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Sanders finds niche with eminent domain defense cases
Trained theologian relishes a good fight with livelihoods in balance

Eighteenth-century English jurist William Blackstone once said, “So great is the regard of the law for private property that it will not authorize the least violation of it, not even for the general good of the whole community.”

Twentieth century Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises agreed. “If history could teach us anything, it would be that private property is inextricably linked with civilization.”


Chattanooga Bar Foundation names new fellows

The Chattanooga Bar Foundation Fellows on Wednesday, May 15, will honor five new members during the annual fellows luncheon, to be held at The Walden Club. Joining this year are attorneys John Beard, Joe Hollis, Crews Townsend, Phil Whitaker and the Hon. Kevin Wilson.


Christopher, Killian join Cavett, Abbott & Weiss

Kevin Christopher and Bill Killian have joined Chattanooga-based law firm Cavett, Abbott & Weiss.

Christopher is the founder of Ridgeline Venture Law, Tennessee’s first B Corp law firm and a 2018 Best for the World Honoree for community impact.


Herman Walldorf Commercial adds two

Former Niedlov’s Breadworks owner John Sweet has joined Herman Walldorf Commercial Real Estate as an affiliate broker. The company this month also added Shelby Burr as director of marketing and client communication.

Sweet joins Ben Pitts’ team at Chattanooga’s oldest commercial real estate brokerage.


Sellers say they’re confident – but are they really?

I’ve talked a lot about the home buying process lately – and with good reason. Spring and summer months are busy times to shop for a house. But there’s another equally important aspect to a real estate transaction: selling a home.


Projects to reenergize your home

As the residential building and remodeling industry celebrates National Home Remodeling Month in May, many Chattanooga-area homeowners are taking steps to transform their current property into a personal oasis.

Remodeling your home can pay off, not only in comfort and enjoyment but also by improving the value of your home.


ESA plan: School choice or new entitlement?

Now that Tennessee has education savings accounts, what will it do with them? The answer will make a difference not only for the parents and students who will use them to move from a public to a private school, but also for state politics and finances.


Rogen, Theron’s ‘Long Shot’ is an unexpected winner

I struggled to understand chemistry in high school. To this day, I simply accept that when you pair different substances, surprising things happen.

I also struggled to understand the chemistry between Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron while watching “Long Shot,” a romantic comedy in which Rogen and Theron’s characters fall crazy in love.


Financial gifts can brighten anyone’s Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is fast approaching. This special holiday reminds us of the joy we receive from the powerful bond between mother and child. To help mark the occasion, you may want to consider making certain financial gifts, including the following:


Center for Family Connections to expand

Partnership for Families, Children and Adults in June will expand the services its Center for Family Connections, 1801 Duncan Ave., provides. The center will offer a four-hour parenting class required by state law for divorcing parents.

The class, which was developed and has been provided by Mary Anne Zahn for over 20 years, will now be managed by Partnership.


BBB announces Torch Awards, scholarship winners

The Better Business Bureau this month recognized local businesses with its Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics and announced the recipients of its Student of Integrity scholarships.

Recipients of a 2019 Torch Award are:

Category I winner: Top This Construction


New fire station opens in Highland Park

The Chattanooga Fire Department has opened a new fire station in Highland Park.

Chattanooga Fire Station No. 5 is located on property adjacent to the former Station No. 5 on South Willow Street. It houses the department’s new, larger fire apparatus.


CHI Memorial Physical Therapy moves to new Hixson location

CHI Memorial Physical Therapy has moved its Hixson office to the YMCA Healthy Living Center at North River, 4138 Hixson Pike.

The new location features outpatient physical, speech and occupational therapy, including VitalStim for speech and swallow therapy.


Three hospitals benefit from Women of Distinction luncheon

The Women of Distinction of Greater Chattanooga netted more than $70,000 during the 2018 awards luncheon held in October and attended by 550 guests, the organization’s steering committee has announced.

The proceeds will benefit three local institutions. Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute, the Heart and Vascular Center at Parkridge Medical Center and the Buz Standefer Lung Center at CHI Memorial will each receive $23,359.


King joins Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association board

Keller Williams Realtor Ryan King has joined the Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association’s 2019 board of directors. King is a graduate of the 2010-2011 Leadership Chattanooga program.

The LCAA provides Leadership Chattanooga graduates with additional leadership training and opportunities for networking and civic engagement.


Tennessee River Gorge Trust, La Paz partner on exchange

La Paz Chattanooga and the Tennessee River Gorge Trust have partnered for a yearlong cultural and scientific exchange made possible by the Lyndhurst Foundation.

Last summer, after geolocator research discovered that regional birds migrated between Chattanooga and the Petén region in Guatemala, two team members from each organization traveled to Petén.


Jewish film series begins May 22

Five Jewish-themed, award-winning films produced in Israel and Argentina will be shown on five consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning May 22 at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Road. Showings are at 7:15 p.m.

These films have earned international film awards and nominations and received recognition at film festivals throughout the United States, Europe and Israel.


Chattanooga State, BASF, aim to attract students to welding

Chattanooga State and BASF are drawing attention to the nationwide need for skilled welding professionals during National Welding Month, as well as how the trade supports the infrastructure of manufacturing and the national economy.

“At BASF, welding is a vital part of piping and steel fabrication for our manufacturing facilities,” says Robert Gagliano, site director in Chattanooga. “We depend on welders to assemble the world we live in. They are an essential part of our everyday life in the chemical industry.”


Parkridge opens Advanced Wound Care and Vascular Center

Parkridge Medical Center has opened Advanced Wound Care & Vascular Center to provide comprehensive therapeutic options, including hyperbaric oxygenation therapy, to patients suffering from chronic and hard-to-heal wounds.

Located in a newly renovated 4,577-square-foot space, the center offers services aimed toward preventing limb loss and promoting healing for diabetic ulcers and the full spectrum of hard-to-heal wounds, including arterial ulcers, burns, complex soft tissue wounds, infected wounds, non-healing surgical wounds, pressure ulcers, traumatic wounds, vasculitic ulcers and venous stasis ulcers.


Broadway coming to the Tivoli

The Tivoli Theatre Foundation is partnering with the Trust Company of Tennessee to bring six Broadway hits to Chattanooga in 2019 and 2020.

The season will begin Nov. 5-10 with a new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical “Les Misérables,” direct from an acclaimed two and a-half year return to Broadway.


Renoir, Glackens works coming to Hunter Museum

“William J. Glackens and Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Affinities and Distinctions” will open Saturday, June 22, at Hunter Museum of American Art.

The exhibition will pair more than 20 works by each artist and explore the influence Renoir’s late work had on the career and artistic direction of Glackens, an American modernist.


Events: Deaf adventurer saved by husky to speak

Amelia Miling, a deaf adventurer who was saved by an Alaskan Husky after falling more than 700 feet while hiking in Alaska in 2018, will speak about her passion for adventure and overcoming obstacles Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Eastgate Towne Center, 5600 Brainerd Road. The event is free and open to the community. Register