Hixson Pike section closed for repair

Chattanooga Public Works crews will be repairing pavement on a section of Hixson Pike today through Wednesday, according to a news release from the city's transportation department.

The closure is at 5018 Hixson Pike in front of Ankar's Restaurant.

All work is weather permitting.


Catoosa to hold delegate convention

Catoosa County Republicans will choose delegates for the 14th Congressional District convention on March 19. This is the first step in deciding who will go to the party's presidential convention July 18-21 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Delegates must be at least 18 years old, registered voters and Catoosa County residents. March 11 is the deadline for the nominating committee to review applications. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor.

The county convention is 9 a.m. March 19 at the Colonnade. Candidates for the 14th District convention on April 16 in Dallas, Ga., or the state convention June 3-4 in August, may apply through


Trail of Tears group to meet at battlefield

Ranger Christopher Young of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will lead a tour for members of the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association on Saturday.

The park is a certified site on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail because of Crawfish Road, according to an association news release. In 1838, hundreds of Cherokee traveled north along the Crawfish Road in Georgia (now LaFayette Road) to one of the deportation camps at Ross's Landing, now Chattanooga.

The tour will begin at 10:30 a.m. Meet at the park Visitor Center, at 3370 LaFayette Road.


Couple want wedding gifts to help the hungry

Rather than asking for wine glasses or a new blender, a Nashville couple have asked their wedding guests to donate money to address hunger problems in their city.

The Tennessean reported Jacob Weiss and Joy Teal asked guests to their March wedding to give to a fund they set up with the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.


Filming makes splash near Tybee Island

Plans to film a chase scene near Tybee Island for the move "Baywatch" are annoying some residents and delighting others.

The Savannah Morning News reported some residents are concerned about noise, traffic and potential damage to docks and boats from the scene being filmed on Chimney Creek.

Other area residents told the newspaper that they were excited about the movie production.