Ramsey House to offer holiday dinner for second year
If you’re looking for a special way to celebrate the holidays this Christmas, you may want to consider treating yourself and loved ones to a very elegant dinner at the Historic Ramsey House in Knoxville. The home was built in 1797 by Francis and Peggy Ramsey, and is still completely furnished in authentic period pieces from that era. [ 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 ...
October 31, 2014 · Leave a Comment
As the only Republican left in Congress who voted against going to war in Iraq in 2002, I have been asked if there are lessons that apply today to the situation in Syria. I actually learned from the votes on both wars in Iraq, because I was there for the first one in 1991, too. I voted for the first Iraq War because I had gone to the briefings from the top generals and cabinet officials and heard how great the threat was from Saddam Hussein and his elite troops. I then watched as those same elite troops surrendered to American camera crews and empty tanks. I realized, too late, that the threat... [Read the full story]
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On June 3, 2014, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed the “Healthy Workplace Act”. This law applies to public employers, for now. The law applies to all Tennessee state agencies, counties, metropolitan governments, municipalities and other political subdivisions of the state. Tennessee is the first state in the nation to enact such a law. There are many organizations advocating for laws against workplace bullying in the private sector, as well, in most states. At some point, Tennessee may pass a similar law against bullying for the private sector. Therefore, private employers in... [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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October 31, 2014 · Leave a Comment
Once again, controversy is swirling around Chattanooga State’s president, Jim Catanzaro. And once again, his honesty is being called into question. Since coming to Chattanooga State in 1990, Catanzaro has survived several controversies ranging from a headline grabbing divorce from his first wife to questions over his firing by a previous college — Triton Community College — he was employed by. They accused him of misrepresenting college finances, circumventing bid and purchasing laws and personal spending on the college’s dime. Another college he worked for, Lakeland Community College... [Read the full story]
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