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Taylor answers higher calling than the law
But that doesn’t diminish trailblazing legal career

Rheubin McGhee Taylor says there’s a call on his life. By this, he means he believes someone has beckoned him to serve in a capacity he did not choose.

At age 75, Taylor has lived long enough to aspire to be many things, and indeed has been many things, but he says he’s heard only one clarion call on his life. However, certain he was living a life of sufficient purpose, he says he avoided answering it until the only release from its unrelenting pull on his conscience was to yield.

Constitution, federal courts protect minority rights

Immediately after the framers in Philadelphia had drafted the Constitution, Benjamin Franklin is quoted as responding to the question, “Well, doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?” with the answer, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

Today’s to-do list: delegate tasks
Bolinger wants to free Realtors to focus on sales

Keller Williams Realtor Erin Bolinger was serving as the director of operations for another agent’s business early this year when she noticed the always-lengthy nature of the individual’s to-do list. Now matter how industriously the agent worked, there was always more to do.

New listings, sales cool in September as rates rise

September means cooling temperatures and a somewhat-cooling housing market. Nationally, sales of existing homes recently fell to a seven-month low as surging borrowing costs, rising sales prices and limited inventory continue to keep many would-be buyers out of the market.

How to make sure you’re hiring an honest contractor

The Tennessee Valley experiences its fair share of severe weather in the fall and winter months. When Mother Nature strikes your home, you might need to call a professional to help repair damage. Unfortunately, not all professionals are looking out for a homeowner’s best interest. After natural disasters, dishonest contractors try to profit from a community’s misfortune.

Newsmakers: Preston Way joins BrightBridge Capital

BrightBridge Capital has added Preston Way to its community development financial institution loan fund.

Way began his career as a consumer finance intern for Regions Bank in Birmingham. He later worked at a startup financial technology company that was privately owned by Goldman Sachs, where he held Series 7 and 63 licenses (required for individuals who market and sell investments or securities) while also obtaining his accident, life, health and variable life insurance licenses. Way focused on selling alternative investments, such as structured products and annuities, to financial advisers.

Briefs: IMAX 3D Theater closed during upgrades

The Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater will be closed from through Nov. 2 for the installation of vinyl seats with taller headrests, larger cup holders, rocking backs and a 20% wider bottom.

The new seats will replace the cloth-covered cushions installed in 2010.

UTC School of Nursing celebrates $8M gift to name new building

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga received an $8 million gift from the Kennedy Foundation to name the forthcoming home of the UTC School of Nursing the Dorothy and Jim Kennedy Health Sciences Building. This is the largest single gift in UTC School of Nursing history.

Parkridge Camp Jordan ER now open for patients

Parkridge Health System’s new Parkridge Camp Jordan emergency room is open.

The facility opened Oct. 23 at 7 a.m. The facility is located at 483 Camp Jordan Parkway in Chattanooga.

The Camp Jordan ER facility is a fully operational emergency room with 12 beds, a specialized trauma room, and a wide array of diagnostic capabilities, including CT, X-ray, on-site laboratory, pharmacy and radiology support.

Hope Included receives $500,000 state grant to redevelop Riverview Park as inclusive space

Local nonprofit Hope Included, in partnership with Chattanooga Parks & Outdoors and Play & Park Structures, will redevelop Riverview Park into an inclusive space designed to promote play among children of different abilities, ages and communities.

State Women’s Council of Realtors recognizes Grayson

Jennifer Grayson, managing broker of Crye Leike Realtors on Gunbarrel Road in Chattanooga, has received the Platinum Excellence in Service award (left) from the Tennessee State Women’s Council of Realtors. The award recognizes member involvement at every level of the Women’s Council of Realtors and is the highest honor the organization gives to its members. Grayson’s involvement with the Chattanooga chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors in 2023 included serving as the chapter’s state liaison, as recognized with her second award (right).

Financial Focus: Don’t leave your IRA to the IRS

If you’ve invested in an IRA for many decades, it might well turn into a key source of income for your retirement. Still, you might not deplete your IRA in your lifetime, especially if you also have a pension or a 401(k) and other investment income.

Personal Finance: Ways to recover from, be ready for financial shock

Financial shocks come in many different forms: An unexpected medical bill, house repair or job loss are among the typical ones. The reasons for financial shocks may be common, but recovering from them can be unexpectedly challenging.

“These things happen once or twice over a financial lifetime,” says Spencer Betts, a certified financial planner and financial consultant with Bickling Financial Services in Lexington, Massachusetts. “They can be pretty big, even for a relatively well-off person.”

Millennial Money: How to adjust to prosperity after living life of poverty

Growing up without money affects how you live on a daily basis in childhood and can have long-term effects into adulthood, even when you begin to have enough money to make ends meet.

When you move from experiencing poverty to maintaining financial stability, there can be some major opportunities to set yourself and your family up for long-term security. But there can also be challenges around changing your mindset and managing your emotions about money. Here are some things to expect when you move from one circumstance to another.

It’s painful to watch our heroes exit

In the world of being a sports reporter, you rarely get a chance to put your fan cap on, and for good reason. It can cloud your judgment and take away from fair and balanced reporting.

But for Titans fans languishing in the aftermath of the Kevin Byard trade, part of me that remembers exactly how some of you feel.

Well, maybe fresh unis will ease the mood

This is alumni weekend for the Tennessee Titans and the franchise’s predecessor the Houston Oilers, with many of the players from the franchise’s past being honored for their accomplishments.

But the rea highlight for many will come when the Titans take the field against the Atlanta Falcons wearing – for the first time since changed their name to the Titans in 1999 –Houston Oilers throwback uniforms.

Titans vs. Falcons: What to watch

After a week off for the bye, the Titans are back in action and, truthfully, probably needed every day of that because in all likelihood they are going to be playing someone other than Ryan Tannehill at quarterback. Tannehill suffered an ankle injury against Baltimore and could easily miss multiple games.

Five great SUVs to ponder for less than $40K

The automotive experts at Edmunds test SUVs of all shapes, sizes and prices. During these evaluations, certain models rise to the top with qualities such as roomy seating and cargo areas, a comfortable ride, and easy-to-use touchscreens and technology features. But with many prospective buyers looking to make every dollar count, it’s important to consider value as well.