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Caring for crime victims
Three women work in criminal justice to serve those who have suffered injury, loss or trauma

Most days in Chattanooga bring news of another crime in the city, whether it’s homicide, assault or theft. From there, the hope is the offender is caught, prosecuted and locked behind bars.

But even when justice has been served, the effects of the crime can continue to resonate in the lives of its victims. Injuries, both physical and emotional, can linger long after the gavel has fallen; the grief of a mother who lost her son can take years to subside; and a child’s shattered belief that the world is a good place might not be easily repaired.


Baker Donelson attorneys included in Best Lawyers

Nineteen of Baker Donelson’s Chattanooga attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. They include:

Kenneth Beckman: Banking and finance law; corporate law; mergers and acquisitions law; public finance law; real estate law; securitization and structured finance law


Federal Bar to host public reading of U.S. Constitution

The Chattanooga Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, in partnership with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, will host a public reading of the U.S. Constitution to celebrate Constitution Day on Tuesday, Sept. 17.


Hamilton Co. DA re-opens Tonetta Carlisle cold case

Tonetta Carlisle was 15 years old when she was last seen walking home from City High School, where she was a freshman, at approximately 2:55 p.m. on March 16, 1989. She was headed to her family’s residence in the 600 block of Hamilton Avenue at the time.


Aaron Pannell joins Grant Konvalinka

Aaron Pannell has joined Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison as an associate.

Pannell is a native of Verona, Mississippi. He is a 2014 graduate of Mississippi State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Pannell received his Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 2017. While in law school, he gained practical legal skills by competing in various trial advocacy and alternative dispute resolution competitions.


Eric Oliver joins Patrick Beard

Eric Oliver has joined Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacoway as a partner. Oliver has practiced law in Chattanooga since 1995, including the last 18 years at Lewis & Oliver. He has focused his practice on personal injury, medical malpractice, business, premises liability, admiralty and workers’ compensation litigation. Oliver also represents businesses and business owners in day-to-day operations and in registering and protecting intellectual property.


City launches Styles L. Hutchins Fellowship

Chattanoogans know the story of Ed Johnson. But in 1906, while on trial, Johnson’s father asked a young, black attorney to serve as his son’s lawyer.

His name was Styles L. Hutchins.

Hutchins relocated from Georgia to Chattanooga in 1881 and opened his own law practice at the age of 29. He also served in the Tennessee state legislature and helped start and edit the first newspaper owned and operated solely by African-American men in Chattanooga — The Independent Age.


Parkridge East adds NIC View cameras to NICU

Parkridge East Hospital has added 22 NICView web streaming cameras to its level III neonatal intensive care unit.

NICView cameras are mounted on every bedside in the Parkridge East NICU, allowing families around-the-clock access to a 256-bit SSL encrypted video stream of their babies.


Leaving your job? What happens to your 401(k)?

If you’re in the early stages of your working life – or even in the not-so-early ones – the chances are pretty good that you will change jobs at some point. When that happens, you’ll probably leave a few things behind – but will one of them be your 401(k)?


Honoring Leadership Academy grads

Greater Chattanooga Realtors staff and GCR 2019 Leadership Academy graduates enjoy a celebration dinner at Hennen’s on Aug. 27. Pictured are (front row) GCR 2019 President Kim Bass, graduate Jessica Roberts Borden, graduate Susan Baker Daffron, graduate Sabrina Hagood, graduate Paige Echols Batten, (middle row) GCR Professional Development Director Jessica Snyder, GCR CEO Carol Seal, graduate Bill Panebianco, (back row) graduate Libby Pratt, graduate James Streeter, graduate Will Goldin, graduate Garrison Parks and graduate Jon Chadwick. The objective of Leadership Academy is to provide the tools and knowledge to enable those who desire to serve in a leadership position with GCR.


Realtor Safety Month: Beware cybercrime

Every year, Realtors recognize September as Realtor Safety Month. While threats of physical violence are usually the first thing that comes to mind when talking about safety, electronic crimes are becoming more and more common. These offenses can include identity theft, email hacking and wire fraud.


Much ado about ceilings with style, color

Chattanooga-area homeowners and buyers love a house with character. And, although there are myriad ways to add character to a home, a ceiling with a pop of color, a stylish ceiling fan or detailed trim work can give each room lots of personality.

Ceiling décor also can add drama to an otherwise dull space, give the illusion of height in a compact room, or increase the feel of intimacy in a large one.


No way but up? Vols reflect on how to bounce back

The day started with a Vol Navy boat catching fire and sinking into the Tennessee River before sunrise.

People joked it may be a sign of things to come for the Tennessee football team.

Little did they know.

Thoroughly outplayed in every facet of the game, the Vols opened the season with one of the worst losses in program history.


Opioid take back day

Parkridge Medical Center (2333 McCallie Ave.) will host an opioid take back event dubbed Crush the Crisis on Saturday. Law enforcement officers will be on site to assist with the collection and disposal of unused medications from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Chattanooga’s Holistic Fall Festival

Chattanooga’s Holistic Fall Festival will take place Saturday at Crabtree Farms from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission to the festival is free. Tickets are available on Eventbrite by searching for “Chattanooga’s Holistic Fall Festival.” The event will feature 18 holistic practitioners as well as beer from Hutton & Smith and cheese from Blue Fox Cheese Shop.


Stars will shine at MotorCar Fest

Stars of the classic car and racing worlds will convene at the inaugural Chattanooga MotorCar Festival Oct. 11-13. Celebrities seen on TV, on the race track and in written pages will take part in the event.

Englishman Brian Redman is the grand marshal of the festival. The racing legend has claimed nine sports car road racing championships in his 60 years of competition.


Art gallery opens at Erlanger Baroness

Arts at Erlanger has opened the Food, Fun and Fellowship gallery at Erlanger Baroness Hospital in the gallery corridor.

The juried gallery consists of photographs submitted by Erlanger associates. The photographs include friends and families gathering for events, celebrations and sports as well as photos of associates’ pets.


United Way breaks ground on Guerry Hub for Social Innovation

The United Way of Greater Chattanooga has set aside a portion of its downtown office as a physical working and meeting space for a network of people and processes that will “drive innovation and collaboration among diverse sectors,” the organization says in a news release.


50 Years Ago

Friday, September 5:

The modernization underway at Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant at Tyner is expected to result in about a 98 per cent reduction in the air and water pollution from the plant, Col. Deryl A. Sisson, commander of the facility reported. A recently released Defense Department report from Washington indicated the new process will save taxpayers $26 million annually.