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A pause to celebrate our veterans
Realtors work to expand ‘Wreaths’ program here

Dennis Tumlin says he’ll never forget the last words his grandfather spoke to him as his life drew to an end.

Virgil Crane was born close to Chattanooga in 1925 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II before returning home to work as a boilermaker for Tennessee Valley Authority.

Bar exam wall leads to ADD diagnosis

Katie Reed was studying for the Tennessee Bar exam when she realized she was hitting a brick wall. She could see words on a page and begin to read them, but she couldn’t reach the end of a sentence.

At first, Reed chalked up her difficulties to exhaustion. She’d just completed her last semester of law school and given birth to her first child, and believed crossing both milestones within a short span of time had mentally drained her.

UT recognizes attorney Faith as a Volunteer 40 Under 40 alumni

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville recognized Chattanooga attorney Brittany Faith as a 2023 Volunteer 40 Under 40 alumni in December.

UT Knoxville’s Volunteer 40 Under 40 program recognizes 40 alumni under the age of 40 who have excelled personally and professionally since completing their degree at the school.

Legal Aid receives Alzheimer’s grant from Pat Summitt Foundation

The Pat Summitt Foundation has awarded Legal Aid of East Tennessee a $20,000 Legal Care Project grant.

Legal Aid will use the funds to help East Tennesseans suffering from Alzheimer’s and their caregivers establish power of attorney or conservatorship.

Chambliss assists with See Rock City acquisition of Chanticleer Inn

The mergers and acquisitions and real estate teams at Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel assisted See Rock City with the acquisition of the Chanticleer Inn in December.

The bed-and-breakfast is located at the top of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, making it a convenient location for out-of-town guests that visit Rock City Gardens, the firm says in a news release.

Maybe Mom had the right idea all along

At 24, Realtor Emily Butler is young enough that her mother’s tendency to chat about personal matters with strangers on the street still makes her roll her eyes. But she also is old enough to see the wisdom of her mom’s friendly, outgoing nature.

Finally, a return to real estate normalcy

I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say I’m thrilled we’re all returning to a more normal type of holiday season. Meeting with friends and family is something none of us will take for granted again.

After a sometimes-harrowing period of time, most parts of our lives are going back to how they were. Interestingly, we’re finding that the real estate market is doing the same.

Keeping jobsites safe during colder weather months

Cold, wet weather can present extreme challenges for workers on building job sites, both inside and outside the structure. While Chattanooga winters are much milder when compared to northern climates, working in colder temperatures with rapid weather changes possible requires a good safety plan.

Red Wolves soccer names Korytoski head coach

Ziggy Korytoski will lead the Chattanooga Red Wolves SC as head coach in the team’s fifth season of play in the United Soccer League’s League One.

“Korytoski has a record of leading teams to championships,” says Sean McDaniel, president and general manager of the Red Wolves. “We’re ready for him to take the reins as we look to win the USL League One title in 2023.

Green Mountain license plates obsolete Dec. 31

The Green Mountain Tennessee vehicle license plate will be obsolete Dec. 31, prompting Hamilton County Clerk Bill Knowles to suggest, “Don’t be late; check your plate.”

“Beginning Jan. 1, law enforcement will easily recognize the obsolete plate,” Knowles says. “Motorists need to be aware of the deadline and obtain the state’s new blue plate to avoid a citation.”

Boyd Center: Recession less likely in TN, economy will slow

Although a mild recession might be on the horizon for the U.S., a new report from the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville shows Tennessee’s outlook is a little sunnier.

In the U.S., inflation-adjusted gross domestic product is expected to shrink by 2% in the first quarter of 2023 and by an additional 0.4% in the second quarter before recovering in the second half of the year.

Financial Focus: Protect financial accounts from “cyberthieves”

Cybercrime is booming. In 2021, the FBI reported that cybercriminals scammed nearly $7 billion from Americans — a figure slightly higher than the gross domestic product (GDP) of Switzerland for that year, according to research organization World Economics. How can you protect yourself from cyberthieves?

Personal Finance: Not happy? Here’s how to complain and get results

If you feel you have more to complain about these days, you might be right.

The products we use are increasingly complex, which often means they have more ways to malfunction. Companies are still struggling to hire and retain workers, so the customer service representatives who are supposed to help you may not know how. And that’s if you can even get through to a human being after navigating websites, automated chatbots and phone systems that seem designed to thwart you at every turn.

Rogers column: Christmas rituals: Familiar quirks to mark the season

As my wife has noted, I have an affinity for life’s rituals, to the extent that I’ve been known to create them around even routine events. For instance, the way I celebrate completion of my column each week.

It might not surprise you to learn that it involves an ounce or two of the distiller’s art.

BASF donates $14,500 to charities and organizations

As part of its annual donations and support for the Chattanooga area, BASF has donated $14,500 to 13 community organizations this holiday season.

With most of the donation distributions occurring around the holidays, BASF contributed to the following organizations:

T+D=W: No. 8 Vols find winning formula on defensive end

The points might not always come in bunches. There might be stretches of play that aren’t aesthetically pleasing. But the one thing the Tennessee Vols never want questioned is their effort on defense.

Tennessee men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes won’t compromise that philosophy because he knows it will help the Vols stay in contention against any opponent regardless of other factors.

Titans’ season: Wilting but winnable

Here are some words Titans fans thought they would never utter this season: The Jacksonville Jaguars control their own playoff destiny.

If the Jags, who defeated the Dallas Cowboys in overtime Sunday to improve to 6-8, defeat the New York Jets and Houston Texans in the next two weeks, it would set up a potential winner-take-all match with the Titans in Jacksonville Jan. 8 with the AFC South at stake.