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Maintaining ties between Chattanooga, Israel
Musan set to engage with Jewish, Christian groups

Ofer Musan grew up doing the things many children in Westernized countries do. From watching Disney movies to listening to popular music to playing sports, he had the same interests as many other children his age in different parts of the world.

“Toy Story 2” was Musan’s favorite film as a child, he recalls. He played his VHS copy so many times, he wore down the video. His taste in music was broad, and included Elvis, Michael Jackson and the Beatles, among others. And when it came to sports, he loved to play basketball, despite his diminutive stature and lack of athleticism, he says.

Coffman, McVeagh seeking Circuit Court judgeship

An attorney and a judge are vying to replace Hamilton County Circuit Court Judge Marie Williams ahead of her retirement in January.

Attorney Michele Coffman and Hamilton County General Sessions Judge Alex McVeagh are campaigning to secure the Republican nomination for Division III of Hamilton County’s Circuit Court.

Realtor finds new life in Ringgold
But she didn’t leave her positive energy in Florida

When Realtor Jennifer Nelis returns to her Ringgold home after meeting with a seller or showing a home to a buyer, she smiles at her companion and says, “Hello, Handsome.”

Both real estate and the attractive roommate are a marked improvement over her former life in Florida, says Nelis, 52.

NAR who? What do they do for me?

I often joke real estate has as many acronyms as the military. Whether we’re talking about designations and certifications or industry lingo such as FHA (Federal Housing Administration) loans, FMV (fair market value), or ARV (after repair value), it seems Realtors have an abbreviation for everything.

Today’s homebuyer post-pandemic

How has today’s homebuyer changed post-pandemic? Using the 2021 American Housing Survey, the National Association of Home Builders researched the characteristics of recent homebuyers – defined as households who purchased homes in the two years before the 2021 AHS was conducted – in a new study. During this period, approximately 10.2 million households bought and moved into a new home.

Newsmakers: Parkridge Medical names Kerschl chief medical officer

Parkridge Medical Center has named Dr. Walter Kerschl its chief medical officer. Before joining Parkridge, Kerschl most recently served as president for Evexia Healthcare Advisors. He previously served as vice president and chief medical officer at Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, West Virginia, and as chief medical officer and senior director at the Cerner Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri.

Briefs: River to Clouds creates long-distance experience

Outdoor enthusiasts can look forward to the Nov. 6 unveiling of the River to Clouds Route, a Lookout Mountain trail that spans 34 miles from Rising Fawn, Georgia, to the Chattanooga Riverwalk in St. Elmo, with segments suited for mountain bikers, trekkers and trail runners.

Mark your calendar for Fridays at New York Pizza Company

Chattanooga has its share of “New York Pizza” (finger quotes intended). Visit any locally-owned pizzeria, and you’ll likely find its spin on this classic pie on the menu.

But, really, how many of these places actually make New York Pizza the way it’s done in the Big Apple? I know of one: New York Pizza Company.

Doors open at Isaiah 117 House at Chambliss Center for Children

Isaiah 117 House at Chambliss Center for Children is now welcoming children in Hamilton County who are entering state care due to abuse, abandonment or neglect.

A partnership between two Tennessee-based nonprofits, the Isaiah 117 House at Chambliss Center for Children will serve as a safe haven for children awaiting foster placement, says Chambliss Center President and CEO Katie Harbison.

Financial Focus: Start moving toward retirement security

It’s not as well-known as Halloween, but National Retirement Security week happens every October – the third week, to be precise – and while it doesn’t involve ghosts and goblins, it does deal with something even more frightening: the risk of not being able to enjoy a comfortable retirement. Through various events, this occasion highlights ideas about building retirement security. What steps can you take?

Millennial Money: Questions you need to ask during open enrollment

By Kate Ashford

Open enrollment is no one’s idea of a good time, but health coverage is a crucial part of your financial health. Whether you’re getting insurance through an employer or the Affordable Care Act marketplace, it’s important to ask the right questions before you choose a health plan for 2024.

Personal Finance: Someday your boss could help you save for emergencies

The idea of employer-provided emergency savings accounts was still pretty novel when I wrote about them four years ago. Some companies were experimenting with ways to help their workers save for short-term needs, but the concept wasn’t even on the radar for many employers.

Defense eclipsing offense as Vols head to No. 11 Alabama

Tennessee’s prolific offense was all everyone could talk about last season. It’s the other side of the ball that’s getting noticed this season.

Defense has helped carry the No. 17 Vols (5-1, 2-1) to consecutive wins against Texas-San Antonio (45-14), at South Carolina (41-20) and at home against Texas A&M (20-13).

Titans gamble, lose on 2023 roster
‘One more year’ has become one big mess

The Tennessee Titans are who we feared they were.

When the Titans spent a good part of the offseason putting bandages over holes in the offensive line and parts of the defense, it was done with the intention of keeping this team a contender in the relatively weak AFC South.

Tannehill doesn’t have supporting cast he needs

Ryan Tannehill got a nice vote of confidence this week from head coach Mike Vrabel, who said 12-year veteran will return as the Titans starting quarterback when he is healthy.

“If he can go, Ryan will be our quarterback,” Vrabel said.

Titans’ bye week priorities

The Titans, who enter their bye week a 2-4 record and major issues, appear to be fading fast even in the mediocre AFC South. Here are four issues that need to be addressed during their time off.

First down

Evaluate the quarterbacks. With Ryan Tannehill injured, the Titans need to take this opportunity to see what they have in their young quarterbacks – Malik Willis and Will Levis. That said, Willis has had several chances to show his ability, so it would seem to make sense to see what Levis can offer.

Top midsize SUVs: Pilot vs. Grand Highlander

The Honda Pilot is a popular midsize SUV for shoppers in need of a versatile family-oriented hauler. For years, buyers have enjoyed its three rows of seating, loads of storage and clever features.

Now there’s a new generation that debuted for 2023. It has fresh styling, more interior room and a new TrailSport version with enhanced off-roading capabilities.