Whitfield Public Works Improves Drainage At Edwards Park Fields

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - by Mitch Talley

Playing in the dirt is expected on a softball or baseball field, but not necessarily for spectators, too. To help with the problem of red mud washing onto the concrete surrounding the baseball fields at Edwards Park, Whitfield County Public Works crews installed a series of drains on four of the eight fields that allow rainwater to drain from the fields much quicker.

As part of the project, they also replaced all of the concrete in the bleacher area and around the concession stand.


CDOT Announces Closure On Harrison Pike Tuesday Through Thursday

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Hamilton County VSO Expands Outreach


Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces Harrison Pike will be closed between Forest Road and Benton Avenue on Tuesday until Thursday for work on the railroads. Local detours will be ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces the following events and closures for July 25-28. Thursday, July 25 Ales on 8th - W 8th Street between Pine Street and Chestnut Street ... (click for more)

The Hamilton County Veterans Service Officer is expanding his outreach by holding meetings in two various Hamilton County communities. "This outreach is intended to make it easier for elderly ... (click for more)


Happenings

CDOT Announces Closure On Harrison Pike Tuesday Through Thursday

Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces Harrison Pike will be closed between Forest Road and Benton Avenue on Tuesday until Thursday for work on the railroads. Local detours will be posted. View CDOT's map of event and road closures for full details of these activities and other projects underway in our public space. (click for more)

CDOT Announces Events And Road Closures For July 25-28

Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces the following events and closures for July 25-28. Thursday, July 25 Ales on 8th - W 8th Street between Pine Street and Chestnut Street will be closed on Thursday, July 25 from 2-11 p.m. This closure will be in effect each Thursday evening through Feb. 27, 2020. Friday, July 26 Nightfall - Cherry Street will be ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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The Signal Mountain Council voted to increase property taxes by 20.434 percent on second and final reading on Monday night. This makes the tax rate $1.8866 for every $100 of assessed value of a property. For a median price home in the town of $250,000, this will mean an increase of $200.07. Moves to reduce the budget to the get to this rate included eliminating an unfilled ... (click for more)

Opinion

I Support Erlanger - And Response

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Roy Exum: The Mendicant’s Poem

Anthony de Mello, a Jesuit monk before he died in 1972, would have us to believe, “I was neurotic for years. I was anxious and depressed and selfish. Everyone kept telling me to change. I resented them and I agreed with them, and I wanted to change, but simply couldn't, no matter how hard I tried. “Then one day someone said to me, “Don't change. I love you just as you are,” Tony ... (click for more)