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Want to adopt? How about tomorrow?
Ketterers’ world flipped by the call for which they’d been praying

There are days that cause a seismic shift in a person’s life. The Monday Sarah Ketterer answered her phone and the caller said, “My daughter just gave birth to a girl, and she wants you and your husband to have her,” was one of those days.


Simpson-Brown appointed chief probation officer

Adrienne Simpson-Brown of Knoxville is the new chief U.S. probation officer of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

Simpson-Brown has been with the U.S. Probation Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee since 1993. She was appointed following a nationwide search and interview process.


Williams joins Patrick Beard as associate

Kristen Williams has joined Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacoway as an associate attorney.

Williams is a 2008 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and earned her juris doctor from Georgia State University College of Law in 2012.


Spillers brings lighter touch to real estate marketing

The most interesting man in the world doesn’t always buy or sell a house, but when he does, he uses Dustin Spillers.

Or so states a meme made by Spillers, a Chattanooga Realtor.

In another meme by Spillers, a woman squints at something off frame. The punchline at the bottom says, “Me looking for a flaw in using Dustin Spillers.”


Checklist for getting your house guest-ready

It feels great to have a clean, organized, well-functioning home when you’ve got guests coming, especially around the holidays. It’s like your gift to you.

Use this checklist from the National Association of Realtors to get that satisfying feeling, no matter how much time you have.


Plan for a hassle-free home addition

One of the benefits of homeownership is the ability to customize and improve your living space to fit your needs. If your family is growing or if you need extra space, you might be thinking about a home addition. Most home additions are bedrooms, bathrooms or added space to existing rooms.


Craig steals the show as Detective Blanc in ‘Knives Out’

“Knives Out” is a throwback to the murder mysteries that were Agatha Christie’s stock and trade. There’s an untimely death, a detective with the instincts of a tiger and a cast of suspects with clear motives for killing the victim.


Use year-end bonus (or gift) wisely

As 2019 draws to a close, you might be anticipating – or have already received – a year-end bonus from your employer. Or you might be receiving a substantial cash gift for the holidays. (If you’re really lucky, you might get both.)


Sheriff’s office receives grant from TN Highway Safety Office

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office has awarded the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office a 2019-2020 Remove Impaired and Intoxicated Drivers grant for $91,800.

The RIID grant enables the sheriff’s office use of additional federal funds to support traffic enforcement operations aimed at removing impaired and intoxicated drivers from local roads.


STEP-UP Chattanooga kicks off fifth year

STEP-UP Chattanooga employers will gather for breakfast at the DoubleTree on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 8-9 a.m., to launch the fifth year of STEP-UP Chattanooga. Companies interested in hiring an intern for the summer can attend the event to learn more from STEP-UP staff and companies who have hired interns in the past. A hot breakfast will be available at 7:30 a.m.


Sorority helps make children’s wishes come true

The Chi Omega chapter at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga held its annual chili cook-off at the Chattanooga Choo Choo in October.

Members of the sorority raised $13,536.14 through ticket sales, donations and games.

The sorority then donated the proceeds to Make-A-Wish East Tennessee.


Meeting after Florida loss helped turn Vols’ season

Even the most optimistic Tennessee football fan would have been hard-pressed in early October to predict a seasonal resurrection.

Following a road loss to Florida, the Vols were 1-4 and searching for answers.

A bowl game seemed like a pipe dream, and losses to Georgia State and BYU had elicited harsh criticism and negative headlines.


Chattanooga Symphony & Opera to present ‘Messiah’

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will present Handel’s “Messiah” at First Baptist Church, 401 Gateway Ave., Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. The symphony will be joined by the CSO Chorus, Chattanooga State concert choir and adult choir of First Baptist Church.


Events: Candlelight concert

King’s Counterpoint, a Charleston-based a cappella vocal ensemble, will perform “Angelus Ad Virginem: Music for Advent and Christmas Through the Centuries” at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh, Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the candlelight concert can be purchased in advance at www.stpaulschatt.org/concert-season and will be sold at the door the night of the concert.