Collegedale Post Fireworks Traffic Plans and Routes

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Collegedale Independence Day celebration, hosted at the Collegedale Veterans Park near the city’s historic 4-Corners area, will not only have the acclaimed musical talents of the East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra but also the most extravagant and largest fireworks show the small town has ever seen.  The Collegedale Police Department invites everyone to attend and to enjoy the festivities safely.  

The celebration is set to begin on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. followed by fireworks at dusk.

As previously advertised on the police department’s Facebook page, the traffic routes out of the parking areas and the city, once the fireworks show has been concluded, has been published.

  "It is our hope that by sharing this information we can all work together to make everyone’s departure run as smoothly as possible," officials stated.

The Collegedale Police have provided 2 of the 5 main parking areas in the area around Veterans Park in the pictures featured with this article; however, all remaining parking areas and their evacuation plans can be found on the Collegedale Police Department’s Facebook page.  They invite the public to Like their Facebook page to receive a complete list of available parking areas, road closures, and all available traffic routes.

 


Nick Lutsko, Road To Nightfall Winner, Will Headline Nightfall This Friday

The Nightfall Concert Series, produced by Chattanooga Presents, continues its 29th season this Friday at Miller Plaza with a headline performance by local band Nick Lutsko and the Gimmicks playing at 8 p.m., and High Meadows Communion Band to open. At the conclusion of their Nightfall set, Nick Lutsko and The Gimmicks will lead a parade from Miller Plaza down Market Street ... (click for more)

Stalwart Americana Group Hackensaw Boys Bring Live Show To Chattanooga June 10

On the heels of the release of their brand new album Charismo, Hackensaw Boys will perform in Chattanooga on June 10, 8 p.m. at Barking Legs Theater. Review on Hackensaw Boys: With a recent appearance on NPR's Weekend Edition and glowing reviews in No Depression, Saving Country Music, and more, Hackensaw Boys are "back with a vengeance" (No Depression) with Charismo, their ... (click for more)

Jury Chosen For Hawk Murder Trial

Twelve jurors and two alternates have been chosen for the trial of Billy Hawk.  Hawk is charged with a cold case murder from 1981 involving victim Johnny Mack Salyer, who was found in a locked steel drum in the Tennessee River. At the time of the murder, Salyer and Hawk were co-defendants in a cocaine distribution case.  Seventy-two jurors appeared for jury duty ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Honors Military Veterans

A Memorial Day service was held at the National Cemetery on Monday. (click for more)

Calling Out Bad Behavior In St. Elmo - And Response (2)

I have lived in the St. Elmo community of Chattanooga for practicially all 52 years of my life. My grandmother moved to St. Elmo in 1919. My Dad was literally born in a home in St. Elmo and lived his entire 72 years in this community and my Mom has lived here 60 years of her life. I am very disappointed in what my neighborhood has become. I like people. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Amputee Team Wins Relay

As a news junkie there isn’t a lot that gets past me in my morning reading, yet I had no idea there was a relay race in Chattanooga two weekends ago. Maybe that’s why 1,500 people ran away and never came back – the finish line was in Nashville. How the Ragnar Relays work is pretty simple. The organizers pick two cities that are about 200 miles apart and then 12-to-14 runners ... (click for more)