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Finding good on ‘both sides of the V’
Peers return some of the love they get from ever-positive Hollis

Talk with attorney Joe Hollis Jr. for a few minutes and one thing will become clear: He has something good to say about everyone and is lavish in his praise.

Hollis calls the founding partner of his firm, the late Josiah Baker, a “dear, generous friend.” Baker’s wife, Betty, the former receptionist at the firm, was “a joy and a gracious lady.”


Fullerton selects right path – by a nose

Some people never look back after deciding to become an attorney. But Jenna Fullerton kept her options open.

“I knew law school was a huge commitment, so I gave myself opportunities to decide against it,” she says.

Fullerton’s first attempt at changing course backfired. While an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Austin, she majored in political science and philosophy.


Little Real Estate Center posts big numbers in Chattanooga market

David celebrated a strong showing against Goliath as Re/Max Real Estate Center hosted its 2018 agent awards luncheon at the Walden Club in downtown Chattanooga.

With far fewer agents than many other local offices, Real Estate Center nevertheless ranked high on the Chattanooga MLS, with the Ft. Oglethorpe office finishing at No. 25 and the Lafayette office coming in at No. 42 out of more than 200 offices.


March market statistics

Nationally, increasing housing prices and housing affordability remain a concern in many markets, but locally, sales prices and inventory levels remain steady.

One big takeaway from March is the sharp increase in people listing their property for sale.


Focus on your lawn this month

When it comes to your home exterior, people tend to notice your front lawn first. A well-maintained lawn not only enhances your home’s curb appeal but also helps sustain and strengthen home values throughout your neighborhood.

Cultivate a lush and healthy lawn this month by taking these easy steps.


Do we really have to welcome all to our state parks?

The South prides itself on being welcoming, my native Mississippi going so far as to officially bill itself as “the Hospitality State.” In general, it serves us well.

But Tennessee might be a little too hospitable.

On May 17-19, the “white advocacy” group American Renaissance is holding its annual conference at Montgomery Bell State Park for the eighth time since 2012. On the last weekend of June, the American Freedom Party and the Council of Conservative Citizens will jointly settle into Montgomery Bell for the second year in a row.


Details shift in state’s Medicaid block grant plan

The latest legislative iteration in the move to receive billions in federal TennCare funds as a block grant would curb new federal mandates, add flexibility for the state to control pharmacy costs, set a floor for federal funding and remove previous requirements for state legislators to approve any TennCare deal that Gov. Bill Lee negotiates.


Earth Day offers valuable lessons to investors

On April 22, millions of people will observe Earth Day by participating in events that support environmental protection. As a citizen, you may want to take part in a local celebration. And as an investor, you can learn a few lessons from the themes of Earth Day.


Newsmakers: Specialist on aging joins CHI Memorial

Deborah Ballard has joined the staff of CHI Memorial Center for Healthy Aging. Ballard received her nursing degree from Emory University in Atlanta and her master’s in nursing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She’s board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Call 423 682-8150 for information or to schedule an appointment.


Economy parking lot opens at airport

The newly built economy parking lot at the Chattanooga Airport is now open, offering shuttle service to the terminal.

To meet the parking needs of passengers, the two economy lots provide about 800 spaces and a free shuttle with service every 7 to 10 minutes to the terminal. The economy lot is located just off Airport Road at 5900 Rosedale Drive. Passengers can park for just $9 per day. Information


Bon Voyage
Students, scientists release young lake sturgeon into Tennessee River

Under the curious scrutiny of onlookers gathered at the Coolidge Park boat ramp, Chattanooga students and scientists from the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute this month eased about 90 dinosaurs into the Tennessee River.

At just 15-inches long, the 9-month-old lake sturgeon that slipped into the current still have many years of growing before potentially becoming eight-foot river giants.


Nightfall 2019 starts May 3

Nightfall will return Friday, May 3, when Americana troubadour Aaron Lee Tasjan takes the stage at Miller Plaza. The outdoor summer concert series will be held free each Friday for 17 weeks.

Featuring a local opening act at 7 p.m. and a regional or national headliner at 8 p.m., Nightfall will feature music on the Miller Plaza stage from May 3-Aug. 30.


Mad Priest to host Argentine food and wine tasting event

Argentine food and wine will be at the heart of a cultural celebration Saturday, April 27, at The Mad Priest.

Called An Argentine Asado Experience, the event will take place 6-9 p.m. at Mad Priest’s 719 Cherry Street location.

Mad Priest hosts cultural experiences that celebrate refugees and immigrants from around the world who now call Chattanooga home. For each event, Mad Priest partners with people from that country for an authentic experience including food, music and more.


Events: Partnership’s RISE dinner

Partnership for Families, Children and Adults will host its annual RISE fundraiser Friday, April 26, 7 p.m., at the Chattanoogan Hotel. The Hon. Rosemarie Aquilina will serve as the keynote speaker. Judge Aquilina encouraged more than 150 women to speak out against U.S.A. Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar and sentenced Nassar to prison.