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Just Another obstacle
Kilimanjaro beckons as Howard’s newest battle vs. epilepsy

Mount Kilimanjaro towers over the Tanzanian plain like a snow-capped god, taunting mortals to scale its heights. As Africa’s tallest mountain and one of the seven great summits of the world, it’s a staggering monolith that reduces human beings to invisible microbes crawling along its serpentine trails.

Bean feted with praise, portrait

The fourth stop on the Hon. Russell J. Bean 2022-2024 Retirement Tour took place May 10 at Chattanooga City Court, with Judge Sherry Paty presiding over the unveiling of Bean’s portrait.

Bean cracked that the number of dates on his farewell circuit – four – exceeded those of superstar Cher’s, suggesting it could be his last, or that he at least is ready for it to be.

Weitzel joins Grant Konvalinka as associate

Melissa Weitzel has joined the law firm of Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison as an associate. Weitzel will focus her practice on business and corporate law, financial services and transactions, governmental and administrative law, labor and employment and litigation.

Director Spotlight: GCR’s Connie Powell Brewer

In the bustling world of real estate, where transactions fly as fast as the ever-changing market dynamics, it’s refreshing to work with the amazing people of the Greater Chattanooga Realtors’ board of directors. As one of these wonderful individuals, Connie Powell Brewer brings a genuine passion for community and personal service to the table.

Need remodeling inspiration? Here are some suggestions

May marks National Remodeling Month, a time to breathe new life into your living spaces and enhance both style and functionality. Whether you’re aiming for a complete overhaul or a small upgrade, selecting the right project and design is crucial for a lasting transformation that complements your home’s existing features.

Parkridge East Hospital names Burris CEO

Caroline Burris is the new chief executive officer for Parkridge East Hospital. Burris comes to Parkridge East from HCA Florida Ft. Walton-Destin Hospital, where she has served as chief operating officer and ethics and compliance officer since 2022.

City seeks rail project applicants

As the lead applicant for a multicity passenger rail initiative, Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly is directing city staff to publish of a Request for Qualification to begin the analysis for the proposed Sunbelt-Atlantic Connector, which would link Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga and Atlanta.

Uneven experience at Taco Mac disappoints

By David Laprad

The email from Taco Mac landed in my inbox with a splash of salsa and the aroma of grilled meats.

I could almost taste the selections the restaurant was touting as part of its new lunch menu for spring:

“Crisp salads come in various options, including the Southwest salad topped with succulent shrimp, a traditional garden salad with perfectly seasoned grilled chicken or shrimp, and a grilled chicken BLT salad that will satiate any appetite. Wing lovers can feast on various flavor options, and there are also several choices for those who prefer their chicken in a wrap or sandwich, including grilled, Southern-fried and Buffalo style.”

Financial Focus: PSA: Should estate plans be equal or fair?

When you’re creating your estate plan, your biggest priority may be taking care of your family — your spouse, grown children, grandchildren, and other loved ones.  And as you think of where you want your assets to go, you also may be thinking about how to be fair — but is that the same as treating everyone equally?

Personal Finance: Bigger tax refund? Here’s how to take advantage

The average taxpayer is getting a $2,852 refund, $75 more than last year, based on the most recent IRS data. So what should you do with that money?

Experts generally advise putting it toward debt and savings, but, for that’s unrealistic many people.

Lady Vols shock No. 1 OSU to reach Elite 8

By many metrics, it may have appeared the Tennessee women’s tennis team had long odds of beating Oklahoma State in the NCAA Super Regionals.

 The Cowgirls were the top seed in the tournament, ranked No. 1 in the country and undefeated at 29-0. They were playing for a chance to win a national title on their home courts with OSU hosting the women’s and men’s NCAA final rounds this season at Greenwood Tennis Center.

Behind the Wheel: Trade or sell your car? What’s best might surprise you

Demand for used cars is dropping, as is their value as the new-car market rebounds from pandemic-induced shortages, a recent Edmunds used vehicle report reveals. This is especially true for one- and two-year-old vehicles. So there’s never been a more critical time to know whether it’s better to sell your car privately or trade it in.