Special Event Road Closures July 4-6

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

River St. between Renaissance Park and Tremont St. will be closed from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Thursday for Pops in the River.  Access to River St. and Coolidge Park will also be restricted on Tremont at Frazer and Tampa at Frazier as needed to prevent traffic from blocking these intersections.

Normal Ave. will be closed between Garnett Ave. and Orr St. from 3 - 10 p.m. on Friday for the Normal Ave 4th of July Shindig.

East 18th St. between Adams St. and Jefferson St. will be closed from 3 - 9 p.

m. on Friday for the Jefferson Heights 4th of July Party.

Grand Ave, between West 43rd St. and West 45th St. will be closed from 5 - 10 p.m. on Friday for the Southside Neighborhood Block Party

ML 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 for the Nightfall Concert Series.  The 800 block of Cherry St. will be closed at ML 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.

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 for the Chattanooga Market.

In order to view a map of these closures, please visit: http://www.chattanooga.gov/transportation/traffic-engineering-a-operations/special-events-a-street-closures

Craft N Crop Held Oct. 6 At Heritage House Arts And Civic Center

The monthly Craft N Crop will be held Thursday, Oct. 6, at Heritage House Arts and Civic Center.  The event is a relaxed artists mixer for creatives of all stripes.   Participants each bring a potluck dish to share for dinner and then work on their various projects (scrapbooks, bead looms, clay projects, etc.) while sharing conversation and positive feedback.   ... (click for more)

New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses

Here are the new marriage licenses from the County Clerk's office: STEVEN LYNN HINKLE                                TODD ALAN MORGAN 113 BROOKFIELD AVENUE                             428 BEECHWOOD CIRCLE CHATTANOOGA, TN 37411 ... (click for more)

DA Pinkston Files Petition To Declare 2 Gangs A Public Nuisance

District Attorney General Neal Pinkston filed a petition on Monday asking that two Chattanooga gangs, the Gangster Disciples and the Grape Street Crips, and their members be declared public nuisances. General Pinkston is also "asking that injunctive relief be given to the law-abiding residents of East Lake by establishing a Safety Zone that covers most of their neighborhood." ... (click for more)

Woman With Ankle Injuries Rescued On Walden's Ridge

Emergency Service personnel responded to an injured runner on the Mabbit Trails on Signal Mountain on Monday morning. At 10 a.m. , a 39-year-old female called 911 reporting she had injured her ankle. Walden's Ridge Emergency Services, HCEMS and Signal Mountain Fire Department responded and set up a command post to Wilson Avenue and Summerbrook Lane. At 10:30 a.m. , ... (click for more)

Patrol Cars Donation To Kevin Muhammad's Nation Of Islam Sets A Dangerous Precedent

Re: City Police donating two patrol cars to Kevin Muhammad's Nation of Islam: While I know it's unpopular to mention the wisdom of separation of church and state, this sets a dangerous precedent and should meet with concern from everyone who values religious and secular freedom. What's next? Southern Baptists getting old city parking scooters to patrol church parking lots ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Pitch Called ‘The Defector’

When Jose Fernandez was killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident, he was 24 years old yet had already lived a life much larger than almost all old men. He had spent part of a year in an unimaginably cruel Cuban prison, this when he only 14 years old and sandwiched in an inhumane cell among grown criminals. There were murders daily – in his very cell -- and nobody cared. ... (click for more)