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An attorney’s fight for right to practice
State cites lack of education despite law degrees, test scores

Violaine Panasci says she believed she’d done everything she could possibly do to qualify to practice law in Tennessee.

She’d earned a Juris Doctor, for starters, and then a Master of Laws. While living in New York, she passed the Uniform Bar Exam, scoring in the 90th percentile among more than 4,300 candidates.

Cleary learns to embrace the family business
Now with firm his forebearers helped create

Jonathan Cleary has placed a photograph of his great-grandfather on the window sill in this third-floor office at Spears, Moore, Rebman & Williams. The picture resides behind Cleary, whose desk faces inward, making it appear as though his forebearer is watching over him with a close eye.

Business helps Realtors find perfect gift
Lifelong friends fill Ringgold market void with DWELLing

Realtors make serving the needs of their clients their profession. From locating a perfect home for their buyers and then facilitating the purchase to finding buyers for their sellers and then negotiating the right price and terms, Realtors works days, nights and weekends to make a challenging process goes as smoothly as possible.

Smile, you might be on camera

In today’s technology-driven age, home surveillance systems that offer enhanced security and peace of mind have become integral to many households. But for potential homebuyers, this can bring an unexpected twist to the home shopping experience.

Five benefits of deciding on new home construction

The first step for homebuyers is deciding if they want a new or existing home. Choosing a structure that best fits your needs is essential because a home is one of the most significant investments you’ll likely make in your lifetime.

There are plenty of existing homes on the market, but owning a newly constructed home has many advantages. Before you talk to a real estate agent, consider the following reasons why a new home might be right for you.

Newsmakers: Erlanger names first female chief medical officer

Erlanger’s newly appointed chief medical officer, Dr. Jensen Hyde, is the first female CMO to lead the 130-year-old health system.

Hyde previously served as chief medical quality officer for Erlanger Medical Group and as a hospitalist at Erlanger. She also holds assistant professor appointments with UTHSC for the Department of Internal Medicine, including associate program director.

Briefs: Sheriff’s office expanding school resource program

Every Hamilton County charter school will soon have a school resource deputy watching over its students and staff. There are eight charter schools in the county, two of which the Soddy Daisy Police Department is staffing.

Hamilton County Sheriff Austin Garrett intends to staff the remaining six charter schools shortly after the beginning of 2024, according to a news release from his office.

Financial Focus: How will you exit your business?

If you own a business, you’ve always got a lot on your mind. But no matter how busy you are today, you need to think about tomorrow. Specifically, you’ll want to create an exit strategy for the day you want to move on from your business to a new phase in your life.

Personal Finance: Bargain hunting? How to ace late summer, fall sales

To get the most out of summer sales, shoppers have to think ahead – sometimes way ahead.

That’s because end-of-summer sales are the ideal time to stock up on hot-weather items that you’ll use a year from now. “Flip-flops, bathing suits, beach towels, grills, Adirondack chairs – at the end of the season, that’s when you’ll get the best prices of the year,” says Leah Ingram, who writes about saving money on her Real Sophisticated Consumer blog at LeahIngram.com.

Rogers column: Expect nothing from Lee’s special session on guns

Reluctant lawmakers will trudge back to Nashville next week, summoned by Gov. Bill Lee to produce legislation “enhancing public safety.” Words of advice: Don’t hold your breath waiting for that to happen.

We all know what prompted this: the shooting in March at the Covenant School that left three 9-year-olds and three adults dead. The shooter also died, shot by Metro police officers.

Former Vol Jacobs training in Knoxville with eye on Olympics

Dylan Jacobs only competed for the University of Tennessee for one year. But given all he accomplished in that short time, his legacy will likely span generations.

Jacobs capped his collegiate running career by breaking four school records, capturing three SEC titles and becoming UT’s first indoor 5,000-meter NCAA champion. He was named National Men’s Track Athlete of the Year for the 2022-23 indoor season by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Give Vrabel credit for giving coach chance

Years from now, the Titans 2023 preseason opening loss in Chicago won’t be much more than a footnote to those who didn’t know what happened.

But perhaps because of Terrell Williams, Mike Vrabel and the Titans organization, Saturday’s 23-17 loss at Soldier Field will be remembered for starting a new and needed trend in the NFL. What took place beyond the score was Vrabel and the Titans organization putting talk into action.

Behind the Wheel: 2 small SUVs: Mazda CX-50 vs. Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V has consistently been one of the most popular small crossover SUVs on sale in America. It’s also coming off a full 2023 redesign in which it received more rear legroom, an improved hybrid powertrain option and updated technology features.