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Lifelong wanderer finds home
Mojo Burrito owner now dedicated to helping employees find stability, happiness

Maybe it was fueled by a perpetual hunger to try new things.

Perhaps it stemmed from the fact that she’s lived in 10 different states, some more than once. Or maybe her Bohemian ’70s childhood had something to do with it, along with a free-spirited mother whom, she says, “followed gurus and psychics and channelers around the country.”


Best Lawyers names 2019 top attorneys

Chattanooga attorneys fared well in the 25th edition of Best Lawyers, a peer-review guide to the legal profession.

Attorneys named to “The Best Lawyers in America” are recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence in 145 practice areas. For the 2019 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America,” 7.8 million votes were analyzed.


Mock trial competition helps build skills

The Chattanooga Bar Association continues to work with the Department of Education in general and with Brainerd, Howard, and Tyner in particular to help develop the skills and knowledge and relationships for students to know that the practice of law is available to them.


View from the Hill: Business-friendly Dean, Lee split on bigger issues

Gubernatorial candidates Bill Lee and Karl Dean appear to be cast in a similar mold – business-friendly moderates.

But when it comes to key questions, the difference between them is as wide as the Tennessee River is long. And the first separation runs along their ideas for Medicaid expansion.


Getting families settled is a moving experience for Smith

Becky Smith has only been in real estate since 2015, but the RE/MAX Properties agent knows how to help Chattanooga home owners transition through a move as well as anyone.

Born and raised locally, she has lived all over the world while her ex was in the Air Force, moving from Cleveland to Atlanta, Tulsa to Oklahoma City, even doing a stint in England.


Realtors take Code of Ethics seriously

Working with a Realtor gives buyers, sellers and investors many advantages they need to succeed in today’s real estate market.

One of those advantages is the assurance that Realtors subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics, which provides clients with the highest degree of professionalism, ethics and service. Adopted by the National Association of Realtors in 1913, NAR was only the second trade or business group in the U.S. to adopt mandatory ethical standards for its members.


A Baby Boomers’ guide to aging in place

If you’re one of the millions of American baby boomers approaching their 70s, you might be asking if now is an opportunity to move and downsize to a smaller, more manageable home, or to stay put in your current home and repurpose any extra space vacated by adult children. 


Have you planned for long-term care?

If you are fortunate, you will retain your physical and mental capacities throughout your life and can always live independently. But there are no guarantees for any of us. If you ever require some form of long-term care, will you be prepared?

So what is the risk of needing long-term care services? According to the Department of Health & Human Services, about 40 percent of individuals over age 65 receive some form of paid in-home care, with an average care period lasting less than one year.


Hunter Museum presents 'Evolution of a Museum'

With three buildings spanning different architectural periods and housing an important collection of American art, the Hunter Museum commands quite a physical presence on the bluff overlooking the Tennessee River and, since its 1952 founding, has played a critical role in Chattanooga’s cultural life. 


Thinking of a hybrid? Here are some top picks

The Toyota Prius may be synonymous with hybrids, but shopping for a gas-electric car is no longer a choice between that and a handful of also-rans. Today, more than a half-dozen hybrids return 45 mpg or more while offering impressive space, cutting-edge tech and more conventional shapes that don’t flaunt their eco credentials quite so blatantly.


Newsmakers: Emergency Mgmt. gets new director

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger has announced the appointment of Chris Adams as the county’s Office of Emergency Management director, succeeding Tony Reavley, who retired earlier this month.

Adams has been serving as interim director since Reavley’s retirement. Adams joined Hamilton County government in December of 2017, following a successful 30-year career with the Chattanooga Fire Department, where he worked his way up through the ranks, serving the last two years as the city’s fire chief.


Briefs: Chattanooga area parks get state grants

Tennessee recently announced a series of grants totaling more than $15 million to help fund parks and recreation projects, including funding for those in the Chattanooga area.

In Chattanooga, SORBA will receive $200,000 to develop as many as 10 miles of natural surface, sustainable, multi-use trail and ADA compliance on a new park being developed in Hamilton County near Chattanooga, Red Bank and Signal Mountain.


Foundation launches Therapeutic Preschool capital campaign

Each year, thousands of children living in East Tennessee become victims of abuse and trauma.

In the 2015 reporting period (data found in Tennessee’s KIDS COUNT: The State of the Child 2016), more than 3,200 cases of child abuse were reported in Hamilton County. Children who experience chronic childhood trauma, or adverse childhood experiences can struggle to succeed in school or lead a healthy life.


Events: Duo from Chattanooga Symphony open Counterpoint season

A new season of Counterpoint concerts begins Saturday, Sept. 8 with artists Kristen and Josh Holritz, who perform as Schaafritz. The couple are well traveled soloists and chamber musicians who currently hold positions as principal flutist and associate concertmaster, respectively, of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera.