CDOT Announces Events And Road Closures June 26-30

Monday, June 24, 2019

Wednesday, June 26
Film Night in Cooper's Alley - Mad Priest and London Calling, in association with The Palace Theater, will be hosting Film Nights in Cooper's Alley on Wednesday from 6 p.m. until midnight, with a screening of Blackkklansman. This series of events will be held every last Wednesday of the month through Nov. 27. 

Thursday, June 27
Ales on 8th -  W 8th Street between Pine Street and Chestnut Street will be closed on Thursday from 2-11 p.m. This closure will be in effect each Thursday evening through Feb. 27, 2020.    

Chattery Series in the Passageways - The Chattery will be hosting an class on flower arranging in Cooper's Alley Passageways on Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 28
Nightfall - Cherry Street will be closed at E MLK Blvd from 3 p.m. until midnight for Nightfall setup. Market Street will be closed from East 8th Street to East 10th Street, and ML King Blvd will be closed from Broad Street to Georgia Avenue from 5:30 p.m. until midnight for Nightfall. These closures will be in effect each Friday night through Aug. 30.

Saturday, June 29
CFC Soccer Match - Reggie White Boulevard will be closed from the entrance to the pavilion parking lot to W 19th Street from 12 p.m. until midnight on Saturday. Additionally, the on-street parking on Chestnut Street, between W 17th St and W 19th St. will be closed from 11 a.m. until midnight.   

West Village Street Festivals -  Pine Street between W 7th Street (south of the the Republic Parking lot) and W M.L. King Blvd, and W 8th Street between Pine Street and Chestnut Street will be closed from 8 a.m. until midnight each Saturday through Dec. 27.

Highland Park Porch Hop & Block Party - Highland Park is hosting a neighborhood porch hop from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, inviting everyone to visit with the people and porches of Highland Park as locals open up their porches, providing refreshments, fun, and hospitality. The event culminates in a block party from 7-10:30 p.m., which will close E 12th Street, between S Hickory Street and S Hawthorne Street from 5 p.m. until midnight. 

Sunday, June 30
Chattanooga Market - Reggie White Boulevard will be closed from the entrance to the pavilion parking lot to W 19th Street from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. each Sunday through Nov. 24.


Weekly Road Construction Report

"The Finest Body Of Men And Soldiers: The Orphan Brigade At Chickamauga" Living History Program Performances Aug. 3-4

John Shearer: John P. Franklin Was Civil Rights Pioneer At Indiana University


Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: I-75 at I-24 Interchange Reconstruction: Crews may continue surveying and spotting utilities at various locations throughout ... (click for more)

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will conduct living history programs at Chickamauga Battlefield on the experiences of the Confederate Orphan Brigade on Saturday, Aug. 3 and ... (click for more)

The late former Chattanooga City Commissioner and Vice Mayor John P. Franklin Sr.’s name resurfaced in the news on June 25 when the City Council building on Lindsay Street was named in his memory. ... (click for more)


Happenings

Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: I-75 at I-24 Interchange Reconstruction: Crews may continue surveying and spotting utilities at various locations throughout the interchange. Shoulders may be closed at these locations between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Additionally, a hauling operation will be taking place requiring a single left lane closure on I-75 SB at ... (click for more)

"The Finest Body Of Men And Soldiers: The Orphan Brigade At Chickamauga" Living History Program Performances Aug. 3-4

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will conduct living history programs at Chickamauga Battlefield on the experiences of the Confederate Orphan Brigade on Saturday, Aug. 3 and on Sunday, Aug. 4. Programs will take place at Battleline Road (Tour Stop 2) and are scheduled at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10:30 a.m., 11:30 ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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A new CEO for Volkswagen Chattanooga was announced on Thursday. Frank Fischer introduced Tom du Plessis to all Chattanooga employees at a team meeting. Also introduced was Burkhard Ulrich, successor to Nicole Koesling, as incoming senior vice president of human resources for the factory. Former Chattanooga finance manager Brent Hinson returns from Volkswagen of America’s headquarters ... (click for more)

Latest County School Budget Cuts Most Student Fees, Adds Literacy Aides; Across-The-Board Increase Stays At 2.5%

County School officials on Thursday presented a revised budget that eliminates most school fees and adds 10 literacy aides. The employee pay increase remains at 2.5 percent - short of the five percent that was included in the initial budget requiring a 34-cent property tax increase. That tax rise was rejected 5--4 by the County Commission. Board member Tucker Pennington put ... (click for more)

Opinion

Senator Alexander's Solution To Surprise Medical Billing Is Worrisome

Senator Lamar Alexander has been promoting the Lower Healthcare Cost Act legislation passed by the Senate HELP committee he chairs earlier this month. There are many provisions in the bill that will work to lower healthcare costs, something that we all want. His solution for surprise medical bills, however causes more problems than it solves. The bill forces physicians to accept ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Cocker Spaniel Story

Back during the spring, I got word about a book entitled “The White House Boys” and was urged to read it. A friend told me she felt like author Roger Dean Kiser and I shared a similar style in the way we both painted with words. Since then I have happened across several articles penned by Mr. Kiser and I can’t imagine being more humbled or grateful that our names have appeared in ... (click for more)