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Finding inspiration via ‘SVU’
Austin takes new roles, opportunities seriously

When attorneys think back on the things that motivated them to pursue the practice of law, they often cite the influence of a parent who was a lawyer, their participation on a high school mock trial team, or the impassioned lectures of a college professor.

Amanda Dunn to fill criminal court vacancy

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has selected Hamilton County attorney Amanda Dunn to fill the criminal court vacancy in the 11th judicial district. The confirmation of the Hon. Tom Greenholtz to the Court of Criminal Appeals-Eastern Section created the opening.

Magnolia Trust promotes McNabb to VP and trust officer

Magnolia Trust Company has promoted attorney Rebecca McNabb to vice president and trust officer. McNabb joined the company in 2021 as a trust advisor.

In her new role, McNabb will continue to work with families to create trust strategies.

McNabb received her law degree at the University of Tennessee College of Law and her bachelor’s in political science at UTC. She earned a master’s degree in taxation from the University of Alabama in 2021.

Enjoying the new tools of the trade
Sue Roberts Parks remembers real estate life before conveniences

When Sue Roberts Parks talks about what being a Realtor was like when she became licensed in 1981, it sounds like she’s drawing back the curtain on a primitive world that existed before humans had tools and could make fire.

“We didn’t have computers, internet, cellphones or lockboxes,” she begins, sounding like she’s setting the scene for a “Clan of the Cave Bear” novel. “We only had the MLS Listing Catalog, which did not include directions, disclosures, or tax records, and contained only one black and white picture of a home with minimal information about the property.”

Chattanooga Housing Authority announces availability for single individuals over 62

Individuals over 62 with an income of less than $42,150 may apply for housing which has become available at several CHA sites.

There are limited openings at Boynton Terrace Apartments, Gateway Towers and Mary Walker Towers.

Individuals interested in applying for housing at Boynton Terrace, 955 Boynton Drive, may contact manager Melanie White at 423 752-4865 or MWhite@CHAHousing.org.

Chattanooga State and Komatsu partner on pre-apprenticeship program

Chattanooga State Community College and Komatsu America Corporation have partnered to offer the Chattanooga area’s first state certified pre-apprenticeship program. Komatsu is a manufacturer and supplier of construction equipment in North America.

Health Department reopens travel, adult immunizations clinic

The Health Department is reopening its Travel and Adult Immunizations Clinic, located at the 3rd street facility, to the public.

The Travel and Adult Immunizations clinic offers travel health consultation services in addition to a full range of travel immunizations and routine adult vaccines.

Juilliard-trained string duo ARKAI coming to UTC

An upcoming visit from a pair of Juilliard Conservatory-trained string musicians should have broad appeal at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the community.

ARKAI, an award-winning string duo composed of violinist Jonathan Miron and cellist Philip Sheegog, will perform at the UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St., on Monday, Oct. 24.

Newsmakers: Chattanooga mayor announces major hires

Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly has appointed Mike Compton as a senior adviser as part of a trio of new hires.

Compton will support the mayor, chief of staff and cabinet as a senior adviser on a variety of community, project, operational and political issues.

Financial Focus: How should you pay for short-term financial goals?

As you go through life, you will likely have long- and short-term financial goals. But how will your strategies for meeting your long-term goals differ from those needed for your short-term ones?

If you’re like most people, your biggest long-term goal is achieving a comfortable retirement. And for this goal, a common strategy is putting away money in tax-advantaged retirement vehicles, such as your 401(k) and IRA.

GCR: Realtors lead statewide

Fall means many things to many people. For most of us, it means cooler temperatures, falling leaves and college football. For many Realtors across our state, it’s also the time we gather to celebrate our achievements and survey industry challenges.

Home builders: Simple actions now make for comfortable autumn

There’s more to preparing your home for cooler autumn weather than lighting a pumpkin spice candle and hanging your favorite SEC team flag outside. Here’s a list to help you ready your home for fall.

Check for drafts

Heat loss through windows is responsible for 25-30% of heating energy use, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. A simple and cost-effective fix is adding weather stripping.

New faces fill locker room as Titans injury list grows

“Help Wanted” signs have become a more frequent sight as businesses face the challenge of keeping enough people available and on hand.

The Tennessee Titans can probably relate.

For the second season in a row, the Titans are having issues with injuries and have brought in reinforcements left and right just to keep a full roster for game days.

Backloaded schedule could favor Titans’ march through AFC South

After all they have been through, playing spotty football through the season’s first month, the Tennessee Titans are back even and in decent position to defend their AFC South title. Tennessee is 2-2, but the Titans are 1-0 inside the division after Sunday’s win at Indianapolis.

Titans at Commanders: What To Watch

The Titans have scratched and clawed their way back to .500 after an 0-2 start and now share the AFC South lead with Jacksonville at 2-2. Now, the key is to keep that going with a third straight win to get to 3-2 before the much-needed bye week to perhaps get healthier for games down the road.

Behind The Wheel: Hyundai Elantra N vs Volkswagen Golf GTI

Hyundai is one of just a few automakers that offer sporty performance-oriented versions of its small cars, and one of its newest is the 2022 Elantra N. Based on the redesigned and sharply styled Elantra small sedan, the N has a high-output engine, a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded brakes and other enhancements. It’s a bona fide sport sedan priced under $35,000.