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BBQ, Blues and GCAR news

The aroma of barbecue was inescapable, as was the sound of Deacon Bluz and the Holysmoke Band warming up outside. But before the members of the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors (GCAR) could enjoy the food and music, they had business to attend to.

Kathy Tucker elected TAR secretary-treasurer

Kathy Tucker, managing broker of Crye-Leike Realtors in Chattanooga, was installed as 2017 secretary-treasurer for the Tennessee Association of Realtors at its fall convention. Through this role, she will serve as part of the statewide association’s 10-member executive committee.

Jennifer Catlett joins Crye­-Leike

Jennifer Catlett of Ringgold has become affiliated with Crye­Leike’s North Georgia branch office.

As a Realtor and affiliate broker, Catlett serves the real estate needs of buyers and sellers in and around Hamilton County, Tenn., as well as Walker and Catoosa Counties in Georgia.

Safety protocols to expect when working with a Realtor
REALTOR Association President's Message

In September, the National Association of Realtors released the 2016 Member Safety Report, which surveyed more than 3,000 Realtors about how safe they feel while on the job, their personal safety experiences, and the safety procedures and materials provided by their real estate brokerage. This report was timely with September designated as Realtor Safety Month. Yet, safety is a focus for the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors (GCAR) all year long.

Help us make a miracle

Do you remember waking up on a Saturday morning and getting ready to go play your favorite sport? Or maybe sports weren’t your thing, and you just went for the orange slices and Gatorade. Regardless, the act of playing an organized sport probably brought about friendships, accomplishments, and memories you hold very dear.

Light up your home this fall
Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga

Fall has arrived in Chattanooga! That means the days are getting shorter and the lights in your home are gradually getting more use.

Lighting is an afterthought for many home owners, but it can completely changes the look and feel of any room. The style of fixtures you choose, where you place them, and the type of bulbs you use can all affect the mood and functionality of your home.

Federal judges share knowledge with teachers

Teacher Stacy Roberson is accustomed to standing at the front of her classroom as she instructs her students at East Hamilton High School in the particulars of the U.S. government.

But for one afternoon in September, Roberson took a seat and became the student as local judges gave her and several of her peers a transparent and intimate look at the federal court system.

Chambliss attorney, Alex McVeagh, appointed to Legal Aid of East Tennessee board

The Chattanooga Bar Association has nominated Alex McVeagh, attorney for Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, as the newest member of the Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) board of directors.

McVeagh, one of four Chattanooga attorney board members, has substantial experience with LAET from past work as chair of LAET’s Annual Campaign for Justice committee and through various volunteer roles in the Chattanooga community.

On track to meet your financial goals?
Financial Focus

October is Financial Planning Month. And now that you know it’s Financial Planning Month (just in case you didn’t know before), why not take the opportunity to determine if you’re on the right path toward meeting your financial goals?

10 reasons to see ‘Deepwater Horizon’
The Critic's Corner movie review

Here’s a quick and dirty list of 10 reasons why you should see “Deepwater Horizon,” a biographical disaster film depicting the blowout and explosion on the oil rig of the same name in 2010. The incident killed 11 crew members and set off the worst oil spill in U.S. history. The movie is, hands down, the best reason you have for lifting your bum off your couch and making your way to the nearest theater. Here’s why:


Artist opening at Southside Studio

Art consultant Natasha Romanova will present the artwork of Ukrainian artist Elena Burykina during an opening reception at Southside Studio (1431 Market St.) Saturday, Oct. 8 from 5:30-9 p.m. Wine will be served, and a limited number of each print will be available for purchase. Burykina was born in Ulan-Ude, a city in the Russian Far East, in 1977. Her family later moved to Ukraine, where she received professional training in art and architecture. Burykina completed art school in the city of Dnipropetrovsk, and received a bachelor degree and degree in architecture from the Prydniprovska State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture in 2000. Her undergraduate and graduate training in architecture included classical training in drawing and painting. After a 15-year career as a architect, Burykina turned her full attention to painting in 2012. Burykina’s works are on display in Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Spain, Serbia, and the U.S. Her work can be purchased at www.RomanovaArt.com.

Spivey: Parting shots not revenge for Durham
View from Capitol Hill

Fallout from Jeremy Durham’s House expulsion keeps piling up.

In the latest brouhaha, outgoing Rep. Billy Spivey is calling for an investigation into a report of alleged abuse by House Chief Clerk Joe McCord involving a female staff member working in the office of House Speaker Beth Harwell.

Now, let’s see how Tennessee plays as underdog
Link on UT

You almost can feel Tennessee is a football team of destiny as the most difficult games of the schedule loom Saturday at Texas A&M and Oct. 15 against Alabama at Neyland Stadium.

There aren’t many successful Hail Mary passes, but the Vols got one last Saturday and beat Georgia 34-31 in Athens. Tennessee trailed Georgia 17-0 in the first half.

50 Years Ago
What was happening in Chattanooga in 1966?

Saturday, Oct. 8, 1966

The Tri-State Home Show, which will be the first exposition of its kind here since 1960, was announced by the Home Builders Association of Chattanooga. It is scheduled for Jan. 19-22.

100 Years Ago
What was happening in Chattanooga in 1916?

Saturday, Oct. 7, 1916

C.M. Willingham is seriously ill at his home on Vine Street.

Baylor School won the game today from Brandon. The teams were well matched. The local backfields of Coughlin, Hall, Crumbliss, Bennett, Bob Hill, and Dizeen were fast on catching the ball and making touchdowns. Score: 26-0.

Where’s there’s smoke, there’s an annoyance
I Swear

The following is a true story. It happened to my good friend John Doe. I stress this, so that no one else’s insurance agents will come snooping around with threats to cancel their homeowners’ coverage.