Special Event Street Closures For March 23-27

Monday, March 20, 2017

Here are the special event street closures for March 23-27: 

Thursday, March 23
MDA Fill the Boot Campaign: Chattanooga firefighters kick off their Fill the Boot fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Thursday morning at Station 1 on E. Main Street. No direct closures for this event, but firefighters will be in several intersections this week collecting money for MDA. For a full list of intersections, visit the Chattanooga Fire Department's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ChattFireDept.   

Friday, March 24
Ragnar Relay: One westbound lane of Cummings Hwy. will be closed from 5am to 2pm for this relay race that spans from Chattanooga to Nashville. In addition, motorists are advised to look out for runners on St. Elmo Ave. from Middle St. to Broad St. Visit www.runragnar.com for more information. 

Saturday, March 25
Grownooga: Beech St. between Union Ave. and Kirby Ave. will be closed from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. for this street festival that includes free music, free food, a local bazaar, seed and book exchange, as well as a grow project that kicks off the day. Visit the event website for more information.  

Monday, March 27
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day: Reggie White Boulevard will be closed from the entrance to the skate park at the First TN Pavilion to W. 19th St. for this event that includes a supper and a ceremony to give veterans a Vietnam War Commemorative Lapel Pin. Visit the group's Facebook page for more information. 

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



Deputy Beth Gomez Named Whitfield Employee Of Year During Annual Luncheon On Dec. 6

Seventeen years into her career with the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Beth Gomez is still busy learning. Ms. Gomez was at a training conference on Dec. 6 and couldn’t pick up her award for being named the county’s Employee of the Year for 2017 at the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon, held for the first time at the new Edwards Park Community Center. Her ... (click for more)

Child Passenger Seat Safety Check Planned For Friday

Safe Kids Dalton, under the direction of the Whitfield County Fire Department, will be conducting a free child passenger seat safety check on Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Check into Cash, 1133 North Glenwood Ave. The public is invited to take part. (click for more)

Man Barges Into Woman's Home In MLK Neighborhood; Tries To Rape Her; Photos Of Suspect Released; Thomas Carr, 28, Is Arrested

Chattanooga Police said a man barged into a woman's home in the MLK Neighborhood around noon on Tuesday and tried to rape the woman.   Thomas Lee Carr, 28, was taken into custody on Wednesday morning. Carr is charged with one count of attempted rape. Police said, "The victim was followed by the suspect into her residence where the victim was then ... (click for more)

Moccasin Bend Resident Asks City To Move Police Firing Range So He Can Open Bed And Breakfast Inn

A Moccasin Bend resident is asking the city to move a police firing range from off the historic Bend so he can open a bed and breakfast inn. Steve Holmes also said the move needs to take place because the new Moccasin Bend National Park is set to begin implementing its management plan early next year. He said the park should bring 250,000 visitors to Chattanooga each year with ... (click for more)

Current Republican Tax Plan Will Add To The National Debt

Independent tax experts agree that the Republican tax plan will add over $1 trillion to the national debt, even accounting for economic growth.  Adding to the national debt during good economic times doesn’t seem smart to me. The time for adding anything to the national debt is during a major war or when the economy needs more government spending to stimulate it during a ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Let’s Focus On ‘Better’

As I stepped away from the overflow crowd at  Monday  night’s Town Council meeting on Signal Mountain, I leaned in to tell Jean Trohanis how sorry I was to hear of the loss of her dearest friend. But in that millisecond before I could speak, the former but still-loved elementary school principal gave me her best hallway hiss and, with a pointed finger, she ordered, “You ... (click for more)