Special Event Street Closures August 8-10

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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.

S Crest Road between Sheridan Ave. and Waheela Road will be closed from 7:30 a.

m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday for the Missionary Ridge Road Race.  Residents will be allowed in and out, but must watch for and yield to runners.

E 26th St. between Watauga St. and S Hickory St will be closed from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday for the Shimeal King Block Party.

The right westbound lane of Amnicola Hwy/Riverfront Pkwy. between Kings Port Road and Lindsay St., all westbound lanes of Riverfront Pkwy. between Lindsay St. and Lookout St., the right westbound lane of E 4th St. between Lookout St. and Market St., Market St. between E 4th St. and E Aquarium Way, W 3rd St. between Broad St. and Cherry St., the right eastbound lane of Frazier Ave. between the Walnut St. bridge and Tremont St., and Tremont St. south of Frazier Ave. will be closed from 4 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Sunday for the Sportsbarn Sprint Triathlon.

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




New York Peace Monument At Point Park Restored With Laser Technology

Ponsford, Ltd. is using new laser technology to clean and restore the New York Peace Monument at Point Park on top of Lookout Mountain, which is part of the National Park Service in the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park. The bronze sculpture “Reconciliation” by sculptor Hinton Perry adorns the top of this historical monument which was donated by the state of New York. ... (click for more)

Wilcox Tunnel Closed Thursday And Friday

Citywide Services will be closing the Wilcox Tunnel from  8 a.m.-3 p.m.  on both Thursday and Friday, for routine maintenance.  Detours will be posted.   (click for more)

Erlanger's Good Financial News Continues With $11.4 Million Profit For Past 3 Months; Profit At $25.3 Million After 9 Months

Erlanger Health System's good financial news keeps coming - with the announcement on Monday of a profit of $11.4 million for the past three months. Brit Tabor said the hospital has a profit of $25.3 million for the first nine months of the fiscal year. Kevin Spiegel, hospital president, said more good news is projected for the fourth quarter. Mr. Tabor said, "Our market ... (click for more)

Erlanger To Get $100 Million New Electronic Medical Records System

Erlanger Health System will be getting a new electronic medical records system costing just short of $100 million, Erlanger CEO and President Kevin Spiegel said Monday. He said the old Legacy IT system was the hospital's #1 dissatisfaction source. The hospital board is to be asked to approve the system, which will be paid for over several years, at the May board meeting. ... (click for more)

Shock Should Be At Low Teacher Salaries - And Response (4)

In a recent article, Commissioner Tim Boyd is quoted as being shocked at the "high" salaries of central office personnel. While I agree that their salaries are significantly more than what a classroom teacher could ever hope to make, I believe that his shock and disgust are misplaced.  Those salaries, when compared to private-sector jobs, are hardly out of line. Superintendent ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Licker’ Gets 55 Counts

In what was described as “a scene from some sick horror movie,” Giles County sheriff’s deputies and animal welfare officers raided the farm of known “Big Licker” Jeffery Alan Mitchell near Pulaski, Tn., last week and confiscated 55 Tennessee Walking Horses, all horribly malnourished and some that were so emaciated they could no longer walk. By Sunday, the horses were receiving medical ... (click for more)