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No off switch for Lamp Post CEO

Tiffanie Robinson’s day began with a quiet workout before her family and the world outside their East Chattanooga home started to stir.

She then proceeded to her office in Loveman’s On Market, where she serves as CEO of Lamp Post Properties.


Thornbury finally makes long-pondered move

Nearly 40 years after attorney John McMahan suggested he and Herbert Thornbury practice law together, Thornbury has finally taken his late friend and colleague up on his offer.

Thornbury, 75, has moved his personal injury and workman’s compensation practice to the McMahan Law Firm, which attorneys James Kennamer and Brent Berks now own.


Leaving the beach for real mountains
Cavanaugh starts over with Coldwell office in Ringgold

Carmen Cavanaugh was living what must be a dream for many Realtors.

She was residing in oddly named Blue Mountain Beach, Florida, elevation 64 feet, a coastal village along Scenic Highway 30A. Her work there involved helping buyers and sellers of vacations homes maximize the return on their investments. Even better, she did most of her work off-market.


Realtor safety throughout the year

September is winding down as I write this, and the month will be behind us by the time you read this. But I want to focus on Realtor safety one last time.

Last week, Greater Chattanooga Realtors hosted a safety webinar by Carl Carter, Jr. His mom, Realtor Beverly Carter, lost her life at the hands of two clients in 2014. Since his mother’s passing, Carl has dedicated as much time as possible to spreading the message of Realtor safety.


Tips for preventing home damage as storms roll in

Summer storms, hurricanes and tornadoes have produced damaging winds and flooding across the country this year, including right here in the Tri-State area.

These unpredictable storms can be life threating and damaging to your home, so it’s important take steps to protect your home and family before the next severe weather event.


Lucky won’t cut it against NFL's best teams

Is it better to be lucky than good? It certainly seems to be working for the Tennessee Titans after three games.

But the upcoming schedule might require the Titans to be both. They will play host to the 3-0 Pittsburgh Steelers and the 3-0 Buffalo Bills in successive weeks. Both opponents are legitimate playoff contenders – far different from what the Titans have squeezed past in their first three wins.


Civitan installs three Leitner Williams attorneys to its board of directors

The Chattanooga chapter of Civitan International has installed attorneys Terri Daugherty, Evan Vineyard and Will Leech of the law firm of Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan to its 2020-21 board of directors.

Daugherty will serve as vice president. Her community involvement also includes volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, Partnership for Families, Children & Adults, the Chattanooga Bar Association’s annual mock trial competition, the Chattanooga Chamber and SETLAW.


McKamey schedules golf classic on Election Day

Local golfers can vote to care for homeless animals this Election Day by competing in McKamey Animal Center’s Robert G. McKamey Memorial Golf Classic. Taking place Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Council Fire Golf Club beginning at noon, this year’s event will incorporate social distancing practices with two-person golf carts and a livestream awards program.


BASF employee receives national STEP Ahead award

A BASF leader in manufacturing was among 130 women recognized nationally through The Manufacturing Institute’s eighth annual STEP Ahead Awards. Focusing on science, technology, engineering and production, the program recognizes women who exemplify leadership within their companies.


AG’s office wrong in seeking Open Meetings loophole

A Davidson County chancellor took much-needed action last week when she gave public accountability a boost and set the Attorney General’s Office straight on the Open Meetings Act.

Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle ruled on Friday that the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance violated the Open Meetings Act by holding an email vote – outside a public meeting and without public notice – to approve a settlement with a lawmaker, substantially reducing his outstanding fines.


UTC joins effort to develop adaptive traffic control systems

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, along with the University of Pittsburgh, Georgia Institute of Technology, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the City of Chattanooga, $1.89 million to create a new model for traffic intersections that reduces energy consumption.


Can you influence your financial aid award?

Right now, the pandemic is causing chaos and uncertainty for colleges and students. But it won’t always be that way.

And if you have children who will be heading off to school in the next few years, you’re probably thinking about more typical concerns – such as expenses. How will you pay for the high costs of higher education?


The Champions Club rebrands itself as The Ooltewah Club

The Ooltewah Club is the new name of the private golf course previously known as The Champions Club. The rebrand marks the completion of a more than $1 million renovation.

Overseen by Bobby Cupp, Jr., upgrades include new TifEagle Bermuda grass on all 18 holes, rebuilt and recontoured bunkers, new tee complexes, irrigation repairs and enhancements and cart path repairs and rerouting.


Parkridge North ER opens to public Oct. 5

Parkridge Health System will open Parkridge North emergency room Oct. 5 at 7 a.m. The new ER is located at 7402 Lee Highway, between the Shallowford Road and Bonny Oaks Drive exits off I-75.

Parkridge North will offer access to emergency services to communities in the northeastern part of Chattanooga. The facility will provide emergency medical services to patients of all ages.


Hamilton County surpasses its 2010 census self-response rate

The latest 2020 census response rates show Hamilton County has surpassed its 2010 census self-response rate. As of last week, 67.4% of Hamilton County residents have self-responded to the 2020 census, making it one of just five counties in Tennessee that have surpassed their rate from the 2010 census.


National Night Out slated for Oct. 6 at East Ridge City Hall

The City of East Ridge and the East Ridge Police Department will host a National Night Out event at East Ridge City Hall Tuesday, Oct. 6, 5:30 p.m. Booths will be set up along the back lawn of City Hall with safety information, Neighborhood Watch detatils, fingerprint kits for children, activities and food.


Realtors donate $4,000 to food bank for pandemic relief

Greater Chattanooga Realtors, in partnership with Real Estate Partners, donated $4,000 to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank last month to help with COVID-19 relief efforts.

Tennessee Realtors allocated $2,000 to Greater Chattanooga Realtors for COVID-19 relief in the community. Real Estate Partners matched the grant with an additional $2,000.


Behind the Wheel: Why electric vehicle ranges vary from EPA estimate

You’ve probably heard the phrase “your mileage may vary” with regard to how your real-world fuel economy compares to the EPA estimate. The adage refers to gasoline-powered vehicles, but the same applies to electric vehicles.

Edmunds has found, however, that the variance can be even greater with an EV, depending on the vehicle.