City Reopens Walnut Street Bridge, Entire Riverpark, Other Parks

Saturday, May 2, 2020
The city reopened the Walnut Street Bridge and the entire Riverwalk on Friday. This includes all city parks, trails, and greenspaces for passive recreation.
Officials said users should still adhere to social distancing and personal hygiene recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Facilities and gathering areas that remain closed include: indoor facilities, the carousel, water features, picnic areas and shelters, pavilions, playgrounds, play courts and fields, dog parks, and the skatepark.
 
 Public restrooms will be open.
 
 Golf courses will be open with social distancing in place.
 
 No organized gathering or activities are permitted at this time.
 
 When going out into public, the CDC and the city advise all individuals to maximize physical distance from others and the use of disinfectants in common and high-traffic areas.
Avoid socializing in groups of more than 10 people in circumstances that do not allow for appropriate physical distancing and precautionary measures to be observed. Schools and organized youth activities that are currently closed should remain closed.

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Frederick Williams, 28, Arrested For Shooting On May 24

Investigations Against 2 City Officers Turned Over To Federal Agency; Lee Called Outstanding Investigator


Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: ACHTUNG, DRUSE 727 E 11TH ST CHATTANOOGA, 37403 Age at Arrest: 49 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga PUBLIC INTOXICATION --- ... (click for more)

Frederick Williams, 28, has been arrested for his involvement in a shooting that occurred on May 24, in the 4700 block of Wilson Street. The victim was shot while driving on Wilson Street. ... (click for more)

Investigations against two Chattanooga Police officers have been turned over to a federal agency. Officials said, " The Chattanooga Police Department Internal Affairs Division is conducting ... (click for more)



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Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: ACHTUNG, DRUSE 727 E 11TH ST CHATTANOOGA, 37403 Age at Arrest: 49 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga PUBLIC INTOXICATION --- ALBEY, BRANDON 5509 PINELAWN AVE CHATTANOOGA, 37411 Age at Arrest: 37 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNALS VIOLATION DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE --- ... (click for more)

Frederick Williams, 28, Arrested For Shooting On May 24

Frederick Williams, 28, has been arrested for his involvement in a shooting that occurred on May 24, in the 4700 block of Wilson Street. The victim was shot while driving on Wilson Street. Williams is in custody at the Hamilton County Jail. He is charged with two counts of attempted murder and aggravated assault as well as possession of a firearm in the commission of a ... (click for more)

Opinion

It's About Time Riverbend Was Cancelled

Since its inception, Friends of the Festival seemed bound and determined to make Riverbend a national event, ignoring the opinions of many Chattanoogans. Riverbend started as a local event drawing on the tastes and desires of local citizens yet has devolved into an outrageously expensive, super-crowded two-week-long free-for-all. Riverbend has drastically deviated from its original ... (click for more)

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By ordinary standards it might be best described as one of life’s worst 1-2 punches, a pair of hard, personal blows that drop you to your knees. True, each devastating blow was uncommonly back to back. But, no, when I learned Wednesday morning that college football icon Johnny Majors had died just some 48 hours after another legend, Auburn’s Pat Dye, it was as though I’d been hit ... (click for more)

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James Beach: Memories Of My Friend, Coach Majors

It was not the first time I had seen Spanish moss streaming down from a tree, but I know it was the first time it had caught my eye in such an impressionable way that scorching July day in the summer of 1988. The big majestic cypress trees which framed the picturesque Louisiana State University campus were full of the stuff, and in a way it reminded me of days past when I had seen ... (click for more)

Vol Great Johnny Majors Dies At 85

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