Council May Post Signs Saying Pedestrians Have Right Of Way Over Bicyclists On Sidewalks' Curbside Recycling Boosted

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

City Council members indicated that signs may be posted around town stating that pedestrians have the right of way on sidewalks over bicyclists.

Councilman Jerry Mitchell said he heard reports of pedestrians being berated by bicyclists for getting in their way on sidewalks.

He said he would seek to get the signs posted if he could get council support.

Councilman Chip Henderson said he would be a co-sponsor.

Other council members chimed in as well.

Councilman Mitchell joked, "I might need to bid this co-sponsorship out."

The council was told that money has come available to boost the curbside recycling program.

Bill Payne, city engineer, said, "We were told the money was available, and we were glad to get it."

The donation of $943,000 is from government and private sources.

Mr. Payne said it will be used for additional curbside recycling containers as well as to make the service available over a wider area.

 

 


Police Make 8 Arrests During Late Night Protests On Sunday In Chattanooga; Officers Say Crowd Tried To Push Their Way Into The County Courthouse

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Awarded $3.39 Million For FUSE Project

Bradley County Jail To Re-open Visitation With Social Distancing Guidelines


Police made eight arrests during late-night protests in Chattanooga on Sunday night. Officers said they responded to the County Courthouse around 10:30 p.m. when they were advised "a protest ... (click for more)

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office announced it has received a second federal grant to serve homeless adults with severe and persistent mental illness who are high utilizers of the Hamilton ... (click for more)

A monthlong process of phasing back into normal procedures at the Bradley County Justice Center with social distancing guidelines began on Monday. This gradual re-open will affect all divisions ... (click for more)



Breaking News

Police Make 8 Arrests During Late Night Protests On Sunday In Chattanooga; Officers Say Crowd Tried To Push Their Way Into The County Courthouse

Police made eight arrests during late-night protests in Chattanooga on Sunday night. Officers said they responded to the County Courthouse around 10:30 p.m. when they were advised "a protest was turning destructive." Police said drone footage showed some lights being destroyed at the courthouse, which dates to 1913 and was designed by famed architect R.H. Hunt. More law ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Awarded $3.39 Million For FUSE Project

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office announced it has received a second federal grant to serve homeless adults with severe and persistent mental illness who are high utilizers of the Hamilton County Jail, local hospitals, emergency rooms, crisis centers, and psychiatric facilities. This grant was received in March, but due to COVID-19 events, the formal announcement was postponed ... (click for more)

Opinion

It's Anarchy Now

During the Russian Revolution thousands upon thousands were slaughtered. Famine brought about starvation and even cannibalism in the new Soviet Union. Between the World Wars hundreds were murdered in Germany with no reaction by the government. Food shortages and mass unemployment led to daily civil unrest. Communist revolutionaries routinely battled private armies openly in the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden This June

On this, the first day of a new month, I pause during my monthly trip to the garden as I mourn for my country. The protests that morphed into ugly, race-fueled riots are worse than the COVID virus that continues to plague our nation. By this I mean we were helpless to the virus – there was no way to stop it and therefore we must endure. Criminal rioting is altogether different. ... (click for more)

Sports

Ray Deering, Popular Baylor School Administrator And Sports Columnist, Dies

Ray Deering, a beloved Baylor School administrator and sports enthusiast who wrote a popular sports column in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has died. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Deering was a 1961 graduate of Chattanooga High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Chattanooga in 1965. At UC he served as the sports editor of ... (click for more)

Trio Of Moc Runners Honored As CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

Nathan Watson, Jonathan Boyd and Abbey Bateman were named to the 2020 CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team, as voted on by sports information directors around the country, for their excellence in the classroom and competition. The 2020 Academic All-District® Women's Track & Field / Cross Country Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes ... (click for more)