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Commercial Realtor, Tad Bromfield, ‘stands sentinel’ for his clients

Tad Bromfield had six miles left in a more than 140-mile quest to complete Ironman Florida in 2012. But he was on his back, staring at the roof of a utility cart, his energy spent on more than 130 miles of swimming, biking, and running. In his mind, his chances of finishing were about as good as him someday walking on the moon.

Christie Kizer Burbank, Miller & Martin attorney, named Board Chair for Erlanger Health System Foundations

Miller & Martin attorney Christie Kizer Burbank has been named Board Chair for Erlanger Health System Foundations for fiscal year 2017, as well as Council Chair of Erlanger and Children’s Hospital (EACH) Council.

The Lea Team, GreenTech Homes, announce Northshore Heights
New construction homes offer plans with Tudor accents on 80 level lots

The Lea Team, a group of real estate professionals affiliated with Keller Williams Realty, and GreenTech Homes, a Chattanooga-based residential construction company, recently announced the groundbreaking of Northshore Heights, a planned residential community offering 80 homes on level lots in North Chattanooga.

Creative ways to save for a down payment
REALTOR Association President's Message

According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, the most difficult step in the homebuying process is saving for a down payment. And with the cost of rent so high, renters are finding it more and more difficult to save.

Diversification still important for retirees
Financial Focus

During your working years, your primary investment goal is generally growth – you need your money to grow so that you can eventually afford the comfortable retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned. But when you retire, should you change course and adjust your investment strategy from “offense” to “defense”?

Poorly insulated attic might raise utility bills
Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga

An estimated nine out of 10 homeowners are wasting money on their energy bills because their homes, particularly older houses, are under-insulated, according to Energy Star. And one of the major sources of escaping energy is often one of the most overlooked: the attic.

Beautifying Chattanooga - Romanova Art is giving walls throughout Scenic City a facelift through an innovative art rental program
Success Story

Every artist needs a canvas upon which to express his or her creativity, say something meaningful, and demonstrate good technique. An empty wall is Natasha Romanova’s canvas. But she’s not a painter or sculptor. Rather, she’s a businesswoman with a deep and abiding love of art, and a passion for sharing it with others.


East Ridge turns 95

East Ridge will throw a free 95th birthday party on Saturday, Aug. 20 at Camp Jordan. The party will start at 5 p.m. with the cutting of the birthday cake. The party will be held in air-conditioned comfort inside Camp Jordan Arena. Confederate Railroad will headline the event. The band will take the stage at 9 p.m. for a 90-minute set that will lead up to a 10:30 fireworks show. Smith and Wesley will begin a 90-minute set at 7:00 p.m. Diminutive Dynamite will get the Arena crowd moving at 6 p.m. For more information, call (423) 490-0078.

‘Suicide Squad’ shoots itself in the foot
The Critic's Corner movie review

“Suicide Squad” must have sounded like a good idea. With Superman out of the picture (see “Batman v. Superman”), America needs a new protector. To fill the gap, U.S. intelligence operative Amanda Waller assembles a team of dangerous criminals. There’s Deadshot, an elite hit man; a pyrokinetic ex-gangster known as El Diablo; a monstrous cannibal called Killer Croc; and more. Waller places them under command of Col. Rick Flag, who plants a tiny bomb in their heads as a control tactic. 

First Tennessee Bank donates $27,000 to museum

First Tennessee Bank recently gave Hunter Museum of American Art a check in the amount of $27,000.

The funds will be used to support the more than 120 programs the Hunter Museum puts on each year, and also strengthen and maintain the museum’s extensive permanent collection.

50 Years Ago
What was happening in Chattanooga in 1966?

Saturday, Aug. 13, 1966

Louis R. Stein, Jr., has retired as district manager of the Chattanooga office of the Social Security Administration after serving in the position since 1937. He will be succeeded by Willie V. Miller, assistant district manager of the office since 1956.

100 Years Ago
What was happening in Chattanooga in 1916?

Saturday, Aug. 12, 1912

Mrs. Howard McCall and children are guests at Three Oaks on Walden’s Ridge.

Jimmy Johnston, a local lad, has won a regular place in the line-up of the Brooklyn Ball Club, and will play in the World Series. The New York Evening Sun listed him as “Jimmy Johnston Star.”

Tennessee ranks in top 10 for providing access to courts

Tennessee ranks ninth in United States for providing access to its courts, according to the 2016 Justice Index, a nationwide study that ranks states according to their adoption of selected best practices for ensuring access to justice. Furthermore, Tennessee takes the No. 1 ranking in the Southeast.

Access to Justice organizations benefit from attorney donations

More than $75,000 has been donated by Tennessee attorneys to organizations that serve low-income individuals in need of legal assistance.

The donations come as part of the annual registration process that attorneys participate in to maintain their law licenses. Starting in 2015, attorneys were given the option to donate to the Access to Justice Fund when they were renewing their licenses.

A summer of ingestion – Part 2
I Swear

It’s been a summer of ingestion – not indigestion. I’ve read, I’ve watched. Last week I wrote about movies. This week the topic is books.

Not long ago I reviewed Chris Bachelder’s “The Throwback Special” (2015). So, you know I liked that novel about 22 guys meeting annually to re-enact one football play. But let me give you another memorable quote from it: “Chad chewed on the inside of his lip, considering whether or not to tell the story about the nest of mice in his dishwasher.”

Local students head to Iowa to promote K-12 computer science education

On Friday, July 15, two students from STEM School Chattanooga, Alyssa Malo and Apsara Beard, traveled to the National Governors’ Association (NGA) conference in Des Moines, Iowa to highlight the importance of having computer science education in K-12 classrooms.

Transformed alleys coming to Chattanooga

Two transformative alleyway proposals will be built in downtown Chattanooga this month. The proposals are part of Passageways, a program designed to reimagine alleyways as a place for public use and enjoyment. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Tennessee and River City Company are presenting Passageways.

Hot days, cool salads, and cooler desserts!
Kay's Cooking Corner

Are we hot enough yet? I am. The heat has been relentless; however, I have enjoyed the late afternoon showers we have occasionally. I would like for those to keep on coming. So far, with the showers, they have kept the dog days of August from looking dogged-tired!