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Bar honors deceased members

Family, friends, and members of the Chattanooga Bar Association gathered together on March 7 to honor the members of the bench and bar who passed away last year. The ceremony in the County Commission Room of the Hamilton County Courthouse was at times solemn, at times humorous, and always respectful of those who had committed their lives to the pursuit of the law.

Local judges preside over Chattanooga Bar Association memorial service

Many local judges paid their respects to the attorneys of the Chattanooga Bar Association who passed away in 2013 and to the family members of those attorneys by attending the Association’s annual memorial service on Friday, March 7. Pictured in the back row of the County Commission Room in the Hamilton County Courthouse are (L-R): Judge Shelley Rucker, Judge Don Poole, Chancellor Jeff Atherton, Judge Marie Williams, Judge Christie Sell, Judge W. Neil Thomas, III (presiding judge), Judge Barry Steelman, Judge John Cook, Judge David Bales, Judge John McClarty, and Judge Lila Statom. In the front row are Judge G. Wade Green, Judge Richard W. Gordon, Judge Michael Swan, Judge Eduardo Soto, Judge Rob Philyaw, and Judge Jeff Hollingsworth. (Photo by David Laprad)

Having a supermajority not always as simple as it sounds

When someone first mentioned to freshman state Rep. Jeremy Durham that there would be a new seat in Williamson County, he thought he was being asked to suggest someone, not run.

But after running and winning a Williamson County district, Durham has been anything but a quiet first-year lawmaker.

Rotary Club funds UTC scholarships

The Rotary Club of Chattanooga-Hamilton Place recently presented a check for four scholarships at $2,000 each per semester to the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. Pictured are (L-R): Club President Cynthia Rhodes; Kevin Beirne, club community services committee; and Pat Branham, interim vice chancellor of development, accepting the check on behalf of UTC.

Bibber McCurdy and Mary Lee Rice join Miller & Martin

Miller & Martin has announced an expansion of their practice development office.

In August, Mary Lee Rice was appointed director of practice development to oversee firm-wide business development and marketing. She will provide strategic direction to the firm’s practice groups and regional business development committees.

View from the Cheap Seats
Rethinking the Arlington

The Majestic Hotel burned down in Hot Springs a couple of weeks ago. It was a sister hotel to the Arlington, which is just up the street. It, like the Arlington, hosted years and years of memories for the thousands, probably millions, of guests that stayed and visited from all over the world. The Majestic Hotel fell into disrepair and was ultimately closed a few years ago, followed by a couple of failed attempts at bringing it back to life.

Financial Focus
Take steps to protect your family business

There’s nothing more important in the world to you than your family. However, your family-owned business probably helps support your family. So, when it comes to protecting both your family and your business, you need to carefully consider your moves.

The Critic's Corner
‘300’ sequel a cinematic marvel

The splinters of a dozen shattered ships suspended beneath churning waters. Countless dead bodies, missing limbs and worse, leaving curled ribbons of blood as they sink. Massive leviathans rising from the depths to swallow the decimated warriors whole like bite-sized snacks. All of this in 3D on the largest possible screen.

Kay’s Cooking Corner
St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef

I’m so happy today! In fact, I’m so happy, it’s difficult for me to sit here and type something interesting to read! Why am I so happy? Because the sun is shining on this beautiful morning and it’s a warm 70 degrees outside!

Are We There Yet?

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” - Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

Fletcher Bright Realty revitalizes downtown office space

Fletcher Bright Realty has announced that it is poised to open a completely updated residential office space in its Market Court building located at 537 Market Street in the heart of downtown Chattanooga.

“We are very excited, and expect to generate more energy in the local real estate marketplace by this renovation,” said John Martin, Fletcher Bright Realty’s broker.

Potential obstacles for first-time home buyers

For people with good jobs and strong credit, today’s real estate market is an attractive one – with low mortgage interest rates and continued affordability. However, some buyers, especially first-time buyers, are struggling to enter the market. and don’t always find the home buying process easy.

I Swear
No subject

Season 4, Episode 3: “The Pitch.” The show: “Seinfeld.” The theme? Let’s call it “the absence of anything.” It’s actually the first half of an hour-long show that ran during the show’s normal TV lifespan. It has run as a half-hour episode in syndication for the past 100 years or so. Essentially, the “pitch” refers to Jerry and George’s trying to sell NBC execs on the idea of a sit-com, to be written, in part at least, by George, that will be “a show about nothing.”

Crye-Leike’s Chattanooga Realtors raise money for the American Heart Association

Crye-Leike’s Chattanooga Realtors recently raised $1,162 for the American Heart Association, with some of the donations coming from a wear red and jeans day. The agents also hosted a community bake sale fundraiser. Crye-Leike’s Ooltewah and East Brainerd offices organized the fundraisers.