Chattanooga Diary

This year's hot investment commodity isn't gold, silver, corn or soybeans. It's sand. Thanks to the bonanza in North American oil and gas production, high quality sand is in short supply, and investors have been raking in outsized returns as a result.

  • Sept. 24th, 2014  |
  • By Chris Hopkins

Q: What scams are current in our marketplace?

  • Sept. 23rd, 2014  |
  • By Jim Winsett

Nobel laureate Thomas J. Sargent will speak in the Burkett Miller Distinguished Lecture Series Monday, Oct. 6, at noon in the UTC University Center Auditorium.

Warehouse Row, which sat nearly half empty about eight years ago, is seeing renewed life as it benefits from retailers moving from shopping malls to Main Street.

Wendell L. Bush was named regional vice president of operations at Schulte Hospitality Group.

In the next year, final mechanical and electrical installations will be made.

Many of my friends are dispensing with their expensive cable bills and going to other newer technology.

Taking the wheel of the new Cadillac Escalade — especially one painted Raven Black with a mirror finish — requires a certain hey-look-at-me attitude.

Finally, some good news on gas prices. With the end of the summer driving season, motorists in the Tennessee Valley should soon be filling up for less than $3 per gallon, and will probably see even lower prices by Halloween.

  • Sept. 17th, 2014  |
  • By Chris Hopkins

Republican Sens. Mitch McCon-nell and Lamar Alexander introduced a bill on Tuesday that would add another member to the National Labor Relations Board to keep an even balance between Democratic and Republican board members.

Charles Campbell has been appointed chief of cardiology for UT Erlanger Cardiology.

Q. I’ve wondered over the years why you don’t write a column about pets. I’d like to have some tips to save money with my dog. — Dennis Disappointed

Project: Arby's near Exit 1 in East Ridge. Location: 6302 Ringgold Road. Owners: Restaurant Management Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio.

Picking out your new Audi SUV is now as easy as ordering a fountain drink at McDonald's. Just pull up to the showroom and say small, medium or large.

  • Sept. 13th, 2014  |
  • By Staff Writer

Q. I see advertising for health products to protect against the Ebola virus. Is this legitimate?

  • Sept. 12th, 2014  |
  • By By Jim Winsett
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