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Chattanooga Bar Association elects new board, honors its own

Old Man Winter might have delayed the Chattanooga Bar Association (CBA)’s annual meeting by one week, but he didn’t hamper attendance at the yearly get-together. Seven days after the CBA cancelled its Wednesday, Jan. 20 luncheon mere hours before it was scheduled to take place – resulting in the donation of thousands of dollars worth of cooked food to Chattanooga Community Kitchen – local attorneys filled the Silver ballroom at the Read House to honor the most esteemed among them with awards and to elect and install new officers.


Chambliss attorneys help to create special needs pooled trust

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel attorneys recently volunteered to help establish a new special needs pooled trust. Southeastern Trust Company, a division of Atlantic Capital Bank, last week announced the establishment of the Friends of Special Children (FOSC) Tennessee Pooled Trust, in partnership with Friends of Special Children, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


Think about sending financial valentines to loved ones
Financial Focus

Americans spent nearly $19 billion in Valentine’s Day gifts last year, according to the National Retail Federation. Much of this money went for gifts with short shelf lives, such as candy, flowers and restaurant meals (and about $700 million was spent on gifts for pets).


Signature Brokers hits the new year running

With a little help from Mark Ronson’s hit song, “Uptown Funk,” Signature Brokers kicked off 2016 in style during a breakfast meeting held Friday, Jan. 26 at the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors. Throughout the spirited event, the Ooltewah-based real estate firm celebrated its accomplishments in 2015 and looked forward to greater things in the year ahead.


Who’s the typical home buyer?
REALTOR Association President's Message

Those of us in the real estate industry constantly monitor interest rate activity and rate predictions from economists. In addition to rates, it’s important to consider the financing options and activities of today’s home buyers.


Smart homes forecast continued growth
Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga

Last year, an estimated 26.8 million U.S. households – or 21 percent of homes – harnessed smart home technology for advanced security, entertainment, and efficiency.

A smart home is one where a number of automated appliances and systems communicate through a centralized platform that can be remotely managed via the Internet. Once considered a luxury only for techies and the ultra wealthy, smart home technology has matured into an accessible and sustainable industry with record growth in the last few years.


Love is all you need
The Critic's Corner movie review

Set in 1952 in New York City, “Carol” tells the story of a young photographer and her relationship with an older woman. In addition to being a beautifully told love story, it’s an extraordinary showcase for the talents of the people who made the film.


Show me the bread –two slices, please
I Swear

“Dictionaries are mazes in which judges are soon lost.” Thus said Judge Richard Posner (7th Circuit Court of Appeals) in a review of “Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts” by Justice Antonin Scalia and legal lexicographer Bryan Garner. “Omitting contrary evidence,” Posner wrote, is the authors’ “favorite rhetorical device.” 


New philanthropic fund, The Sankofa Fund for Civic Engagement
Friday, Feb. 5 from 6-10 p.m.

The Sankofa Fund for Civic Engagement (SFCE), a new, local philanthropic fund started by a group of 20 African American young professionals, will host its inaugural community reception on Friday, Feb. 5 from 6-10 p.m.

The event will take place at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center. A donation secures admission to the event. The SFCE is a membership organization committed to funding and supporting organizations, projects, and other efforts that improve Chattanooga’s communities of color.


The facts about buttermilk (Is there really any butter in it?)
Kay's Cooking Corner

Buttermilk brings to mind good old-fashioned home cooking. My Granny used it in just about everything, and was never out of it.

In pioneer days, nothing went to waste on the homestead, including the liquid leftover after churning butter. Combined with natural airborne bacteria this liquid thickened and soured, resulting in buttermilk, which made an excellent addition to baked goods. It even touted healing properties!


Are We There, Yet?

This is part two of a Catholic High story, as my friend Jack Wingfield (a fictitious name for a real person) told it to me. Other names have been changed as well.

Day 2

In homeroom that morning, a Friday, we were antsy, partly because the weekend was so close, but mostly because we hadn’t heard anymore about the library books. Then the intercom popped.


Reclaimed wood boot tray
Do It Yourself

This column was originally published in the Hamilton County Herald on Feb. 6, 2015.

I have concluded that my husband feels that we hired a maid somewhere in the 13 years we have been together. Frankly, I am not sure that he is aware his shoes belong in his closet; for that matter, that anything belongs in his closet.


50 Years Ago
What was happening in Chattanooga in 1966?

Saturday, Feb. 5, 1966

Gaye Sellars, 17, a Franklin High School senior, was elected as Tennessee’s Junior Miss for 1966 at the finals competition of the 9th annual state pageant at the Tivoli Theatre.

Plans for a $1.4 million luxury apartment development here on Spring Creek Road with work to start within two weeks, were announced by Clark W. Taylor and Odis F. Haymon of Baton Rouge, La., to be named the Fountainbleau Apartments. Taylor and Haymon are the owners of the new Chateau Royale Apartments on Germantown Rd.


100 Years Ago
What was happening in Chattanooga in 1916?

Saturday, Feb. 5, 1916

Mrs. Hortense McDonald leaves today for Washington, D.C. to have charge of the National Congressional Suffrage Union.

Sunday, Feb. 6

Miss Franklyn Chauncey of Dalton, Ga., who has been visiting Mrs. Genevieve Meekter at the Hotel Ansley in Atlanta, will arrive in Chattanooga the first of the week to visit relatives.



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