Market Street Bridge In Chattanooga To Undergo Quarterly Testing Jan. 10

Friday, January 8, 2021
The Tennessee Department of Transportation will conduct quarterly testing and maintenance on the Market Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga this Sunday, during which time the bridge will be closed to through traffic. From 8 a.m. to no later than 2 p.m., the bridge will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic as the testing is performed. 
 
This inspection was slated to occur in late December, but it was postponed due to weather. Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances delay this week’s inspection, it will be rescheduled to take place at a later date.
Drivers are advised to use the Olgiati Bridge or the Veterans Bridge as alternate routes while the Market Street Bridge is closed.


Climate Coalition Schedules Mayoral Candidate Forum Feb. 4

Best Of Bruce Bledsoe - Election Challenges

Intersection Of Masters Road And E. Masters Road Closed


Mayoral candidates will answer questions regarding their plans to address climate and energy concerns on Feb. 4 from 7-8:30 p.m. The virtual free meeting is sponsored by Climate Chattanooga, ... (click for more)

The Hamilton County Election Commission (HCEC) has recently had to consider three cases of candidates for Mayor of Chattanooga and the City Council being challenged as to whether they were qualified ... (click for more)

Masters Road at the intersection of E Masters Road is closed beginning Friday through Wednesday, due to emergency stormwater repairs. View CDOT's map of event and road closures for full details ... (click for more)



Happenings

Climate Coalition Schedules Mayoral Candidate Forum Feb. 4

Mayoral candidates will answer questions regarding their plans to address climate and energy concerns on Feb. 4 from 7-8:30 p.m. The virtual free meeting is sponsored by Climate Chattanooga, a coalition consisting of members from TN Interfaith Power & Light, Sierra Club-Cherokee Chapter and Climate Youth Forum. Tennessee Environmental Council will host the Zoom meeting. ... (click for more)

Best Of Bruce Bledsoe - Election Challenges

The Hamilton County Election Commission (HCEC) has recently had to consider three cases of candidates for Mayor of Chattanooga and the City Council being challenged as to whether they were qualified to run for public office because they may not have satisfied the requirement of being a city resident. Monty Bruell unsuccessfully challenged Monty Bell’s registered residence of ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Health Department Says It Has Many "First Dose" Appointments Still Available Through The Call Center

Most "first dose" COVID-19 vaccine appointments are booked online, but there are still many appointments available, Hamilton County Health Department officials said Sunday afternoon. Those seeking the appointments should call the appointment call center at 423-209-5399 beginning Monday at 8:30 a.m. Officials said, " If you get a busy signal, hang up and call again. When all ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Has No New COVID Deaths, 89 New Cases; Tennessee Has 2,841 New Cases, 40 More COVID Deaths

Hamilton County reported 89 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday. The new total of cases in Hamilton County is 36,978. There were no more deaths from the virus in the county reported since Saturday, leaving the total at 337. The number of coronavirus cases in Tennessee is at 708,717 on Sunday with 2,841 new cases. There have been 40 more deaths from the virus, for a total ... (click for more)

Opinion

What's The Deal, Steve Highlander?

While listening to the school board meeting on Thursday night, School Board Member Steve Highlander made a comment that he had been teaching all day. I was a little confused and started searching. It didn't take me long to find out that Highlander teaches at Ringgold High School. So let me get this straight. He was teaching in person at a Georgia school, then came to ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Open Our Schools!

There has never been a better time nor a better reason for Hamilton County to do away with the School Board. The group of nine wasted the better part of two hours Thursday night trying to decide whether to allow children to go back to school before tossing any decision back to superintendent Bryan Johnson. The School Board is worthless. It makes no decisions about anything other ... (click for more)