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Working to write a better ending
Welcome Home starts small in building an alternative to traditional hospice care

When Sherry Campbell’s grandfather suffered a stroke, his family cared for him in the house in which he had been born. There was no talk of sending him to a nursing home; his life would end where it began and in the presence of family.

“It was what families did. We took care of our own,” says Campbell, a lifelong social worker. “Humans have been caring for each other at the beginning of life and at the end of life throughout history. It’s in our blood.”

Legal legacy finally lures Leitner’s Leech
Eschews father’s advice on ‘easier way’ to make living

Will Leech grew up in the shade of a tree that stood tall in the legal profession in Tennessee during the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.

His father, Bill Leech, was attorney general of the state from 1978 to 1984, and thereafter remained a formidable litigator at a large firm in Nashville until his death in 1996.

Project Return opens Chattanooga office

Project Return, a Tennessee nonprofit dedicated to helping people return to the community after incarceration and avoid recidivism, has opened an office in Chattanooga at 620 Lindsay Street.

“Our mission is to provide reentry services for our program participants who have chosen to improve their own lives and communities,” says Project Return Chattanooga CEO Bettie Kirkland. “Our decision to expand our services to Chattanooga was inspired by the strong support we received from local leaders, including state legislators, the city and county mayors’ offices and the business community.”

Rolling stone gathers Moss
Roach’s varied career leads to Middle Valley

Chris Roach says he feels like he’s living every Realtor’s dream.

Roach, 29, is RP Realty’s boots-on-the-ground sales consultant at Moss Landing, builder RP Homes’ 98-house community in Middle Valley.

Roach’s days consist of welcoming potential buyers to Moss Landing and tending to their real estate needs, whether it’s showing them a house RP Homes has already built or helping them to envision how their dream home could take shape on a patch of land located a short walk from the Tennessee River.

Technology and the MLS: Look how far we’ve come

In any profession, it’s interesting to look back to the place from which you came. I’ve been a Realtor for 25 years, and it’s amazing to see the evolution of technology and increased access to data and how we’re better equipped to serve our clients and community.

How Home Builders Association can benefit your business

Did you know that Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga building and remodeling members automatically receive discounts to more than 50 leading manufacturer brands through the HBAT Remodeler Rebate Program?

And this program is available to all building and remodeling members, no matter the volume of the business. With the supply chain driving prices up, this discount, along with the many other benefits available to HBAGC members, can help your business thrive in challenging times.

CHI Memorial moves forward with building new Ringgold hospital

CHI Memorial has taken the next step toward making its new hospital in North Georgia a reality.

Hospital leaders gave notice Nov. 17 to the Georgia Department of Community Health on that they will file their Certificate of Need in December to build a replacement hospital in Ringgold.

Hamilton County adds life-saving equipment to its patrol vehicles

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has purchased 23 automatic external defibrillators with plans to deploy them in all marked supervisory vehicles patrolling Hamilton County.

A 2020 Justice Assistance grant for $29,700 made the purchase possible.

Financial Focus: Maximize your charitable giving

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving has become known as Giving Tuesday, when people are encouraged to donate to charitable organizations. If you’d like to take part in this special day, you’ll want to maximize the effectiveness and benefits of your charitable gifts.

Personal Finance: 3 times you need money advice from a human

You can now manage most aspects of your money without ever consulting another human being. You can budget, borrow, save, invest, buy insurance, prepare your tax return and create a will – among many other tasks – by using apps, websites and software.

In the chips: UT’s Taylor, fans benefit from cookie deal

As soon as the ball nestled into Alontae Taylor’s arms, Robin and Mike Maddux jumped from their seats inside Neyland Stadium and headed for the exits.

The game wasn’t over, but they knew things were about to get wild.

The co-owners of Moonshine Mountain Cookie Company signed Taylor to a name, image and likeness deal before the football season began.

Titans teammates confident in Tannehill bounceback

It was a performance Ryan Tannehill will certainly want to distance himself from as soon as possible.

The normally reliable Titans quarterback suffered through a terrible game Sunday, throwing four interceptions in a 22-13 loss to the lowly Houston Texans.

Byard: ‘We’ll find out what type of team we are’

The Titans’ six-game winning streak crashed with a thud with Sunday’s loss to Houston, extending a curious trend of playing well against the league’s better teams and stumbling against the bottom-feeders like the Texans and the New York Jets.

Titans at Patriots: What to watch

After stubbing their toe against Houston, the Titans now head to New England to face one of the hottest teams in the league in the Patriots.

Bill Belichick has done a quick rebuild just two seasons after parting ways with Tom Brady and has the Pats tied for the AFC East lead as the Titans come to town.

Learning to deal with difficult people at work

The seating chart for the next team-building went up last week, and your jaw’s already clenched.

You can’t believe you’re supposed to sit next to that guy, on the office whiner’s team, with the woman who babbles nonstop. The office gossip will be a teammate, too, and you can’t decide if you should call in dead, look for a new job or listen to “Wait, I’m Working with Who?!?” by Peter Economy. (Hint: take the latter).

Kia Carnival swings, misses versus Honda Odyssey

If ever there is a vehicle segment ready for a shake-up, it’s the minivans. For three years running, Edmunds’ experts have considered the Honda Odyssey one of the top-rated in the class. The Odyssey set the minivan bar high with supreme versatility, car-like driving and thoughtful features.