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Amy Williams

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A pair of developers on Saturday announced plans for a full-service grocery store and an apartment complex in the Southside area of downtown Chattanooga.

Developers Gavin Thomas and Eric Cummings announced this morning they plan a full-service grocery and an apartment/retail complex as part of two separate projects in the Southside area of downtown Chattanooga.

Workers with Quiddity Entertainment have been busy this week setting up stages and lighting for this year's 24-hour celebration of Main Street.

When the Ferger Place neighborhood was developed in the early 1900s, the Main Street area just east of Holtzclaw Avenue actually was considered rural.

Miller Welborn has spent his career in the trucking industry, where his entrepreneurial spirit led him to start several businesses.

The Wheeler residence in Signal Mountain's Fox Run neighborhood may just be the envy of all the other homes on the mountain, at least when it comes to utility bills.

Americans could learn an important lesson in economics this holiday season from the growing popularity of layaway plans -- live within your means.

In the old days, grandmothers made brownies, the farmer down the road milked the cow and the local blacksmith made hammers and nails, and all these things could be found for sale at the local general store.

There's no better stocking stuffer than a gift card loaded with cash or store credits and nearly endless opportunities.

Sheila and Dane Boyington’s Chattanooga company has had a great year, so as the holidays get under way, they are making sure their employees are rewarded.

* Development name: Holland Gardens

Sam Edwards learned just about everything he knows about the jewelry business from his grandfather, the late Sam Edwards.

One day this year during the peak growing season, vendors at the fledgling Main St. Farmer's Market saw as many as 500 customers in the two hours it was open.

Two-wheel paths

Area trails included in East Tennessee book

Knoxville residents and adventure writers Elle Colquitt and Jon Livengood have just self-published a book on mountain biking trails in East Tennessee. "Off Road Trails" includes a number of area trails and a total of 31 trail systems. The book has fold-out topographical maps and the most current GPS markings. It features lots of photos, taken by Colquitt, and is spiral bound to make it easier for copying or laying flat.

Economist Bob Allsbrook predicts the effects of the recession will be felt for decades to come.

Energy Star ratings appear on everything from televisions and telephones to refrigerators and laptops.

After nine straight months of net losses totaling $5.2 million, changes have come at the top of Chattanooga-based Cornerstone Bancshares.

As Greg Vital and Franklin Farrow tour the halls of their newest assisted living center, Mr. Vital points to a wall of old black and white photos of the family who founded the Hixson community.

In just over a year, the owners of North Shore Yoga have doubled the size of their studio.

Cosmetics galore

High-end Nashville chain lands at Warehouse Row

When Linda Roberts founded the Cosmetic Market in Nashville in 2004, she wanted to offer people a different way of shopping for high-end makeup and skincare.

Steven Alch distinguishes between his position as local head of Merrill Lynch and his new job as local market president of Bank of America by calling one his day job. The other job he does in whatever spare time remains.

Steven Alch distinguishes between his position as local head of Merrill Lynch and his new job as local market president of Bank of America by calling one his day job.

SunTrust Bank President Sue Culpepper recently saw a photo of a bank lobby from the 1950s showing long lines of people crowding into the branch.

* Development name: Sunrise Meadows

Cindy Day's eyes light up at the mention of brownies, cinnamon pull-apart rolls and salt-rise bread.

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When the StumpJump 50k started nine years ago, about 10 people showed up to run through the woods for hours. Fifty kilometers are just over 31 miles, and the trail aspect adds to the difficulty.

When the banks of the ponds throughout their neighborhood started falling in, the residents of Heritage Landing banded together to fix it.

* Development name: Seven Lakes

After a few less-than-stellar home improvement experiences, Brandon Lewis decided to open his home repair business.

Dr. Terry Melvin, chief medical officer of Hospice of Chattanooga Inc., won the top award at this year's Nautilus Awards Luncheon.

Leila Pratt never dreamed of being an economist, and she doesn't think many people do.

BlueCross BlueShield's executive chef Tim Mulderink runs a kitchen that serves about half of the insurer's roughly 5,000 employees every day, and he's never bought a stick of butter to do it.

When Arlene Phipps tells her personal trainer she’s tired, she’s not going to get any sympathy.

Though First Tennessee Bank's chief economist has mixed feelings about President Obama's stimulus package, he says there is no doubt it's working.

It takes a certain breed to race vintage cars worth hundreds of thousands of dollars through 2,000 miles of rough Mexican roadway, but Chattanoogan Byron DeFoor fits the bill.

Shares of Astec Industries Inc. fell 6.77 percent Tuesday to $25.61 a share after the company reported a slump in revenues and profits for its third quarter.

Chattanooga-based banking company First Security Group, Inc. reported a loss for the third quarter, largely because of a goodwill write-off taken during the period. Shares of FSG's stock closed at $3.68, down 2 cents from opening.

Before Evelyn Wheeler started roasting coffee in 2002, she admits she never thought about how coffee was made.

* Development name: The Orchard

The employees of Fischer Evans Jewelers have helped generations of brides register for weddings, celebrate anniversaries, births and other significant moments in their lives.

The owners of a local company that digitizes home movies have rebranded their operation as they look to expand the company's reach.

Sonya Reagor started baking at 12. Her mother didn't bake, so she often was short on the ingredients needed for the recipes she made.

The average homeowner may know nothing about the emissivity of windows or just how simple it can be to make a rain barrel, but if they wanted to learn, they now have somewhere to go.

* Development name: Sunset Cove

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After absorbing the rising cost of beer passed on through distributors and wholesalers for four years, the owners of the Hair of the Dog pub finally raised prices on domestic bottle beers by 10 cents.

Local banks and businesses often tout a community-centered philosophy, but longtime Chattanooga banker Linda Mosley lives it.

The nation's unemployment rate of nearly 10 percent is and will continue to have a dramatic effect on the millions of American households that still call themselves employed, according to local financial experts.

* Development name: Heritage Woods Townhomes

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