Street Closings Announced For This Week

Monday, September 18, 2017
IRONMAN Setup Closures: Riverfront Parkway will be closed from Molly Lane to Aquarium Way, as well as Power Alley between the entrance to the parking lot and Riverfront Parkway, and Chestnut Street from Aquarium Way to Riverfront Parkway from 9 a.m. on Wednesday, t8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25. Visit www.ironman.com for more information on the race. 

Friday:

High School Football: Reggie White Blvd. will be closed between the entrance to the Skate Park and W. 19th St. from 6am to 11pm for high school football game crowds. 

Saturday:


Somernites Cruise: Fort St. will be closed between W. 13th St. and W. 14th St. from 8am on Saturday, September 23rd to 9am on Sunday, September 24th for this car cruise-in hosted by Coker Tires. Visit www.somernitescruise.com for more information.
Austin Hatcher Foundaton Fundraiser: In addition to the Fort St. closures for the Somernites Cruise, Chestnut St. will be closed between W. 13th St. and W. 14th St., along with W. 14th St. between Chestnut St. and Fort St., from 5pm to 11pm. Visit www.hatcherfoundation.org for more information. 

Sunday:

IRONMANMultiple closures throughout the day. Visit the CDOT Special Events page for more information.

Chattanooga Market 2017: Reggie White Blvd. will be closed from the entrance to the Chattanooga Skate Park to West 19th Street on Sunday, September 24th from 6am to 8pm. Chattanooga Market is the region’s largest producer-only marketplace, established to provide healthy, fresh produce, artisan foods, as well as locally-produced arts and craft wares to Chattanoogans and community visitors. Visit www.chattanoogamarket.com for more information. 




Roberts Mill Road To Be Closed Thursday For Maintenance

The Hamilton County Highway Department will close Roberts Mill Road on  Thursday, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.  for maintenance and gate repair.   Advance warning signs have been posted. (click for more)

Rescues On The Runway Set for March 24

The Humane Educational Society will host Rescues on the Runway on Saturday, March 24, 6 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center.  Guests will sip on complimentary beer or wine while sampling hors D'oeuvres such as bacon wrapped scallops, stuffed strawberries, vegetarian spring rolls, home-style BBQ meatballs and more. There will be an eclectic array of silent auction items ... (click for more)

City Council Balks At Approving New $600,000, Two-Year Contract To Father To The Fatherless For VRI Program

The City Council on Tuesday night declined to approve a two-year $600,000 contract with a local non-profit group for the city's Violence Reduction Initiative. Father to the Fatherless previously had the contract and was seeking an extension. Kerry Hayes of the mayor's office asked for a one-week delay, saying the office wanted to make sure that all concerns of the council ... (click for more)

City's Top Traffic Reconstruction Expert: "Man, This Truck Just Creamed A Dozen Cars"

The Chattanooga Police Department's top traffic reconstruction expert testified Tuesday that when he first viewed the scene of an horrific crash at the Ooltewah exit he thought "Man, this truck just creamed a dozen cars." Officer Joe Warren told a jury from Nashville that, according to his calculations, Benjamin Scott Brewer was traveling at 81-82 miles per hour when he struck ... (click for more)

Dismal Educator Teaching At UTC - And Response

Roy Exum,  People are talking about the inability of UTC to turn out high quality teachers. Well, should any university be expected to turn a sow's ear into a silk purse? We all know how our school system students fail miserably on national scholastic aptitude tests as a whole.  Forget Tcap tests, those are teacher tests not meant for measuring student progress, but ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Making A Difference

It was about 50 years ago when the late writer Loren Eiseley penned an essay called “The Starfish Thrower” so it’s been one of my favorite stories for almost as long. It tells about a man who walks up to a young boy on a beach, this just after a strong storm had washed hundreds of helpless starfish onto the shore. The boy was picking up the stranded starfish and, one at a time, ... (click for more)