Special Event Street Closures

Monday, June 02, 2014

M. L. King Blvd between Broad St. and Georgia Ave. and Market St. between East 8th St. and East 10th St. will be closed from 5:30 p.m. to midnight on Friday, June 6 for the Nightfall Concert Series.  The 800 block of Cherry St. will be closed at M. L. King Blvd and will only be accessible from East 8th St. There will be limited handicapped parking in the 900 block of Georgia Ave. on the Miller Park side on the meters covered with Orange "reserved" bags.

Churchill Downs Circle between 2648 and 2556 will be closed from 5 p.

m .until 11 p.m. on Saturday June 7 for the Derby Downs Block Party.

Reggie White Blvd between West 19th St. and the entrance to the Skate Park will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 8 for the Chattanooga Market.

M. L. King Blvd between Georgia Ave. and Peeples St., Lindsay St. between Patten Pkwy and East 1st St., Houston St. between East 8th St. and East 10th St., King St. between East 10th St. and M. L. King Blvd, Foster St. between East 10th St. and M. L. King Blvd, Mabel St. between East 8th St. and M. L. King Blvd, Douglas St. between East 8th St. and East 10th St. and University St. between East 8th St. and East 10th St., will be closed from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Monday June 9 for the Bessie Smith Strut.

In order to view a map of these closures, click here.


Lee Wind Ensemble To Present Concert Dec. 2

The Lee University Wind Ensemble will conclude the fall semester with a concert on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center. The concert will feature the 55-member instrumental ensemble under the baton of conductor David Holsinger, professor of music at Lee, and associate conductor Winona Holsinger, director of instrumental projects. Timothy Linley and Seok Joon Keun, ... (click for more)

Free Concert Sponsored By The Chattanooga Songwriters Association

The Chattanooga Songwriters Association is sponsoring a free concert featuring Jamion Williams, Katrina Barclay, Kyle MacKillop, and hosted by Anthony Quails. The concert will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 9 from  6:30- 9:30 p.m. at Heritage House Arts and Civic Center, 1428 Jenkins Road.  Meet the songwriters at 6:30 p.m.  Concert begins at 7 p.m. "Come ... (click for more)

Woman Assaulted, Man Shot In Chamberlain Avenue Home Invasion

A woman was assaulted and a man shot in a home invasion on Chamberlain Avenue early Friday morning. At approximately 4:43 a.m., the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 2708 North Chamberlain Ave. for a home invasion/shooting.   Officers discovered that a black male forced entry into the residence and assaulted the first victim,Tequla Nicole Watkins, 28. ... (click for more)

10-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured In Attack By Pit Bull At His Home In Sale Creek

A 10-year-old boy suffered serious injuries when he was attacked by a pit bull on Thanksgiving Day morning. At approximately 10:12 a.m. deputies were called to 175 Daugherty Ferry Road regarding a report of a dog attack on a child. On arrival the Sale Creek Fire Department found the child on the front porch of the residence.  The child’s father said his son came ... (click for more)

Lawlessness At Heritage Park

As a frequent visitor at Heritage Park in East Brainerd, I must say that the situation is becoming slightly out of control.  To start, parking is atrocious.  The unpaved lot contains nothing but loose gravel which has naturally given way to divots in the ground assuring you a few bumps.  Why isn't this area smoothed out?  It's not worth parking there anyways ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A ‘Black Friday’ Poem

On this, “Black Friday,” when frantic shopping and crowded aisles cause some nerves to wear thin, please allow me to share a poem a friend sent me not long ago called “Shoes in Church.” Perhaps it will be fitting: SHOES IN CHURCH I showered and shaved. I adjusted my tie. I got there and sat In a pew just in time. Bowing my head in prayer, as I closed my eyes. I saw ... (click for more)