Chattanooga City Council District 4 Forum Is Monday

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Councilman Larry Grohn has scheduled a District 4 forum for Monday at Christ United Methodist Church, Morris Hill Road and E. Brainerd Road.  The program will begin at 7 p.m. and end at approximately 8:30 p.m.  Please spread the information about this meeting with your friends and neighbors. Light refreshments will be served.

The agenda will be as follows:  1) Introduction and greeting; 2) Police Chief Fred Fletcher will comment on his first 60+ days as Chief followed by Q and A; 3) Sgt. Wayne Jefferson will speak on the importance of a home inventory and distribute a handout (packet) to help prepare your own home inventory; 4) TDOT representative Jennifer Flynn will give an update on  the E. Brainerd Road expansion project; 5) Blythe Bailey, Transportation Dept., will give an update on projected street improvement projects for 2014-2015, E. Brainerd projects listed in the Five Year Capital Budget, and citizen input with Q and A; 6) Councilman Grohn will give an update on council activities and citizen feedback with Q and A.

Possible attendees include: Tim Boyd (County Comm. district 8); Sabrena Turner (County Comm. district 7 - elect); and Larry Henry (County Comm. district 7, Circuit Court Clerk - elect)

Important Note:  Recent developments surrounding the Waterside development project have taken place since the agenda for this meeting was already set. Therefore, a separate meeting is being schedule solely for the purpose of discussing the upcoming request and presentation coming before the City Council on Sept. 9.  Information as to the time and location of this meeting might be available on Monday.

 

 


North Market Street Closures Announced For Utility Work

The southbound and center lanes of North Market Street will be closed from  8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.  on  Monday through Wednesday, for a utility project at 109 N. Market St. Traffic will be detoured west on Kent Street, then south on Velma Street, east on Cherokee Boulevard, and back to Market Street.  In order to view a map of all closures, ... (click for more)

Volunteers Needed For Democrat Block Party In Jasper On Oct. 8

Volunteers are needed for a Democrat block party, that will be held on the Marion County courthouse lawn in Jasper, from 12-3 p.m. on Oct. 8. For more information on how to get involved, call 423 939-9805 or 423 457-2080. (click for more)

Highway 58 Man Charged In Fatal Hit And Run In Dayton, Tn.

A Highway 58 man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit and run of a Rhea County man.   Walter Hale was badly injured and later died after he was struck in Dayton.   Authorities were led to Douglas Edward Alvey, 52, through video from the We Care business in Dayton, where the 60-year-old victim worked.   After officers with the Dayton ... (click for more)

Man, 78, Found Dead With Gunshot Wound To The Chest At Residence On Central Avenue

A 78-year-old man has been found dead with a gunshot wound to the chest at a residence on Central Avenue. Chattanooga Police were called to the 1900 block of Central Avenue on Thursday at 10:08 a.m. Upon arrival, Chattanooga Police officers located George Garth deceased. At this time there is no suspect information available. Chattanooga Violent Crimes Bureau investigators ... (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: Thanks A Lot For Nothing

Somebody should have gotten an award last Tuesday when a 90-minute “education summit” involving our school leaders, politicians and media produced absolutely nothing. Zilch. Zero. Oh, there are a number of candidates we could give an award for “nothing,” both in our school district and on its fringes. Yet to find Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen brought her high-and-mighty ... (click for more)