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Loyalty is king in England’s realm
Attorney’s move to his own firm made easier by faithful support personnel

Zack England is ready to make a name for himself.

He’s paid his dues, laid the groundwork and done his due diligence. Twice before, actually. Fortunately, the third time is the charm, as the saying goes.

An attorney with a history of serving personal injury clients in Chattanooga and beyond, England is starting his own firm after 13 years at Warren & Griffin and a brief stint with Best & Brock. He named his new concern after an aspiring deejay who became an attorney instead and then blundered his way into practicing personal injury law – himself.

Chambliss elects three new shareholders

As Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel turns the calendar to a new year of providing legal counsel to clients, three of its attorneys are beginning a new chapter of their careers.

As 2024 began, the firm elected Shelton Swafford Chambers, Stephany Pedigo and Logan Threadgill as shareholders of the firm.

Igniting positivity in the world of real estate

The new year is officially underway, and as the 2024 president of Greater Chattanooga Realtors I want to take this opportunity to tell you a bit about myself, what I believe we should take from our past, where we find ourselves currently and what I hope we take into 2024 and beyond.

Navigating your first home purchase: key tips for 2024

As interest rates begin to tick down, you might be considering saving money to buy a home this year. Buying a home is a significant milestone and one of the most substantial investments an individual can make.

Preparing to buy a home doesn’t just involve deciding on a location or scrolling through images of homes online. You’ll need to dive deep into your finances and prioritize the home features you want most. Here are a few steps to help you get started.

Newsmakers: The Chattery chooses new board members

The Chattery begins its 10th year with the addition of new board members. New to the board of the community education nonprofit are: Natalie Blanton, professor of sociology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Sal Corbin, training coordinator for the Maryland Harm Reduction Institute, and Rosimar Nieves, programs director at CO.LAB.

New exhibit holds magic at Jewish Cultural Center

From ships and pots to buildings and books, the world is full of vessels. Some say even the human body is a vessel that contains many more vessels. While vessels vary in size and function, they all hold or carry something, whether it’s people, materials or even ideas.

See Rock City lures industry pro back to work

Greg Scheid has spent the past 45 years helping people to have fun, whether they were riding a roller coaster at one of the amusement parks he managed or working under his employ.

Now See Rock City has tapped Scheid to serve as its chief operating officer, a role that will draw on his decades of tourism and hospitality leadership.

‘Politics of Yellow Fever’ traveling exhibit here

The Chattanooga Public Library is hosting “Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton’s America,” a traveling exhibit produced and made available by The National Library of Medicine. The exhibit will be on display on the first floor of the Downtown Library through Saturday, Feb. 17.

Consider family meeting to discuss estate plans

At some point, you’ll want to share your estate plans with your loved ones – and the first step in this process may be to hold a family meeting.

The best time to hold this meeting is when you’re still in good mental and physical shape, and the enactment of your estate plans may well be years away. But what topics should you cover?

Personal Finance: Lowering risks for young people tempted by gambling

For Ambus Hunter, what started as a fun trip to Las Vegas when he was 25 soon turned into a gambling addiction. “I got consumed with the vibes,” he says, recalling how he loved the feeling of winning at first.

He began gambling back home in the Midwest and on business trips, playing roulette whenever possible. He burned through thousands of dollars of savings before realizing he needed to find a way to stop.

Is Titans job that attractive?

As the Tennessee Titans work to replace the recently fired Mike Vrabel, it might be a good idea to examine just how attractive this coaching situation is when compared to the other jobs that are open – or might still come open – in the NFL:

A look at 9 coaches the Titans have contacted

So far, the Titans have made contact with nine different coaches about their head coaching vacancy. Here is a brief synopsis of those coaches:

• Brian Callahan, Bengals offensive coordinator: Smart, football junkie coach who comes from a football family. Father is former Raiders head coach Bill Callahan. Credited with being a creative offensive mind.

NFL Playoffs: Four great matchups with pretenders done

We made it through the wild-card round with a 5-1 record, with only the Cleveland Browns failing to come through. The Browns collapsed in the second half, eventually falling to the upstart Texans 45-14.

Now comes perhaps the best weekend of the playoffs – the divisional round with the pretenders (I’m looking at you – Dallas, Philadelphia and Miami) gone. These games should make for an entertaining weekend.

Behind the Wheel: Comparing Blazer EV with Tesla’s Model Y

The 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV is one of the most intriguing electric vehicle debuts this year. It’s about the same size as Chevy’s midsize gas-powered Blazer SUV but otherwise has nothing mechanical in common.

With roomy seating and lots of the latest technology features, it could appeal to people looking to go electric with their next SUV purchase.