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A River runs through their story
Outdoor adventure leads to Scenic City, business opportunity

Sunshine Loveless grew up in a place where being gay was not acceptable. To avoid rejection, she buried her orientation where those who would condemn her would not see it.

Loveless eventually found the freedom to reveal who she was on the rivers of the Southeastern U.S.

Early interests lead Metcalfe to health care law

Louis Metcalfe has always been interested in rules. As a boy, he devoured a book about football in which his favorite sections were those that explained the guidelines of the game.

Years later, Metcalfe, a 26-year-old attorney with Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, says he’s made good use of a book on HIPAA laws.

Fundamental role of federal courts is to say what the law is

“It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is. Those who apply the rule to particular cases must of necessity expound and interpret that rule.

“If two laws conflict with each other, the courts must decide on the operation of each. So if a law be in opposition to the constitution ... the constitution, and not such ordinary act, must govern the case to which they both apply.”

Farm work or home sales: The decision was easy

As a boy, Asher Black developed a robust work ethic on the family farm in Petersburg, about 70 miles south of Nashville. Mowing, trimming and weed eating were all on his list of chores.

Black began lending a hand at his family’s homestead while he was still dreaming of someday being 10. Dressed in a T-shirt, blue jeans and boots, he’d help to erect a treehouse, garden and even slaughter livestock.

Finding the best neighborhood for your new home

Buying a home in a neighborhood that fits your lifestyle is essential. If your new neighborhood doesn’t meet your needs, the choice can cause headaches for years.

The location of your home makes a significant difference in the quality of your life. With a competitive housing market, you might need to expand your home search, but how do you decide which neighborhood is right for you?

Chattanooga homeowners can now build accessory dwelling units

In a step toward Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly’s initiative to increase access to homes residents can afford, the Chattanooga City Council voted last week to approve an ordinance allowing homeowners living on single-family lots to build accessory dwelling units on their property under certain conditions.

Newsmakers: HHM CPAs welcomes manager, accountant

HHM Certified Public Accountants has hired Blake Kinder as a manager and Joseph Burd as a staff accountant.

Kinder is a manager in HHM’s advisory services group. With over a decade of experience in corporate and private finance, he specializes in mergers and acquisitions, valuations and general advisory for the firm’s clients.

Vols carry ‘swagger’ of No. 1 seed into NCAA Tournament

Given his status as a former All-American at Tennessee, Chris Burke expects to be asked questions about the Vols baseball team. But the level of interest this season has gone to another level.

In airports, at stadiums, in restaurants. Fans, coaches, players. Nearly everyone almost everywhere wants to talk about the Vols.

Financial Focus: New limits expand 401(k), IRA opportunities

You could spend two or even three decades in retirement. So, to pay for all those years, you’ll probably need to take full advantage of your retirement accounts. And in 2022, you may have expanded opportunities to deduct retirement plan contributions on your tax return.

Millennial Money: Don’t let your first car be a $30K, multiyear mistake

Buying your first car is already an intimidating experience, but it can be even more overwhelming amid historic supply shortages.

In March of this year, the average price of a used car was $27,246, reports Cox Automotive, an automotive marketplace and data company. That’s 28% higher than a year ago.

Chattanooga United Way announces Celebrate winners

The United Way of Greater Chattanooga and its nonprofit support program Venture Forward hosted the second annual Celebrate awards May 19.

More than 200 Greater Chattanooga leaders, volunteers and community advocates gathered at Waterhouse Pavilion to celebrate this year’s nominees.

Urban League expanding literacy initiative

The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga is collaborating with Hamilton County Schools and the Tennessee Department of Education on a new initiative called Connected Literacy.

The Department of Education is funding the free, 12-week tutoring program, which is open to any HCS student in first, second or third grade who’s reading below grade level and to those who need additional help to stay on track.

UTC Urban Vision Initiative ready to launch

Over the past year, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga entrepreneur-in-residence Mike Bradshaw has laid the groundwork for an entrepreneurship program intended to alleviate poverty and increase wealth-building among the economically and socially underrepresented within Chattanooga’s urban core.

Nonprofit BLVD to host open-air markets along Rossville Boulevard

The BLVD Project and Rossville Downtown Development Authority will host three open-air markets this summer.

The BLVD is a grassroots group of businesses and residents that are seeking to improve food access, safety, transportation, aesthetics and business along the Rossville Boulevard corridor.

Comparing Escalade, new Grand Wagoneer

Jeep has come out with a new three-row large SUV, the Grand Wagoneer. It dusts off a nameplate not used since the early 1990s and stands as the brand’s most expensive and luxurious model. Immense power, impressive technology and a premium cabin are the highlights rather than Jeep’s typical trail-busting capabilities.