Vehicle Testing To Resume September 2 Following Labor Day Holiday Weekend

Monday, August 18, 2014

All vehicle emissions testing centers in Hamilton County will close on Saturday, Aug. 30 and Monday, Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day. All stations will resume testing on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at their regular scheduled hours.

“Vehicle emissions testing has proven effective in helping Tennessee improve its air quality,” said Prentiss Taylor, program manager for the Tennessee Vehicle Inspection program administrated by Envirotest Systems. “Sharing with the community the importance of this program, as well its availability, remains a priority for us.

Mr. Taylor says that planning ahead helps keeps waiting to a minimum, and he recommends visiting the testing facilities on Wednesdays and Thursdays, when testing volume is usually lighter, and to avoid testing in the final days of the month.

Envirotest has a contract with the State of Tennessee to test vehicles for the improvement of air quality in Hamilton County, in addition to four Middle Tennessee counties, as required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to meet the Clean Air Act.

Normal hours of operation and testing center locations for Hamilton County are:

·         5206 Austin Road in Hixson, and 720 Eastgate Loop in Chattanooga are open Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and for both locations, Saturday 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. They are closed Sunday and Monday.

·         1620 Riverfront Pkwy. and 7460 Bonnyshire Dr. in Chattanooga  are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. They are closed Saturday and Sunday.






Broad Street Block Closure For Maintenance This Saturday

The northbound block of Broad Street will be closed between W. 6th Street and W. 7th Street from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 pm on Saturday for maintenance work.  In order to view a map of all closures, click here . (click for more)

Several Street Closures Are Scheduled For This Weekend

Friday, September 30 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival :  Closures for these events will be from  Noon  on  September 30th  to  8pm  on  Sunday, October 2nd ., and include Riverfront Pkwy. from Power Alley to E. Aquarium Way, Chestnut St. from W. Aquarium Way to Riverfront Pkwy. and Power Alley from Riverfront Pkwy. to just ... (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)

2 Boaters Die In Suspected Carbon Monoxide Poisoning On Chickamauga Lake

Two boaters and their pet were pronounced dead at the scene of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning on Chickamauga Lake.  Kristy D. James and Mike L. Richardson of Chattanooga were reported missing to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office earlier in the day by a concerned family member. The boaters had not been heard from since Saturday. Tennessee Wildlife Resources ... (click for more)

Of Course Gangs Are A Public Nuisance

Now, I don't know it all.  Beginning with my parents, folks of all sorts have been actively pointing out my ignorance for more than seven decades now.  So I'm well aware that I don't know it all.  In recent months I've begun to develop an appreciation for the local work of Mr. Neal Pinkston; I've been impressed with several things he's been doing in his official ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Arnold Palmer’s Greatness

This is hardly meant to be flippant but I’d be willing to bet I’ve been in the presence of more great people than anyone you know. I’ve never ranked them, or ever dared to wonder who was the greatest, such as Muhammad Ali or Elvis Presley, but there are two traits that those who reach the highest pinnacle have in common. First, not a one of them was any good at what made them famous ... (click for more)