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William C. Killian joins Polsinelli

Polsinelli this week welcomed well-known U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee William C. Killian as shareholder. Killian will add depth and experience to Polsinelli’s national Government Investigations and Compliance-Civil and Criminal Practice, and serve clients nationally out of the firm’s Chattanooga office.


Women’s Council of Realtors installs 2016 officers

The Chattanooga Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR) has been active since 1957, making 2015 its 58th year as a successful networking organization. Newly installed president Susan Barnette and her team of officers for 2016 are already working to ensure they continue the tradition of meaningful service to the group’s members during the upcoming year.


Christmas at the Courthouse returns

The East Ridge High School Singers honor Chancellor Pamela A. Fleenor Friday, Dec. 4 at the Hamilton County Courthouse.

Several area elementary, middle, and high schools honored every local judge and other public officials during the 31st Annual Christmas at the Courthouse, held Dec. 1-11.


Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan supports Angel Tree

The law firm of Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan has teamed up with the local chapter of the Salvation Army to sponsor a Corporate Angel Tree Program this season.

Staff and attorneys sponsored angels throughout the Chattanooga area. The program provides gifts to children and seniors who, due to financial hardship, might not otherwise receive a Christmas gift.


Bar seeking nominations for Ralph H. Kelley Humanitarian Award

The Chattanooga Bar Association (CBA) is soliciting nominations for the 22nd recipient of the Ralph H. Kelley Humanitarian Award for community service. The award will be given to the member of the legal profession or a judicial officer who, in the opinion of the Board of Governors, has displayed exemplary service to the community of Chattanooga through civic, professional, and other activities directed toward the improvement and preservation of the lives, property, and dignity of its citizens.


Tennessee Supreme Court update

Court adopts changes

to Code of Judicial Conduct

The Tennessee Supreme Court has amended the provisions of the Code of Judicial Conduct regarding judges and judicial candidates’ election campaign conduct.

The recent changes stem from suggestions made by a joint committee of the Tennessee Judicial Conference and the Tennessee Trial Judges Association, which presented to Chief Justice Sharon Lee its “Report to the Tennessee Judicial Conference on Revisions to the Tennessee Code of Judicial Conduct.”


American Lung Association announces 2016 Women of Distinction

The American Lung Association of Tennessee on Dec. 3 announced the 2016 Women of Distinction during a reception held at Heritage Landing. The 31st Annual Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon will be held Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Chattanooga Convention Center Ballroom.


Christmas concerts at Covenant College
Friday, Dec. 11

Covenant College is holding its annual Christmas celebration, featuring a concert and dessert reception, on Friday, Dec. 11.

Tickets for the concerts in the college chapel are required but free, and tickets for the Madrigal Dessert Reception that follows each evening concert in the Great Hall may be purchased for $15. Both are available at covenant.edu/celebratechristmas.


Christmas Around the World
Saturday, Dec. 12

Southern Adventist University will present “Christmas Around the World” Saturday, Dec. 12 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Collegedale Church of Seventh Day Adventists, located at 4829 College Drive E.

The free concert will feature performances by Southern’s symphony orchestra and choral ensembles. The school is promising “a colorful mosaic of Christmas music.” For more information, call (423) 236-2880.


Holiday spending - can help teach children about money
Financial Focus

During this holiday season, you’ll likely be spending money, in various amounts and in various ways. And you can use this experience to teach your children about money management.

Here are a few ideas for doing just that: 

– Stick to a budget. Tell your children you’ve set aside a certain amount of money for gifts and holiday events, such as hosting parties, and that you won’t exceed it. And if you have saved money throughout the year in a special holiday fund, let your kids know about that, too. This information should help impress upon them the importance of sticking with a budget and saving for a goal.


Home Builders Association honors 2015 award winners

The Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga (HBAGC) announced its 2015 list of award winners at its annual membership dinner on Dec. 3. The various builder and associate members were recognized for their contributions to the residential construction industry and the local association, and for their commitment to Chattanooga and the surrounding region.


Should you sell your home this holiday season?
REALTOR ASSOCIATION President’s Message

The holidays have arrived, and so has the time of year when home sellers wonder whether they should keep their properties on the market or take them off. Or if owners haven’t listed their home yet, they might be asking themselves if they should wait until spring or brave the winter real estate market.


The roof over your head
Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga

A home is the biggest investment most people will ever make, which is why home owners often go to great lengths to protect that investment. But one of the more important components of safeguarding a home is also one of the most often ignored: the roof. 


Community invited to The Clemons open house

Chattanooga’s newest luxury lofts are one step closer to being complete. To show its progress over the past several months, The Clemons will host an open house event Saturday, Dec. 12, where the public will get a firsthand look at the brand-new model loft.


Realtors spread Christmas cheer at Life Care

Realtors from Keller Williams, Berkshire Hathaway, and Signature Brokers walked the halls of Life Care Center of Red Bank Thursday, Dec. 3 while singing Christmas carols and visited with the residents.

The group also donated many essential care products to the facility. Realtor Janet Henninger said, “We love visiting Life Care of Red Bank, and we enjoy giving back to our community.” 


A letter to Santa (not that other guy)
The Critic's Corner movie review

Dear Santa,

I saw the movie “Krampus” today, and I have to find out whether or not the story is true.

I know every family has its black sheep, but Krampus takes the cake. As I understand it, he’s your shadow. Whereas you reward children for being good, he punishes them for being bad. I guess a lump of coal from you isn’t sufficient. (Which reminds me – I need to mail you a separate letter explaining my behavior this year. Once you see things from my point of view, you’ll understand I wasn’t that bad.)


Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise recognized as NeighborWorks Green Organization

NeighborWorks America has recognized Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise (CNE) as a NeighborWorks Green Organization for its commitment to sustainable operations. To achieve this designation, CNE was required to demonstrate adherence to a set of green business practices across its operations and all of its program areas.


STIRring things up in Chattanooga
River City Roundabout

Is this you? You like eating out for the variety, but your enjoyment of certain restaurants is centered around a single dish. You have your favorite meal, and you order it every time you dine there.

I thought this would happen to me when I bit into the BLT & E at STIR, one of Chattanooga’s new restaurants. The kitchen staff had toasted the buttery bread to crunchy perfection, and the savory layers of bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo packed a wallop. As if the sandwich needed something more, the burst of creamy yoke that drenched my first bite when I bit into the fried egg (the “E” in “BLT & E”) sent my taste buds soaring. I had found my favorite food.


Pound of poetry: Part 5
I Swear

On Nov. 27, 1945, a poet named Pound, married to a woman named Shakespear, was arraigned before a judge named Laws. No joke. The Honorable Bolitha J. Laws, Chief Judge of the District of Columbia District Court, saw Ezra Pound sit mute as the treason indictment was read. Pound’s lawyer, Julien Cornell, had filed an affidavit asserting Pound’s insanity and asking that he be admitted to bail to seek treatment.


50 Years Ago
What was happening in Chattanooga in 1965

Saturday, Dec. 11, 1965

The Junior League presented a big, beautiful musical entertainment at the Memorial Auditorium for the children and adults of Chattanooga as a Christmas present. The Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra presented a Christmas concert. The Junior League choir was heard in several songs.


100 Years Ago
What was happening in Chattanooga in 1915

Saturday, Dec. 11, 1915

Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Chambliss and Mrs. John Chambliss, who have been in New York City, will return home Sunday.

Wallace DuPre leaves next week for his home in Spartanburg, S.C.

Sunday, Dec. 12

Hon. and Mrs. Foster V. Brown announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Miss Lula Brown, to William Lewis Campbell. The wedding will take place in January.


Girls Inc. announces UnBought & UnBossed honorees

Girls Inc. has announced the women selected to be honored at the 12th annual UnBought and UnBossed Awards luncheon. Named for the phrase coined by Shirley Chisholm during her historic run for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination, the UnBought & UnBossed Awards honor local women who, through their career achievement and community involvement, have made a significant impact on the lives of women and girls. Community members submit nominations of women residing in Hamilton County, and high school-aged girls participating in Girls Inc.’s Women History Project select the honorees.


Cookie exchanges
Kay's Cooking Corner

Christmas is almost here! I hope you are more prepared than I am. I have not been able to wrap my head around the quickly coming time yet, but if I don’t manage to soon, it will be too late. I still have boxes and bins of decorations that were carted down from the attic sitting right where they were placed. I guess if I leave them alone, then I won’t have to do anything but cart them back up to the attic. That would be easy “un-decorating” come the first of the new year.


Are We There Yet?

One time, when my friend Fred was in the 3rd grade he was out on the playground with his pal, Billy Trumper. It was the day after Christmas break, and the conversation went something like this:

Trumper: “So how’d you do?”

Fred: “Not too bad. Mom and dad gave me a record player and a watch. I got the usual amount of clothes from Nana, a hat and scarf and jacket. And Santa gave me a bike.”


Amazing outdoor Christmas lights
Do It Yourself

We love Christmas lights, and we love to make the outside of our home look like a little gingerbread house. Of course, the outside décor is completely up to my dear husband, but he always makes it look amazing. Christmas lights can be expensive, and to buy décor for the yard on top of it is outrageously expensive.