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Chattanooga Bar Foundation welcomes new Fellows

The Chattanooga Bar Foundation (CBF) on Wednesday, June 8 inducted the Fellows Class of 2016 during its annual Fellows Luncheon, held at the Mountain City Club.

The CBF is the charitable arm of the Chattanooga Bar Association (CBA). Only lawyers with outstanding records of service to the Bar and to the community are honored as Fellows. 


Introducing the Fellows Class of 2016

Being a Fellow of the Chattanooga Bar Foundation (CBF) is an honor. To be invited by one’s peers to become a Fellow, an attorney must have an outstanding record of service to both the Chattanooga Bar Association (CBA) and the broader community. Therefore, it is recognition of one’s commitment to both.


AOC seeks attorneys to contract for judicial hospitalization services

Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 13 authorizes the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) to enter into contracts for representation of indigent persons by attorneys working on various types of cases, including representation of indigent respondents facing involuntary emergency judicial hospitalization pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 33-6-401 et seq.


Give your children the gift of (financial) knowledge
Financial Focus

It’s almost Father’s Day. If you’re a dad with young children, you can expect some nice homemade cards and maybe even a baseball cap.

But, of course, your greatest reward is spending time with your kids and watching them grow. In return, you can give them a gift – the gift of knowledge.


Brush with death recalled (part 3)
I Swear

… that cowboy by her side was only five foot three

So I moved in, I never thought he’d dare to stand his ground

Only to discover that he was sitting down.

© Tim Bays and David Kent.


Coldwell Banker Kinard Realty unveils extensive remodel

Sometimes, it takes more than a coat of paint to make the old new again. Coldwell Banker Kinard Realty in Ringgold, Ga., went the extra mile and then some during its recent renovation, when it doubled the size of its existing facility and added handicap accessibility and a parking lot.


Jennifer Powers joins Crye­Leike

Realtor Jennifer Powers has become affiliated with Crye­Leike’s North Georgia office. Powers brings over 13 years of real estate sales experience to Crye­Leike. She was previously affiliated with McGraw Realtors in Oklahoma and Harry Norman Realtors in Atlanta.


May 2016 Home Sales Report
REALTOR Association President's Message

We are in the thick of an exciting period of home buying and selling. This time of year often brings multiple offers that are near, at or even above asking price, depending on the factors of the home and submarket in question. And we are not surprised – nationally, it was widely predicted that we would see healthy sales activity during the second quarter of 2016. And in Greater Chattanooga, that certainly has rung true.


Home ownership benefits extend well beyond property boundaries
Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga

Most Chattanoogans consider homeownership to be the single best long-term investment and a primary source of financial security, especially as home values continue to strengthen.

Despite the economic rollercoaster over the years, homeownership has endured as the foundation of the American Dream. For that reason, home builders and building professionals across our area are celebrating National Homeownership Month in June.


Hooked on catfish
River City Roundabout

The promise of a plate loaded with fried catfish, a steaming baked potato, crunchy hushpuppies, and a mess of coleslaw drew me out of the city last Friday to Riverside Catfish House on Highway 41.

The restaurant is far enough along the rolling hills of Lookout Valley that I was able to leave Chattanooga behind, but not so far I became “hangry” on the way. Still, as my two dinner companions and I drew up alongside the unassuming one-story structure, which hugs the highway and is easy to miss, my appetite was growing.


‘Conjuring’ sequel offers big scares
The Critic's Corner movie review

“That’s as close to hell as I ever want to be,” says Lorraine Warren after having a terrifying vision involving a nun with sunken eyes, a gaping red mouth, and far too many teeth. I agreed with her; if hell is populated with creatures like that one, I don’t want to be anywhere near the place.


Creative Discovery Museum to host folk festival
Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26.

Creative Discovery Museum will host a Folk and Traditional Arts Festival Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26.

From Peruvian folk dance to a Caribbean steel pan group, the event will allow children and their families to experience an array of art and music from different cultures, all of which will be presented by local and regional talent.


50 Years Ago
What was happening in Chattanooga in 1966?

Saturday, June 18, 1966

Clarence Elliott, a Soddy grocer, defeated attorney James W. Van Cleave 61-52 in a startling upset victory for Democratic Chairman in Hamilton County.

Mrs. Gordon P. Street, Jr., won an unprecedented seventh Women’s State Amateur Golf Championship in Jackson, Tenn., Friday. Mrs. Street , formerly Judy Eller, who is only 25 years of age, has won the Tennessee Championship more times than any person in history.


100 Years Ago
What was happening in Chattanooga in 1916?

Saturday, June 17, 1916

H.D. Watts & Co. of Atlanta was awarded the contract for construction of Volunteer Life Insurance Company building. The bid was $380,000. The building will be erected at 9th Street and Georgia Ave., where the L.J. Sharp Funeral Home Co. is located.


See Rock City releases peregrine falcons

See See Rock City is continuing its partnership with Wings to Soar in an ongoing peregrine falcon restoration project.

Two brother peregrines arrived at See Rock City on May 27, and were placed in a hack box to prepare for release into the wild at sunrise on Monday, June 13. These brother birds were from a breeder in Hastings, Minn., and were 43 days old.


See Rock City awards MaryEllen Locher Foundation scholarships

In honor of the memory of WTVC News Channel 9’s MaryEllen Locher, who lost her battle with breast cancer 11 years ago, See Rock City last week awarded two scholarships to local students through their partnership with the MaryEllen Locher Foundation (MELF).


What do Starbucks and Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in Paris have in common?
Kay's Cooking Corner

I visit Starbucks probably more than I should. However, I have loved coffee for as far back as I can remember. My grandmother always had coffee going, and it was just something that my family drank regularly. Coffee and sweet tea.

No matter which way I leave my neighborhood I have to pass a Starbucks, which almost always calls me to it, and so I have befriended several of the baristas at one particular store. I know most of them by name they know me as well.


Are We There, Yet?

I saw the following recently in, “The Week,” in their section, “I read it in the tabloids.”

“Lonely New York City men and women are paying $80 an hour to be cuddled. The cuddling service, Cuddlist?.com, employs 40 professional cuddlers to offer nonsexual hugging to men and women, many of whom are so involved in their careers that they don’t have time for relationships. One regular client, Saskia Fredericks, said she rarely sees her husband because of his work, and has informed him she needs the cuddling to keep from getting very lonely.”