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Labor Day weekend staycation
What better spot to take a break than you Chattanooga home

Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. The kids are back in school and those long-planned vacations are over.

But let’s have one last warm-weather party over this three-day weekend. If you’re just planning to laze around in lawn chairs after firing up the grill, we stand down. But if you’re looking for some ways to celebrate we’ve got some thoughts.


Hometown food offers Southern classics, more

Is all this free time helping you work up an appetite? We’ve got you covered from breakfast to supper. Dig in.

Alleia, 25 E. Main St.

This dinner-only, Italian-focused restaurant offers house-made pasta and a brick oven that rips it at 750 degrees for their pizzas. Benton’s bacon, the premiere pork product of Tennessee that’s the first love of chefs nationwide, makes a couple of appearances in bacon-wrapped dates and on a pizza with ricotta and rosemary. Finish off your meal with home-made gelato. http://alleiarestaurant.com.


TALS names Danford Advocate of Year

The Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services has recognized attorney Benjamin Danford as a 2019 New Advocate of the Year at its annual Equal Justice University conference.

The award recognizes advocates in a legal aid firm who use their skills to make a positive impact in their clients’ lives and the communities in which they live.


22 Chambliss attorneys selected for Best Lawyers in America

The 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America lists 22 Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel attorneys in various areas of practice. The publication also selected five Chambliss attorneys as “Lawyer of the Year” in the Chattanooga area.

The Chambliss attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year” are:


Chattanooga Chamber recognizes local companies, volunteers during annual meeting

The Chattanooga Chamber honored local companies over 100 years old and presented awards to local organizations that lead in their industries and positively impact their community during its annual meeting.

Awards included:

Rock City

Business Education Investor

Recognizes Chattanooga Chamber member for partnering with the local school system to create a strong talent pipeline.


212 Market restaurant sold

Friends make the best clients, especially when it comes to the Moses family.

When the matriarch of the family, Margaret Moses, died in 2015, the soul of 212 Market went with her.

“We tried to continue the 20-plus year tradition for our devoted customers,” says former owner Susan Moses, “but the heart of the restaurant was gone.”


Failing to shop around for mortgage is your loss

A piece of advice I often give to homebuyers is to shop around - not just for their property but also for their financing. It might seem that most buyers would do this, but new findings from Fannie Mae in their National Housing Survey showed that more than a third of home buyers did not shop around before selecting their mortgage lender. That means that many people potentially are missing out on thousands of dollars in savings.


How to find a contractor who is right for you

Many homeowners in the Chattanooga area are making improvements to their houses to increase their comfort and usability and boost their value. If you’re considering making upgrades, additions, or renovations to your home, you’ll first need to hire a qualified contractor.


Tennessee home sales move up

There were 11,028 single-family home closings in Tennessee in July, up 9.4% from 10,081 a year earlier, while the median price rose steadily and active listings jumped, according to data compiled by Tennessee Realtors and the national association’s Realtors Property Resource.


Trimble Homes Team donates to Medal of Honor Heritage Center

Get Built Chattanooga CrossFit and The Frank Trimble Homes Team held a fundraiser for the Medal of Honor Heritage Center during their annual “Murph” workout in honor of Lt. Michael P. “Murph” Murphy. The event raised $1,000 for the center’s character development program.


No questions asked: Guarantano owns quarterback position

One player on Tennessee’s roster was the clear-cut starter at his position months before the season started. The coaches didn’t even need to pretend otherwise to create competition.

Jarrett Guarantano is Tennessee’s quarterback.


QB Luck respectied by luckless Titans

The news of Andrew Luck’s sudden retirement from the NFL sent shockwaves throughout the league, and the Tennessee Titans were no exception.

Luck, in his seven-year career, became the Titans’ arch-nemesis, as Tennessee went 0-11 all-time against the Colts star quarterback.


Austin Hatcher breaks ground on Education Advancement Center

The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer broke ground Aug. 15 on a new Education Advancement Center and Gallery of Hope at 1601 South Holtzclaw Ave.

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger and Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke spoke as guests of honor, while families the foundation serves gave testimonials about the support they have received through the Austin Hatcher Foundation.


Interested in fixed annuities? Beware of common misconceptions

Between your 401(k) or pension, your IRA and Social Security, you hope to have enough to enjoy a comfortable retirement lifestyle. Yet, you may want, or need, to find other financial resources – one of which might be a fixed annuity, which offers a guaranteed interest rate and can be structured to provide a lifetime income stream. But you may be nervous about investing in annuities because of some negative things you’ve heard about them. How concerned should you be?


Plan for leaving digital assets to your heirs not hackers

A bank or brokerage can’t just take your money when you die. If you don’t have a will or other estate plan, the laws of your state determine who gets the value in those accounts.

Your digital assets are a different story. Your online photos and videos, frequent flyer miles, cryptocurrency and other digitally stored files may well disappear without a trace if you don’t make a plan to pass them along.


Barge Design Solutions welcomes Harry Hawkins

Harry Hawkins has joined Barge Design Solutions as a client service leader in the firm’s Chattanooga office. Hawkins has nearly 35 years of experience in civil engineering and commercial construction, including more than 20 years of serving clients in the Chattanooga and north Georgia region. He previously served as Chattanooga office manager for Terracon Consulting.


BASF employees package meals for Chattanooga Food Bank

BASF employees this month packaged donations at the Chattanooga Food Bank that provided 621 meals to families. Volunteering at the food bank is one way BASF employees support their neighbors. Top row (from left): Bill Thomas, Bert Templeton, Zachary Miller, Alexis Weaver, Derek Bramlett and Tyler Chamblin. Bottom row: Chattanooga Food Bank Employee Rodney McCullough, Rob Gagliano, Jack Jones and Andrew Cates.


Trisha Yearwood to meet Chattanooga fans Sept. 1

Trisha Yearwood will be in Chattanooga on Sunday, Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., as part of her “Every Girl” road trip.

Yearwood is going back to her Georgia roots this Labor Day weekend to retrace the drive she took countless times to Music City to follow her dreams before she became a country music star.


Fire department to provide safe haven for individuals struggling with opioid addictions

Every Chattanooga fire station will be a 24-hour haven soon where individuals struggling with opioid addictions can be connected to treatment and recovery options.

The Chattanooga Fire Department has partnered with the Hamilton County Coalition’s Nu-Start program to launch the Safe Stations initiative in Chattanooga.


B.O.S.S. aims to mentor under-represented minority students

Chattanooga State’s B.O.S.S. mentorship program is an effort to connect underrepresented minority students to campus, increase interactions with faculty and staff and provide students with academic and non-academic benefits that will improve their outcomes.


Events: Eat barbeque with Chuck Fleischmann

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann will hold his first Labor Day barbecue picnic Monday, Sept. 2 at the Vital Buffalo Farm in Hamilton County. The event will begin at 11 a.m. and include an afternoon of bluegrass music. Tickets are available at www.chuckforcongress.com/bbq.


Tennessee Appellate Court Opinion

Noah Ryan Et Al. v. Laverna Soucie

Case number: E2018-01121-COA-R3-CV

Authoring judge: Judge Thomas R. Frierson, II

Originating judge: Chancellor Pamela A. Fleenor

Date filed: Thursday, July 18, 2019

This appeal arises from a dispute concerning the defendant’s conduct, which impeded the plaintiffs’ use of a state right of way for ingress to and egress from the plaintiffs’ commercial property. The trial court entered a judgment in favor of the plaintiffs following its determination that the defendant had created a nuisance and had intentionally interfered with the plaintiffs’ business relationships. The defendant has appealed. Discerning no reversible error, we affirm.


50 Years Ago

Friday, August 29:

Billy C. Cooper, executive director of the Chattanooga Housing Authority, said residents of the Model Cities area will have opportunity to participate in the planning for those phases of the multi-million dollar Neighborhood Development Program which affect them.