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Protano-Biggs leads different approach to criminal justice
Mental Health Court tackles issues that fuel chronic recidivism

Like all children, Anna Protano-Biggs was born a blank slate, ready for the world to color who she would become.

Her parents, Antonia Protano and Colin Biggs, drew carefully and deliberately on this unblemished canvas, encouraging her as a young child to listen to others, learn about different perspectives in the world and passionately help others.


Chambliss Law listed in Chambers USA national rankings

The “2019 Chambers USA Guide: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” report recognizes Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel as a leading Tennessee law firm in the areas of intellectual property, labor and employment and real estate.

The guide also recognizes five Chambliss Law attorneys for a second consecutive year:


Chattanooga Crye-Leike relocation office expands to Huntsville, Knoxville

The Crye-Leike relocation office in Chattanooga has expanded its presence to Huntsville and Knoxville under the guidance of Julie Martin, director of relocation.

Crye-Leike Relocation Services assists families, individuals and corporate groups relocating within the U.S. and abroad. The company helps with orientation, mortgages, rentals and household goods.


All our ex’s helped make Texas what it is today

Texans stand second to none in their (often vocal) appreciation for their home state, but if it weren’t for Tennesseans, they’d be bragging in Spanish.

OK, I might be guilty of a little Texas-style exaggeration there. But still …


Outta-sight sites
You’ve seen the signs but never turned in. Now’s your chance

Nothing against Dolly and Elvis, but you can have Dollywood and Graceland. I’ll take paths less trampled, within a day’s round-trip drive of Nashville, Knoxville or Chattanooga.

Rock House

Andrew Jackson and Sam Houston hitched their horses, slept on a dirt floor and (maybe) enjoyed some possum suppers.


River City: ‘James County’ offers a mixed first impression

I had never seen such a disparity between what I’d read on a restaurant’s menu and what I was seeing on my plate.

My wife and I were on an exploratory dining excursion at James County Cattle Company, a new bar and grill located near Hamilton Place. I had ordered the Sloppy Joe Sliders after spotting them on the small-plates menu, eager to try one of my favorite comfort foods and a pile of what the menu claimed were “gourmet fries.”


Have a ball at Broad Street’s new Arcade Pinball Museum

Just two buildings down from Five Guys on Broad Street is a door that opens to the past.

Like stepping through a portal in a video game, travelers who open the door are greeted with a dazzling array of blinking lights and a kaleidoscopic symphony of sounds. After their eyes adjust to their surroundings, many of them find themselves standing among the monuments of their youth.


Baby boomers: Why should we downsize?

Millennials are often talked about in regard to housing, but baby boomers, who are mostly between the ages of 54 and 73, are making news, as well.

A recent USA Today noted a growing number of baby boomers are choosing not to downsize in retirement. Instead, they’re opting to remain in the homes where they raised their children.


Prepare your home for severe weather

The severe weather season has arrived in the Tennessee Valley region, and powerful storms that bring heavy rains and flooding can wreak havoc on your property. To help preserve one of your most important investments and your loved ones, consider taking the following proactive steps:


See Rock City, Howard form hospitality, tourism institute

See Rock City has formed the See Rock City Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Management at The Howard School. The commitment by SRC will continue through 2022 and includes a significant financial contribution, field trips, job shadowing, faculty touring, advisory roles and preferential part-time job availability for students.


Are women better investors than men?

Most of us would probably agree that men and women frequently behave differently, and these differences often show up in professional, family and social situations. Of course, this certainly doesn’t mean either gender has an advantage in these areas.


Newsmakers: Habitat appoints five new board members

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga has appointed five new members to its board of directors:

• Lee Ann Adams, attorney at Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott & Cannon

• Derek Bullard, president and chief executive officer of Siskin Children’s Institute


Critic's Corner: Will Smith emerges from magic lamp to save ‘Aladdin’

I went into Disney’s live action remake of “Aladdin” feeling skeptical. Convinced it would be nothing but a soulless cash grab that aped a classic animated film, I was prepared to despise it.

I was right about the cash grab. Disney isn’t remaking its library of animated movies for artistic reasons. But I was wrong about it being soulless. It’s actually quite a bit of fun – once it settles into its groove.


La Paz campaigns for new building

La Paz Chattanooga has launched its “Mi Casa es tu Casa” capital campaign.

The campaign is intended to fund the remodeling of the vacant building at 809 S. Willow St., the former home of Fire Station No. 5 in the Highland Park neighborhood.


Behind the Wheel: Need a new car? This summer’s best car deals are used cars

Although summer doesn’t officially begin until late June, many people see Memorial Day weekend as the de facto start of summer. That’s certainly true of car dealers, who take the opportunity to kick off summer car shopping with plenty of promotions and American flags.


Personal Finance: Want to work past 65? You’ve got some serious work to do

Many people plan to work past normal retirement age, by choice or necessity. But most aren’t taking the steps that could increase the odds they’ll be able to do so.

When asked what they’re doing to ensure they can continue working past 65, fewer than half of employees polled in the 2019 Transamerica Retirement Survey of Workers say they’re trying to stay healthy.