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Chattanooga Bar Association honors deceased members

Just as memories of the attorneys who passed away in 2015 have been etched into the hearts of those who knew them, so have their memorials been recorded in the minutes of the Chattanooga Bar Association (CBA), where they will be preserved alongside memorials dating back to the founding of the CBA in 1897.


Antidote Living to offer healthy, energy efficient homes

India Anderson Cox didn’t become a Realtor just to conduct real estate transactions. She also wanted to be the kind of agent that exceeds her clients’ expectations. Teaming up with design-build firm Antidote on the new Antidote Living project is allowing her to make that vision a reality.


Judge Steelman serving on Indigent Representation Task Force

Judge Barry A. Steelman is serving on the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Indigent Representation Task Force. The group is reviewing practices regarding how attorneys are compensated for work with individuals who are unable to afford legal counsel.


Paul Hatcher becomes American Bar Foundation Fellow

The American Bar Foundation (ABF) has chosen Paul Hatcher, partner at Duncan, Hatcher, Hixson & Fleenor and immediate past president of the Chattanooga Bar Association (CBA), to be an ABF Fellow.

The ABF is the American Bar Association’s research center. It focuses on the social aspects of the law and legal practice, including access to justice, how juries function, law and health, legal careers, the social cost of the penal system, legal education, and more.


What is the Chattanooga Legal Placement Service?
Raising the Bar

The Chattanooga Bar Association Legal Placement Service (CLPS) will provide employers with resumes of candidates whose qualifications appear to meet the employer’s requirements for support staff and attorney positions at a substantial savings in time, effort, and fees. All information provided by CLPS is deemed confidential.


Malaprop revisitation: Part 2
I Swear

A correspondent wrote that strategerie has been a favorite word in her family ever since some world leader uttered it a few years back. She listed some other items that were attributed to the same guy:

My education message will resignate among all parents


An eclectic shopping experience - Merchants on Main
River City Roundabout

The nondescript white building stood alongside Main Street, a family of white metal goats keeping watch by the front door. I was a passenger in a car that was pulling into the adjoining gravel parking lot. The driver had an errand to run inside, and I was the unwilling party she was dragging along.


WCR rocks the runway

The models of “Project Runway” wouldn’t have stood a chance against the talent at the Women’s Council of Realtors’ “Rock the Runway” fundraiser held

March 1 at Choo Choo Hotel.


Homeowners can save this tax season
REALTOR Association President's Message

As the deadline to file taxes approaches, I want to remind homeowners of the many tax benefits, savings, and deductions they can take advantage of.

There are many social and personal benefits of owning a home, but some of the most significant financial benefits only become apparent at tax time. Many new homeowners, and even those who have owned their home for years, might be unaware of some of the fantastic tax breaks that come with owning a home.


Preparing your house to weather the storm
Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga

Spring is in the air! The days are a little warmer. The skies seem a bit bluer. And, is that green we see popping through the landscape? The promise of a new, milder season has many thinking about gardens and spring cleaning, but along with the beautiful days ahead will also be some severe weather.


Use ‘tax diversification’ to help manage retirement income
Financial Focus

You need to save and invest as much as possible to pay for the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned. But your retirement income also depends, to a certain degree, on how your retirement funds are taxed. And that’s why you may be interested in tax diversification. 


Eight reasons why you should skip ‘London Has Fallen’
The Critic's Corner movie review

One of the things I try to do with this column is save you money by warning you away from bad movies. Case in point: “London Has Fallen.” It’s a bad movie. It fails at every level. After reading this review, I hope you skip it.


Social Security benefits talk
Tuesday, March 22

Social Security Administration specialist Arnoldo Moore will speak at the Noon Nosh Luncheon on Tuesday, March 22 at the Jewish Cultural Center, located at 5461 North Terrace Road.

The cost for the luncheon is $10, and will include baked chicken, non-dairy spinach kugel, salad, and Red River cake made in the Federation’s kosher kitchen.


South Chickamauga Greenway grand opening
Saturday, April 9

A grand opening event is in the works for the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway, which includes a bridge stretching 190 feet across the South Chickamauga Creek and connecting new sections of the Tennessee Riverwalk. Construction on the project began in May of last year and is scheduled to be complete by spring.


Innovation Grants help businesses create more than 200 jobs

The City of Chattanooga, along with VaynerMedia and Coyote Logistics officials, last month announced the creation of more than 200 new jobs through a new Innovation District Grant to help businesses hire more employees and grow the local innovation economy.


Springtime is maple syrup time!
Kay's Cooking Corner

Have you ever tasted pure maple syrup? The kind that just runs out of the tree and into a bucket? Well, neither have I. While maple syrup is a bit more processed to get the rich wonderful maple flavor, the sap that runs out of the tree is basically maple syrup and water.


Are We There, Yet?

Previously published in the Hamilton County Herald.

Elaine Dickinson: There’s no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?


50 Years Ago
What was happening in Chattanooga in 1966?

Saturday, Mar. 12, 1966

The first move in American National Bank and Trust Company’s previously announced plan to raze its present head office building and erect an 18-story banking, office building and parking complex, will be made this weekend, John Wright, president announced. All departments of the bank will be moved into temporary quarters until the new building is completed.