Leave 7th Street Alone

Saturday, December 9, 2017
Hello Fellow Condonoogans,
 
Condos? That's "Rich People Projects" right?
 
Leave 7th Street alone please.
 
 
I travel it daily and get blocked by delivery trucks. On a one-way, two-lane street. Not an issue for me because I accept it. However, making it a two-way will not solve anything with traffic issues. It will only increase them.
 
Have you ever had someone tell you, "If you move your couch to the other side of your living room you would have more space there."
 
How much money does the city want to pay for new signage, red lights, and the structure to do so?
 
One other point - If 7th is changed it will create even more daily problems with all the trucks that are trying to get into the Tivoli loading dock, blocking even more traffic.
 
I see workers trying to stop traffic to get those trucks into the venue, and they are not treated very well by motorists. They are threatened and nearly hit by cars.
 
What's next - skate board lanes?
 
All Best,
 
James Durham

North Chattanooga



Transparency Needed In County Government

On Aug. 29 of last year, Jim Coppinger convened a press conference on the courthouse steps to announce that he was raising property taxes. The mayor and commission gave no notice; the deal was already done. Seven days later County Commission passed the tax hike on its first reading. Citizens were never invited to comment on the matter. Is this any way to run Hamilton County ... (click for more)

Unbelievable Opportunity Thrown Away

As I look at the picture of a graduating West Point cadet displaying his hat with the words "communism will win" inside, smiling as he shows he is wearing a Che Guervera T-shirt under his uniform jacket, and giving "the finger" to a sign with the name of West Point in the background, I get sick to my stomach thinking of how foolish this young man really is, and how he will surely ... (click for more)

Voters May Decide In November On Whether To Eliminate City Court; Paving Fund Also Considered

Chattanooga voters in November may get to vote on whether City Court should be abolished. City Council members indicated during budget talks on Tuesday that may be an upcoming referendum question. Councilman Jerry Mitchell said he, for one, "would vote to eliminate it." However, he said the court would apparently run through 2021 when the eight-year terms of Judges Sherry ... (click for more)

Alexander Calls For Immediate End To Separation Of Families At Border

United States Senator Lamar Alexander Tuesday released the following statement on the separation of children from their parents at the border:  “Illegal immigration is against the law but new enforcement policies have resulted in hundreds of children being separated from their parents. The administration should end that new policy immediately while Congress works with the ... (click for more)

Ooltewah Swimmers Beat Signal Mountain For First Time

The Ooltewah Tidal Waves had another outstanding performance at their pool Monday night. They knocked off Stuart Heights on Thursday in a battle of unbeaten in the Chattanooga Area Swim League’s Blue division and they added another monumental win four days later as they defeated Signal Mountain for the first time ever. The Tidal Waves led from the opening freestyle event and ... (click for more)

The Ups-And-Downs Of Life In The Minor Leagues

Life as a minor league player can be tough. Few players ever get to live out their dream as a regular player at the big league level. For every player who realizes their dream, another player is forced to be released or find another organization to keep his dream alive. Recently the Lookouts have lost T.J.White, one of the most popular players in recent years. Word has come ... (click for more)