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Modern development meets old school service
Fletcher Bright Realty looking to open eyes with The Fairpoint

Being the oldest residential real estate brokerage in the city has its perks.

For example, after 92 years of selling houses in and around Chattanooga, Fletcher Bright Realty enjoys a reputation for doing things old school, which in real estate parlance is synonymous with integrity and rock-solid customer service.


Six Gearhiser Peters attorneys named Best Lawyers

Six attorneys with Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott & Cannon have been included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. These include:

• Lee Ann Adams, trusts and estates

• Wade Cannon, litigation - real estate

• Beverly Edge, real estate law


Hon. Herschel Franks receives award

Biographical profile publisher Marquis Who’s Who has presented the Hon. Herschel Franks with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility and prominence in a field are taken into account during the selection process.


McNabb Foundation welcomes new board member

The Helen Ross McNabb Foundation has appointed Baker Donelson attorney Ross Schram, III to its board.

Schram’s clients include developers, lenders and managers of shopping centers and other retail, residential, mixed-use and office properties.


Higher power steered Wysocki to seek justice
Private investigator probes cold cases, mysteries

An ‘otherworldly’ experience on an otherwise perfectly normal night 15 years ago changed Sheila Wysocki’s life.

She calls the 2004 event at her Nashville home a “God nod” (one of Wysocki’s pet phrases) and tells how she was in bed doing Bible-study “homework,” not at all thinking about the murder of her college roommate two decades earlier.


Puckett’s launches open house catering service for Realtors

Keller Williams Realtor Emily Barryman has hosted her share of open houses – which means she’s also experienced her share of stress as she’s prepared homes for public viewing.

Now Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant has launched a service that will allow Barryman – and other Greater Chattanooga Realtors who have too much on their plate – to easily cross one big thing off their to-do list.


Safety protocols to expect when working with a Realtor

In a few days, the National Association of Realtors will release its 2019 Member Safety Report, which surveys Realtors around the nation about how safe they feel while on the job, their personal safety experiences and the safety procedures and materials provided by their real estate brokerage.


Home maintenance tips to be ready for winter

Even though the days are still rather warm in the Chattanooga area, fall is just around the corner. It’s a perfect time to tackle some of those maintenance projects in your home. Regular home maintenance and repairs can save you money and keep your home looking sharp year-round.


Weaving’s worthy effort outshines goofy horror flick

Grace is a picture of beauty as she prepares to be married to Alex in “Ready or Not,” a new horror film from Fox Searchlight Pictures. Little does she know she’s about to step into a nightmare unlike any she’s imagined.

You see, when it came to selecting a husband, Grace chose poorly. Not that there’s anything wrong with Alex. He’s handsome, old money rich and a nice guy to boot. But there are issues with his family.


Census Bureau recruiting temporary workers

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring nearly 500 workers for temporary jobs in Hamilton County to support the 2020 census. Many of the jobs offer flexible work hours including opportunities for daytime, evening and weekend hours. All positions include mileage and paid training.


GPS plans to renovate lower athletic complex

Extensive renovations and additions to the lower fields at Girls Preparatory School will soon be underway. Franklin Architects designed the project; T.U. Parks Construction Company will complete the work.

A new look to the lower athletic complex will build upon the recent updates to the softball field and track. Included in the project is an outdoor plaza to create a space for guests and to provide a point of entry to the athletic fields.


Newsmakers: CHI Memorial adds Drs. Sumit Patel, Jesse Tucker

Drs. Sumit Patel and Jesse Tucker have joined CHI Memorial Medical Group’s Buz Standefer Lung Center. Patel received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica. He completed his residency in internal medicine at State University of New York in Buffalo, where he also completed fellowships in pulmonary care and sleep medicine. Patel is board certified by the American Board of Internal medicine in internal medicine and pulmonary disease.  


What can a financial advisor do for you?

What does investing mean to you? If the word makes you think of transactions – buying or selling stocks and bonds – you’re looking at just part of the picture. To work toward all your goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you need a comprehensive financial strategy. And for that, you might need to work with a personal financial advisor. But what, specifically, can this type of professional do for you?


Smiles of Chattanooga sponsors bed build

Smiles of Chattanooga sponsored a bed build for Sleep in Heavenly Peace Chattanooga on Saturday, Sept. 7.

Drs. Bob Gallien and Erin Eudaly raised money and the rest of the doctors matched their donation to sponsor a bed build for the local chapter of the nationwide charity, Sleep in Heavenly Peace.


Life Care Center of Collegedale director wins President’s Award

Life Care Centers of America honored Lauren McCann, executive director at Life Care Center of Collegedale, with one of two President’s Awards for its eastern division on Aug. 26.

The honor recognizes distinguished service in long-term health care management. The eastern division includes 39 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.


Three Komodo dragons hatch at zoo

New babies have arrived at the Chattanooga Zoo. But the zoo still doesn’t know if its matchmaking efforts with the parents were a success.

Three Komodo dragon babies hatched at the zoo on Aug. 4. This was the first successful komodo dragon hatching to take place at the facility.


GPS welcomes new faculty, announces new roles for staff

Girls Preparatory School has welcomed the following new faculty to its team of teachers:

Andy Arick, English teacher

Arick holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English and teaches English 9 and 10 at GPS. Arick taught for the last year at Franklin Road Academy in Nashville and began teaching in 2015 in southern Alabama. A long-time soccer player and a girls’ soccer coach throughout his teaching career, he will serve as an assistant coach for the GPS Middle School soccer team.