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Shelly Bradbury

Stories by Shelly

Every Friday night at 11 p.m., Carter Garrett's inbox fills up with trash talk. From his co-workers. About sales.

With his school uniform flying untucked, 6-year-old Dallas Jowers sprinted across a big black trampoline that curved gently up a wall.

A Chattanooga developer is planning to build the first new major apartment complex in Red Bank in years — much to the dismay of neighbors.

Lisa Price turned a few homemade batches of lotion into a multimillion dollar beauty company that pulls in an estimated $40 million in revenue annually — but she still feels like a young entrepreneur.

State investigators faulted Wrigley Manufacturing in the October 2013 death of a 34-year-old employee at the Chattanooga plant, according to the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

It's been a week since Phil Talley sold Chickamauga Drug Store to Fred's Pharmacy and moved the store from its decades-old home in downtown Chickamauga to a white corner in the back of a Fred's Super Dollar about two miles away.

Japanese companies kept a close eye on the United Auto Workers election at Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant last week, Japanese Consul-General Motohiko Kato said at an event at UTC Tuesday.

Chattanooga's Siskin Children's Institute is shuttering one of its two early learning centers, citing dwindling numbers of special-needs children at the center and a shifting tide in early education for children with disabilities.

A week after Michelle and Mark Petersen welcomed their second child into the world, the world started to fall apart.

The snow wasn't the only thing melting away when temperatures soared to 45 degrees Thursday — so did the worries of area florists as they hit one of the busiest times of the year: Valentine's Day.

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.

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

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.

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?

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