Whitfield County Landfill, Convenience Centers To Be Closed Thursday, Nov. 23

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority has announced the holiday hours of operation for it’s four facilities in Whitfield County. Locations include the Old Dixie Landfill & Convenience Center, McGaughey Chapel Convenience Center in Cohutta, Westside Convenience Center in Rocky Face and the M.L. King Convenience Center in Dalton.  
 
All locations will be open from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, including the McGaughey Chapel location that is normally closed on Wednesdays.

All four sites will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

All locations will reopen on Friday, Nov. 24 from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and resume normal hours.



Jewish Federation Announces Federal EFSP Funds Awarded To Hamilton County

Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga announces that Hamilton County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.  Hamilton County has been chosen to receive $152,367 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. ... (click for more)

Construction Road Closings Announced

Here are upcoming road closings:   W. 7th Street: The 100 block of E 7th Street will be closed Tuesday, between Walnut Street and Cherry Street  from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. for utility work. This night work will repeat as weather allows for one week.  A detour will be posted. Mountain Creek Road: The 5400 block of Mountain Creek Road will be closed ... (click for more)

Jury Clears Juvenile Judge Philyaw Of Discrimination Charge In Dismissal Of Openly Gay Magistrate

A federal jury deliberated about an hour on Tuesday afternoon before ruling in favor of Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw, who had been sued by an openly gay magistrate that he dismissed. Judge Travis McDonough had dismissed the other two defendants - Court Administrator Sam Mairs and Hamilton County - from the case at the close of the proof. Judge Philyaw said, "I thank the ... (click for more)

Attorney Elliott Says City Council Action On Mountain Creek Zoning Case "Highly Irregular And Highly Illegal"

The City Council on Tuesday night took action on a Mountain Creek zoning case, though attorney Sam Elliott said it was "highly irregular and highly illegal." The council voted 7-2 to instruct the city attorney to file a new zoning case on a section of the former Quarry golf course against the wishes of the owner of the property and the developer who plans to buy it. Attorney ... (click for more)

Why Can't Someone Unstop The Water Buildup Problem At The I-24 Cummings Highway Exit? - And Response

Exit 174 on westbound Interstate 24 is closed again as is the westbound entrance ramp. Cummings Highway is shut as well. I inquired at TDOT on Dec. 28, 2015, why this continues to happen. The engineer’s response was that the drain from ground west of the interstate runs under private land and cover over it has caused that pipe to collapse. Obviously flow still goes through, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘We’ll Lose The Senate!’

A guy who I admire and respect wrote me yesterday. He had just read my story defending Bob Corker for honoring “The Code” due to his true friendship with Phil Bredesen. He is also no stranger to my vivid dislike of the Republican choice to replace Corker in the Senate. Marsha Blackburn is no match against Bredesen on any tier and it is clearly the Republican Party itself that has ... (click for more)