New Traffic Signal Implementation At Ringgold Road And McDonald Road Begins Monday

Monday, June 19, 2017

Starting on Monday, and lasting for an additional 10 days, the newly-erected traffic signal at McDonald Road and Ringgold Road will be on flash mode to give drivers an opportunity to be aware of the new traffic signal. This signal will service the newly-constructed Life Care Center, the I-75 Flea Market, along with Wally’s Restaurant and several hotels and the Antique Mall District.

On June 28, the traffic signal will go into operation permanently.

This traffic signal will be an addition to the upcoming Exit 1 reconfiguration and will sync with all the other traffic signals along Ringgold Road. Officials said this will help with heavy traffic flow or any reroutes that may occur due to vehicle crashes on the interstate.



Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Here are special event street closings for the weekend: Friday: Nightfall Concert Series :   Closures  include Market from 10th St. to 8th St., MLK Blvd. from Broad St. to Georgia Ave. from  5:30 pm to 11:59 pm . The Nightfall Concert Series is free to the public and held each  Friday  outdoors ... (click for more)

VIDEO: Ben Cagle Views The Solar Eclipse In Athens

Government Paid Almost $181,000 In Social Security Benefits To Sewanee Man After He Died In 1988; Hawkins Charged With Embezzlement

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Former TVA Engineer From Chattanooga Has Ideal Equipment, Venue For Eclipse Front Row Seat

A former TVA engineer from Chattanooga had the top equipment and venue for the solar eclipse he has been waiting 47 years to see. Bob Anderson, a graduate of East Ridge High and UTC, said he went to the library at the time of a partial eclipse in Chattanooga in 1970 and noted there would be a full one in 2017. He said, "I never dreamed I would get to view it with the equipment ... (click for more)

The Soul Of Chattanooga Is In Trouble

As a child growing up in the Chattanooga area, at an early age I became fascinated with the history that cloaks the city. In those days there was enough pollution to cover the town and its history but that didn't stop tourists from coming to visit Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge and the Chickamauga battlefield.     Chattanooga's leadership was not very far sighted ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Writing From Bragg Avenue

Far and away, my favorite comment on destroying statues appeared on my Facebook page the other day and, believe it or not, it was the clear-minded Times Free Press Sports Editor Stephen Hargis who penned, “This statue offends me! It must be torn down!” Underneath his fiery words, the long-suffered UT football fan posted a picture of the bronze monument outside of Bryant-Denny stadium ... (click for more)