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‘There’s joy in our work’
Varner’s service reaches far beyond classroom

The late American journalist Christopher Morley notably said, “There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.”

Dr. Edna Varner was only 15 when Morley died in 1957, but if they had crossed paths and Morley had surmised how she’d someday live her life, she might have inspired that quote.

After a pause, pro bono awards back on track
Long-delayed event finally celebrates those who give so much of their time

When Legal Aid of East Tennessee named Debra House its interim director in the chaotic midst of the pandemic, House forecast good things for the firm and its clients.

“As we embark on a new year, I’m confident we’ll grow and prosper while providing outstanding service to our clients and community,” House said via news release in January 2021 after stepping into the shoes former Legal Aid Executive Director Sheri Fox left behind.

Bar Association seeks 2022 Liberty Bell Award nominations

Each year, the Chattanooga Bar Association honors an outstanding local citizen with the Liberty Bell Award for public service.

The CBA is seeking nominations for the 2022 award, which it will present during its annual Law Day Luncheon Wednesday, May 4.

City to allow accessory dwelling units to help curb housing costs
Average cost of home in area up $131K since 2015

Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly is working to increase housing options and affordability for Chattanooga residents through a proposal that will permit accessory dwelling units on single-family lots under certain conditions.

ADUs, also known as in-law suites, carriage houses or granny flats, are often found above garages, in a detached structure or either above or below the principal dwelling.

Fair housing is a yearlong commitment

Every April, Realtors across the country commemorate Fair Housing Month to signify our recommitment to expanding equal access to housing. Fair Housing Month celebrates the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 with events and education that shines a light on housing discrimination and segregation.

Choosing the right floor plan for your new home

Building your dream home can be an exciting prospect. A key step in the process is selecting a floor plan that fits your needs.

Selecting a floor plan will also give you a sense of the flow of the home from room to room. A builder can recommend floor plans with flexibility and functionality that maximizes the space available on the lot.

EPB activates free electric vehicle charging stations downtown

EPB has activated free electric vehicle charging stations on the first floor of its downtown parking garage.

The new parking deck chargers are part of EPB’s effort to raise awareness about the benefits of EVs while also providing resources to make the change easier for people in the Chattanooga area.

Washed Ashore art exhibit on display at Aquarium

Walking along the beach, it can be all too easy for the multitude of plastic straws, eating utensils, flip flops, discarded toys and other plastic waste to all but disappear into the background.

But a 6-foot seahorse sculpture made of this litter? That’s harder to ignore.

Financial Focus: Financial issues facing women business owners

As a business owner, you’re always busy. So it’s understandable if you’ve put off thinking about events that won’t occur until far in the future – such as your retirement, the sale or transfer of your business and the settling of your estate. Nonetheless, it’s a good idea to start planning now, while also recognizing the special challenges that women business owners face in these areas.

Personal Finance: Small home fixes can have a huge impact on safety

Home hazards – fires, flooding, injuries and death, for example – can have costly consequences. But preventing accidents or disasters or minimizing the damage when they happen isn’t as expensive as you might think.

Small fixes that typically cost $200 or less can have a big impact on home safety. For example:

Rogers column: ‘Marriage light’ bill another waste of lawmaker time

Among the appropriate responses to legislative snake oil: When a lawmaker begins the presentation of a bill by assuring colleagues that it doesn’t change current law on the very topic it addresses, cock an eyebrow.

When that legislator then goes on to describe what the bill would do – and it sounds manifestly unconstitutional – roll your eyes.

Career Corner: Burned out? Find a soft landing before you jump

Burnout at work is real, and it’s happening more now than ever, perhaps due to the high stress and change we have faced over the last two years. I heard from a reader this week who is experiencing burnout in the workplace, as you might be, too. The most important part of the burnout experience is how you manage it.

‘Squirrel’ White scurries into hearts of players, coaches

If people didn’t realize Marquarius White is known for speed, his nickname is a dead giveaway.

The freshman everyone calls “Squirrel” has made an immediate impression during spring ball as an early enrollee for the Tennessee football team.

Behind the Wheel: Five SUVs to help you save money at the pump

With gas prices reaching record highs, many car shoppers may be asking which SUVs are the most fuel-efficient? Edmunds brings you five options to consider so you can spend less time and money at the pump.

We take a look at the 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Hyundai Tucson Hybrid, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, plus the all-electric Tesla Model Y.