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Demand for courts has cities in a pickle
Red Bank adapts early, turns away outside pleas

It’s a weekday morning in Red Bank, and the city is in full swing. Under a clear sky, traffic is moving efficiently along Dayton Boulevard as sanitation trucks and lawn crews work, adding the soft hiss of hydraulics and the rumble of distant engines to the ambience.

Chattanooga Bar Foundation inducts 4 fellows
Honored for service to Bar, community

The Chattanooga Bar Foundation introduced four new fellows during its 2022 Fellows Luncheon July 13 at Walden Club.

Attorneys Dean Clements, Ron Feldman, Jeff Maddux and Maury Nicely bring the number of fellows who make up the foundation to 152.

Chattanooga author showcase to feature attorney Sam Elliott

Chattanooga is home to a wealth of literary talent in many genres. Local attorney Sam Elliott has written extensively about the Civil War and expressed his love for history by authoring biographies of local men who took part in the conflict, including “John C. Brown of Tennessee,” “Soldier of Tennessee” and “Isham G. Harris of Tennessee.”

Stirred, not shaken by career move
Scott turns skills learned behind bar into new venture

As a former sales and marketing staffer for the Memphis Grizzlies, Chris Scott could drop enough sports celebrity names to keep a broom salesman busy.

“I met Shaq,” says Scott, 40. “And Lorenzen Wright was a good friend of mine.”

Being ‘green’ saves money

Summer heat has arrived, as have some surprisingly large electric bills.

Soaring temperatures place an incredible strain on our power grid, which can cause outages. And there’s nothing worse than being without power on a sweltering summer day, right?

Summer home maintenance tips that lower energy costs

The record temperatures this summer come with their own set of challenges for your home, from higher utility costs to extra stress on your HVAC system. However, a few simple improvements can help you avoid significant home repairs and costly utility bills, while increasing the value of your home.

Newsmakers: Hunter is new library association president

Chattanooga State’s Dwight Hunter has stepped into the role of 2022-23 president of the Tennessee Library Association after serving as vice president and president-elect during 2021-22. Hunter, a librarian in Chattanooga State’s Kolwyck Library and Information Commons since 1992, holds a master’s degree in information systems from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Financial Focus: Strengthen your ‘three-legged stool’ for retirement

For many years, Americans provided for their retirement needs through three sources: employer-sponsored pension plans, Social Security income and savings and investments accumulated through employer plans or individual accounts – the so-called “three-legged stool.”

Rogers column: Hats off to the national anthem, but that’s all

I don’t think of myself as a rebel, college alma mater (Hotty toddy!) notwithstanding. But I staged a mini-protest the other night at a Nashville Sounds game by refusing to stand and take off my hat as requested.

No, not for the national anthem. I always rise and de-hat for that at games, sometimes even singing along and hitting the occasional right note. But I remained defiantly seated and head-covered for “God Bless America.” I’ll tell you why in a bit.

EPA awards Chattanooga $4.9M to clean up polluted mill, foundry, quarry sites

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Chattanooga $4.9 million to remediate brownfields, an effort Mayor Tim Kelly hopes will help the city turn contaminated sites into economic opportunities.

“It’s expensive and time-consuming to correct the mistakes that led to parts of our city becoming virtually unusable, but thanks to the support from the EPA, I’m confident we’ll be able to turn more of these eyesores into healthy properties that generate economic growth for our community,” says Kelly in a news release from his office.

Hamilton County Schools tests drinking water

Tennessee law requires local boards of education to periodically test for lead in drinking water sources, and Hamilton County Schools has regularly tested for lead in the drinking water in its schools for the past two years.

If a water sample tests at or above 20 parts per billion, the state stipulates, the school must remove the source from service until corrected.

The Chattery announces speakers for Human Development series

Earlier this year, The Chattery launched the Human Development program, a collection of workshops focused on historical inequities.

The series began in May with an introduction to racial justice. Moving forward, Human Development program present local and national instructors and speakers.

Chattanooga’s plan for $30M in American Rescue Plan funds

Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly wants to invest the $30 million in American Rescue Plan funds the city is receiving in 36 initiatives he hopes will spur economic growth while closing gaps in public health and education.

With investments in affordable housing, workforce development, early learning and public health and safety, the proposed spending plan aims to “address Chattanooga’s most difficult challenges and catalyze generational change,” the mayor says in a news release from his office.

UT sets lofty goals for individual sports, program as whole

Athletic director Danny White hasn’t been shy about his desire for the University of Tennessee to be a juggernaut in all sports. White wants Tennessee to have the best teams, best facilities, most titles, most money and biggest crowds. He now has a blueprint for how UT will try to make that possible and is sharing it with everyone.

Behind the Wheel: Three rows in smaller size: Sorento vs. Tiguan

Most compact SUVs seat five people. But there are a few that also come with a third-row seat to boost capacity up to seven passengers. While that third row is pretty small, it does give you an easier-to-park and less-expensive alternative to a three-row midsize SUV.