Work Completed Early On Olgiati Bridge, Resulting In No Lane Closures Through The Weekend

Friday, October 5, 2018

The work that was supposed to have taken place on Friday on the Olgiati Bridge on U.S. 27 in downtown Chattanooga has already been completed, so there will not be outside lane closures on the bridge. 

The contractor got started early on this work on Thursday afternoon and was able to get it completely done Thursday night. It went much smoother and quicker than was anticipated, so there will not be any closures Friday, this weekend, or Monday on the Olgiati Bridge.


Alexander Offers “One Republican’s Response To Climate Change”

Man Barricades Himself In Home On Clark Road In Harrison

Authorities Say Bradley County Slaying Came After Victim Tried To Come To Aid Of His Niece


United States Senator Lamar Alexander Monday proposed “one Republican’s response to climate change: a New Manhattan Project for Clean Energy.” His plan would double federal funding for energy ... (click for more)

A man barricaded himself in a home on Clark Road in Harrison on Monday afternoon. The man was finally led from the home after a standoff that lasted about two hours from 1-3 p.m. The situation ... (click for more)

The victim in a slaying in Bradley County early Sunday morning had been trying to aid his niece from an attack by her financee, the Sheriff's Office said. Matthew Lewis Burridge-Wolfcale, ... (click for more)


Breaking News

Alexander Offers “One Republican’s Response To Climate Change”

United States Senator Lamar Alexander Monday proposed “one Republican’s response to climate change: a New Manhattan Project for Clean Energy.” His plan would double federal funding for energy research and focus on Ten Grand Challenges for the next five years to create new sources of cheap, clean energy to “raise family incomes at home, strengthen our economy and show the rest of ... (click for more)

Man Barricades Himself In Home On Clark Road In Harrison

A man barricaded himself in a home on Clark Road in Harrison on Monday afternoon. The man was finally led from the home after a standoff that lasted about two hours from 1-3 p.m. The situation resulted in 30+ Sheriff's and police vehicles coming to the scene. After the man was taken into custody, he was taken to a waiting ambulance. (click for more)

Opinion

What Is That Smell?

A septic tank functions beautifully until it doesn't. When a septic tank or field line ceases to function properly, E. coli and other bacteria will leak. It can move into the surrounding land or ground water. Anyone who has lived next door to a home with a progressively failing septic system will eventually notice the smell of sewage when it discharges. Raw sewage can leak for long ... (click for more)

Our Roads Need To Be Repaired For Ironman - And Response

Chattanooga being a finalist for the 2021 Ironman is great news. The business gained at the local bicycle repair shops from bent rims, busted tires and warped frames should produce some great local revenue. The local physicians should see a surge as well from the twisted ankles and busted up knees from dips, humps and pot holes on our area roads that could swallow a small child. ... (click for more)

Sports

Vols Headed For Sweet 16 After Heart-Stopping OT Win Over Iowa

Tennessee is headed for the Sweet 16 after a heart-stopping 83-77 overtime win over Iowa in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday. The Vols face Purdue in Louisville on Thursday. Tennessee stormed out to a 25-point lead over the Hawkeyes and led 49-28 at the half. However, Iowa went on 12-2 and 10-2 runs to eventually tie it in one of the biggest comebacks in tournament history. ... (click for more)

Randy Smith: Ya' Gotta Love Bruce

Sunday was an amazing day in college basketball. Two of the highest seeds in the NCAA Tournament, Duke and Tennessee were almost upset on their way to the Sweet 16 but both teams rallied for the win. Top seeded Duke coming from behind late to hold off UCF 77-76 while the 2nd seeded Volunteers played as well as they have all season leading Iowa by 21 in the first half, then played ... (click for more)