- Your News
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Weather permitting, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening, May 17and ending by 7 a.m. EDT on Saturday morning, Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews will perform a traffic shift to move traffic to the newly-constructed southbound traffic lanes. During the traffic shift, the southbound manufacturer’s road ramps will require periodic and possibly extended closures during the night to prepare for the new traffic pattern. Once
By John Coffelt, Staff Writer If all goes as planned, local middle school student Thomas Lawson, a bright, precocious 11-year-old, will board a series of flights this summer that will hopscotch across the country before landing almost 10,000 miles, and another hemisphere, away in Australia. The journey actually began back in September when Lawson received a nomination letter by People to People in the mail to be a student international ambassador.
At approximately 6:30 a.m. Monday, a rockslide occurred on State Route 16 (Rowe Gap Road/Keith Springs Mtn.) in Franklin County, totally closing the road near log mile 17.7. The rockslide occurred in the same location where a $2.4 million TDOT rockslide mitigation project is currently underway. Because the rockslide occurred at the site of an active project, personnel from Highways, Inc. are already in the area and can quickly mobilize
Anyone with a cell phone has likely heard about the dangers of texting while driving, but many fail to appreciate how dangerous sending those short messages can be, according to Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves. However, law enforcement officials across the nation have seen the worst-case scenario become reality more times than they care to count. “It’s a serious problem,” said Graves. The consequences of driving while texting often hit
With the potential for winter weather moving into the area early Friday morning, local officials are warning residents to exercise extreme caution if they have to drive. Coffee County Emergency Management Agency director Allen Lendley told the Manchester Times Thursday that his office has been in contact with the National Weather Service and between .10 and .25 inches of ice is possible between 5-8 a.m. Friday. “They expect it to
Online Exclusive By Andrea Agardy Staff Writer As a lifelong Anglophile (lover of all things British), when the opportunity to take a vacation to England presented itself earlier this year, I jumped at the chance, thinking that nothing could be more exciting than strolling the streets of London at Christmastime. But that was before I realized that in only a few hours’ drive I could be standing in Nerdvana, known
To ring in the New Year and continue the celebration of Tennessee State Parks 75th anniversary, Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park in Manchester will host a First Hike at 10 am on Jan. 1. Starting from the museum, a park ranger will lead the 1 ¼ mile hike around what is called the Old Stone Fort telling hikers about the site built by Native Americans 2,000 years ago. Wear