Chattanooga Diary

• East Brainerd Council meeting Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Car Barn, 6721 Heritage Business Court. Meetings cost $10 with Stu Lewis of Sandler Training.

Q: In light of what has happened recently with the puppy mill operation in Bradley County, does the BBB have tips on how to buy a dog from a reputable breeder?

  • June 20th, 2014  |
  • By By Jim Winsett
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Investors seeking income in the current climate of abysmally low interest rates have been turning increasingly to dividend-paying stocks. While this shift is rational and generally appropriate for many, it is also important to understand the risks involved. Dividends present a compelling alternative source of cash flow but are not equivalent to bond or CD income and must be evaluated carefully in view of their specific characteristics and potential downside.

  • June 18th, 2014  |
  • By Chris Hopkins

Tennessee Risk Management Trust has named Dr. Phillip Wallace as trust administrator.

It used to be that dinner time was THE time telemarketers dialed your number to sell products, request votes, solicit money, announce you’ve “won” contests, and all else on the “Leave Me the Heck Alone” list (as opposed to the “Do Not Call).

Some of the specs on this week's test car, the Volvo S60 T6, almost look like misprints.

Q: I think my dad has every tool and tie available, and I would rather buy him something different for Father's Day this year. Are there any tips the BBB has to consider to find him that perfect gift?

  • June 13th, 2014  |
  • By By Jim Winsett
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Few issues so inflame the partisans of both parties as environmental regulation. So when President Obama announced a sweeping plan to reduce carbon emission from power plants 30 percent by 2030, his proposal was greeted with a chorus of opposition.

  • June 11th, 2014  |
  • By Chris Hopkins

Kathryn M. Russell has joined the Chattanooga law firm of McColpin, Coffman & Harris, PLLC, as an associate. Russell's practice concentrates in the areas of general civil litigation, insurance defense, family law and estate planning.

I need some information to make purchasing a new car easier. Please help.

Owner: Family Dollar. Location: 4697 Main Street, Jasper, Tenn. Architect: ESD Architecture and Interior Design, Charlotte, N.C.

The Super Bowl television ad for the 2015 Hyundai Genesis shows a dad with quick reflexes saving his accident-prone son from the perils of childhood: nearly colliding with another child on a swing set, almost running into a flaming-hot charcoal grill, and practically falling into a lake.

Q: What are some scams that are happening in our area lately?

  • June 6th, 2014  |
  • By By Jim Winsett
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There has been plenty of debate during the past year about whether U.S. energy producers should be allowed to export part of their newly abundant supplies of natural gas.

  • June 4th, 2014  |
  • By Chris Hopkins

As many of you may recall, ShopSmart, an arm of Consumer Reports, is one of my primary go-to research resources, and the current issue is no exception.

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