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Follow the trailblazer
Britton’s flip to real estate eased by Realtor who walked same path

When Tony Britton saw the real estate market in Chattanooga heat up, it sparked a corresponding fire in him. Although he was secure in his profession as a teacher, he says he saw an opportunity to achieve greater financial success and wanted to follow his instincts.


An ethical obligation to ‘raise hell’
Moore proud to do whatever it takes to defend any criminal client

Criminal defense attorney Steven Moore says some lawyers don’t like him because they think judges let him get away with what they can’t.

While representing a client in the Athens Park Bloods racketeering case last year, Moore says the way he went toe-to-toe with Judge Tom Greenholtz shocked some of the other defense lawyers with clients in the case.


Local RE/MAX team helps nursing homes through virus

RE/MAX Properties and RE/MAX Renaissance agents were moved to act when they learned about the high number of COVID-19 cases reported at NHC HealthCare in Rossville.

Not knowing what the residents’ needs were, Brenda Purcell, community relations liaison for the two RE/MAX firms, placed a call to the nursing home’s social service director and asked, “What can we do to help?”


Hot temps, hot housing markets around the nation

We’ve all felt the heat the past few weeks, and the real estate market has been as hot as a summer sidewalk. As we reported locally, for the month of June, pending sales in the greater Chattanooga market were up almost 42%, or 142 houses, over the same time last year.


Four things to know about your home’s water use

Things are really heating up outside in the Chattanooga area, and residential water usage has increased as most homeowners have been spending more time at home this year. Whether watering the lawn, taking a shower or cooking, you might be surprised to learn these facts about where and how your home uses water.


Football time in Tennessee?
‘UT’s got a plan’ but the city’s business owners depend on gameday income

We all remember those glory days of sitting in Neyland Stadium, peering down at the field and listening to the broadcast on radio headphones. The thrills and chills that ran up the spine just before kickoff as the late, great announcer John Ward uttered his signature catchphrase:


Titans eager to play despite risks of contracting COVID-19. Will they get the chance?

If second-year Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Isaiah Mack had any reservations about playing the 2020 NFL season through a pandemic, he didn’t have to look too far to find encouragement.

Mack’s mother, Sequoyah, has seen the COVID-19 pandemic on the front lines as a nurse at Hamilton Regional Medical Center in his hometown of Dalton, Georgia.


Mundane can be golden in times of turbulence

Some years back a friend and I were navigating remarkably similar choppy waters on the sea of life. We lived hundreds of miles apart but kept regular tabs on each others well-being via the most advanced communication devices of the day: landline telephones.


Sheriff names Wamp to new counsel post

Sheriff Jim Hammond has tapped Coty Wamp to be his department’s general counsel.

In this newly created in-house position, Wamp will provide counsel to the sheriff and his command staff on matters pertaining to investigations, daily operations, policy matters and media inquiries.


Local nonprofit provides aid to area military families during pandemic

Chattanooga-based nonprofit Friends of the Troops is meeting the needs of area service members and their families during the pandemic.

The organization, which supports deployed troops, veterans and stateside service members, has seen increased need from the area’s military families since the Easter tornado and during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.


A Step Ahead Chattanooga announces partnership pregnancy prevention

A Step Ahead Chattanooga is one of eight subcontractors nationwide selected to participate in a project replicating evidence-based pregnancy prevention programs.

ASAC researched and adapted Healthy Teen Network’s Power Through Choices program to be applicable to teens in its 11-county service area.


Chattanooga State students meet disabilities head-on

Madison Cothern, who is getting ready to enter her senior year as a Hamilton County Collegiate High student at Chattanooga State Community College, has made overcoming obstacles her life goal.

Cothern developed hearing loss in both ears as a toddler. She was fitted with a bone anchored hearing aid, a surgically implanted device that allows sound waves to vibrate into her inner ear, enabling her to hear.


Chattanooga Symphony announces 2020-21 plans

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera has announced plans for its 2020-21 season, which will include performances of reduced instrumentation and audience sizes due to COVID-19.

The CSO has postponed the 2020-21 season as originally planned until the 2021-22 season. Executive Director Samantha Teter hopes the organization will be able to move most of the programs to the following season.


Chattanooga State receives $200K for workforce training

Chattanooga State Community College recently received a $200,000 Appalachian Regional Commission grant to purchase equipment for a new workforce training site in Rhea County.

The equipment will be installed in mobile labs built adjacent to the Nokian Tyres plant, enabling the Tennessee College of Applied Technology to offer industrial electricity and industrial maintenance technical diploma programs to an estimated 40 residents of Rhea and Bledsoe counties each year in response to local workforce needs.


Chambliss Center for Children opens new apartments for youth aging out of foster care system

Chambliss Center for Children recently completed a new six-unit apartment building to be used for youth aging out of foster care.

The new building was purchased with funds from an anonymous donor, and construction was completed earlier this month.


Two new chicks join aquarium’s penguin colony

A pair of Gentoo penguin chicks recently hatched in the Tennessee Aquarium’s Penguins’ Rock gallery.

The eggs were laid in late April, and the chicks began to pip June 6, fully emerging from their shells June 7-8.

Since then, the babies have grown from about 150 grams each to about three kilograms (a 2,000% increase) in just a month.