Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Ramsey House

Fresh To Order opens at University Commons

The recently opened University Commons in Knoxville welcomed a new tenant in December — Fresh To Order. The restaurant joins Walmart, Publix, Jersey Mike’s, PetSmart and VolShop at the development, which officially opened Sept. 25, 2014. Located close to the University of Tennessee-Knoxville campus, Fort Sanders and Sequoyah Hills, developers say they will continue to add tenants in 2015. [ Read the full story ]

Capitol Hill

The dangers of our big government medicine

December 31, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

When the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that there was no chance of an Ebola outbreak in the United States, I suspected that we were doomed. President Barack Obama responded to the scourge in Africa by ordering “boots on the ground.”  Evidently, sending armed forces is an appropriate response when people get sick but forbidden when responding to fanatics who televise the beheading of American citizens. Initially, the president did not send competent medical experts to the hospital in Texas to provide training in the safe treatment of Ebola.  Then he... [Read the full story]

Legal Briefs

NLRB says employees can use your e-mail system for union organizing

December 31, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

In a Dec. 11, 2014 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision in the Purple Communications case that reverses its previous rule from the Register Guard case regarding employee use of employer provided email systems. Previously, the Board found that employees did not have the right to use employer-owned email systems. In Purple Communications, the NLRB has reversed course.  The new rule is that employees who are provided with the ability to use an employer’s email system are presumptively entitled to use that system to communicate regarding union organizing and other... [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

State and local political leaders face challenges in 2015

December 31, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Chattanooga mayor Andy Berke said when he took office that one of his biggest priorities was lowering the crime rate in town — especially violent crime.  This past year, he implemented his Violence Reduction Initiative in cooperation with the Chattanooga Police Department.  So far this year, 27 people have died as the result of violent crime, while in 2013 that number was only 19.  However, shootings are down from 109 non-fatal shootings in 2013 to 93 in 2014. Mayor Berke’s initiative is modeled after a violence reduction plan in High Point, N.C., which offers a small amount of chronic repeat... [Read the full story]

ETBJ Crossword

Across 1 Popular resort town in the Smokies 8 African antelope 10 Vols slot receiver, first name 11 Four quarters 12 Knoxville Zoo’s ___ pandas 13 Gal of song 15 Compass point 16 Global elevator company based in Knoxville 19 ____ State Park, area for amazing rock formations,  next to Big South Fork Recreation Area 21 Comedian who will... Read more of this article

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Replacing the Chickamauga lock

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Planned giving provides all-around benefits

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