Chattanooga Heroes Run/Walk Will Be July 14

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Chattanooga was changed forever following the tragic shootings at the Armed Services Recruiting Center on Lee Highway and the U.S. Naval Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center on Amnicola Highway on July 16, 2015.  Three years later, supporters will participate in the Chattanooga Heroes Run/Walk to honor and remember those who lost their lives and the hundreds of first responders who worked to protect the city.  

The event, presented by Erlanger’s Level One Trauma Center and sponsored by LIFE FORCE Event Medicine, city of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, and Rock Creek, will take place on Saturday, July 14, at the RiverPark, beginning at 8 a.m.  Last year’s event raised $22,000. 

The families of Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, Sgt. Carson Holmquist, Lance Cpl. Squire K. Wells and Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Randall Smith have chosen to use the proceeds from this event to help fund the construction of a permanent memorial space at the RiverPark.



Poplar Springs Road Closure For Stormwater Construction Activities

The Catoosa County Stormwater and Public Works Departments have scheduled storm drain work on Poplar Springs Road between Holcomb Road and Baggett Road. Poplar Springs Road will be closed to thru traffic beginning Monday, July 23 through Tuesday, Aug. 7, weather permitting.  The road will be closed daily from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. A detour route will be marked and there ... (click for more)

Live Art Auction Fundraiser Benefits Read To Lead Academy

"Nothing is better than art designed from the heart." That’s the thought behind the Bethlehem Center’s fundraising event, Art from the Heart 2.0, at the BMW Showroom, 6806 E. Brainerd Road on Aug. 16 from 6-8:30 p.m.  Art from the Heart 2.0 is a fundraising auction that will feature local art and include a silent auction for family passes to local attractions, gift cards ... (click for more)

Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Fire On Workman Road Tuesday Morning

Chattanooga firefighters were dispatched at 6:03 a.m. on Tuesday, to a commercial fire at 400 Workman Road. When the first firefighters arrived on the scene, flames were shooting through the roof and the request was immediately made for a second alarm response. The flames could be seen for miles as a total of 13 fire companies rushed to the scene. The large, two-story ... (click for more)

Senator Watson And Rep. Hazlewood Ask TDOT To Move Swiftly On Highway 127 Road Project Up Signal Mountain

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Here We Go Again With The Same Cummings Highway, 12th Street Flooding - And Response (2)

Here we go again with the same pitiful news reports about the Cummings Highway Interstate interchange with I-24 - Flooding yet again after a heavy rain.  TDOT is derelict in not having repaired this years ago.  How hard is it to get some excavators out there to dig up the collapsed drainage pipes which TDOT says are the cause of the flooding and replace them with ... (click for more)

Deal With The Graffiti Vandals

I travel to other neat old cities and don't see nearly the graffiti vandalism as in Chattanooga. Why do we allow one or two or three repeat vandals to mar our venerable Walnut Street Bridge, the pillars to the Holmberg Bridge, the remodeled Chief John Ross Market Street Bridge, the walls along our multi-million-dollar Riverwalk, our sidewalks, street signs and our old limestone ... (click for more)