How To Fix Northpoint Boulevard And Problems On Hamill - And (2)

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Red line indicates private road.
Red line indicates private road.

A solution to getting this road fixed would be to boycott these businesses on this road.

I bet it would get paved real quick then.

They just keep adding more development on Cassandra Smith and surrounding areas off Hamill Road but do nothing about the traffic nightmare.  A well known developer said not long ago, do the development then do infrastructure.  That is what is what is wrong with most of this area, they don't make the roads to handle the extra traffic on them.

Getting on Hamill from Crescent Club is a nightmare most of the time from Crescent Club Drive.  They need a traffic light and need to do something about R R crossing traffic; sometimes is from 153 to past Gann Store Road.

Jerry Simons 

* * * 

I would like to know why a new building permit was issued for the Goodyear Tire building without there being some sort of requirement that the road be re-paved. 

Charlie Hiatt 

* * * 

It is a new Firestone that will be replacing the one at Northgate, and it is also facing a public road.  If you drive this section of Northpoint Boulevard you will see that the End Public Street signs mark the area between Old Hixson Pike and, coming from Hixson Pike, the first Home Depot entrance.

I’m not really sure what you can do to force the property owners to pave this “convenient short-cut” other than not frequenting the businesses located there.  I suppose if your car gets damaged you could sue them.  Maybe take them to small claims court.    

While it’s not as bad, I don’t see what is keeping the city of Chattanooga from paving the public section. 

David Ramey


Roy Exum: My Dear Friend Jake

Two weeks ago four of us piled in a car to go down to Canton, Ga., so we could tell Jake Butcher goodbye. Bob McKamey, former mayor Ron Littlefield, a dazzling guy named Steve Wilson, and myself. This would be the last time any of us would see Jake. It was a spectacular day and anyone who doesn’t believe in such goodbyes is missing out on the greatest moment in their life. It is ... (click for more)

Hazardous Pay For Teachers

 I used the title of my message for attention to the plight of the classroom teacher. I meant not that teachers deserve more pay but using the word hazardous duty pay applies to what does not happen in the classrooms across the country.   At the beginning of the school year and a new class sometimes the teacher already knows a few of the students. Sometimes ... (click for more)

3 Hikers Missing In Big Soddy Creek Gulf Area

Rescuers are searching for three hikers missing since Sunday afternoon at Big Soddy Creek Gulf. They left around noon, and were supposed to return around 6 p.m. The hikers are a married couple and their friend. They are avid hikers. Crews with the Soddy Daisy Police and Fire Departments began searching at daybreak on Monday. (click for more)

Pair Arrested In Connection With Lookout Mountain Vehicle Thefts, Break-Ins

Police on Lookout Mountain said two arrests have been made tied to the theft of  two vehicles stolen from a home in Lookout Mountain, Ga., last week.   In connection to the vehicle thefts, seven other vehicles were entered and several items were stolen. Lookout Mountain, Ga., Chief Todd Gann said, "Early  Wednesday  morning, a Georgia resident noticed ... (click for more)

Lookouts Rally Falls Short In Sunday's 6-4 Loss At Mobile

MOBILE, Ala.  -- Sherman Johnson hit a two-run double in the second inning, and Alberto Triunfel singled three times as the Mobile BayBears topped the Chattanooga Lookouts 6-4 on Sunday.  Trailing 6-1, the Lookouts rallied for three runs in the eighth inning but that would be all for the night. Lookouts starting pitcher Felix Jorge (8-2) was shelled for the second ... (click for more)

Thompson, Bell Win Scenic City Scorcher Race

Saturday was another record-breaking day for runners in Chattanooga and we aren’t talking about the heat and humidity. It was the third-annual Scenic City Scorcher two-mile race held in flat and fast Heritage Landing where 48 of the 120 participants broke a Tennessee state record for their particular age. Christian Thompson was the overall winner for the second-straight year ... (click for more)