was working at the courthouse in 1966 to raise their hand. Only Circuit Court Clerk Paula Thompson was able to do so. Judge Shattuck said he believes only Edna Camp of the Criminal Court clerk's office, has been at the courthouse longer. Ms. Thompson did not seek re-election, ... (click for more)

Vote No On Health Insurance Changes Affecting County Teachers

Our Hamilton County School Board will vote on insurance changes effecting both active employees and retirees, who are not on Medicare at this time.  HCEA strongly objects to changes being made at this time and urges a “No” vote.  Insurance had been frozen three years by negotiations.  Since the Educators Professional Negotiations Act was nullified by the 2011 Legislature, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Al Sharpton’s Wise Remarks

I’ll admit I paid little more than scant attention to the Monday funeral of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by police bullets in Ferguson, Mo., after he allegedly was involved in strong-armed robbery. There are too many tawdry details and, in my way of thinking, there is nothing under God’s sun, absolutely nothing, that gives others the right to riot, burn ... (click for more)