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Establishing ‘a culture of belief’
State principal of the year Ware on how she helped revive Howard High

People who know LeAndrea Ware might have a hard time believing Tennessee’s 2019-20 Principal of the Year once hated going to school.

Known for her energy and passion, Ware, who holds a Ph.D. in educational leadership and administration among her four postgraduate degrees, works each day to create an environment of success for every student at Howard High School in Chattanooga.

Super Lawyers names ‘Rising Star’ attorneys

Mid-South Super Lawyers has honored 36 Chattanooga attorneys

in its 2019 list of Mid-South Rising Stars.

To qualify for the honor, attorneys must go through the same multifaceted selection process as Super Lawyers. In addition, they are 40 years old or younger

East’s focus on real estate but his love is nature photography

At 29 years of age, Realtor Jarred East already has seen and done more than many people see and do in a lifetime.

A talented photographer, he’s traveled to Switzerland to capture images of the Swiss Alps for National Geographic and the Alsace region of France to document the unique blend of French and German culture in the small towns there.

Do this now: 5 tips for ‘guest season’

With guest season and the holidays coming fast and furious, you want to be sure your home is cozy. Here are some tips from Realtor Magazine on how to make that happen, along with a few other timely tips:

Wash your bed pillows

You love your trusty, old, perfectly-snugged-to-your-head pillow. But guess what’s also snug against your head? Fungus – four to 16 species to be precise. Not very welcoming!

Top home features millennials want

The Chattanooga area was recently ranked as one of the best places for millennials to purchase a home.

While millennials (those born 1981-1996) are drawn in part to the area’s lower cost of housing, they also have several distinguishable home feature preferences, a recent analysis from the National Association of Home Builders reports.

Critic's Corner: ‘Ford v. Ferrari’ is so much more than a racing movie

You don’t have to be a racing fan or love cars to enjoy “Ford v. Ferrari.” You just have to like good movies. And “Ford v. Ferrari” is one hell of a good movie.

It might even be a great one. The story is fun, the performances are perfect and the dialogue crackles with energy. Also, the racing is breathtaking.

Senate needs more statesmen like Baker

Sen. Howard Baker was a little late that day for his talk on the Ole Miss campus, but we in the audience were a forgiving lot.

We knew he had some pretty important business going on back in Washington.

He explained the delay when he came in. President Richard Nixon had just decided to turn over the much-debated White House tapes to a federal judge, but not to the Senate Watergate Committee, of which Baker was the vice chairman.

New at investing? Follow these suggestions

If you’re fairly new to investing, you might be wondering what sort of rules you should follow or moves you should make. And while everyone’s situation is different, there are indeed guidelines that make sense for all investors. Here are some to consider:

Titans face important decisions on free agents

The Tennessee Titans are still harboring playoff aspirations with six games remaining.

In virtually all the playoff scenario graphics, the 5-5 Titans are one of those teams still “in the hunt,” a feat made mostly possible by the mediocrity of the AFC South, in which co-leaders Indianapolis and Houston stand 6-4 heading into their Thursday night matchup.

Barnes pleased with early play of rebuilding Vols

Rick Barnes isn’t one to dole out compliments very easily after games.

The Tennessee men’s basketball coach can always find something to keep his players motivated to improve.

But after the Vols beat Murray State last week, Barnes was effusive in his praise for Lamonte Turner and Jordan Bowden.

Volkswagen breaks ground on electric vehicle production facility

Volkswagen of America has marked the start of construction for its electric vehicle production facility. The Chattanooga site, where production begins in 2022, will be Volkswagen’s North American assembly base for electric vehicles.

Volkswagen began long-range EV production earlier this month in Zwickau, Germany, and will roll out assembly worldwide, including in Anting and Foshan in China in 2020 and in the German cities of Emden and Hanover by 2022. The Chattanooga site will be VW’s North-American hub for EV manufacturing.

Junior League announces 2019-20 board

The Junior League of Chattanooga has announced the selection of its board of directors for the 2019-20 term.

Front row from left: Amanda Torbett, cardiology clinical pharmacy specialist at Erlanger Health System, secretary; Courtney Brooks Painter, speech-language pathologist at Parkridge Health System, executive coordinator; Sarah Arata, account manager at WestRock Company, president; and Kelsie Mitchell, associate at Husch Blackwell, treasurer.

Roti Island turtle hatched at Chattanooga Zoo

The Chattanooga Zoo has a new resident, a rare Roti Island snake-necked turtle.

The turtle started hatching Nov. 3 and was out of the egg Nov. 6. This is the first successful Roti Island snake-necked turtle hatching to take place at the zoo.

Art gallery Area 61 reopens in new City Center location

Chattanooga art gallery Area 61 is reopening Friday, Nov. 22, after a two-year hiatus. Its new home is located in the Maclellan Building in downtown Chattanooga.

Work represented by the gallery includes handcrafted furniture, fine art, artisan pottery, sculpture, woodwork, jewelry and more. Area 61 aims to provide a channel for art as a sustainable business for local artists.

Enchanted Garden of Lights returns to See Rock City

More than a million LED lights with more than 30 holiday scenes will be on display at See Rock City nightly through Jan. 4 (closed Christmas Eve night) as part of the tourist attraction’s annual Enchanted Garden of Lights.

See Rock City has transformed its Enchanted Trail into four themed realms, including a redesigned Arctic Kingdom featuring a display of ice crystals reminiscent of the aurora borealis lights and a fire pit set within a glacial grotto. Other realms include the Magic Forest, Yule Town and North Pole Village, which will offer cookie decorating, hot cocoa and live music.