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Realtor Association installs 2016 leadership

The Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors (GCAR) bid farewell to a year of remarkable accomplishments, and installed the leadership that will guide the organization through 2016, at its annual installation and awards ceremony, held Thursday, Jan. 7 at Mountain City Club.


Going where no woman (or man) has gone before
Attorney Courtney Bullard

Attorney Courtney Bullard didn’t build her career overnight. Rather, the work she’s doing today is the result of years of laying the foundation, putting up the walls, and applying the finishing touches. Each step toward completion served as a brick, or a supporting beam, or another essential component that would allow the building to function. She is, like many career-minded individuals, a product of determination, good decisions, and time well-spent.


McKinney joins Chambliss law firm’s business transaction group

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel last week welcomed attorney Laura McKinney to the law firm’s business practice. McKinney will assist Chambliss clients with corporate and commercial matters including acquisitions, joint ventures, and commercial contracts.


Bench clerk Kathy Moore retiring after 35 years

Judge Neil Thomas’ bench clerk, Kathy Moore, is retiring after 35 years and nine months of service with the Circuit Court of Hamilton County.

Moore has been Judge Thomas’ clerk for the past 15 years. Her friends and colleagues praised her dedication and tireless efforts in an email to the Hamilton County Herald, and said she will be greatly missed. 


Retirees need ‘longevity strategy’
Financial Focus

The late, great Yogi Berra supposedly said it: “The future ain’t what it used to be.” And the same could be said of retirement. Due to several factors, such as advances in health care, today’s retirees are living longer, more active lives than their predecessors. In fact, you could spend two, or even three, decades in retirement – which means you need a “longevity strategy.”


On deadline
I Swear

What do the following phrases have in common: Due date, Editor’s concern, End point,  Freelancer’s problem, Time limit, and Zero hour?

Answer: They have all been used as clues in crossword puzzles for the answer DEADLINE.


December 2015 home sales report
REALTOR Association President's Message

With only one full week of market data at our fingertips, let’s take a moment to revisit how last year fared. In 2015, national residential real estate, by and large, had a good year. Supply and demand were healthy in an environment rife with low interest rates and improved employment.


The Clemons scheduled to open in February

One year after beginning the process to transform a 1920s-era building into uniquely designed apartment homes, the vision is close to becoming a reality. Finishing touches are being added to The Clemons as residents prepare to move in after the New Year.


Public invited to meeting about passenger rail in Chattanooga

Chattanooga’s neighborhoods were connected by rail and streetcar lines until 1946. Like many other cities, Chattanooga has the potential to adapt existing transportation assets to provide intra-city rail service that could bypass congestion and connect residents with important employment, educational, and transportation opportunities.


‘The Forest’ brief and predictable
The Critic's Corner movie review

Characters in “The Forest” are repeatedly told to not step off the path when venturing into the titular woods. But that doesn’t stop anyone, including those issuing the warning, from deliberately veering into the thicket almost immediately after entering the woods. The inconsistency between the previously established rule and the behavior of the characters isn’t due to a lack of internal logic; the filmmakers were merely trying to stir up a little apprehension early on, when nothing of consequence is happening. Unfortunately, they do so at the expense of what happens later.


Meals in minutes
Kay's Cooking Corner

Getting back into the routine of life can be so rewarding. The rush and stress starting around Thanksgiving and not easing up until after New Year’s Day can be quite unnerving.

Most everyone has office parties, church socials, school classroom parties and programs, and family get-togethers; all require your presence and usually a dish or treat of some type. This alone can make you spin in circles.


Are We There, Yet?

Fred was recalling a job at Safeway when he was in high school.

“It was a pitiful job, especially when one of the housewives who came in regularly bought a 50-pound bag of peat moss or potting soil, and I had to load it in their station wagon. I hated that job.”


50 Years Ago
What was happening in Chattanooga in 1966?

Saturday, Jan. 15, 1966

Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., administrator of the Economic Opportunity Act (the anti-poverty program) and director of the Peace Corps, has accepted an invitation to be the Adult Education Council’s first speaker in the 1966 program “The World Today and Tomorrow,” to be presented Friday, Feb. 11, T.K. Sullivan, AFC president announced.


100 Years Ago
What was happening in Chattanooga in 1916?

Saturday, Jan. 15, 1916

There will be a Memorial Service in Federal Court … when portraits of former judges of this District will be unveiled. Judge Edward Sanford from Knoxville will preside over the presentation ceremonies. 


Southern Adventist University involved in recent Biblical archaeology discoveries

On Dec. 30, Christianity Today published an article titled “Biblical Archaeology’s Top Ten Discoveries of 2015.” Two of the finds came from excavations sponsored by Southern Adventist University’s Institute of Archaeology.


Chattanooga’s largest movie screen comes down

Three climbers last week used cutters to lower Chattanooga’s largest movie screen in a scene that resembled Douglas Fairbanks rappelling down a ship sail in “The Black Pirate.”

Removing the screen at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater was the first step in a nearly month-long process to convert the theater from one that shows 70 mm film to one of the only theaters in the world to utilize the new IMAX with Laser projection system.


Mini clay planters
Do It Yourself

Since I have three young children, two of whom are in elementary school, we occasionally have a project come home that involves using clay. Not too long ago my oldest daughter had to make a water cycle project, and we had so much fun making the lakes, mountains, and clouds with clay.