Special Event Street Closures

Monday, June 2, 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’s Brass Choir To Perform Tuesday

Lee University’s Brass Choir will hold a spring concert on Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Pangle Hall, under the direction of Dr. Nathan Warner.  The evening will feature pieces such as “Fantasia for Brass and Timpani” by Robert Ward, “Fanfare for Such a Time as Time” by Lee’s David Holsinger, and “Capriol Suite” by Peter Warlock.   The Brass Choir has 18 brass players ... (click for more)

Lee’s Opera Theatre To Present “Opera Scenes”

The Lee University Opera Theatre, directed by James Frost, will perform “Opera Scenes” in the Squires Recital Hall on Sunday at 3 p.m.  The performance will include operatic scenes from well-known operas such as “Così fan tutte,” “The Magic Flute,” “Carmen,” “Ariadne auf Naxos,” “Old Maid and the Thief,” “Mikado,” and “Madama Butterfly.”  According to Mr. Frost, ... (click for more)

Mayor Berke Plans Affordable Housing Fund, Expansion Of Innovation District; Creation Of Council Against Extremism

Mayor Andy Berke, in his annual State of the City Address on Thursday, said he plans to establishing the city’s first Affordable Housing Fund. He said the city plans to commit $1 million to the fund "that will be used exclusively to aid the creation of affordable and workforce housing throughout Chattanooga. These funds will be used to supplement federal funding, various ... (click for more)

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A Tribute For My Brother – Sgt. Jonathan Gardner, U.S. Army

Seven years ago today, my family and I found out that my brother, Sgt. Jonathan D. Gardner, was seriously injured by a roadside bomb, (explosively formed penetrator - EFP), while on a mission in Kuwait. The EFP went through the bottom of his seat and put a softball size hole in his upper thigh. The doctors said that if the bomb had entered the Humvee an inch to the right, he ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Black Telephone

If you have never seen one in an antique store you wouldn’t know that the first telephones were contained in a not-so-small wooden box that had a snout-looking mouth piece and a separate speaker that you would hold on your ear while you talked. This was many years ago when phones were fun as compared to today’s tiny cell phones that rudely interrupt us from the task-at-hand both ... (click for more)