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‘Secret City’ vital to story of ‘Oppenheimer’

In the new film “Oppenheimer,” the subject of the biopic gradually fills a large fishbowl with marbles that represent the minuscule amounts of uranium workers in Oak Ridge were laboriously enriching as part of the U.S. government’s Manhattan Project during World War II.

Respectful dissent serves noble purpose in judiciary

With the end of the Supreme Court’s latest term, several of its opinions have generated considerable attention and discussion. And as is often the case, the more high-profile cases featured spirited dissents from the majority opinions by the Justices who were in the minority.

Boland dedicated to animals, real estate

From cats to dogs to platypuses, animals come all shapes, sizes and forms. Just as varied in their tastes are the people who love them. There are feline fanatics, folks who prefer dogs and, well, Janine Boland.

Boland is a Realtor with RE/MAX Renaissance in Hixson, as well as a special breed of animal lover. For starters, she does love dogs, she insists as her Belgian Malinois Husky, Scooby-Dooby-Doo, barks for her attention.

Commercial real estate in greater Chattanooga

When people speak about real estate, many automatically think of homes, but the commercial sector is just as crucial to our local and national economy. So, where does the Greater Chattanooga area stand in the national commercial market?

First, let’s look across the nation to get the big picture.

Remodel or relocate? Here are some points to consider

There’s always something on a homeowner’s to-do list, from changing air filters to finally repairing that leaky faucet. You might be looking at tackling a big project on your to-do list, such as a kitchen renovation or adding a new addition.

Bella Vita offers Italian excellence amid a sea of lesser chain choices

Like an invitation from a friend, the words “Bella Vita” beckon to Battlefield Parkway motorists from the facade of an end-cap at a strip mall, encouraging them to pause their travels and step through the door beneath the words to enjoy a fine Italian meal and perhaps wine from a 600-year-old Sicilian vineyard.

Hamilton County Herald wins two statewide awards

The Hamilton County Herald won top awards for Best Business Coverage and Headline Writing last week at the annual Tennessee Press Association awards banquet.

Winning articles in the business category were written by David Laprad and Nancy Henderson. Winning headlines were written by Lyle Graves.

Public Library hires executive director

William O’Hearn is the new executive director of the Chattanooga Public Library.

Originally starting out in business administration for PepsiCo, O’Hearn later sought a role that would allow him to work with communities. His search led him to return to school to earn a Master of Library and Information Science.

Briefs: Bike Chattanooga expands bike counts, service areas

Bike Chattanooga is celebrating 11 years in Chattanooga with the addition of 50 e-bikes, electrifying the Walnut Plaza station and expanding with a new station connecting the Hill City neighborhood.

Bike Chattanooga launched in 2012 and has seen steady growth in usage over the years, with the first half of 2023 docking 43,000 bike share trips.

Financial Focus: Retired? Consider benefits of part-time work

After spending decades in the workforce, you might look forward to the day you retire. But if you decide, for one reason or another, that you’d like to redefine “retirement” to include part-time work or consulting, you could enjoy exercising your skills and meeting new people. But you can also receive some key financial benefits.

Personal Finance: Don’t let your credit scores retire when you end work

Getting rid of debt before retirement is often a good idea. Getting rid of your credit scores? Not so much.

People who stop using credit also stop generating enough data to produce credit scores, the three-digit numbers used to gauge creditworthiness. Not having scores can make it harder and more expensive to get loans.

CMI announces Pink! co-chairs

CHI Memorial Foundation’s 19th annual Pink! gala will be held Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The co-chairs for the foundation’s annual signature black-tie event are Tyler and Brittany Carman and Beaumont and Jabo Covert.

Chattanooga Fire Department graduates 26 cadets

A class of 26 cadets has completed the Chattanooga Fire Department’s six-month academy to become the newest members of the unit.

Each cadet not only learned about the different aspects of the fire service, including how to fight different kinds of fire, but also completed emergency medical technician training.

Bearing fruit
Tennessee Aquarium’s in-house gardening program benefits animals and saves money

With summer in full swing, gardens throughout the Southeast are a simmering cornucopia of fresh veggies and fruits bound for salad bowls and grills. However, one surprising place to find a green thumbprint or two is beneath the glass peaks of the Tennessee Aquarium.

Luxury SUVs compared: Kia Telluride vs. Mazda CX-90

The Kia Telluride was an instant home run for the brand when it debuted in 2019, and it has sat atop Edmunds’ list of best midsize three-row SUVs ever since. It further benefited last year from a few cosmetic and technology updates.

But also vying for your attention is the all-new 2024 Mazda CX-90. Replacing Mazda’s CX-9 model as its largest SUV, the CX-90 boasts sleek looks, engaging performance and a premium-feeling cabin.