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Voters are ‘fed up with the meanness’
Johnson’s uphill US Senate run banks on GOP fatigue. Hard to imagine in solid-red Tennessee

As a former teacher, Tennessee Rep. Gloria Johnson (D-Knox) knows how to deliver a message in front of a noisy room. She’s had to do it quite a lot since first being elected to the Tennessee General Assembly in 2012. And it’s a skill that’s coming in handy as she ramps up her race to become the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in the November 2024 elections.

Comic relief
R. Dee Hobbs uses humor in private practice, Hamilton County post

The trial was a particularly difficult one – his clients were charged with a violent carjacking, and the evidence was overwhelming – so R. Dee Hobbs decided to interject his favorite lawyer joke to make the point that the prosecution’s evidence was merely circumstantial and, at the same time, maybe lighten the mood in the courtroom.

Preserving the past
Latiff honors Brazilian heritage, Chattanooga’s architectural history

Alex Latiff’s very first real estate transaction in late 2022 would have been enough to send other new agents packing.

The 1,400-square-foot house in Hixson was perfect for the buyer: three bedrooms, two baths, a lovely fireplace, timber-framed ceilings, a spacious living room and a small garage.

A look at our local commercial real estate market

Imagine watching your favorite college team. If you’re like me, it certainly isn’t hard to imagine.

As your favorite team snaps the ball, it’s clear that they’re running like a finely oiled machine. The offensive line makes the correct blocks, the running backs leave the other team staggering, and your quarterback is making plays that look like they’re out of a comic book. You think your favorite team has it all together, but then you see your team’s defense – sloppy tackles and undisciplined plays.

How to stay safe at home during the holiday season

With the Halloween candy bowl empty, many homeowners are focusing on the upcoming holiday season with visions of the perfect Thanksgiving turkey and outdoor light displays.

The holidays are definitely a time for celebration and joy, but it’s important to be mindful of safety during this busy season. With plenty of distractions, you may leave the kitchen while cooking or be in a rush to hang your holiday décor, and both instances can lead to an injury or accident.

Briefs: Beard, mustache contest returns to Chattanooga

Another fan favorite – if hairy – event returns Sunday at Chattanooga Market.

Originally developed in support of No-Shave November, the Chattanooga Beard Contest has been entertaining market patrons for several years. It’s a great opportunity for men who enjoy showing off their configuration, with fun twists to some of the contest categories.

UTC Theatre Co. presents ‘Alabaster’ Nov. 14-18

A darkly comic Southern drama about love, art and the power of women will soon be coming to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Fine Arts Center’s Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre stage.

The UTC Theatre Co. continues its 2023-2024 season with its production of “Alabaster,” written by award-winning playwright and Alabama native Audrey Cefaly. The play, directed by UTC professor Gaye Jeffers, is an all-female production, as the cast, designers and stage managers are all women.

Tech Goes Home receives $20,000 Truist grant

When Brandon Parrott texted a photo of his tomato basil soup to his mother, he had no idea it would lead to a business venture. Now, as a part of the LAUNCH Chattanooga Kitchen Incubator Startup Matrix program, his food truck, Fully Involved Bistro, is a full-time family project.

Hatcher Foundation to display custom built roadster

The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer, in partnership with Factory Five Racing, will present a unique vehicle build at the SEMA Show 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada, next week. The project showcases the Factory Five Racing Mk4 Roadster and the invaluable contributions of pediatric cancer patients, survivors and their families.

Financial Focus: Avoid these investment mistakes

We all make mistakes in many areas of life. These mistakes are usually fairly harmless – we took a wrong turn while driving, used the wrong ingredients in a recipe and so on. But sometimes, our mistakes can be costly – especially those connected to investing.

Some Titans dreamed of glory in other sports

In the Bruce Springsteen classic “Glory Days,” the singer reminisces on his time as a high school baseball player.

Those sorts of memories are special for many people as they go about their daily lives now, remembering the fun they had on a particular field, court or track during younger days.

Behind the Wheel: Five 2024 vehicles that are worth waiting for

If you’re thinking about buying a new car but don’t need one right away, this could be a great time to show a little patience. Waiting just a few months this time of year can often coincide with the arrival of an all-new 2024 vehicle at dealerships.

Career Corner: Getting around ‘hiring through elimination’

Hiring can be tough, often similar to online dating. The hiring manager is often flooded with applicants. There are more potential employees (and in the case of dating, more singles) than anyone could ever truly sort through.

So, what’s a hiring manager to do?