Several Lane Closures Scheduled This Week

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Robbins Street between Glenwood Drive and North Chamberlain Avenue will be closed beginning Tuesday, September 2 at 8:30, for the continued expansion of Memorial’s campus.  The closure duration will be 2 ½ months, scheduled to reopen by Saturday, November 15.   

The southbound curb lane of the 800 block of Central Avenue will be closed beginning Wednesday, September 3 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. for three days.  Project completion is expected by 4 p.m. on Friday, September 5. 

West 6th Street between Market Street and Broad Street will be closed on Saturday, September 6, for HVAC maintenance.  Hours of operation will be 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday only.  Detours will be posted.


East Ridge Police Increase DUI Enforcement Over The Holiday Season

The East Ridge Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to enhance drunk-driving enforcement from Dec. 15 to Jan. 1, surrounding the holiday season. The statewide Booze It and Lose It campaign is part of a national mobilization to prevent drunk driving. East Ridge police will increase officer presence on the streets during this period along with ... (click for more)

Author Randall Franks Appears For Book Signing

Author, actor, and entertainer Randall Franks, "Officer Randy Goode" from TV's "In the Heat of the Night," will appear Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Sonshine Christian Bookstore at 1841 Battlefield Parkway, in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., He will sign copies of his latest books "A Badge or an Old Guitar: A Music City Murder Mystery" and "Encouragers III: A Guiding Hand," along with his ... (click for more)

Valerie Bray Pleads Guilty In Death Of Well-Known Runner Cameron Bean

A long-time Moccasin Bend Hospital employee pleaded guilty on Tuesday morning in connection with the death of well-known runner Cameron Bean. Ms. Bray pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident with a fatality involved. Defense attorney Bill Speek said she faces one-two years on each charge at a sentencing hearing on Feb. 1 at 1:30 ... (click for more)

Officer Who Was Shot Returned Fire; Is Recovering Well; Shooter Still On Loose

Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher said Monday morning that the officer who was shot three times on Thursday is recovering well.   Chief Fletcher said the officer was wearing a bullet-proof vest and one bullet hit the vest, which protected him during the shooting.  The officer was able to return fire, although Chief Fletcher would not comment on how many bullets ... (click for more)

An Open Letter To Tennessee Electors Of The President - And Response (2)

This an open letter to the following people who are Tennessee's presidential electors this year: Joey Jacobs (Brentwood), Beth Scott Clayton Amos (Nashville), Jason Mumpower (Bristol), Susan Mills (Maryville), Liz Holiway (Harriman), Lynne Davis (Lascassas), Tom Lawless (Nashville), Mike Callahan (Monterey), Pat Allen (Clarksville), Shannon Haynes (Alamo), and Drew Daniel (Memphis).  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Abolish Bail For Poor

Our terribly overcrowded Hamilton County Jail may get some help from an unsuspected corner – the Obama administration is tackling the fact that right now over 450,000 people are in our country’s jails because they are too poor to pay for bail. It is a violation of the Constitution to “punish people for their poverty.” As the Eighth Amendment provides, “… excessive bail ought not ... (click for more)