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And a Partridge on a boombox
Chattanoogans share touching, offbeat holiday traditions, from serving others to pickle hunts to singing along with David Cassidy
At the dinner table in Luis Contreras’ home, a 3-year-old Latina girl closes her tiny fist around three kernels of corn and shyly says she’s thankful for her shoes.
Elsewhere in Chattanooga, Local News 3 anchorman David Carroll and his two sons are gleefully torturing their wives with their annual viewing of the music video for Hall and Oates’ 1980s Yuletide smash, “Jingle Bell Rock.”
Grab a CLE before the holiday rush
Waiting until the last minute to purchase gifts for colleagues and staff is one common tradition among busy attorneys during the holiday season.
Unfortunately, by the time these lawyers make their way to a store or an online shopping portal, the good stuff is gone and it’s too late for timely delivery.
Chambliss Law, Chattanooga State partner on paralegal apprenticeship program
Chambliss, Bahner and Stophel and Chattanooga State Community College are working together to establish Tennessee’s first college-sponsored registered apprenticeship program in the legal field.
The two-track apprenticeship program for litigation and transaction paralegals will include full-time employment, benefits, tuition assistance and on-the-job training to prepare participants for a career with Chambliss.
Community Foundation to study local civil legal system
The Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, in partnership with The Pew Charitable Trusts, Hamilton County General Sessions Court and several city, county and national partners, has launched a project to study the civil legal system in Hamilton County and throughout Tennessee.
From fine dining to real estate
Calderson finds satisfaction in flip of career, location
As a child, Ryan Calderon learned food could be an expression of love. Whenever he ate his Mexican grandmother’s tamales or his Italian grandmother’s panettone, he felt the warm embrace of familial affection and the sense of belonging that defined his formative years.
Measuring Realtor confidence in a changing market
Information is knowledge. Whether you’re trying to discover the ins and outs of your favorite college football team or see where the latest housing trends are going, taking a deep dive into the data will help you gain a better understanding of where we were, where we are and where we’re heading.
Safely decorating your home for the holiday season
It’s easy to get caught up in the busiest, most festive time of the year, but there are important things to remember during the holidays to protect your family and your home.
Remember, as you deck your halls this season, those beautiful decorations can become safety hazards.
UTC gets grant to study public health
During the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noticed a glitch in Tennessee’s public health system.
Its network was limited and the information it provided was out-of-date.
“The CDC saw that [the state’s public health system] needed to be updated so everyone will be prepared for the next crisis or emergency,” says Dr. Amir Alakaam, associate professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and director of the school’s Master of Public Health program.
EPB, Homeless Coalition seek help ending homelessness
EPB is partnering with the Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition to launch Connect For Good, an effort to raise awareness about ways to help people return to permanent housing.
“People experiencing homelessness look like you and me, our children and our family members,” says Mike Smith, executive director of the Homeless Coalition. “It’s troubling to think of our loved ones facing the uncertainty of not having a home to call their own, but attainable solutions are within reach.”
Financial Focus: Advice can help when making charitable gifts
Now that it’s the holiday season, gifts are probably on your mind – and you might intend for some of those gifts to go to charities. Although your intentions are good, you could be shortchanging both your recipients and yourself with your method of giving. But with some guidance, you can make choices that work well for you and those charitable groups you support.
You don’t have to be a gambler to know when to quit
Americans prize tenacity, doggedness, as reflected in the adage “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” But there’s something to be said for knowing when to judiciously throw in the towel.
Remember last year when I wrote about deciding to learn the guitar? Well …
Titans have new nemesis in Bengals
Another playoff matchup looming?
Sunday’s loss to Cincinnati felt a lot like the playoff defeat in January, with the Titans again squandering plenty of chances to come away with a victory.
And it also feels like the beginning of something deeper developing between the two clubs.
Burks’ stock rising as Titans prep for A.J. Brown, Philly
The Titans are likely to get a stark reminder Sunday of just what they had in wide receiver A.J. Brown as they prepare to face their old teammate, who is now a Philadelphia Eagle.
But while the Titans defense will be trying to keep Brown in check, the Titans offense can’t be concerned with what they no longer have. Instead, they would do well to focus on what they do have at their disposal, and that is a rookie receiver in Treylon Burks, who seems to be hitting his stride as the season wears on.
Titans at Eagles: What to watch
There will be only one thing on the minds of Titans fans this week, and you can be sure that by kickoff the players and coaches will be sick of talking about it: A.J. Brown.
Brown, of course, was the most dynamic receiver the Titans had employed in many years until he fled the scene in a contract dispute that resulted in his being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles on draft day. Here’s a rundown of what to expect when the Titans travel to Philly next week.
Behind the Wheel: How to mitigate rising auto loan interest rates
The Federal Reserve issued its latest interest rate hike in early November – the sixth increase this year – resulting in the highest auto loan finance rates since 2019. Rates for used cars have also hit their highest since 2010.
This will affect car shoppers this holiday season and into 2023 as they must contend with fewer low annual percentage rate incentives and more expensive car loans overall.