Wetekam Monofilaments USA invests $3.8 million locates new manufacturing plant to Dandridge in Jefferson County
Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Wetekam Monofilaments USA officials announced on June 27, the company will locate a new manufacturing facility in Dandridge, Tenn. [ Read the full story ]
Smoky Mountain attractions keep visitors entertained
[caption id="attachment_1812" align="alignnone" width="600"] Whitewater rafting is just one of many outdoor activities that draws about 10 million visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains every year.[/caption] By Jayne Andrews If you’re considering a trip to the Smokies this year, you may want to check out some of the many attractions that make this region unique. Every year, up to 10 million people visit Smoky Mountain National Park, making it the most visited national park in the country. Tourists and locals never run out of fun things to do here because there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Traveling down the Parkway, ...
Rarity Bay earns 2014 Bliss Award for best Tennessee Community
By Jayne Andrews VONORE, Tenn. — Rarity Bay has recently won the Real Estate Scorecard’s 2014 Bliss Award Best Tennessee Community of the Year. Real Estate Scorecard is an online real estate marketing firm that provides independent reviews of master planned communities in the Southeast. The firm started in 2005 with founder Margie Casey writing reviews of master planned properties. In 2011, Real Estate Scorecard began honoring exceptional properties with its annual “Bliss Awards” to give recognition to the very best master planned properties. The company has focused on 241 communities in the Southeastern states, of which only 140 made the ...
Will the UAW organize Chattanooga’s Volkswagen plant or will President Obama organize it for them?
By Bill Anderson ETBJ EDITORIAL EDITOR For the past year, the rhetoric has been flying as the United Auto Workers is trying what it has not been able to do elsewhere in the South: organize the workers of an automobile plant, this time the new Volkswagen (VW), complex in Chattanooga. According to labor experts, this organization attempt is high-stakes, as it may open the door for other successful UAW organizing attempts. At stake is a Nissan plant located in Mississippi and maybe even the Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tenn. —where two previous union campaigns have fizzled. For now, it seems that a secret ...
Tennessee’s Rep. Roe has a health care plan?
By Jayne Andrews [caption id="attachment_1662" align="alignnone" width="650"] U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, MD, R-TN-Johnson City, has written a health care plan that he has been trying to discuss with President Obama. The president has always said he would meet on alternatives to Obamacare, yet he refuses all attempts on the part of Roe and his committee to set an appointment to explore workable solutions.[/caption] KINGSPORT, Tenn. — Millions of Americans are under the impression that Republicans have offered no alternative to President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA). And until recently, most Americans did not know exactly what the Democrat’s plan would look like. ...
Embassy Suites, Ruth’s Chris open in Chattanooga
[caption id="attachment_1454" align="alignnone" width="480"] The official ribbon cutting of the new Embassy Suites Chattanooga-Hamilton Place, was attended by local business and government dignitaries. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is also opening at the location to serve guests and local diners.[/caption] Embassy Suites Hotels has opened the new upscale, full-service, all-suites Embassy Suites Chattanooga-Hamilton Place. Located at 2321 Lifestyle Way in Chattanooga, the Design Option III hotel includes 203 suites and 10,000 square feet of meeting space. In addition, the internationally acclaimed restaurant, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, will provide on-site dining for both hotel guests and local patrons. The new development by Chattanooga Hotel Property ...
Cornerstone Bank CEO: more growth ahead for Chattanooga
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Cornerstone Community Bank has a leader, Frank Hughes, who runs a rather tight ship. Yet he leads with compassion and a sense of humor, too. As president and CEO, Hughes rules the bank and its five branches with the solid business sense he has gained over more than 30 years in the financial services industry. He served as a senior investment officer with SunTrust — formerly American National Bank & Trust — from 1983 to 1991, and then as vice president and investment officer with Pioneer Bancshares from 1994 to 1998, where he managed the bank’s investment ...
Chesapeake’s impresses with seafood, desserts
[caption id="attachment_1361" align="alignleft" width="300"] Name: Chesapeake’sAddress: 500 Henley St.Knoxville, TN. 37902Phone: (865)673-3433FAX: (865)673-3435E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgEst. 1982Owner: Michael ChaseOffers: Fresh seafood, grilled chicken, filet mignon, specialty items. Lunch, dinner and brunch menus as well as gluten free items. Private banquet and private dining rooms available. Extensive beer and wine offerings.Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11a.m.- 2:30 p.m., 4:30-10:00 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Saturday 4:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.RATING: CCCCC[/caption] By Christina Girgis ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR Knoxville’s choice of seafood eateries are few and far between. It is often difficult for seafood ...
June 30, 2014 · Leave a Comment
Last week the Senate debated the Democrats’ student loan proposal, which was nothing more than a partisan, political stunt that would raise individual income taxes and increase our federal debt, only to benefit former students with a $1-a-day subsidy on their old student loans. The average college graduate with a four-year degree has about $27,000 in student loan debt. According to the Congressional Research Service, refinancing under the Democrats’ proposal would save the borrower about $1 a day, at the cost of $72 billion in higher income taxes and an additional $420 billion in... [Read the full story]
June 30, 2014 · Leave a Comment
President Obama has made many public announcements over the last few months expressing a desire to implement significant legal change in this country based on his executive powers as president, without the need to rely on Congress for approval. The president has also expressed concerns about income inequality. Some recent developments under these plans pertain to the federal minimum wage, the minimum wage required for government contractors, and the overtime exemption for salaried employees. The administration and Democrat lawmakers in Congress are trying to raise the federal minimum wage... [Read the full story]
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September 5, 2010 · Leave a Comment
There’s certainly something to be said for spontaneous and random acts of generosity. But when it comes to making charitable donations, it may be wise to give some thought to the matter to try and get the most out of every dollar. Planned giving, usually arranged with the benefit of financial and legal experts, refers to strategies that can help you maximize your giving in a way that can be financially beneficial to everyone involved — including you, the donor. A little planning can make charitable donations go a long way When you think through and compare various options for charitable contributions,... [Read the full story]
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June 30, 2014 · Leave a Comment
There is an old saying that when you are up to you neck in alligators, you should remember that your original purpose was to “drain the swamp.” So it is with the Iraq war and its very sad ending, as Muslim radicals calling themselves ISIS (Islamic State In Iraq) continue to conquer huge amounts of territory. I argued on this page more than 11 years ago that a U.S. invasion of Iraq would result in tragedy, but even I could not imagine how bad it would become. It is perhaps ironic that then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and his neoconservative friends argued at the time that all they... [Read the full story]
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