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The nation eyes Neyland
No. 6 Vols, No. 3 Bama face as unbeatens for first time in 33 years

For the first time in a long time, the annual rivalry game between Tennessee and Alabama has realistic national title implications for both sides.

Typically, it’s been the Tide viewing the Vols as a speed bump along their quest for more trophies and UT trying to play spoiler.

Rising Vols football ranking lifts all UT sports

The demand for general admission tickets to watch Saturday’s Tennessee-Alabama matchup at Neyland Stadium has been off the charts. The desire to get passes for recruits is as fierce for UT coaches on campus.

“I think we are probably the worst offenders outside of football. We have more bodies on the sideline than any other sport,” UT baseball coach Tony Vitello says. “I think they do what they have to do to accommodate us. For a game like this though, you probably get some people cut off at a certain point.”

One vital amendment or One big waste of time: Amendment One all about rights – for both sides

As the November elections loom, debate around the proposed constitutional Amendment No. 1 is heating up. Proponents, which include the current governor, his predecessor, both of the state’s current U.S. senators and a coalition of statewide elected and business leaders, say this will strengthen the state’s long-standing right-to-work law by future-proofing it against court decisions or changing political winds.

Constitutional amendments on November Tennessee ballot

Here are the proposed constitutional Amendments on November’s ballot, as issued by the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office.

Constitutional Amendment No.1

As proposed by SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 648 (111th) & SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 2 (112th)

Three routes lead to Husch

As Dallas-born Mikah Roberts contemplated her future, she knew she wanted a career in which she worked with and advised clients. She initially enrolled in a graduate counseling program, but then shortly before the beginning of her first semester canceled her registration and took the LSAT on a whim.

Chancellor Fleenor serving as president of Tennessee Judicial Conference

Chancellor Pamela Fleenor is serving as the president of the Tennessee Judicial Conference, an organization that represents state judges from Memphis to Mountain City.

Fleenor is the third woman to hold the position and the first judge from Chattanooga to be elected president in 30 years.

City attorney O’Donnell returns to private practice

Emily O’Donnell has resigned from her position as city attorney to return to private practice. She says she’s looking forward to continuing to advocate for the residents of Chattanooga in her future endeavors.

“It’s been an honor to work alongside Mayor Tim Kelly and the Chattanooga City Council these past 18 months,” says O’Donnell. “Their leadership and vision have been instrumental in creating a city where everyone has an opportunity to grow and thrive, and I look forward to continuing to further their mission as I shift back into private practice over the coming months.”

River City Company working to reshape downtown

With 17 projects representing $160 million in new investments in the works, River City Company is rightfully considered Chattanooga’s “downtown development organization,” Executive Director Emily Mack says.

Mack delivered a scripted updated on RCC’s progress on its many development ventures to the Downtown Council of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce last week and answered several audience questions off the cuff.

Walldorfs go big, west with projects

When entrepreneurs have done everything they can do on a small scale, it’s time to look for ways to grow, says Eda Walldorf, a local real estate professional.

Walldorf has her fingers in a lot of pies, including renovation, new construction, development and more. For the last decade, she and husband Nathan Walldorf, a Realtor with The Group real estate brokerage in Chattanooga, also have dabbled in small-scale multifamily projects.

Rising mortgage rates are slowing the housing market

There’s no denying interest rates have been climbing as the temperature outside has fallen. And just like being surprised when stepping out on a brisk fall morning, these higher rates are shocking to many homebuyers looking to enter the housing market.

Why you should consider a career in construction

In 2022, the amount of building permits filed in the South has more than doubled the amount of permits in the Northeast, Midwest and West combined, according to NAHB housing data.

These statistics show there’s never been a better time for people in Tennessee and North Georgia to choose a career in construction.

Financial Focus: Should you consolidate retirement accounts?

One of the rewards for working over several decades is the ability to contribute to tax-advantaged retirement accounts, which can help provide needed income for you when you do retire. As the years went by, you may well have accumulated several retirement accounts, such as IRAs and 401(k)s or similar employer-sponsored plans. But you might find it advantageous to consolidate these accounts with a single provider.

Personal Finance: How to spot a great 401(k), take advantage

Any 401(k) can help you save for retirement. A great 401(k) allows you to save a whole lot more.

The difference between a mediocre plan and a great one could translate into tens of thousands of dollars in future retirement money. Plus, a 401(k)’s quality can show how serious a company is about attracting and retaining good workers.

Book review: Knowing when to fold ’em can be a winning gamble

It’s over. The last page is read, the credits are rolling, your plate is clean, you’ve said your goodbyes for tonight, for this weekend, for this month, forever.

It’s time to turn your back and walk away – or is it? In “Quit,” by Annie Duke, learn when to say all right and when to say adieu.

For better or worse, Titans a reflection of Vrabel

The Tennessee Titans don’t mind swimming upstream.

In the pass-happy NFL of today, Sunday saw the Titans winning a game by scoring their first points of the second half in nearly a month and hanging on for dear life at the end with David Long’s goal-line interception.

Titans in surprisingly good shape for playoff run

The Titans have been far from perfect as they head into the bye week. But they have a golden opportunity in front of them coming out of the week off, playing Indianapolis again, just three weeks after beating them on the road.

A quick check of the standings and the schedule in the AFC South shows the Titans in perhaps better shape than they could have expected. The Titans are 3-2, and with a game in hand against 2-2-1 Indianapolis.

On the sixth week, the Titans rested

The Titans are heading into the bye week at 3-2 after a rocky start and a three-game win streak. The turnaround is a credit to the players and coaches, but there still is plenty of work to be done going forward if this team is going to continue winning and make a playoff push.

Behind the Wheel: Lucid Air might yet surpass Tesla’s Model S

The Tesla Model S has enjoyed a nearly 10-year head start on the premium electric sedan competition, but the gap is beginning to close. There’s a newcomer giving the Model S a run for its money, and it comes from a fellow startup. The 2022 Lucid Air is an all-electric luxury sedan that can compete with the Model S in some areas and surpass it in others.