North Hawthorne Street Closure Extended Through Tuesday

Monday, September 16, 2019

Construction on North Hawthorne Street between Wilder Street and Elmendorf Street, originally scheduled to end Monday afternoon, will continue until Tuesday. 

North Hawthorne is expected to reopen at 2 p.m. on Tuesday. This is due to new gas line installation.

View CDOT's map of event and road closures for full details of these activities and other projects underway in our public space. 


McKamey Animal Center Adoptables Of The Week

3 Cities Successfully Complete 2019 Community Accelerator Program

Aslinger Road Reopened


This week’s featured adoptables at McKamey Animal Center are Helena and Ada. On the left is Helena. At 10 years old this friendly, spunky, tiny girl has never met a stranger and brings out ... (click for more)

Three cities in the greater Chattanooga region - Dayton, LaFayette, and Bridgeport, Al. - have completed the 2019 Thriving Communities program of Thrive Regional Partnership. They are now eligible ... (click for more)

The Hamilton County Highway Department reports the bridge replacement that has been taking place in the 1900 block of Aslinger Road in Sale Creek is now complete. The road is now open to ... (click for more)


Happenings

McKamey Animal Center Adoptables Of The Week

This week’s featured adoptables at McKamey Animal Center are Helena and Ada. On the left is Helena. At 10 years old this friendly, spunky, tiny girl has never met a stranger and brings out smiles in everyone she meets. Ada, right, is five years old and loves to snuggle. She is shy at first, but loves affection, other cats and doesn’t even mind dogs. Come meet them, and ... (click for more)

3 Cities Successfully Complete 2019 Community Accelerator Program

Three cities in the greater Chattanooga region - Dayton, LaFayette, and Bridgeport, Al. - have completed the 2019 Thriving Communities program of Thrive Regional Partnership. They are now eligible to apply for a $20,000 seed grant from the Lyndhurst Foundation to kickstart their incubated strategies for local, asset-based community vibrancy and growth. Thriving Communities ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Thurman Says Discipline Real Problem In County Schools; Johnson Says His Focus Is Academic Improvement

County School Board member Rhonda Thurman said Monday that teachers are quitting the county schools because they face attacks from unruly students and they don't get backing from the administration. Supt. Bryan Johnson said, "We absolutely have challenges," but he said he puts his focus on academic improvement. He said a disciplinary committee meeting took two hours, and he would ... (click for more)

Eyewitness Account Given Of Murder Of Tracy Calloway, Though 4 Defendants Tried To Waive Hearing

An expressive witness, general disorder, and a circus-like atmosphere defined a preliminary hearing involving four men accused of the July murder of Tracy Calloway. On July 21, Antonio Watkins, 25; Prandel Reid Jr., 27, Gary Cross, 23, and Jamichael Smith, 26, allegedly drove up to Mr. Calloway’s residence and began shooting. Calloway, who was located in a white car parked in ... (click for more)

Opinion

Would Foreign Teachers Make Better Instructors For Inner-City Students? - And Response

It seems a week doesn't go by, sometimes more in one week, without Roy or someone writing some coded messages denigrating inner-city schools and the students (using another code-hint hint) that attend inner-city schools. Which reminded me of something from decades ago about teachers from foreign countries perhaps making better instructors for inner city students. At least those ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Same Ole ‘Bored’

As it just so happened, on the same day the Hamilton County School Board held a special two-hour meeting on Monday over disturbing disciplinary concerns among its 44,000 students, the Nashville Tennessean published a revealing report on school suspensions in the Nashville Metro Public Schools. After five years and a $2 million study, the results were available -- Nashville had launched ... (click for more)