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Conservation from inside out
Chattanooga botonist builders respect environment

When botanist Clea Klagstad tucked her master’s degree in biology from Austin Peay State University under her arm and set off to find work, she was eager to pair her passion for the environment with gainful employment.

It’s to her credit that the first few job offers she received didn’t scare her off.


Bar Association remembers members lost

As Judge Tom Greenholtz convened the Chattanooga Bar Association’s annual memorial service March 8 in the Hamilton County Commission Room, he said it was with a sense of sadness that the members of the association had gathered there.

The service, he added, also is a celebration of the lives of “friends, colleagues and mentors.”


Proposed state honor needs a name, preferably not ‘Pioneer’

The sponsor, Rep. David Hawk, readily admits that his proposal is not necessarily the most important matter facing Tennessee legislators this year.

“But this is an issue that I think our legislature can have a little fun with,” he told me the other day, “and recognize some good folks at the same time.”


Realtors lobby in Nashville for property rights

Forty-one Greater Chattanooga Realtors joined an estimated 400 other Tennessee Realtors on March 5 in Nashville for the annual Realtor Day on the Hill.

Throughout the day, Realtors from across the state met with elected officials to discuss issues pertinent to real estate and property owners.


Find home remodelers you can trust to help you age in place

Although many older Americans heading into their golden years wish to stay in the home they know and love, some homes are built with features that are not suitable for all ages and abilities.

Specialized builders and remodelers can help turn homes into a safer, more convenient place to live – a place where seniors can remain independent and comfortable as they age.


Critic's Corner: Larson’s a marvel trapped in the wrong universe

Marvel released “Captain Marvel” at the perfect time. With excitement brewing for the release of “Avengers: End Game” next month, Marvel could have released a cooking show starring Captain America and people would have lined up around the block to buy tickets.


Put together a professional team to help you reach your goals

As you work toward achieving your goals, you will need to make moves that contain financial, tax and legal elements. So, you may want to get some help – from more than one source.

Specifically, you might want to put together a team composed of your financial adviser, your CPA or other tax professional, and your attorney. Together, this team can help you with many types of financial/tax/legal connections.


Settlement reached in TennCare fraud case

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery III has reached an agreement with Dr. Ricardo Causo that requires the Chattanooga pediatrician to pay the state $125,897.65.

“TennCare funds are not unlimited,” Slatery says. “And this office will continue to fight for money wasted on fraudulent claims – money that should be going to treat a vulnerable population.”


Patton Albertson & Miller acquires Atlanta wealth management firm

Patton Albertson & Miller has acquired Anthony Smith advisers, an Atlanta wealth management firm, bringing the firm’s total assets under management to over $700 million.

Patton Albertson & Miller is a fee-only financial life management firm headquartered in Chattanooga, with additional offices in Atlanta and Macon.


BASF’s Chattanooga site achieves 25 years with zero lost-time injuries

BASF’s Chattanooga site has achieved 25 years with zero lost-time injuries – the longest running record for time without a lost-time injury among the more than 400 members in the manufacturing sector of the Tennessee Safety and Health Council.


Sushi Nabe raises $1,000 for children

Sushi Nabe, a locally owned and operated Japanese restaurant, donated $1,000 raised from its annual sushi-making workshop to support the children with special needs served by Siskin Children’s Institute. The class teaches attendees the art of making sushi while supporting a local cause.


Ferro joins RE/MAX Renaissance Hixson

Guy Ferro has joined the Hixson office of RE/MAX Renaissance.

Ferro found his way to Chattanooga in 2010 for his education. Once here, he says, he fell in love with the mountains and outdoor living Chattanooga has to offer.

After graduating from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Ferro decided to call Chattanooga his home.


Hospice of Chattanooga creates Alleo Health System

Hospice of Chattanooga has created Alleo Health System, which will serve as the parent organization of the growing Hospice of Chattanooga nonprofit family of service organizations in Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina.

For nearly 40 years, Hospice of Chattanooga has provided care to meet the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of its patients during their end-of-life journey and to support their loved ones through the process and beyond.


Watchman procedure now available at CHI Memorial

CHI Memorial and The Chattanooga Heart Institute are offering a new procedure to treat atrial fibrillation. The Watchman device is an alternative to the lifelong use of anticoagulants for people with AFib not caused by a heart valve problem (also known as non-valvular AFib).


Ruby Falls and High Point offer treetop adventure

Ruby Falls and High Point Adventure have formed a partnership to deliver a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience in the treetops of Lookout Mountain.

The partnership brings the iconic Chattanooga destination together with the national climbing gym to form High Point ZIP Adventure at Ruby Falls. Featuring 700 feet of zip lines with views of the Tennessee Valley and a 40-foot climbing tower with multiple routes of varying difficulty, High Point ZIP Adventure at Ruby Falls opened March 9.


Newsmakers: Trident promotes Nation to director of sales

Trident Transport has named Alex Nation director of sales of the Chattanooga branch. Nation has been with the company since November 2017 and was promoted to regional sales manager within 90 days of employment.

Since then, Nation has achieved numerous accolades within the company, including Account of the Year and the Million Dollar Revenue award this past December.


Paramount Pictures airing ‘Cops’ episodes featuring local sheriff’s department

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has gone global.

The segments of “Cops” filmed in Hamilton County last summer have begun airing as parts of seasons 31 and 32 of the reality show.

The HCSO’s patrol division will be featured in four segments. “I’m a Security Inspector” aired March 4 as part of season 31. The second and third stories, “Unwilling Pursuit Passenger” and “I Walk Alone,” will air March 18.