Monday, April 21, 2014



Rarity Bay earns 2014 Bliss Award for best Tennessee Community

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. [ Read the full story ]

Capitol Hill

The Fed and our economic future

February 28, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

In this column, I had thought about continuing with the United Auto Workers debacle at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, but suffice it to say that the outcome was a pleasant surprise, given that both the UAW and VW management had believed that a union victory was “a done deal.”  The only things done enough for sticking in a fork are the UAW in general and Gary Casteel, the UAW’s Tennessee director. (It was priceless to read Casteel and the UAW people from Detroit decry “outside interference” when some Chattanooga born-and-raised politicians spoke out against the attempt to unionize... [Read the full story]

Legal Briefs

Employer mandate under ACA delayed for some employers

February 28, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

On Feb. 10, 2014, the Obama administration announced yet another delay to the scheduled implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for employers.  Originally, the employer mandate, which requires all employers with more than 50 full-time employees to offer employees “affordable” health coverage or pay a fine, was to be implemented on Jan. 1, 2014.  Under the employer mandate, covered employers that do not provide affordable insurance coverage will be fined $2,000 per employee.  They will be subject to a $3,000 fine for each employee that purchases a subsidized plan on an exchange. ... [Read the full story]

Your Financial Planning

Planned giving provides all-around benefits

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]

Opinion / Editorials

The modern ant and the grasshopper

February 28, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

I don’t really know who wrote the following little story.  It’s something my brother sent to me I thought was important — and thought provoking — that should be shared!  So I hope you read it, copy it and pass it around to fellow ants.   There are two versions of this story — and two very different morals. In the old version, the ant works hard in the withering heat and rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.  The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. ... [Read the full story]

New Incorporations

ANDERSON COUNTY   James Shaver Services, Inc. 908 Riverbend Rd. Clinton, TN 37716 James Shaver   C & R Property Service LLC 152 Midway Ln. Oak Ridge, TN 37830 Charles Hutson   LK Williams, Inc. 371 JD Yarnell Industrial Pkwy. Clinton, TN 37716 Linda Williams   Susan Donnelly Life Coach, LLC 116 Everest Circle Oak Ridge, TN 37830 Susan... Read more of this article

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