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The perfect new role for an old hand
Exum eases businesses through death of owner

Attorney Jennifer Kent Exum is standing at the base of a 20-foot-tall vertical boring mill at American Mechanized Technology in Chattanooga. The mechanism, which is just one of the giant industrial tools the company uses to produce machine parts for various industries, towers over her and is even broader.

A simple solution to often-chaotic crisis
Atherton’s idea for receiver post helps those left behind by death

“The scariest words in the English are, ‘Hi, I’m from the government and I’m here to help,’” says Chancellor Jeff Atherton. “But part of my job is to ensure equity, which sometimes means stepping in to help.”

Police, predators and comps
All in a day’s work for real estate appraiser

Laura Covington has learned to expect the unexpected when she’s working. People have chased her, cursed at her and even alerted the police to her presence on a neighbor’s property.

While operating in her professional capacity, Covington has been eyed suspiciously, bathed in flashing blue lights and, on one harrowing occasion, stared a predator dead in its eyes.

Realtors’ ongoing commitment to fair housing

For Realtors across the country, April is the month we spotlight the importance of housing being accessible to all.

In conjunction with all other local and state associations, as well as the National Association of Realtors, we commemorate the April 1968 passage of the Fair Housing Act with events and education to learn from past discrimination and how “Fair Housing Makes U.S. Stronger.”

Outdoor living still big in home design trends for 2023

The National Association of Home Builders recently announced the winners of the Best in American Living Awards – a prestigious awards program recognizing excellence in designs that will influence the entire residential building industry.

Award recipients are distinguished as the nation’s most creative and inventive builders, remodelers, architects, developers, land planners and interior designers.

Proclamation seeks to raise sexual assault awareness

Someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted every 68 seconds. A child is assaulted every nine minutes.

In 2020 in Tennessee, victims reported more than 5,000 instances of sexual assault to law enforcement agencies, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

Briefs: Cempa to open clinic at MetMin

Cempa Community Care and Metropolitan Ministries are partnering to open a walk-in clinic at MetMin’s Impact Hub (4001 Rossville Boulevard) May 2.

Through the partnership, clients will have access to health care services in a neighborhood location.

Financial Focus: Financial tips for blended families

Becoming part of a blended family can certainly be rewarding. Of course, as is the case in all families, there will be challenges, one of which is financial. A blended family must deal with some specific financial issues, so it’s a good idea to become familiar with them.

Millennial Money: Can going to a therapist really help make you richer?

Therapy can help improve your mental health, your stress levels and maybe even your relationship with your mom. It might also help improve your financial situation – a benefit many may not be aware of.

Data from 2018 featured in the European Economic Review shows men may expect a 12.4% increase in income from consulting a psychotherapist, while women may expect to see an 8.1% increase in income.

5 tips to help keep taxes from eating retirement savings

More than half of older taxpayers (57%) are worried they’ll have to pay more taxes this year because of the 5.9% Social Security cost-of-living adjustment in 2022, states a January survey by The Senior Citizens League, a nonpartisan seniors group.

How to protect your parents from financial scams

When a scam artist called Cameron Huddleston’s mom to tell her to wire money in order to claim a prize, Huddleston had to intercept the calls. Her mom, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, was convinced she had to wire the money as soon as possible.

Rogers column: GOP legislators who wanted a show sure got one

In case there was ever any doubt, it’s now obvious that being perceived as uppity is still a lynching offense in Tennessee.

The method of punishment might have changed to a less-lethal form. But the basic intent and the motive driving it remain the same: Teaching a lesson. Keeping people in their place.

CSO announces finalists for music director

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera is vetting candidates to replace current music director Kayoko Dan, who’s announced her plans to step down from the position this fall.

After assessing over 100 candidates, the CSO’s music director Search Committee – which is made up of four CSO musicians, four board members and executive director John Kilkenny – narrowed the list to 13 semi-finalists.

Southern Adventist professor calls for help spotting invasive spider

The proliferate Joro spider, an East Asian species spreading rapidly throughout the Southeast regions of the United States, is the elusive subject of a research team that includes Dr. David Nelsen, a biology professor at Southern Adventist University.

Department of Health Commissioner visits Morning Pointe Senior Living

Morning Pointe of Chattanooga recently welcomed Dr. Ralph Alvarado, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, during his visit to the city.

Alvarado is touring health departments and visiting Tennessee Department of Health staff across the state.

No. 16 Vols looking to regain swagger after slower start

After displaying so much bravado and swagger the last few seasons, don’t expect SEC teams to have much sympathy for Tennessee.

The Vols have struggled early in conference play against a challenging schedule, losing three of its first four SEC series. Tennessee has faced No. 1 LSU, No. 3 Florida, Missouri and Texas A&M. The lone series win came at home against A&M, which was ranked at the time but has since fallen out of the polls.

No runaway winner in Mustang, Ioniq 5 EV comparison

It’s an exciting time to be in the market for an electric vehicle. There are more EV options than ever before, and your selection isn’t just limited to compact urban runabouts.

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Ford Mustang Mach-E are two such electric SUVs that deliver plenty of range, comfort and utility without sacrificing the driving experience. The vehicle experts at Edmunds take a closer look at these two top-rated SUVs to see which is the better buy.

Book review: Importance of newspapers explored in two books

The thump hits your porch or mailbox, right on time.

Your newspaper is there when you want it, accompanying your coffee at breakfast, sitting by your sandwich at lunch or as a part of your post-supper relaxation. It’s also where you need it: at school board meetings, common council sessions and high school sports. If those aren’t reasons enough, these books tell you why you should support your local newspaper.