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Beating cancer via faith, attitude
Hood’s story celebrated during Awareness month

The American Cancer Society estimates that one in eight women will develop breast cancer, while the risk for men is one in 833.

For most of us, that means breast cancer has affected someone we know or love. With me, it affected my mom. In 2001, she received a diagnosis of stage two breast cancer. At that time, her doctors said she had a 40 to 50% chance of surviving five years.

‘There was always something to debate’
Lee trained well at family table

Allen Corey says it seems like only yesterday when he was raising his oldest daughter.

He can easily recall spending time with her, his other daughter and his wife outdoors, where they enjoyed being together.

Corey, 66, also has crystal-clear memories of bringing her to his office at Miller & Martin when he was a practicing attorney and watching her scamper off to loot the supply room of highlighters and sticky notes.

Attorney Lewis joins Leitner Williams

Attorney Mickala Lewis has joined the law firm of Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan and will focus on general civil defense litigation.

Originally from Anniston, Alabama, Lewis earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Turns out, it wasn’t just money
Clay finds reward he wasn’t seeking in his new career

When someone asks Michael Clay why he became a Realtor, he replies with a quick and straightforward answer: “Money.”

Clay, 47, doesn’t dress up his answer with a profession of love for the American dream or helping people. He says, matter-of-factly, that the financial rewards of representing clients in real estate transactions gets him out of bed in the morning.

September 2022 local housing market statistics

As I mentioned last week – and as many others expected – September’s housing statistics show signs of the market beginning to slow. This national decrease in activity comes as rising consumer prices and higher mortgage interest rates squeeze homebuyer budgets and cool activity.

Battling rising heating costs

The highest inflation rates in 40 years coupled with a global energy crisis will cause significant increases in home heating costs for nearly everyone in the Chattanooga area this year.

Heating bills are expected to increase by 17% across the country, costing $177 more on average and reaching the highest cost in more than a decade, according to a report by the National Energy Assistance Directors Association.

Chocolate perfection, from Ghana to Chattanooga

Cocoa Asante founder Ella Livingston spends her days crafting the kind of decadent treats she hopes make her patrons feel dropped in the lap of luxury.

After sliding open a thin black box containing bourbon pecan bonbons, or removing the blue foil wrap around a milk chocolate bar, and biting into the confection, Livingston wants people to feel special.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month proclaimed

Partnership for Families, Children and Adults and other community leaders recognized October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month Oct. 6 at the Hamilton County/Chattanooga Courts Building during a proclamation ceremony.

At the ceremony, the city of Chattanooga, the Family Justice Center, Hamilton County and the Partnership launched a monthlong domestic violence awareness campaign.

Newsmakers: Gillenwater leaving Chamber, Chattanooga

Christy Gillenwater has accepted a new position as president and CEO of Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and is stepping down from her leadership role as Chattanooga Chamber president and CEO.

Leading alongside volunteers, boards of directors and community partners and team members, Gillenwater spearheaded initiatives to develop long-term economic opportunities for Chattanooga as well as achieve more immediate goals.

Keep Soddy-Daisy Beautiful decorating Wimpies with mural

As part of Keep Soddy-Daisy Beautiful’s effort to improve its community, local artist Mary Tomas is creating the city’s first public work of art – a mural.

A grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission and Arts Build is partially funding the mural, which Tomas and an army of volunteers are painting on the side of Wimpies Country Restaurant.

Chattanooga adds 30 million gallons of wastewater storage capacity

The city of Chattanooga says its new wet-weather equalization station, which consists of three storage tanks that can hold up to 30 million gallons of wastewater, has prevented untreated wastewater from overflowing into the Tennessee River during heavy rains since it became fully operational in June.

Local leaders celebrate Black Creek project

Leaders from around the region last week gathered to tout the tax benefits of River Gorge Drive on Aetna Mountain and the Black Creek mountaintop development.

The first phase of Black Creek – known as The Pass – is under construction and will include more than 200 new homes. Later phases will include more than 1,000 new homes, a small commercial village and community amenities.

Sometimes you have to get your hands dirty
Mechanic shortage, online help lead to a revival of home auto repair

Have you experienced car trouble lately? If the answer is “yes” – from a simple oil change to getting new brakes and tire rotation, from a highway breakdown to needing major repairs after an accident – then you’ve felt the brunt of the auto repair industry’s labor shortage.

Don’t overlook importance of cash

If you’re an investor, you no doubt pay a great deal of attention to your stocks, bonds and mutual funds. But you shouldn’t forget another key element of your financial strategy: cash.

Cash is part of any financial strategy and investment portfolio, but how much have you thought about the different uses of cash, and how much you really need? Consider these four key purposes:  

Turnaround for the ages: Vols have clear path to playoffs

From conference bottom-dweller to national title contender.

Tennessee’s ascendance in the college football hierarchy has happened in a blink, or about as fast as the up-tempo offensive attack fueling the rise.

Two seasons after firing a head coach, losing an athletic director and watching transfers defect in droves, the Vols are in full control of their College Football Playoff destiny.

Tannehill toughness in consecutive start streak

When Ryan Tannehill’s scheduled start Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts will mark a milestone of sorts.

Tannehill, who took over six games into the 2019 season, will be making his 49th consecutive regular-season start since taking the reins from Marcus Mariota after the Titans began 2-4 that season.

Comfortable lead: Genesis GV60 slips past Tesla

The Tesla Model Y SUV is the bestselling electric vehicle in the U.S. and is quickly finding success overseas, as well. But with a starting price of $67,190, the Model Y leaves room for competitors to undercut it. Not surprisingly, that’s exactly what Genesis hopes to do with its all-new GV60.