Johnson, Hickey & Murchison Announces Diana Bolen’s Designation As CPA

Thursday, January 03, 2013
Diana Bolen
Diana Bolen

Diana Bolen, staff accountant with Chattanooga-based accounting firm Johnson, Hickey & Murchison, PC, has passed the Uniform CPA Exam, earning the designation of Certified Public Accountant, the firm announced Thursday.

“Diana’s hard work in completing the 14-hour exam allows her to play a larger role in JHM’s professional accounting services as a fully-licensed CPA,” said Dean Krech, audit partner at JHM. “We’re looking forward to Diana’s stepped-up contribution to JHM’s many relationships with Chattanooga business, government, nonprofit, construction and hospital clients."

Ms. Bolen, a resident of Ooltewah, is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting.

She is a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.


Tennessee Unemployment Rate Increases In July

County unemployment rates for July 2014, released Friday, show the rate increased in 86 counties, decreased in five, and remained the same in four counties. Davidson County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate in July at 6.3 percent, up from 6.0 in June. Knox County was 6.6 percent in July, up from 6.3 in June. The Hamilton County July rate was 7.8 percent, up from ... (click for more)

Supreme Court Orders Trial Court To Reconsider Subpoenas In Post-Conviction Case

The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that a post-conviction petitioner may be entitled to subpoena his co-defendants as witnesses, but only if he can first demonstrate that the co-defendants are competent witnesses whose testimony is relevant to his claims. In 2009, Quantel Taylor pled guilty to charges of attempted first degree murder, second degree murder, and especially aggravated ... (click for more)

Boy, 16, To Face Murder Charges In Criminal Court On Triple Lookout Valley Slayings

A Lookout Valley youth who was 15 at the time of his alleged involvement in a massacre in the valley will stand trial as an adult. Jacob Allison, who is now 16, was taken by the sheriff's office to the Hamilton County Jail after a transfer hearing in Juvenile Court on Friday morning. Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw said under state law he has jurisdiction over rehabilitation ... (click for more)

Justin Wilkins Selected As Deputy Chief Of Staff For Mayor Berke

Native Chattanoogan Justin Wilkins will serve as Mayor Andy Berke's deputy chief of staff, it was announced Friday. Mr. Wilkins has spent the last several years serving as the Tennessee state director for multiple advocacy and electoral organizations, including Organizing for America and Organizing for Action. Prior to that, he worked as project manager at Profit Plans LLC ... (click for more)

Black Creek TIF Decision-Who Guards The Hen House? - And Response

Citizens of Chattanooga were invited to give public comment before their own Industrial Development Board Aug. 15. They arrived to find foxes guarding their hen house.  Many thought the meeting was their opportunity to seek redress in the ill-conceived Black Creek Tax Increment Financing plan. However, they learned it was a sham orchestrated by both the past and present ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Let’s ‘Pay It Forward’

At 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning, this at a Starbucks coffee store located at 2186 Tyrone Blvd. in St. Petersburg, Fla.,  an unidentified woman who was first in line at the drive-through window, politely told the drive-through window clerk she would like to “pay it forward.” The clerk checked the next order – it was a caramel macchiato – and the first customer paid for both her ... (click for more)