Road Closures Announced For Dalton Red Carpet Half Marathon On Oct. 21

Monday, October 9, 2017
The Dalton Red Carpet Half Marathon will return to the streets of Dalton on Oct. 21. The half marathon, 5K, and 2K races will require several roads to be closed in the morning hours. Dalton Police personnel will be on hand to help direct traffic around the race route, but motorists should plan alternate routes to avoid delays.

Roads and lanes around the course will be closed beginning at approximately 7:45 a.m. and they will remain closed until the last runner is past which could be after noon.

Roads affected by the races will include:

·         King Street– closed but voters will need to park at the parking deck
·         Selvidge Street– closed from the entrance to BB&T to Crawford Street until 1:00 PM
·         Pentz Street– closed from King Street to Crawford Street all day. Closed from Emery Street to Morris Street during the 2k.
·         Hamilton Street– closed from Hawthorne Street to Franklin Street (until last runner of 5k passes, then closed at Emery Street on the south end)
·         Franklin Street– closed until the last 5k runner exits onto Thornton Avenue.
·         Thornton Avenue– outside southbound lane closed from Walnut Avenue to Waugh Street
·         Waugh Street– outside eastbound lane closed from Jones Street to Thornton Avenue.
·         Jones Street– closed from Waugh Street to Crawford Street
·         Crawford Street– closed from Cappes Street to Valley Drive
·         Ridge Street– Closed from Murray Hill to Crawford Street
·         Lewell Street– entrances to the east side of the cemetery at Cuyler Street and Gen Thomas Drive closed during the half-marathon
·         Emery Street– Closed at Tibbs Road and closed from Lewell Street to Thornton Avenue during the 5K and half marathon. Westbound lane closed from Hamilton Street to Pentz Street for 2K.
·         Miller Street– Closed from Franklin Street to Emery Street
·         Valley Drive– closed from Franklin Avenue to Crawford Street
·         Cuyler Street– closed between Thornton Avenue and Valley Drive
·         Walnut Aveune– outside, westbound lane closed from Thornton Avenue to Tibbs Road
·         Tibbs Road– closed between Walnut Avenue and Shugart Road
·         Maple Way/Ella Ln– closed
·         Woodvalley Drive / Woodvalley Court– closed
·         Shugart Road– outside northbound lane closed
·         Chattanooga Road– outside eastbound lane closed from Shugart Road to Old Chattanooga Road
·         Old Chattanooga Road– closed until the last half marathon runner is clear
·         Thornton Avenue– partial southbound lane closed (6 feet from curb) from Old Chattanooga Road to Trammel Street
·         Thornton Avenue– southbound lane closed from Trammel Street to Hawthorne Street
·         Hamilton Street– access lane beside the Waugh Street Bridge closed
·         Morris Street– closed from Thornton Avenue to Hamilton Street
For more information on the Red Carpet Half Marathon, visit the event’s website at

Jewish Federation Announces Federal EFSP Funds Awarded To Hamilton County

Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga announces that Hamilton County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.  Hamilton County has been chosen to receive $152,367 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. ... (click for more)

Construction Road Closings Announced

Here are upcoming road closings:   W. 7th Street: The 100 block of E 7th Street will be closed Tuesday, between Walnut Street and Cherry Street  from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. for utility work. This night work will repeat as weather allows for one week.  A detour will be posted. Mountain Creek Road: The 5400 block of Mountain Creek Road will be closed ... (click for more)

Jury Clears Juvenile Judge Philyaw Of Discrimination Charge In Dismissal Of Openly Gay Magistrate

A federal jury deliberated about an hour on Tuesday afternoon before ruling in favor of Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw, who had been sued by an openly gay magistrate that he dismissed. Judge Travis McDonough had dismissed the other two defendants - Court Administrator Sam Mairs and Hamilton County - from the case at the close of the proof. Judge Philyaw said, "I thank the ... (click for more)

Attorney Elliott Says City Council Action On Mountain Creek Zoning Case "Highly Irregular And Highly Illegal"

The City Council on Tuesday night took action on a Mountain Creek zoning case, though attorney Sam Elliott said it was "highly irregular and highly illegal." The council voted 7-2 to instruct the city attorney to file a new zoning case on a section of the former Quarry golf course against the wishes of the owner of the property and the developer who plans to buy it. Attorney ... (click for more)

Why Can't Someone Unstop The Water Buildup Problem At The I-24 Cummings Highway Exit? - And Response

Exit 174 on westbound Interstate 24 is closed again as is the westbound entrance ramp. Cummings Highway is shut as well. I inquired at TDOT on Dec. 28, 2015, why this continues to happen. The engineer’s response was that the drain from ground west of the interstate runs under private land and cover over it has caused that pipe to collapse. Obviously flow still goes through, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘We’ll Lose The Senate!’

A guy who I admire and respect wrote me yesterday. He had just read my story defending Bob Corker for honoring “The Code” due to his true friendship with Phil Bredesen. He is also no stranger to my vivid dislike of the Republican choice to replace Corker in the Senate. Marsha Blackburn is no match against Bredesen on any tier and it is clearly the Republican Party itself that has ... (click for more)