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Will vaccine hesitancy extend to little arms?
Medical experts weigh in as trials seek to soothe concerned parents
Nashville dad Pierce Sandwith jumped at the chance to have his 2-year-old daughter vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of a clinical trial at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Their other child, a 4-year-old, is being treated there for leukemia – treatments that were first tested years ago in clinical trials – and is doing well, Sandwith says.
White House details plans to vaccinate 28M children age 5-11
WASHINGTON (AP) — Children ages 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician's office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House said Wednesday as it detailed plans for the expected authorization of the Pfizer shot for elementary school youngsters in a matter of weeks.
Dyer finally gets her view from top of ladder
Attorney Hallie Dyer says she’s held every role one might find in a typical law office at least once.
Reared in McMinnville, Dyer’s long, slow climb up the ladder of the legal profession began when Dan Warlick, the late Nashville attorney who assisted in Elvis’ death investigation, plucked her from obscurity to work in his office.
Realtor association engages agents during Member Appreciation Week
Allyson Ford of The Edrington Team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices J Douglas Properties talks with Greater Chattanooga Realtors’ Commercial Services & Governmental Affairs Director Christy Auld during a meet-the-staff event at the association Monday during Member Appreciation Week.
Rising mortgage rates might mean it’s time to act
Over my years as a Realtor, I’ve noticed how the first thing homebuyers look at is price. As obvious as this observation might be, significant issues can arise when price – not financing – is the only consideration.
It might not seem like a big deal, but locking in an interest rate when the rate is lower can potentially make thousands of dollars difference in the lifetime of your mortgage and could change your monthly payment by hundreds, which could make your dream home unaffordable or not.
How to master the spa look for your master bath
With increased time spent at home, more and more homeowners are looking to resort spas for inspiration when it comes to remodeling their bathrooms.
Having a relaxing space at home to unwind not only benefits your mental health and well-being but also increases your home value. In fact, bathroom remodels can have a return of over 60% of your investment when reselling.
From R&B to opera: Calloway ready for debut
As a celebrated singer, Neshawn Calloway rarely feels butterflies in her belly before a performance. Her many years of experience singing classical, gospel, jazz, blues and rhythm and blues in settings ranging from small churches to concert halls in the U.S. and abroad long ago chased those away.
Maybe ‘epic’ is the appropriate word for Agave & Rye
Definition of epic:
1: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an epic
2: extending beyond the usual or ordinary, especially in size or scope
Let me tell you about the epic tacos at Agave & Rye.
Agave & Rye is an epic new restaurant in downtown Chattanooga. If you ever ate breakfast at The Blue Plate near the Riverwalk, you can stop mourning its demise because something epically better now occupies that space.
Newsmakers: Shegog joins Siskin Hospital
Bobby Shegog is the new director of the environmental services department at Siskin Hospital.
Shegog is responsible for the overall management of Siskin’s first line of defense in infection prevention and control. He will ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies, oversee the departmental operating budget and ensure all staff are trained in medical and safety guidelines.
Madison retiring as city CFO after nearly 20 years
Daisy Madison, the city of Chattanooga’s longtime chief financial officer, will wrap up her career this year as she begins her transition into retirement, she told senior staff Monday.
Former mayor Gene Roberts hired Madison as deputy chief finance officer in 1992. She served under a succession of mayors, including Jon Kinsey, Bob Corker, Ron Littlefield, Andy Berke and Tim Kelly.
The Chattery announces arts program for adults 65 and older
The Chattery has launched a free art program for adults 65 or older. The nine virtual workshops range from watercolor painting to fiction writing.
Workshop dates and topics are:
Introduction to Writing Fiction
Tuesdays, Nov. 2, 9 and 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Rogers column: Militant Moonies might not be the ideal new neighbor
The welcome mat has long been out in Nashville and Tennessee, with predictable results: Businesses and new residents have been pouring in like bees to honey.
Among the recent announcements is the Ford Motor Company’s plans for a $5.6 billion manufacturing plant north of Memphis that is expected to employ 5,700 or so people.
Vols face 2 familiar foes in visit to No. 4 Crimson Tide
Tennessee senior offensive lineman Jerome Carvin doesn’t need to watch extra tape this week to get a scouting report on Alabama’s leading tackler.
Carvin saw firsthand how disruptive Henry To’o To’o could be during years of practices. Now, Carvin and the Vols will have to deal with To’o To’o as an opponent in a game.
Johnson might finally get his chance to shine
With A.J. Brown and Julio Jones as the focal points of the Titans passing game – they combined for 10 catches, 150 yards in Monday night’s 43-31 win against the Bills – it’s easy for other receivers to get lost in the shuffle.
Financial Focus: Protect your financial information online
If you’re an investor, you probably enjoy the convenience of managing your accounts online. But you’ll also want to make sure that you’re not making it convenient for hackers, “phishers” and others with bad intentions to gain the same access.
Personal Finance: How the toy shortage could affect your holidays
Many popular toys could sell out long before the holidays, thanks to ongoing pandemic-related disruptions. This could be a disaster – or a great opportunity to reshape how we celebrate.
We can shop earlier and more thoughtfully, resisting the last-minute scramble for “must-have” items that really aren’t. We can choose classic over trendy, handmade over mass-produced. We can swap experiences for stuff and even make this a learning opportunity for our children.