Off the beaten path — Oliver’s Smoke House provides food, fun, music and lodging
The Smoke House Restaurant in Monteagle, Tenn., is a must for travelers between Nashville and Chattanooga. Feast on ribs, ham, smoked roast beef, fruit cobblers and homemade ice cream, then visit the huge gift shop or stay in a mountain cabin. [ Read the full story ]
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: email@example.comEst. 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 ...
Dead End BBQ a favorite for Knoxvillians
By Christina Girgis ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR Knoxville, Tenn. — Sandwiched alongside a stretch of gas stations and ethnic food markets, Dead End BBQ is quickly earning a spot in the hearts of local diners. Founded by co-owners George Ewart and Robert Nutt, the restaurant opened its doors in early October 2009. The duo sought to bring the atmosphere of a small, hometown barbecue to Knoxville, after years of competing in both local and state competitions. According to the assistant manager, Garrett Beeson, in 2003, the Dead End Society barbecue team, consisting of several key members including Greg Midas, Ewart and Nutt, ...
January 31, 2014 · Leave a Comment
This week, the administration finally released additional enrollment information for the president’s health care law. While we still don’t know how many people have actually paid their premiums, only 36,250 people in Tennessee chose to enroll in a health insurance plan on the exchange. According to a recent AP estimate, roughly 60,000 Tennesseans lost the health insurance policies they carried before Obamacare because their plans failed to meet the law’s minimum coverage requirements. Because of an administrative delay, state commissioners were permitted to extend plans for one year,... [Read the full story]
January 31, 2014 · Leave a Comment
Many employers have found the use of payroll cards to be extremely advantageous, not only to the employer, but to employees as well. Employers can save around $50.00 per employee per year, due to eliminating the need to physically provide a paycheck, reducing or eliminating bank service fees and reducing paycheck fraud. Similarly, many employees do not have a bank account and thus have no access to a direct-deposit program. Recently, numerous legal issues were exposed in litigation against a McDonald’s franchisee claiming that McDonald’s restaurants forced employees to receive their wages... [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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January 31, 2014 · Leave a Comment
The president’s State of the Union address left many Americans and pundits still wondering what is he going to do about a plethora of problems plaguing the U.S. While he made much of how hard teachers work to educate our students — and many do work very hard — he forgot to mention that as a nation we have put billions into education over the past few decades but have seen very little improvement in achievement. And he talked about how the deficit has come down — and it has — but it’s only temporary. In 2016, the deficit will again begin to rise. Mr. President also forgot to... [Read the full story]
This week, the administration finally released additional enrollment information for the president’s health care law. While we still don’t know how many people have actually paid their premiums, only 36,250 people in Tennessee chose to enroll in a health insurance plan on the exchange. According to a recent AP estimate, roughly 60,000 Tennesseans... Read more of this article