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Fellows luncheon at Black Creek Golf Club

The Fellows of the Chattanooga Bar Foundation on Tuesday, July 23, met at Black Creek Golf Club to induct the Fellows Class of 2013. New Fellows include the Honorable Suzanne Bailey, Wade K. Cannon, Larry L. Cash, William G. Colvin, Lee Davis, Richard B. Gossett, H. Wayne Grant, Jennifer H. Lawrence, Linda J. Norwood, Dana B. Perry, Honorable Christie M. Sell and Richard C. Wagner. More photos on page 11. (Lynda Hood)

Hamilton County Herald wins state photography award

The Hamilton County Herald won first place in the category for “Best Feature Photograph” at the 2013 Tennessee State Press Association Awards, held last week in Nashville. The award-winning photograph was taken by news editor David Laprad during the Chattanooga Fire Department’s live training in February 2012, when recruits set fire to an abandoned house and then put into practice the fire fighting skills they had learned up to that point. The photograph was published as part of a feature titled “Chattanooga had zero fire fatalities in 2012.” Pictured: Chattanooga Fire Department Chief Lamar Flint and Laprad standing next to a tear sheet of the feature, currently hanging on a wall at the fire department. (Susanne Reed)

Chapman honored as NALS nominee

Kim Chapman, a paralegal with the McMahan Law Firm, has been nominated for the NALS Award of Excellence, which is presented annually to recognize outstanding achievement in association leadership and professional development. Chapman is the only nominee from Tennessee for this year’s award. The recipient of the NALS Award of Excellence will be announced during the annual Education Conference and National Forum. (Susanne Reed)

Vault: Baker Donelson top ten law firm to work for

Baker Donelson has been ranked among the top ten law firms in the country in the 2014 edition of Vault Best Law Firms to Work For. This prominent national ranking is based on feedback from thousands of law firm associates across the country who were asked to rate their law firms on a number of quality-of-life categories.

View from the Cheap Seats
Stranger in town

As a criminal defense attorney, I am often charged with the arduous task of minimizing the punishment that my client will get for his transgressions against society. All too often, there is no question of whether my client has done the thing he is accused of doing. Many times, the only question to be answered is what the proper punishment is for the wrongdoer. 

New issue of TasteBuds offers ways to eat local in winter

The official release of the sixth edition of the TasteBuds Local Food Guide will be August 11 at the Chattanooga Market. TasteBuds is a regional guide for finding local foods grown and crafted within 100 miles of Chattanooga. The new issue offers tips and solutions for buying locally-grown and raised foods, even in the fall and winter, when some products are more scarce.

Health Corner
Don't bug me...

Unfortunately, along with all the sporting events and family outings during this season, come the pesky little critters like mosquitoes, fleas, flies, chiggers, spiders, and ticks. However, we don’t have to play victim. There are tons of products that can help, and along with some research and planning before we head for the woods, we can run home bite free!

I Swear
Cuckoo history of Cuckoo's Calling

As I understand it, The Cuckoo’s Calling, a first-fiction item by one Robert Galbraith (not the retired doctor from Little Rock) was released last April. With generally positive reviews springing forth, 3,000 or so copies had been sold in England and the U.S. by early July. And then …

Are We There Yet?

It was Monday night at the movies and based on two thumbs up from a couple of different hands (David and Fred) I took KM to see “The Conjuring.” It was the 7:05 showing, and lightly attended, with about 40 of us, all looking for a good scare. I wasn’t disappointed. 

Kay's Cooking Corner
Sweet chicken and pineapple kabobs

There seems to always be some kind of excitement around our house. With our combined families of children and grandchildren, there is always something funny, dramatic, big, exciting, crazy, fantastic, and sometimes traumatic going on. Oh, and we can’t forget my wonderful husband, Don. He is one of the “big” kids, too.

At home, on the job, Realtor gives her all

Crye-Leike Realtor Josi Meek uses different words for certain things than her American friends. A native of Wales, she calls potato chips “crisps” and French fries “chips,” for example. Her most unique twist on words, however, is calling a meeting with a client “date night.”

Cummings Cove – part of Black Creek Mountain

Located in the heart of Lookout Valley, the Cummings Cove neighborhood was named for the late Judge Will Cummings, who is credited with construction of the iconic Market Street Bridge, the Chattanooga portion of the historic Dixie Highway and placement of the Chickamauga Lock and Dam.

Brainbuster – Make your brain tingle!

As summer continues into the hot, Dog Days of August, families are looking for places to escape the heat. Here are a few trivia questions on things you might find while going on your way to the perfect vacation spot. See how well you do.

1. The Tosa is a dog native to what country? Asia; China; Japan; Sweden.

The Critic's Corner
R.I.P.D. unfairly ripped

I don’t get the hatred for R.I.P.D., a new paranormal action comedy.

Is it a great movie? No. But it’s not bad, either, as nearly every critic listed on Rotten Tomatoes claims. I had a good time watching it.

At the top of the list of what I liked was Jeff Bridges as a dead cop busting human souls that refuse to move on to judgment. Their decay affects everything around them, so the Rest in Peace Department is charged with capturing them and sending them to their eternal punishment. If too many of them amass on Earth, life as we know it will end.

Visit with Jeff Corwin at Chattanooga Zoo’s Banana Ball

The Chattanooga Zoo will host its annual Banana Ball on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 6:30-11 p.m. at the Zoo’s location at 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. Guests will enjoy a presentation by Jeff Corwin, up-close animal encounters, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dancing and an open bar. A cigar bar providing signature hand rolled cigars by Burns Tobacconist will also be made available to attendees.

50 Years Ago ...
What was going on in Chattanooga in 1963?

Saturday, August 3

Faced with the virtual impossibility of completing its work by the September 10 deadline, the Metropolitan Government Charter Commission voted without dissent Friday afternoon to ask the City Commission and County Council for a six-month extension of the time allowed for preparation of a charter for consolidated city-county government.

100 Years Ago ...
What was going on in Chattanooga in 1913?

Saturday, August 2

Mrs. D. P. Montague, Miss Genevieve Montague and Countess Rasponi will leave today for New York, sailing next week to Italy.

Vincent D. Mahoney will leave today for a two-week trip to Colorado Springs, Colo., and Cheyenne, Wy.

Event Calendar

Mark Making photo exhibit

Friday, August 2 through Friday, August 30

Mark Making is celebrating four years with Mark Making: More Than Art, a photo exhibition of selected projects, available for public viewing August 2 through August 30 at the Association for Visual Arts, located at 30 Frazier Avenue. Mark Making is a Chattanooga-based nonprofit that empowers individuals and transforms communities through professionally-led public art projects, with a focus on the underserved. For information on viewing the exhibit, call Zach Atchley at (423) 227-3288.