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SETLAW names Virginia Love a Lioness of the Bar

In a spirited ceremony Thursday, Aug. 27 at DeBarge Winery, the Southeast Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women (SETLAW) named Baker Donelson attorney Virginia Love their 2015 Lioness of the Bar.

Brittany Thomas, 2015 SETLAW president, cited Love’s 36-year practice, her legal expertise, her community involvement, her commitment to SETLAW, and her dedication to furthering the careers of other female attorneys as factors in their selection.


Crye-Leike welcomes Tim Morrison to Ooltewah office

Crye-Leike has welcomed affiliate broker Tim Morrison to its Ooltewah office. Morrison comes to Crye-Leike from Wendy Dickerson Realty after being there for nine years. “I’m very happy with the move,” said Morrison. “Crye-Leike offers so much support and training.”


Attorney, David Veazey, celebrates victories in cases involving clients on DCS’ indicated list

The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees many rights for citizens, including due process of law when a proceeding could deny a person “life, liberty, or property.” While somewhat indefinite, the term suggests a fundamental principle of fairness in all legal matters, especially with regard to procedure. So when attorney David Veazey saw that a client was being denied what he believed was his right to a hearing before the Department of Children’s Services, he pursued rectification.


LAET executive director and staff attorney honored with statewide awards

The Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) honored two from Legal Aid of East Tennessee with 2015 Access to Justice Awards. The awards, given yesterday at annual Equal Justice University, recognize legal professionals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the cause of expanding access to civil legal services. 


Consider long-lasting financial gifts to grandchildren
Financial Focus

On Sept. 13, we observe National Grandparents Day. If you’re a grandparent, you might get a card or a little present from the grandkids. However, you will probably get greater pleasure from the gifts you give them. And if you’d like to make a financial gift, you’ve got some attractive options.


Viewers chime in on shuttering issue
I Swear

Awhile back I wrote that I’m thinking of shuttering the I Swear Crossword and column at year’s end. Most of this essay will be devoted to viewer responses to that notion. The writers shall remain nameless – you know, to protect them, whether they’re guilty or innocent.


Artist memorializing fallen servicemen with McCallie Avenue portrait

Local artist Kevin Bate works on a portrait of Sgt. Carson Holmquist, the first of five servicemen he’s painting on the side of a long building that hugs the corner of McCallie Avenue and North Hickory Street.

Bate is memorializing the four Marines and one sailor killed in the July 16 attack on two military installations in Chattanooga.


Real estate: a rewarding profession
REALTOR ASSOCIATION President’s Message

For the recent Labor Day, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released statistics about those of us who choose real estate as a profession. The data caused me to think about the many different careers real estate affords: helping people buy and sell homes, office buildings, industrial property, and corporation farmland; property management; land development; mortgage banking; urban planning: real estate counseling; appraisal; and research.


Cornerstones saves historic Brown’s Tavern

Cornerstones, Chattanooga’s only non-profit historic preservation organization, is currently under contract to purchase Brown’s Tavern. The historic log structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is believed to have been built in 1803, before the founding of the City of Chattanooga.


A walk cut short
The Critic's Corner

There was another mountain? How many mountains do you need to see?” - Stephen Katz in “A Walk in the Woods.”

“A Walk in the Woods” stars Robert Redford and Nick Nolte as estranged friends who try to walk the Appalachian Trail, an approximately 2,200 mile jaunt from Georgia to Maine. That might seem doable until you remember Redford is 79 years old and Nolte 74. Bill Bryon and Stephen Katz, whom the actors respectively portray, are no spring chickens, either.


EVENT CALENDAR

Free day at the Zoo

The Chattanooga Zoo is inviting everyone to visit for free on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. during the 11th Annual GoFest, a celebration of people of all abilities. The City of Chattanooga created the initiative to raise disability awareness. This year, GoFest will welcome Special Olympics Gold Medalist Nicole Gonzales, who will be demonstrating her winning shot put.


Grilled artichokes, zucchini, and peaches
Kay's Cooking Corner

This past weekend, my daughter, son-in-law, and three grandchildren came to visit us for a few days. In our new “down-sized home,” things were loud and rowdy, as you can expect. But it was fun, and everyone seemed to fit in quite comfortably! I guess when it comes to kids and grandkids, there aren’t many ways to be uncomfortable.


Are We There Yet?

KM and I arrived in Oxford, Miss., on a Saturday afternoon more than a few months back. She navigated us to the Hampton Inn, a couple of miles from the Ole Miss campus. 

While checking in, I ate a chocolate chip cookie the lady working there wanted us to try. I asked where our room was and she laughed, like I was kidding around or had chocolate on my face. Finally, still giggling, she told me the way.


50 Years Ago
As reported in the Hamilton County Herald in 1965

Saturday, Sept. 11, 1965

W.C. Cartinhour, retired insurance executive who has served on the Hamilton County Board of Education for the past 12 years, has submitted his resignation from the board effective Sept. 9, 1965.

Attorney Al S. Barger, Democrat, was voted out Friday as Registrar for the Hamilton County Election Commission, now controlled by the Republicans. Named to succeed him was attorney Frank Todd Meacham, long time leader in GOP activities here and across Tennessee.


100 Years Ago
As reported in the Hamilton County Herald in 1915

Saturday, Sept. 11, 1915

Mrs. T.H. McCallie, widow of Dr. McCallie, pioneer minister of the Presbyterian Church and resident of Chattanooga for many years, passed away at her home at the foot of Missionary Ridge. Dr. and Mrs. McCallie were in church and civic affairs. Eight children survive.


Chattanooga Film Festival gearing up for year three

The third year of the rapidly growing Chattanooga Film Festival (CFF) is set for March 31-April 3. CFF badges will go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 15. Patrons will be able to purchase either a VIP badge, which grants first in line access to every film, panel, party, and workshop, or a simple day pass, which provides unlimited access to events on the day the patron selects. Individual film and event tickets will also be available closer to the festival.


Tech Goes Home Chattanooga expanding

Tech Goes Home Chattanooga (TGH), the new digital equity initiative from The Enterprise Center, is expanding to 20 locations across Hamilton County this fall. The growth of the program has been made possible largely through support and funding from the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County, as well as local foundations and businesses.


Tennessee Aquarium celebrates five important baby turtles

In a sunny space directly under one of the Tennessee Aquarium’s tallest glass peaks, senior herpetologist Bill Hughes is caring for a special group of Southeast Asian turtles. These ten adult Beal’s-eyed Turtles, Sacalia bealei, are members of a vanishing species.


Window art
Do It Yourself

The other day my husband and I were driving down some back roads, enjoying our time sans children. We were looking at the various houses when I came across some great items sitting on the road beside someone’s trash. I am that wife that wants to stop and pick items off the side of the road; although, my husband is not too keen on my hobby.