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Bin there, done with recycling confusion
Different cities, different rules frustrate even best intentions

On any given day, a small but fiercely dedicated army arrives to do battle. They come in SUVs, small sedans and pickup trucks. Their battle attire is tank tops, Bermuda shorts and flip-flops.

Their common enemy? Waste. Their ammunition is cardboard, aluminum cans and plastic bottles they faithfully march to recycling centers.

Brittany Faith takes office as TBA’s YLD president

Chattanooga attorney Brittany Faith has taken office as the 2022-23 president of the Young Lawyers Division of the Tennessee Bar Association.

She took the oath through Zoom during the group’s annual convention in Nashville June 17. Faith is on maternity leave from Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison following the birth of her second child with husband Justin Faith, an attorney with Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott & Cannon in Chattanooga.

Rights versus responsibilities

Americans often talk about their rights and are not hesitant to invoke them. When we do so, we’re talking about those rights protected under the U.S. Constitution, such as the right to freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of religion and freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures.

Searching for the Holy Grail of Alzheimer’s care

Every time I read an article about Alzheimer’s disease, I feel discouraged because the outlook conveyed seems grim. Have you ever seen a positive article about Alzheimer’s? Probably not. But I hope this article changes your outlook and leaves you encouraged that there is hope for the future.

First career drives Ingram to 2nd
Lessons learned selling cars help in real estate

Billy Ingram was 12 years old when he started dreaming of owning a car. But since his parents were busy scraping a living from a handful of jobs, he knew he’d have to make it happen on his own.

So, when he was old enough, Ingram took a job selling the very thing he wanted.

What increasing interest rates mean for homebuyers

No matter what your occupation, we’ve all noticed rising prices in everyday items. Whether it’s fuel, clothing or groceries, inflation has been taking a steadily increasing amount from our pockets.

It’s no different for real estate. In case you missed it, last week’s announcement by the Federal Reserve set a big increase in interest rates and means several more rounds of rate hikes are on the way.

It’s the little things: Simple repairs help sell your home

If you’re ready to put your home on the market, you’ll likely want to sell it quickly and secure the best price.

Most homes have general wear and tear – and potential homebuyers will take notice. At the same time, you might not have a large budget to spend on your current home, especially if you’re trying to buy a new home.

Newsmakers: Chattanooga State appoints communications director

Chattanooga State appoints communications director

Chattanooga State Community College has appointed Chris Lykins to serve as its director of marketing and communications following a national search to fill the position. Lykins served as interim director for more than one year.

Financial Focus: What to expect from a financial adviser

If you know how important it is to invest for your future but unsure of the road to follow, you may want to get some guidance and direction from a financial professional. But if you’ve never worked with one before, what can you expect?

Here are some things to look for:  

River City: Slim + Husky’s brings local flair to successful chain

Coming up with a new concept for a pizza joint can’t be easy. Pizza is a fairly straightforward food and there are nearly as many pizza places as there are Baptist churches in Chattanooga, which is to say there’s one on just about every block.

Behind the Wheel: BMW i4 and Polestar 2 vie for best electric sport sedan

BMW, with its well-established history of developing luxury sport sedans, has set its sights on dominating the all-electric segment with its new 2022 i4. The BMW i4 is about the size of a 3 Series and offers an engaging driving experience.

If you’re looking for an alternative to the Tesla Model 3, this could be it. But there’s another small EV also vying for your attention: the Polestar 2, which hails from Volvo’s nascent EV-only Polestar brand. It boasts excellent handling and impressive tech.