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D.A.R.E. offering fresh approach to drug prevention
School resource deputy anxious to update program she experienced

Sarah Riggle remembers signing her D.A.R.E. pledge and receiving her ribbon as a high school student in Mississippi in the ‘90s after sitting through a spate of slide presentations about the dangers of controlled drugs and the life-saving importance of saying no to them, she says.

Seminar offers right steps for closing a practice

Aspiring attorneys devote a great deal of time, effort and expense preparing to practice law. Sandy Garrett, chief disciplinary counsel for the Board of Professional Responsibility in Tennessee, is teaching lawyers who are either approaching the end of their career or looking down the road to that day how to dedicate a sufficient amount of time to winding down their practice.

Peel sets lofty goals for United Real Estate Experts

Born and bred in Lexington, Kentucky, Lisa Peel says her Bluegrass heritage is as much a part of who she is as the marrow in her bones. For some, that denotes love for Wildcats basketball, but to her, it signifies deep and abiding fellowship with her family.

New listings, inventory, sales down in June, prices up

Temperatures continue to heat up, yet the U.S. housing market remains cooler than usual for this time of year due to a combination of low inventory and higher borrowing costs, which together have restricted market activity during the summer homebuying season.

Start preparing now for the annual fall home show

With temperatures and heat indexes hovering close to triple digits, it’s hard to believe fall is just around the corner. The cooler temperatures of autumn are a great time for homeowners to consider home improvement projects and for local businesses to connect with those potential customers.

Newsmakers: Southern Lit Alliance adds new executive director

Chelsea Risley has joined Southern Lit Alliance as executive director. Risley most recently worked as an editor for CityScope magazine. She currently serves as editor-in-chief for Southern Review of Books and as a publishing assistant for Guernica magazine. She has a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from Queens University of Charlotte.

Financial Focus: Retirees: Talk finances with your grown children

When you’re retired, you’ll likely have some financial concerns — just like all retirees. However, if you’ve invested regularly and followed a long-term financial strategy, you should be able to address most issues that come your way. But there’s one important action that’s sometimes overlooked by retirees: sharing their financial situation with their grown children. And this knowledge can benefit everyone in your family.

Personal Finance: What to consider before budgeting with the cash-stuffing method

By Kimberly Palmer

When Giovanna “Gigi” Gonzalez wanted to cut back on her food spending, the finance expert and money coach applied what is known as the “cash-stuffing” method of budgeting. She put the cash she allotted to food for the week into an envelope and limited her spending to that amount.

Millennial Money: 4 takeaways from Netflix money shows

In the past year, streaming service Netflix has released two financially focused offerings: the film “Get Smart with Money” and the series “How to Get Rich.” Both feature powerhouse financial influencers who help people reevaluate their approaches to money to educate and empower them.

Career Corner: Nail the compensation question during first interview

When you’re interviewing for a job, a company might want to meet with you from two to 10 times before making a final decision. But through all of these interviews, it could be argued that one of the most important conversations happens in the very first interview.

Book review: A sordid peak behind the dressing room curtain

It was supposed to be the job you always wanted, the job of your dreams. The work was interesting, with an easy learning curve. The hours perfectly fit your lifestyle and goals, and you could work remotely, if you wanted. The pay was more than you imagined.

City of Chattanooga launches mentor hub

Chattanooga officials are saying a new tool designed in collaboration with local organizations will foster connections between community members and organizations that offer mentoring services for youth.

Mentor Hub will link individuals with varying availabilities, professional backgrounds, skills and interests to mentoring opportunities that align with their attributes, says Mayor Tim Kelly.

Behind the Wheel: 5 hidden automotive gems that should sell better

In the new car market, there exist some hidden gems – excellent vehicles with much to offer that are overlooked by many shoppers.

These vehicles provide a distinct combination of qualities that make them an attractive choice. They may be underappreciated because of branding misconceptions or vehicle type or overshadowed by popular models, but they can potentially please savvy shoppers who want to stand out from the usual mainstream choices.