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Passion for piano still drives attorney Lanier
Harbors no regrets over choosing career in law

In a quiet suburban corner of Soddy Daisy, piano music emerges from a modestly elegant house, flows across the front yard like a warm breeze and touches the ears of a woman who’s walking a dog along the edge of the street.

For all she knows, someone is listening to a recording of classical music or a radio program. However, the pianist is actually playing the rapid flurry of melodies live.

Courthouse favorite Horne ready for retirement

Jan Horne was in the middle of a difficult life transition in 2004 when Judge Robert Moon told her about a job opening at Hamilton County Sessions Court.

Moon was a personal friend of Horne’s and knew she’d need health insurance and other benefits after becoming divorced, so he implored her to apply.

Where we’ve been and where we’re going

As my term as 2023 president of Greater Chattanooga Realtors begins, I think it’s important to discuss where I’ve been, where I came from and where I plan to lead our association this year.

I’ve had the pleasure of living in Chattanooga all 44 years of my life. And I’ve witnessed firsthand the changes our community has undergone.

Tax tips for Realtors in new year

In the wake of an expensive 2022, CPAs and financial planners are urging people to find ways to save on their tax bills next year.

Even in the current economic environment, people can take several steps to cut their costs in 2023, says HHM partner Will Clegg. This includes self-employed Realtors, who are responsible for paying their own taxes.

Entering 2023 with new home sales on the increase

While new home sales received a slight bounce in November from moderating mortgage rates, the housing market continues to struggle because of ongoing supply chain disruptions, elevated construction costs and challenging affordability conditions.

Here in the south, new home sales have fallen 13.1% on a year-to-date basis.

Leave it to Uncle Larry’s to fry up southern comfort

“I need grease!” a friend begged as we made plans to meet for lunch.

I understood. Grease can be comforting and delicious, even as it does things to our bodies that might horrify us if we gave them any thought during our post-binge slumber.

Newsmakers: Red Bank welcomes new, returning commissioners

The November elections led to the City of Red Bank welcoming two new individuals to serve on their five-member board of commissioners along with one reelected commissioner.

Jamie Fairbanks-Harvey and Hayes Wilkinson were elected to begin serving their first term and Hollie Berry was reelected for her second term on the commission.

UTC, Chattanooga State sign applied leadership articulation agreement

A new Bachelor of Applied Science: Applied Leadership articulation agreement was made official between the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Chattanooga State Community College Jan. 6 during a signing ceremony in the University Center’s UC Foundation Room on the UTC campus.

McKamey Animal Center to remove breed labels for dogs

Things will different this year when adopting a four-legged canine companion from McKamey Animal Center.

MAC is no longer labeling dogs in their care by breed, but rather is focusing on the personalities, behavioral traits and circumstances unique to each dog.

Financial Focus: Worried about inflation? Consider these moves

As you know, inflation was big news throughout 2022. But will it continue in 2023? And looking even further ahead, how should you account for inflation in your long-term plans?

In regard to the first question, many experts predict that inflation will cool off this year, though there are no guarantees. The high inflation of last year is thought to have been caused by some unusual factors, such as a spike in the demand for consumer goods as the world came out of the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to supply chain issues. Also, the war in Ukraine drove up oil prices, increasing the cost of manufacturing and shipping and driving up the price of wheat and other commodities.

GM solution might be in Titans’ own backyard

Judging from the names that have trickled out so, the Tennessee Titans seem to be looking inside the box for their next general manager.

There’s two from the San Francisco 49ers – assistant general manager Adam Peters and the director of player personnel Ran Carthon – along with Buffalo Bills senior director of pro personnel Malik Boyd, Chicago Bears assistant GM Ian Cunningham and Cleveland Browns assistant GM Glenn Cook.

Behind the Wheel: Top vehicles to look out for in 2023

The supply chain shortage continues to tamp down automotive production and sales, but that hasn’t stopped automakers from introducing new and redesigned models. Electric vehicles are the next hot trend, but gas-powered and hybrid vehicles aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, and there are plenty of new ones hitting the market this year.