Alexander Votes To Confirm Dr. Ben Carson To Serve As Secretary Of Housing And Urban Development

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Senator Lamar Alexander on Thursday released the following statement on his vote to confirm Dr. Ben Carson to serve as U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

“Secretary Carson is committed to returning more decisions to local communities who know best how to help citizens and neighborhoods thrive. I look forward to working with him to help make housing more affordable and accessible in Tennessee and across the country.”



Cherry Street Center Sold By McGauleys To Hutton

McGauley Holdings has sold a building it has long owned at 730 Cherry St. to Karen F. Hutton. The Cherry Street Center was sold for $1,634,500. Hutton currently has its headquarters at 736 Cherry.  Hutton announced in January that it had closed on the sale of a high-quality, diversified retail single tenant portfolio for $185.8 million. The portfolio consisted ... (click for more)

Tennessee Housing Development Agency Sets New Record For Loan Production In 1st Quarter

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency just wrapped up its best March ever and its best first quarter ever for home loan production.   Tennesseans applied for $46.2 million in Great Choice Home Loans last month, a 27 percent jump over March 2017. The agency's previous record for the month of March was $44 million, set in 2008, just before the Great Recession took hold ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Police Arrest Robbery Suspects Within Hours Of Holdup; Citizen Takes Quick Photo Of Suspect Vehicle

Chattanooga Police officers arrested two suspects involved in an armed robbery within hours of the incident. Officers responded to an armed robbery call at 5966 Brainerd Road  at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The victim told police she was exiting her vehicle when she was approached by a white male pointing a handgun at her demanding her purse and cell phone. The victim ... (click for more)

WACKER-Charleston Taking Initial Steps To Restart Polysilicon Production After Explosion Shut Facility Last September

WACKER-Charleston announced Thursday it has resumed operations for the production of polysilicon. Using a phase-in approach, WACKER has begun the initial start-up of the site, beginning with distillation. The initial production of polysilicon is targeted to begin in the next few weeks. WACKER anticipates the Charleston site will reach full capacity in the fourth quarter ... (click for more)

Keep The Gifted Program In The Hamilton County Schools - And Response (2)

I currently have a daughter in fourth grade at Lookout Valley Elementary and a daughter in the eighth grade at Lookout Valley Middle High School. Both of my daughters are very good students, as well as being very good people. I am writing today with a concern. I was made aware that the Hamilton County Department of Education is considering cutting the gifted program ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A True Tennessean

“Last week I told some Republican friends who have held high office, traditional and true Republicans, who like you are both conservative and compassionate, Christians in their personal faith and public service,” the email began. “These are Tennessee Republicans that I have known for decades, and whom I'd trust with my life and my wife … I told them that my views and values make ... (click for more)