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Local artist honors slain military servicemen with mural

A 110-feet long, 22-feet high strip of cinderblock that runs along McCallie Avenue is now a memorial to the five servicemen killed July 16, 2015 in a mass shooting in Chattanooga. On the wall, which is part of the building that houses Tennessee Wholesale Florist, muralist Kevin Bate has painted the faces of Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, Sgt. Carson Holmquist, Lance Cpl. Squire K. Wells, and Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Randall Smith, killed at the Navy Operational Support Center by a lone gunman.


Three attorneys join Leadership Chattanooga

Three attorneys are among the 40 members of the 2016-17 class of Leadership Chattanooga: Charlie McDaniel of Legal Aid of East Tennessee; Rebecca Miller of Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel; and Kyle Wilson of Miller & Martin. Over the next ten months, Leadership Chattanooga will prepare these young professionals for prominent business, cultural, and political roles through comprehensive leadership training.


Tennessee Appellate Court Opinions
Appellate court opinions 7.15.16

Amanda Gilreath, et al. v. Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority, et al.

Appeal from the Circuit Court for Hamilton County

Case number: E2015-02058-COA-R3-CV

Authoring judge: Judge John W. McClarty

Originating Judge: Judge W. Jeffrey Hollingsworth


River City – Sweet, savory wonders on Market Street
Creperie brings mouth-watering piece of France to Chattanooga

Until recently, the popularity of crepes has mystified me. I couldn’t understand why someone would want to eat a wafer-thin pancake when they could have a thick stack of the real thing. Then I stopped by the recently opened Adelle’s Ice Cream Creperie on Market Street and tried The Bee’s Knees – a decadent wonder stuffed with Nutella and topped with banana slices, honey, almonds, and cinnamon and maple sprinkles. It took me one bite to come around. I get it!


Kay's Cooking Corner
Spatchcocking a chicken

Strange word, huh? It was for me, too. I’ve been cooking and reading recipes and articles on food preparation for a long time, but this is the first time I’ve run across “spatchcock.”

I’ve written columns about food preparation words not seen on a daily basis if you’re an everyday Joe homemaker, but I failed to find this word when I was doing my research. I didn’t run across it until this week, when I was reading a recipe from Kraft foods.


Realtor Association President's Message
June 2016 home sales report

Now that we’re halfway through 2016, we’ve witnessed residential real estate markets perform as predicted at the beginning of the year. Sales and prices have been going up in most areas, while the number of homes for sale and total months’ supply of inventory have been going down. Meanwhile, many sellers have been getting a higher percentage of their asking price, and supply continues to struggle to meet demand. Whether nationally or here in Greater Chattanooga, the message may be repetitive, but it is largely positive.


The Critic's Corner
“The Purge: Election Year” rigged to lose

If you want to enjoy a “Purge” movie, you have to drink the Kool-Aid. Not the Kool-Aid the concession stand sells, but the Kool-Aid the filmmakers are trying to convince you to swallow. I’ve seen all three of them, and I’m not drinking it. But “The Purge: Election Year” at least made me raise the cup to my mouth.


50 Years Ago
What was going on in Chattanooga in 1966?

Saturday, July 16

A delegation of 28 from the Retail Merchants Association urged the City Commission on Friday to enforce the Sunday Closing Ordinances. Richard Worley, president of Fowler Bros. Co., and president of the Merchants Association, told the Commission, “We feel the ordinance is being flagrantly and openly violated.”


100 Years Ago
What was going on in Chattanooga in 1961?

Saturday, July 15

This is St. Swithin’s Day. Legend says if it rains today, it will rain for 40 days.

Mrs. Hugh Vinson honored Misses Amelia Sadler and Maude Thomison with a luncheon at Signal Mountain Inn. Guests were Misses Mary Helen Schneider, Madeline Pemberton, Amelia Milligan, Margaret McKinney, Annie Grady, Frances Thatcher, and Nancy Sizer.


I Swear
At the desk, but…

“Author’s obstacle.” Twelve letters. Hint: I prefer neither to say nor write the two-word answer.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge is reported to have described it in 1804 as “an indefinite indescribable Terror.”

It’s akin to the word shank on a golf course. I don’t even call it “the S word.” No one wants to hear it. No one wants to think about it.


Amenities topping home buyer wish lists

President, Home Builders

Association of Greater Chattanooga

Preferences in home styles and features vary significantly in the Chattanooga area, but there are some amenities that tend to make everyone’s list.


NAR research director to present home buyer and seller findings at Chattanooga luncheon

The Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors and the Home Builders of Greater Chattanooga will co-host the annual economic update luncheon Wednesday, Aug. 10 at The Chattanooga Hotel.

This year’s guest speaker is Jessica Lautz, managing director of survey research and communications for the National Association of Realtors. Lautz will present the latest findings from the Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers and Profile & Generational Trends on the motivations of home buyers and sellers. The reports show that while home buyer demographics are shifting, there is a constant demand for homeownership, and role of the real estate agent in the transaction is more important than ever.


Events

Chattanooga Remembers Memorial Service

On July 16, 2015, Chattanooga lost five heroes: Lance Cpl. Squire “Skip” Wells, Sgt. Carson Holmquist, Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, and Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith. From 9:45 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the River Front, Mayor Andy Berke and the City of Chattanooga will present a memorial service in honor of these men. The event will include a Manning the Rail ceremony (a method of rendering honor using naval vessels), the Presentation of the Colors, a performance of “The Star Spangled Banner,” and the reading of a proclamation honoring Chattanooga’s Fallen Five. At 11:00 a.m. (the approximate time of the first report of gunfire on July 16, 2015 at the Navy Operations Support Center) the USS CHATTANOOGA bell will ring five times as planes from the U.S. Navy pass overhead.


Financial Focus
Act today to avoid regrets tomorrow

“Regrets? I’ve had a few.”

– Frank Sinatra

Mr. Sinatra, one of the most famous entertainers of the 20th century, did things his way, but he was also familiar with remorse. He’s not alone, of course. We all deal with regrets – and financial ones are among the most troublesome.


Judiciary remembers Justice Robert E. Cooper, Sr.

“The entire judicial family is saddened by the passing of former Tennessee Supreme Court Justice and Chief Justice Robert E. Cooper, Sr., and extends condolences to his family, friends, and all who had the pleasure of working closely with him,” Chief Justice Sharon Lee said this week about the passing of Justice Cooper. “Justice Cooper was highly respected by members of the judiciary and legal community. He diligently served this great state for nearly 40 years as a public servant. A Chattanooga native, Justice Cooper left a proud and lasting legacy [that includes] his strong intellect, his tireless work, and his commitment to his state, his community, his church, and the judiciary.”


Bode elected chair of TBA’s Labor & Employment Law Section

Miller & Martin attorney John R. Bode has been elected Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section for 2016-2017. The Labor & Employment Section is one of the largest groups in the TBA, with approximately 700 members. It focuses on all traditional labor relations issues and matters arising in individual employment rights.