Tennessee's Rep. Roe has a health care plan?
– by Jayne Andrews
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. They just knew that President Obama had assured us all we would all be covered and secure. [ Read the full story ]
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, ...
Lake Winnepesaukah to open water park in 2013
ROSSVILLE, Ga. — As Lake Winnie begins its 88th year, amusement park officials have announced that its five-acre expansion will be used for a new water park. Construction will begin in January 2013, and the park should be ready by summer. To promote the new attraction, Lake Winnie is offering a “Passport to Fun” for $88.88 through Dec. 31, 2012, discounted from the regular price of $109.95. The pass is valid for eight visits to the park during 2013, with unlimited rides and use of the watermark. The Passport to Fun can be used as holiday gifts for friends ...
Zoo offers half-price tickets during Penguin Discount Days
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Knoxville Zoo is offering half-price admission to the zoo until Feb. 28, 2013, making this one of the areas “best buys” for the holiday season. East Tennessee offers a plethora of exciting venues for the holiday season, and Zoo management is doing all it can to make visits to the Knoxville Zoo affordable for families with its Penguin Discount Days. Employers can also purchase the discounted tickets as well as gift certificates. “Black tie isn’t required just put on a warm jacket, a pair of mittens and come see why winter is a great time to visit ...
September 30, 2013 · Leave a Comment
Today is Deficit Day — at around 3 p.m. today, the federal government will run out of money. This means all government operations for the rest of the year, nearly $10 billion each day, will be funded by money the government has borrowed. It is no secret that the government spends too much and borrows too much, and under the president’s health care law our deficit will only grow. Over the last three years, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has revised its cost estimates for ObamaCare several times. In February of this year, the CBO released its latest estimate: ObamaCare... [Read the full story]
September 30, 2013 · Leave a Comment
In September 2013, the AFL-CIO unions voted overwhelmingly to incorporate into their ranks groups that are called “worker centers.” The president of the federation, Richard Trumka, stated that the strategy is to address the “crisis” that is reflected in the fact that union membership in the country has dropped to a 97-year low. Current union representation in the U.S. is at approximately 11 percent of the workforce and that includes public sector workers, including schoolteachers, federal workers, etc. The percentage of unionized workers in the private economy is about 6 percent. ... [Read the full story]
Your Financial Planning
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
September 30, 2013 · Leave a Comment
There are a few things I’d like to write about this month. The first, and most important, is the implementation of Obamacare. By the time you read this, Obamacare will already be signing up Americans for plans that will go into effect in a few months. That is, unless Congress manages to call a halt to the insanity the president has insisted will save health care for generations to come. While I am not optimistic Congress, most notably the Republicans, will be able to stop Obamacare by refusing to fund it, I’ll have to admit I admire their idea. After all, fully 68 percent of Americans... [Read the full story]
Across 1 Tennessee speedway 5 Headgear to wear at Diamond Baseball 7 Knockout, for short 8 Tennessee neighbor, for short 9 The first letter in BYOB 12 Christmas ___ 13 Chattanooga born trumpeter, known as “Little Louis”- Valaida ___ 15 ____ Mountain Caverns 16 Native American greeting 17 Mountain lion, e.g. 18 Thompson-Boling,... Read more of this article