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Sewanee advancement officer aims to make a difference

Busy people are sometimes said to have a lot on their plate. To apply this expression to Allison Cardwell, one would need to include a second plate – one for each of her hands.

An advancement officer at Sewanee: The University of the South and a Chattanooga resident, Cardwell has that much going on. But everything she does is driven by a single purpose: to make a difference, whether at home, in someone’s life, or on a larger scale.

Fall Home and Remodeling Expo draws thousands

Autumn is a great time for home remodeling, decorating, and landscaping. People attending the 2014 Home and Remodeling Expo at the Chattanooga Convention Center last weekend drew inspiration from displays and talked with experts about the renovations they want to make.

A good laugh for a good cause

Mayor Andy Berke Monday evening at City Hall became the latest Chattanoogan to undergo the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Berke agreed to be doused in ice water after receiving challenges from WGOW’s Brian Joyce, Assistant Police Chief Danna Vaughn, and others.

Of him shall much be required: The trials of Noah W. Parden
Mirable Dictu

In keeping with the theme of highlighting extraordinary contributors to our Chattanooga legal history, we turn to Noah W. Parden, a Chattanooga lawyer, who was the first African-American to argue, as lead counsel, before the United States Supreme Court.

U.S. Attorney Killian hosts reentry summit

On Tuesday, Aug. 19, the 2014 Eastern District of Tennessee Reentry Summit, “Working Together for a Solution,” was hosted by William C. Killian, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, at Chattanooga State Community College.

Remembering and taking lessons from a king
Under Analysis

Jomo Serengeti Kenyatta died last week. He left a lesson or two behind. Not to be confused with Jomo Kenyatta, the father of the modern state of Kenya, this branch of the Kenyattas was a dog. He was named Jomo Kenyatta by his adopted parents, Cheryl and me.

Listen to me
View From The Cheap Seats

I’ve become increasingly aware of the unfortunate truth that most people aren’t listening to me when I speak. For that matter, it doesn’t appear to me that most people are listening to what other people are saying, either.

Instead of listening thoughtfully, most of us often fall into the trap of being more concerned about when there will be a break in the conversation so we can tell our story or make our point. Even worse than simply waiting for a time to inject your wisdom is the amount of time many of us spend acting like we’re listening to someone and are doing anything but paying attention.

Tennessee Appellate Court Opinions

First Community Bank, N.A. v. First Tennessee Bank, N.A., et al.

Appeal from the Circuit Court for Knox County

Case Number: E2012-01422-COA-R3-CV

Authoring Judge: Judge John W. McClarty

Originating Judge: Judge Wheeler A. Rosenbalm

Legal Aid welcomes new attorney

The Chattanooga office of Legal Aid of East Tennessee welcomes new domestic violence attorney Paige Evatt.

Evatt is a graduate of the Faulkner University School of Law in Montgomery, Ala.

Prior to joining Legal Aid, she represented the State of Tennessee in child support

Best Lawyers honors Baker Donelson

Baker Donelson last week announce that 248 of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Twenty-six of the firm’s attorneys were also recognized by Best Lawyers as “Lawyers of the Year,” a designation given to a select group of individuals in high-profile specialties in large legal communities. Only a single attorney in each specialty in each community is honored.

55 Miller & Martin Attorneys listed in Best Lawyers

Miller & Martin last week announced 55 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Miller & Martin ‘s Chattanooga attorneys named to the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers are: Donald J. Aho; Evan A. Allison; Roger D. Bailey, Jr.; Douglas Berry;

Making artwork at Morning Pointe

Morning Pointe of Hixson resident Mary Fulghum will never lose her touch when it comes to art.

Give her some watercolor paints, and she can turn a plain white piece of paper into a beautiful masterpiece. Fulghum recently spent an afternoon mixing colors and blending paints with the residents at the assisted living community. 

Make the right moves to leave a legacy to grandchildren
Financial Focus

On Sept. 8, we observe National Grandparents Day. If you have grandchildren, they will hopefully mark this occasion by sending a card, making a call or, best of all, paying a visit. But however your grandchildren express their feelings for you, you undoubtedly have a very big place in your heart for them.

It’s Signing Time, Scenic City

On Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. at AT&T Field, the Chattanooga Down Syndrome Society will welcome Rachel Coleman from the Signing Time DVD series for their biggest fundraising event of the year.

Coleman, who is responsible for helping thousands of children learn sign language during their infant and toddler years, will help kick off the annual Buddy Walk.

Parking spots to become parks in September

Rethink and reclaim a downtown metered parking spot for a day in the 7th annual Park(ing) Day in Downtown Chattanooga. This event, taking place Friday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., gives local individuals, businesses, and civic groups the opportunity to create a temporary public space. 

‘Lucy’ is lots of fun
The Critic's Corner

As I write this movie review, science tells me I'm using only a miniscule portion of my brain. Same with you as you read it. Science also tells me I'd be able to do amazing things if I were able to unlock more of my gray matter. Smart people using more of their brain than I use have yet to figure out how to do that, though – and if they can't solve that problem, then I'm not going to do it while I'm sitting on the couch muching on Doritos and watching "Three's Company" reruns on TV Land.

Event Calendar

Camp Jordan Jams series starts Aug. 30

The East Ridge Parks and Recreation and the City of East Ridge will present free concerts at Camp Jordan Park on Aug. 30, Sept. 20, and Oct. 18. The performances will take place on Saturday nights, with the headline act performing from 7 to 9 p.m. Nashville’s Travis Dukes will perform Aug. 30. The singer and songwriter has opened for acts like Charlie Worsham and Billy Dean. The Beaters will take the stage Sept. 20. The band is in the Chattanooga Music Hall of Fame. An offer has been made to a group for the Oct. 18 concert.

Carrabba's Italian Grill unveils new look

Change is happening at Carrabba’s. This month, Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Chattanooga debuted its newly remodeled look. The renovation includes a mix of traditional and contemporary design throughout the restaurant.

The dining room is relaxed and casual, and includes family tables for larger parties or family gatherings. The open kitchen atmosphere includes a kitchen counter where guests can experience exhibition style cooking as dishes are prepared right in front of them. The modern Italian bar includes community tables where friends can meet and enjoy dishes and cocktails.

Are We There Yet?

Ever since I was little, ever since I was little, it looked like fun

And it’s no coincidence I’ve come

And I can die when I’m done – Crazy, Gnarls Barkley

Somewhere in the high-speed concrete maze above what is San Antonio, I blindly trusted Siri, and her sense of gigabyte direction. She was perfect every time, and who was I to doubt? Just a human left to relying on memory in graying gray matter – that or a yellowing 75th Edition of the “State Farm Road Atlas.”

Warm weather – cool food ...
Kay's Cooking Corner

This column originally ran in the Hamilton County Herald on Aug. 31, 2012.

We are in the heat of the summer – one of the hottest on record for our little town – so other than ice cream and watermelon, here are a few recipes to keep you and the kitchen from heating up.

GCAR annual meeting, election

The Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors on Thursday, Sept. 11 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the association office at 2963 Amnicola Highway will hold its annual meeting and election.

President Vicki Trapp will provide a State of the Association speech highlighting various member programs and services. Following her presentation, the association will recognize its Realtor Emeritus members and announce the results of its online election. Immediately following the program, they will adjourn to celebrate the newly elected officers and directors and the newest Emeritus members.

Use caution when crossing state lines

In a market such as ours that encompasses a neighboring state, it is common for Realtors to hold a real estate license from more than one state licensing body. The jurisdiction, or market area, of many Realtor associations crosses state lines, which especially is meaningful for Realtors that use the Association’s multiple listing service (MLS).

Local non-profit gets facelift

Chattanooga Room in the Inn, a residential facility for homeless women and children, was chosen as a beneficiary in Karndean’s 40 Good Floors for 40 Good Causes Campaign. Rhonda Gay with Chattanooga Flooring Center nominated the non-profit agency.

CRS group learns about Medals of Honor

Jim Wade, executive director of the National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History, brought an exhibit of Medals of Honor to the quarterly lunch meeting of local Certified Residential Specialists, held Thursday, Aug. 21 at The Broad Street Grille.

Wasps are building like crazy
Read All About It

The last holiday of the summer season is upon us, and everyone will have to wait until Thanksgiving to get another one of those long official weekends.

Labor Day is one of those holidays I’ve never really gotten caught up in over the years, other than it being time for a lot of dove hunting in my part of the country. As a child, it usually meant that it was time for school to start back up, but nowadays, school starts back about the time the ink dries on the kid’s report cards from getting out for summer vacation.

Oh death!

In the spring of 2002, I coded — for the first and, I hope, only time in my life. That’s my story and ... I was sticking to it, until I told it in the company of a med school cardiologist a few weeks afterward. He interrupted and said, “You died.”

Governor Haslam announces Safe Routes to School grants for 17 communities

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam last week announced Safe Routes to School funding totaling $1.8 million for 17 municipalities in Tennessee. The grants will be used by multiple schools to improve sidewalks, crosswalks, signs, and fund safe walking and biking educational activities. The Safe Routes to School Program is a statewide initiative designed to make bicycling and walking to school a safer, more appealing and healthier alternative for students. 

Taking a fireplace from drab to fab
Do It Yourself

One of the areas in my home that truely needs improvement is the fireplace area. Our fireplace is caddy cornered in our living room and is the first thing that meets your eye when walking through the front door. The solid wood mantel that surrounds the fireplace is beautiful; however, the white 12x12 kitchen tiles the builder decided to surround the area with is anything but beautiful.  

Brainbuster – Make your brain tingle!

This column originally ran in the Hamilton County Herald on Aug. 31, 2012. 

It seems hubby and I are spending a lot of time in the air lately, such as today. That gave me the idea behind this puzzle – how much do you know about airlines and airports? Flying anywhere in the near future? You might want to check this out!

What'd They Say?

Fill in the blanks in the quote using the following words:

have, am, down, I, had, let, believed, me,

because, I, heart, friend, success

“______ ______ a ______ today ______ I ______ a ______ who ______ in ______ and______ didn’t______ the ______ to ______him ______”

What was going on in Chattanooga in 1914?

Saturday, August 29, 1914

The lawyers picnic and boat trip down the Tennessee River Friday ended with the tragic drowning of Lewis M. Coleman, Jr., son of District Attorney Lewis M. Coleman. While swimming near Hale’s Bar Dam with Con Milligan and Lyle West, Lewis was caught in the treacherous undertow and swept under the boat. Milligan and West were rescued with the assistance of ropes thrown to them.

What was going on in Chattanooga in 1964?

Saturday, August 29, 1964

The Chattanooga Federal Savings and Loan Association will establish its second branch office, President W. Arnold Chambers, announced Thursday after permission for a facility on Hixson Pike was received from the Federal Home Loan Bank Board. The site is just south of Highland Plaza Shopping Center. Construction will begin within about 30 days.