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Shelly Bradbury

Stories by Shelly

The City Council will decide tonight whether to give a local developer approval to build the largest commercial project in Chattanooga since Hamilton Place mall, adding $2 million annually to the city and county tax base.

Seven months after buying his first house, 29-year-old AJ Bembry wryly remembers a conversation with one of the mortgage brokers who was fighting for his business.

Less talking and more doing. That's what officials from international technology company Mozilla promised Thursday as the company launched a $150,000 fund to figure out ways to practically apply Chattanooga's gigabit Internet to solve real, local problems.

Less talking and more doing. That’s what officials from technology company Mozilla promised today as the company launched a $150,000 fund to figure out ways to practically apply Chattanooga’s gigabit Internet to solve real, local problems.

DeMarcus Boyce strolls into the downtown shop and is greeted by name. Then an employee who's worked at the shop for 33 years waits on him, standing on a step ladder to reach the top shelves. He pulls down suits and shoes and hands them to Boyce one by one.

CVS Pharmacy announced Wednesday that the drugstore chain will stop selling all tobacco products in its stores by Oct. 1 -- leaving the company's $1.5 billion in annual tobacco sales up for grabs.

CBL & Associates Properties wrapped up 2013 with modest growth after selling more than $235 million in malls, associated centers and office buildings during the year.

Chris Cowart's day started going downhill at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Literally. He parked on a hill at Kennesaw University just north of Atlanta, put his emergency brake on -- and promptly slid backward down the slope into a brick wall.

A deepening propane shortage and slippery roads tripped up the region's poultry producers Tuesday and Wednesday, but Chattanooga's chicken plants expect to be back to normal operations today.

Businesses are opening late today after a surprise snowfall paralyzed the region Tuesday and forced companies to dig in, send employees home or deal with a huge influx of customers.

Chattanooga health care startup WeCounsel is stepping into the national telehealth market by developing a product for telepsychiatry service provider InSight — a move at the enterprise level that WeCounsel founders hope will complement the company's fledgling consumer business.

This year's tax season is getting off to the latest start in years —the Internal Revenue Service will process the first returns on Jan. 31 — but Chattanooga's tax preparation businesses have already brought hundreds of seasonal jobs online and expect an extra-busy year.

Regional construction companies are hoping easier lending and growing consumer confidence will drive up demand in the Chattanooga region during 2014, even as several of the region's biggest construction projects start to wind down.

Astec Industries founder J. Don Brock sold his Missionary Ridge mansion for $1.3 million at a no-reserve auction that closed Jan. 10.

Project: Infiniti of Chattanooga. Owner: Furrow Automotive Group. Location: 7648 Lee Highway.

Wall Street Journal editorial board member Steve Moore railed against the United Auto Workers union's attempt to organize in Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant Wednesday night.

Dan Ringhofer wants to help elderly people stay in their homes as they age -- and he started a company to prove it.

Hixson resident Jerry Jones has been against the idea since the very beginning.

Chattanooga planners delayed giving a yes or no answer to an Alabama developer who asked to build a 264-unit apartment building on Bonny Oaks Drive.

Project: Uncle Bob's Self Storage Owner: NitNeil Partners. Location: 1380 Broad St.

An Alabama developer hopes to build a new 264-unit apartment complex off Bonny Oaks Drive in Chattanooga, just across the road from Amazon's fulfillment center.

A Rossville, Ga., aquaponics company has launched a new product that will allow individuals to grow fish and vegetables to feed a family of four — all from a four by six foot farm-in-a-box that plugs into the wall.

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's — Meagan Reaves during her twice-weekly aerobics class.

A Chattanooga private developer plans to build a seven-story student apartment building just off M.L. King Boulevard aimed at helping to alleviate UTC's campus housing shortage.

Some retailers cashed in on the cold-weather furor this weekend as shoppers rushed to stock up on winter supplies before today's bone-chilling low temperatures -- but others were left out in the cold.

Alan Shuptrine launched his gold leaf and framing business in 1985 and bought a building on the Southside in 1996.

Jimmy Jernigan is having a stellar week. His company, Factory Direct Furniture, is on track to do as much business this week as all of the first three weeks of December combined.

If Allen Smith has his way, every person who moves to Chattanooga will get a big fat envelope of local coupons in their new mailbox.

Deanna Smith worked at Krystal’s call center for nine years before she was laid off in January 2013. Since then, she’s been sending out resumes and browsing job sites and going to interviews, but hasn’t found work.

Project: MHC Kenworth dealership. Owners: Murphy-Hoffman Company (MHC Kenworth). Location: Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga.

Shoppers looking for a new car or truck may feel some extra holiday magic this week as auto dealers rev up discounts and give savings the green light during the annual end-of-the-year sales push.

A new product line and plant expansion have turned sour for Miller Industries.

Jennifer Strain launched Good Fortune Soap in 2006 with a focus on wholesale, online sales and farmer's markets.

Last-minute Christmas shoppers are crowding the aisles of area stores today — a push many retailers hope will help boost what's turned out to be a tepid holiday shopping season.

In five days, Keri Todd will open presents with her family on Christmas morning — and then she'll pack everyone up and drive to Atlanta for breakfast with her 90-something grandfather.

Buoyed by the strongest yearly job growth in eight years, Georgia's unemployment rate fell last month to its lowest rate in five years.

Kendra Komula packed up a homemade pixie hoodie, some German CDs, a how-to-make cheese cookbook and a dog toy to send to her daughter-in-law and son in Oklahoma for Christmas.

When a garbage collector drives up a 750-foot-long driveway to collect trash from your front door, does he deserve a Christmas tip? Yes, Cheryl Dunson decided a couple of years ago, definitely.

Peyton West cut his first Christmas tree down when he was three years old, or so the family lore goes. He chopped it down in October and by the time Christmas rolled around, his mom was ready for a nice, new Christmas tree.

Does downtown Chattanooga have too much parking? Or too little?

Owners: Chattanooga Construction Company LLC Location: 100 and 200 blocks of Templeton Lane, Hixson Typical house size: 2,100 to 2,350 square feet

Q. Whatever happened to Crystal Springs Print Works, the 106-year-old textile plant that closed in July?

Chattanooga's first Cheddar's restaurant will open Monday at 11 a.m.

Chattanooga’s first Cheddar’s restaurant will open Monday at 11 a.m.

Astec Industries founder J.Don Brock appears to have sold his sprawling seven-bedroom, 10-bathroom mansion on Missionary Ridge for an undisclosed price at a half-hour-long auction Thursday.

Dream it ... build it: Chattanooga-area manufacturers having trouble finding skilled workers

Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry launching statewide campaign to address the concern

Chattanooga manufacturers are having a hard time finding skilled workers.

Pull out some glasses and dust off your ugly Christmas sweaters — the end-of-the-year office party is making a comeback.

Project: Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar. Owner: Quality Restaurant Concepts. Location: 1322 W. Walnut Ave., Dalton, Ga.

Lionel Adams moseyed through a maze of shiny glass display cases at Frost Cutlery's brand-new retail knife shop in Ooltewah on Friday morning and shook his head.

Stephen Mason raised his voice over honking motorists and whooping protesters at a McDonald's in Brainerd Thursday and explained why he thinks the federal minimum wage should be raised to $15 an hour.

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