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Solution for the ‘missing middle’
Holdsclaw Ave. property to feature mid-level housing, commercial

Michael Kenner was driving down Main Street in Chattanooga when he saw the tips of sculptures peeking over the buildings that line the Southside thoroughfare. When he turned right on Holtzclaw Avenue and saw the building that stood there, he fell in love.

Webb makes history in becoming Gewneral Sessions judge

In 1945, a young African-American boy in Hamilton County received a brand-new Bible for Christmas. His parents were poor, and the scriptures were his only present from them that year.

Not only was the child being reared in poverty, he was growing up in a nation that was legally segregated.

Chambliss attorneys named BTI Client Service All-Stars

BTI Consulting Group has recognized Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel attorneys William Aiken, William Pickering and Justin Furrow as 2019 Client Service All-Stars.

The annual ranking honors lawyers nominated by corporate counsel of Fortune 1000 companies and other major businesses. Aiken, Furrow and Pickering are among a group of 335 attorneys selected nationwide for delivering “incomparable levels of client service excellence,” Chambliss Bahner says in a news release.

Court celebrating 100 years of workers’ compensation law in state

The Tennessee Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims this year is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the enactment of the Tennessee’s workers’ compensation law, and the public is invited to celebrate with them.

The Chattanooga arm of the court will hold a centennial celebration at its office, 1301 Riverfront Pkwy., Wednesday, April 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Guests are welcome to come and go as they please, as the event will be informal. Refreshments will be offered.

Close recognized for advocacy efforts

Tennessee Realtors on March 18 awarded Greater Chattanooga Realtors the 2018 President’s Cup and Triple Crown awards during its spring conference in Franklin. GCR was recognized for exceeding its share of Tennessee’s political fundraising goal and surpassing their local participation criteria.

Signature Brokers adds two agents

Two real estate agents have hung their license at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Brokers in Ooltewah.

Bethany Lambert is new to the Chattanooga area and the real estate business. She is a client-driven agent who joined the business to help buyers find the home in which they will be creating lifelong memories.

Realtor survey: Homeowners more likely to take on D.I.Y. remodels

Homeowners looking to add personality and individuality to their home are more likely to undertake a do-it-yourself remodel than hire a professional, according to the National Association of Realtors’ 2019 Remodeling Impact Report: DIY.

The report also shows that cash-strapped millennials are the most likely of any generation to take on a DIY project.

Homebuyers reveal what they want in their next home

As the residential building industry celebrates national New Homes Month in April, spring home buying season is well underway in the Chattanooga area.

If you’re in the market for a new home, you might be wondering what features are popular for other homebuyers and which elements will make it onto your own must-have list.

Torgerson earns statewide real estate honors

Keller Williams Realty has named The Torgerson Team a “Top 5 Team” in Tennessee for 2018.

At Keller Williams, three or more agents working together is considered a group; a team consists of two agents and an individual agent who does all of their own contract work.

Critic's Corner: This resurrection of ‘Pet Sematary’ should be reburied

There was a time when it seemed like no one could make a good movie based on a Stephen King story. Recent adaptations of King’s work, including “Gerald’s Game” and “It,” have proven otherwise.

In the right hands, King’s solid character work and talent for writing imaginative horror can provide the foundation for a fun and frightful experience.

What can you do with your tax refund?

We’re getting close to the tax-filing deadline. For many of us, this means it’s that time of year when we get our biggest financial windfall – a tax refund. If you have recently received a refund, or are expecting to get one in the next few weeks, what should you do with it?

Block grants would come with control issues

As this year’s legislative session winds down, details are beginning to surface on a bill authorizing Gov. Bill Lee to ask the federal government to provide TennCare matching funding – currently about $7.5 billion of a $12 billion TennCare budget – as a block grant.

Forbes honors wealth advisor Will Hunt

Forbes Magazine has named Morgan Stanley’s Will Hunt to its 2019 list of America’s Best-in-State Wealth Advisors.

The ranking, developed by Forbes partner SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisers and weighing factors like revenue trends, AUM, compliance records, industry experience and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews.

Chattanooga Zoo now sensory inclusive

KultureCity has partnered with the Chattanooga Zoo to make the zoo and its programs, events and exhibits sensory inclusive.

During the adaptation, medical professionals trained the zoo’s staff on how to recognize guests with sensory needs and how to handle a sensory overload situation.

Parkridge East opens ER for autism and sensory sensitivity patients

Parkridge East Hospital has introduced a sensory-friendly emergency room to better care for patients with autism or sensory sensitivity.

“We see many children and adults who have sensory sensitivities,” says Jarrett Millsaps, chief executive officer of Parkridge East. “Our goal is to create a space that makes the ER experience less stressful for patients and their families.”

Roller Girls to kick off 2019 season with doubleheader

The Chattanooga Roller Girls will open their 2019 season Saturday, April 13, at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The doors will open at 4 p.m., and the Chattanooga B-Railers take on Birmingham’s Tragic City Plan B team at 5 p.m. The Chattanooga All Stars will face the Tragic City Rollers at 7 p.m.

Events: Artburst is back

Artburst, a monthlong celebration of art and artists, is in full swing. Among the more than 45 events in the campaign are the Chattanooga Film Festival (through April 14) with Artist Residency Chattanooga, the 4 Bridges Art Festival (April 12-14), Book Fiesta (April 13) with ELLA Chattanooga and The Art of Solar Dyeing (April 27) at Crabtree Farms. Information: www.artburstchatt.com, #ArtBurst