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CBA celebrates history, honorees

As Juvenile Judge Rob Philyaw began his term as the 2023 president of the Chattanooga Bar Association, he told the story about the organization’s birth from the ashes of the Richardson Building and urged members to rekindle the flames of camaraderie he said has made the organization the envy of bar associations across the state.

Bar Association welcomes new board members

The Chattanooga Bar Association elected three new members to its board of governors during its annual meeting Jan. 25 at The Westin Chattanooga.

CBA members who were present voted in by acclamation Keith Grant, Logan Threadgill and Katherine Lentz.

The federal judiciary: a separate, coequal branch of government

To better secure the people’s liberty, the Constitution divides the power of the federal government among three separate and coequal branches. The judiciary is one of these separate and coequal branches. What does this mean in practical terms?

Selling on the edge at McLemore
Can’t beat the view Bateman, his clients enjoy

Some home sale pitches begin streetside, where hopefully there’s enough curb appeal to draw a potential buyer inside. Others start in an office, where the client and agent meet for the first time to discuss needs and opportunities.

Realtor Matt Bateman begins his pitches at the edge of a mountain.

Showing up, being present

A few weeks ago, my friend and fellow Realtor Steve Champion installed me as the 2023 president of Greater Chattanooga Realtors. After he made very kind remarks about me, I had the opportunity to take my place amongst all the former presidents of our association.

Technical education can lead to a fulfilling career

Graduation season is just around the corner in the Tennessee Valley. For new and upcoming graduates, contemplating their next chapter can be an exciting yet daunting time.

If you know a soon-to-be or recent grad seeking new opportunities, encourage them to explore technical education opportunities that can lead to professional and personal fulfillment.

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise invites Realtors to business growth luncheon

With interest rates showing signs of a decline, Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise is inviting area Realtors to a complimentary luncheon Feb. 8 to learn how CNE can help them better serve their clients and grow their businesses.

During the lunch hour event, participants will learn how their businesses can benefit from CNE’s buyer referrals and unique lending advantage as a nonprofit broker. Available qualifying tools and down payment assistance will also be discussed.

Newsmakers: Scott Miller to serve as East Ridge city manager

The East Ridge City Council selected Scott Miller to fill the position of city manager during last week’s council meeting.

Miller held the position of East Ridge city manager from 2016 until his retirement in October 2018. Miller stepped out of retirement to serve as the city’s interim city manager in November 2022.

‘Americans and the Holocaust’ exhibition opens

The Chattanooga Public Library is hosting “Americans and the Holocaust,” a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the American Library Association. The exhibit is free and open to the public through Feb. 27.

With support from co-hosting sponsors The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga and The Tennessee Holocaust Commission, the library will also host a number of events that accompany the exhibition.

Southern Adventist museum showcases artifacts from ancient Israel

A new exhibition titled “Peace and War: The Assyrian Conquest of Lachish” is open in the Lynn H. Wood Archaeology Museum on Southern Adventist University’s campus.

Members of Southern’s campus excavated several of the artifacts from Lachish, an ancient Canaanite and Israelite city mentioned several times in the Hebrew Bible.

Financial Focus: Can you reduce the Medicare surcharge?

Before you turn 65, you’ll want to become familiar with Medicare’s rules and features. And if you’re a high earner, you’ll want to be especially aware of the Medicare premium surcharge – because, over time, it can add up to some significant dollars.

Briefs: Tennessee American Water sets remote jobs

Tennessee American Water and its parent company, American Water, plans to offer 25 remote customer service job opportunities for residents of Chattanooga and surrounding communities.

The customer care agent positions will be open to individuals who live in Chattanooga or within a two-hour driving distance of the company’s Chattanooga office.

Titans: Hello salary cap, goodbye stars

Every newly hired NFL general manager wants to put his own stamp on the roster. Ran Carthon will be no exception as he comes into his role as the 14th GM in Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans history.

Carthon has already said he wants to work in conjunction with head coach Mike Vrabel to supply him with the type of players who best fit Vrabel’s schemes on both offense and defense.

Formers Titans Brown, Kern get Super Bowl shot

The matchup for Super Bowl LVII is now set, and the Philadelphia Eagles will take on the Kansas City Chiefs Feb. 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

We’ll wait until next week to reveal our Super Bowl prediction and our four downs keys to the game. But for fans of the Titans, their eyes will mostly be on the Eagles for two good reasons.

Old NFL QB rule could have benefitted this 49ers team

It has been a long time since something like what happened to the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game has taken place.

The 49ers lost rookie quarterback Brock Purdy to an elbow injury on the first drive of the game. Journeyman – and if you look up his career, he is the absolute definition of a journeyman – Josh Johnson came on to fill in for San Francisco.

The pros and cons of software running your car

Software was a big theme for automakers attending CES 2023 in January. BMW, Stellantis, Volkswagen and a joint venture between Honda and Sony showed off upcoming or concept vehicles that are significantly reliant on computers and code.

The takeaway was clear: More and more vehicles will be run top to bottom by software, not hardware. In some cases, the future is already here.