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Scenic City 2nd chance flips script
Texas transplant Rosales was ready to head for home, until ...

Realtor Yadi Rosales understands as well as anyone the challenges, uncertainty, apprehension – and especially the heartbreak – that comes with starting over.

Born to Mexican parents and reared in Houston, Texas, Rosales thought her feet were planted in Lone Star soil for life. She had a good job with a nonprofit, was surrounded by a large family and many close friends, and loved the home she and her husband, Jesse, had made for themselves and their three daughters.


Chattanooga attorneys, firm honored for pro bono work

Tennessee is sometimes at the top of lists containing unfavorable statistics. But when it comes to access to justice initiatives, the state is leading the nation, says Sheri Fox, executive director of Legal Aid of East Tennessee.

Legal Aid honored the Chattanooga attorneys who have helped to make Tennessee a frontrunner in equality before the law during this year’s Community Justice Pro Bono Night, held Sept. 20 at Chattanooga Whiskey Event Hall and hosted in partnership with the Chattanooga Bar Association.


Best Lawyers in America includes environmental attorney Higney

Grant Konvalinka & Harrison attorney David Higney has been recognized and included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for environmental law.

Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. For the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 8.3 million votes were analyzed. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.


Hite leading American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women fundraising campaign

Realtor Mark Hite will lead the American Heart Association’s 2020 Chattanooga Go Red for Women Luncheon campaign. The luncheon is scheduled for May 8 at The Chattanooga Trade and Convention Center. The Chattanooga Go Red for Women movement will raise funds and awareness for women’s heart and brain health.


Practice electrical safety at home

When someone says the word “safety,” we usually think of defending ourselves against someone who means us harm. But as Realtor Safety Month ends, I think it’s important to think of safety inside the home – specifically electrical safety.


Security is most-wanted home technology tool

Technology has been integrated into nearly every aspect of our lives and can help you stay connected, be more efficient and increase productivity. That’s why digital elements are growing in popularity among homeowners around the country and even in the tri-state area.


Critic's Corner: An interplanetary journey to explore the space within

How far would you go for closure? Would you drive across town? Would you book a cross-country flight? Would you pilot a spacecraft to the farthest reaches of the solar system?

Major Roy McBride had lost his father 16 years earlier – or so he believed. But when he learns his dad might still be alive, he begins a journey to reconnect. Since neither a car nor an airplane can reach Neptune, he chooses to travel by spacecraft.


How can you make your money last longer during retirement?

It’s probably safe to say that many of us are concerned about having enough money to cover our retirement years. In fact, some surveys have shown that we are more frightened of running out of money than we are of dying. What can you do to help alleviate these fears?


GPS, McCallie officials break ground for $5.1M rowing center

Sept. 13, 2019, marked a momentous occasion for the Girls Preparatory School and McCallie rowing programs. Heads of both schools along with trustees and other school officials ceremoniously turned dirt at the location of the new rowing center that will house both GPS and McCallie programs.


Urban League seeking volunteers for income tax assistance program

The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga needs volunteers for its annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which assists individuals earning $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need help preparing tax returns.


Opportunities to be heard on TennCare changes

The state is proposing big changes to TennCare, which provides health care services to 1.4 million people or roughly one in five Tennesseans.

The proposal would turn a program that receives open-ended funding from the federal government into what the state calls a modified block grant – a set amount of federal funding for many but not all of TennCare’s services. It also would remove many regulations that the federal government has placed on TennCare and other Medicaid programs.


Realtor Matthew Ballard joins Hospice of Chattanooga Foundation board

The Hospice of Chattanooga Foundation has appointed Uptown Firm Realtor Matthew Ballard to its board of directors.

Ballard “brings a strong relationship-building ethic and long-standing experience in all facets of property management, analysis and consultation to the Hospice of Chattanooga Foundation,” says the nonprofit in the news release announcing the appointment.


Chattanooga Housing Authority receives $500,000 THDA grant

The Chattanooga Housing Authority received $500,000 from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency in the spring round of the 2019 Tennessee Housing Trust Fund Competitive Grant Program.

The CHA plans to renovate 200 units at Cromwell Hills Apartments using a variety of funding sources. The organization will use the grant money to offset the expense of this project. This will allow the CHA to provide 10 apartments to homeless veterans and 10 apartments to participants in Hamilton County’s FUSE Program.


Southern Adventist University ranked most diverse regional university in the South

U.S. News and World Report scored Southern Adventist University as No. 1 for diversity among regional universities in the South in its 2020 listings.

This ranking identifies institutions at which students are most likely to encounter undergraduates from racial or ethnic groups different from their own, the U.S. News website states.


Rivermont’s Ryan wins national Family Teacher of the Year

When it comes to student growth and success, Colleen Ryan and her mobile classroom are where the rubber meets the road.

Recognizing her students at Rivermont Elementary – a Title I school – were not where they needed to be academically, she and a colleague bought a school bus and transformed it into a classroom for the community. Her efforts to go mobile and build parent partnerships earned her the 2019 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year award from Toyota and the National Center for Families Learning.


Vols have many issues to resolve in bye week

By Rhiannon Potkey

They’ve been mocked in national headlines, featured in internet memes and listed on nearly every college football Misery Index or Bottom 10 ranking.

It’s not exactly the start the Tennessee Volunteers were hoping for when they kicked off Year 2 under head coach Jeremy Pruitt.