Farm Credit Breaks Ground For New Office In Chattanooga

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Farm Credit Mid-America, an agriculture lending cooperative serving farmers, rural residents and agribusinesses throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, broke ground for a new office in Chattanooga, at 7605 Hamilton Park Drive. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Jan. 10, and was attended by local officials, Farm Credit leaders and Farm Credit customers.

“[Farm Credit] is such a vital part of our community, shown by how you continue to grow and participate with us,” said Rick Cadena of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. “Oh behalf of the Chamber president and CEO Ron Harr, I would like to proclaim today, Jan.10, as Farm Credit Day.”

Farm Credit moved into its existing Chattanooga office in 2006.

“When complete, the office will be approximately 5,000 square feet with 11 total desk spaces,” said Mike Estes, regional vice president for Farm Credit in central Tennessee. “Our current Chattanooga location is a rented space. The new office will be a permanent investment in this community. We look forward to continuing to grow on the roots we have here in Chattanooga.”

Throughout 2014, Farm Credit will continue to build and renovate offices across its four-state territory. The new Chattanooga Farm Credit office is expected to be completed this summer.

Farm Credit Mid-America is a financial services cooperative, and has served the credit needs of farmers and rural residents across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee for nearly a century. Backed by the strength of nearly 100,000 customer-members and $20 billion in assets, Farm Credit Mid-America provides loans for real estate, operating, equipment, housing and related services such as crop insurance, and vehicle, equipment and building leases. For more information, call 1-800-444-FARM. 


Town Of Monteagle Receives Certificate Of Achievement For Excellence In Financial Reporting

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada is awarding the Town of Monteagle a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2015. This Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, ... (click for more)

CBL & Associates Declares Common Stock Dividend And Preferred Stock Dividend

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. on Wednesday announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend for the company’s Common Stock of $0.265 per share for the quarter ending Sept. 30. The dividend is payable on Oct. 14 to shareholders of record as of Sept. 30.  The Board also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.4609375 per depositary share ... (click for more)

State Board In Nashville Approves New Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital

Members of the board of the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency in Nashville on Wednesday unanimously approved a new $25 million Behavioral Health Hospital planned by Erlanger Health Systems on Holzclaw Avenue.   Parkridge Valley Hospital and CADAS had opposed the issuance of Certificate of Need.  The 88-bed facility will provide "acute adult inpatient ... (click for more)

Pinkston Says Offer Was Made To Dismiss Lawsuit Against Him If Prosecution Of Detective Burns Was Dropped; Judge Greenholtz "Greatly Bothered" By Any Such Offer

District Attorney Neal Pinkston said at a hearing Tuesday that an offer was made to drop a lawsuit filed against him by Gatlinburg detective Rodney Burns if he would dismiss two perjury counts against Burns. The district attorney said he should not be disqualified from continuing to prosecute the case or else attorneys would begin suing him or the judge to get a new DA or trial ... (click for more)

Downtown Needs Cleaned Up

My son and I parked on Broad Street and walked to the Billiard Club on Cherry Street this past weekend. It's probably a total of two blocks. In that short walk we passed where Rone Regency used to be on 6th Street and in that doorway was about a years worth of human feces and urine covering the doors and walls. The concrete sidewalk on the street is all broken up and the metal ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: 40 Questions About ‘Blue Bags’

No. 1 – Did you know that one in every five of the 42,000 children in the Hamilton County school district is what the experts call “food deprived?” No. 2 – Can you get your arms around the fact that a huge percentage of those 8,400 children get little, if nothing, to eat from Friday at lunch until they return to our schools on Monday? No. 3 -- Did you know that you – just ... (click for more)