Why An Ornamental Aluminum Fence is a Great Addition to Your Home

By Dalton Fence in Dalton, Georgia

Privacy fences are a must-have in today’s society. From protecting homes, businesses or land, adding a fence only increases a property’s security and value. Installing ornamental aluminum fences can add beauty to such property as well.

Ornamental fences come in a wide variety of types and styles. Various ideas are available to consumers, including garden fences with aluminum bars and chains linking them all together. Adding caps to the posts is another easy way to enhance a property’s fence. There are thousands of caps to choose from, and they can be added sporadically or continuously, with options that are endless! Light caps are often the most effective and preferred way to light up a dark, fenced-in yard.

Ornamental fences may seem like a large purchase. However, such an investment holds great value when thought of as an investment in the value, safety, and beauty of the property. Even with professional installation, ornamental fences are affordable and require little maintenance upkeep. Ornamental fences are also great options for protecting gardens and pools.

With so many customizable options and placement opportunities, it’s easy to personalize a backyard or office courtyard!

Contact Dalton Fence Today to get a Free Quote on a New Ornamental Aluminum Fence.

Find Dalton Fence online or call Kevin at 706-278-6366

What Are Punitive Damages?

By the Dennis and King Law Firm In Chattanooga, TN

In some personal injury cases, a jury may award the injured person punitive damages. The judge will instruct the jury to award punitive damages if the jury finds the defendant’s behavior exceptionally malicious or reckless. Unlike compensatory damages, punitive damages are intended to punish the negligent person and to deter future wrongdoing.

Unlike the other type of damages, economic and non-economic, punitive damages are not meant to compensate the injured person for his or her losses even though the injured person receives the damages from the defendant if the jury awards them.

Tennessee and Georgia allow an injured person to sue for punitive damages when the proof indicates the defendant’s behavior is grossly negligent, intentional or reckless.

The injured person must have a good reason and a good evidentiary basis to prove such punitive damages. If there is little to no evidence in support of the injured person’s charge that the defendant displayed “gross” or intentional misconduct, then the injured person or their attorney could face sanctions by the court. The court does this to prevent frivolous lawsuits.

Punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant and not compensate the injured person for losses caused by the injury. Punitive damages are designed to prevent other people from behaving in the same or a similar reckless way. For example, punitive damages are appropriate in a “road rage” car collision.

Limits on Punitive Damages

Tennessee caps punitive damages at $750,000 dollars. Georgia places no such cap on punitive damages.

If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone’s negligence, such as in a car wreck, you may be entitled to compensation including punitive damages. Because personal injury claims are usually complicated, it is always in your best interest to work with an experienced personal injury attorney in order to maximize compensation.

BeneFit for Women Member Spotlight

Pat Dilbeck

Pat Dilbeck has been a member of BeneFit for Women for over two years. Pat’s goals initially consisted of lowering her triglycerides and improving her diet. She has been successful in meeting these goals. Additionally, Pat has found that working out at BeneFit has relieved a great deal of stress and anxiety in her life. She states, “I came to the gym when I realized I had to do something. I was at my ropes end and there was no more room on the rope to tie knots anymore.” She is also very excited about a BONUS accomplishment. Pat has become a pro at something she had not done since elementary school and it has become one of her favorite things to do at the gym. As pictured, one can see she enjoys the HOOLA HOOP! Pat also enjoys the fellowship, camaraderie, and friendship she has found at the gym. She passes the word about BeneFit at church, at the herb store and wherever else she goes. Pat has been very active in the Walk for Alzheimer’s in years past and this year she participated in the 20th annual Grateful Gobbler 5K. Although Pat has undergone many trials in her life she is nevertheless strong and resilient! She proclaims her glue is Jesus and she knows God has always had His hand in her life. I think I speak for us all when I say that we are all very blessed to have Pat in the family of BeneFit!

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Dec. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Anti-addiction book and card game called “Knowno” being released December 25th at 12 am for pre-orders!

Knowno may reduce or prevent drug addiction in kids by allowing children to practice 100’s of times “saying no to drugs!”

Players will know the losses of things they value in life if they are in contact with anything that has to do with drugs, whether using or selling.

In the Knowno Master children’s book, kids will see and read about quirky animals in an action-packed comedy. These quirky characters go from hero’s to Knowno Masters!

Honorary Knowno Masters can be earned by anyone young or old, by playing with a child or giving as a gift!

So join us in the war on drugs!

Mount up all Knowno Masters and Honorary KM’s!

The Knowno Master’s card game and book are available for PRE-ORDER PROMO $30 + $5 (S & H) + tax for Both the KNOWNO MASTERS CHILDREN’S book and CARDGAME on December 25th at 12 am (midnight.) To order, go to knowno.store and click on “Shop Now.”

Media Contact:
Katherine Fry

SOURCE Carmen Schreane

What Are the Benefits of a Remote Starter?

By The Radio Clinic in Chattanooga, TN

A remote starter comprises a convenient feature of many modern-day vehicles. Whether purchased as an aftermarket accessory or installed as a factory option, a remote starter allows a driver to start a vehicle’s engine with remote control, usually in the form of an electronic key fob. Besides the obvious advantage of stepping into a warm (or cool) vehicle, there are several benefits to having a remote starter.

The biggest benefit of a remote starter is the comfort of having a vehicle that is warm or cool prior to entry. By leaving the heater or air conditioning in the “on” position, a driver can then activate the remote starter. After waiting several minutes, the climate control then warms or cools the vehicle as needed. Because the vehicle is operating without the keys in the ignition or the driver present, most remote starters also include controls allowing for the remote securing of a vehicle, ensuring the safety of the vehicle and any individuals who will eventually occupy it.

There are further safety benefits of having a remote starter. By allowing an icy vehicle to warm up before driving, it is easier to defrost or scrape the windows. This action subsequently results in greater visibility and safety for the driver. Warming the vehicle also melts snow and ice that can obstruct the headlights or brake lights, making the vehicle more visible to other drivers, especially in snowy conditions.

Warming a vehicle, prior to driving, is also beneficial to the engine. In order for the vehicle’s climate control system to start producing warm air, the engine must first warm-up as it runs. Because the vehicle idles for several minutes prior to being driven, the engine oil becomes more viscous and provides better lubrication once the driver is ready to depart. This warm-up period is especially beneficial for cars or trucks with diesel engines. However, gas engines also benefit from this feature.

A remote starter also increases the resale value of a vehicle, especially if it is operated in an area with extreme climate conditions. While it may not be as important as the vehicle’s overall condition or mileage, it can still be a useful selling point or a reason to demand more value for a trade-in at a dealership.

For further information on this product or to purchase a remote start, please go to www.theradioclinic.com or call The Radio Clinic in Chattanooga, TN at 423-894-0994

BeneFit for Women Member Spotlight

JoAnn Sitton

JoAnn came to BeneFit for Women over five years ago when her doctor recommended strength training for strengthening her bones and muscles. Weight lifting stresses the bones, rebuilding bone density and reducing the risk of osteoporosis. Strength training and weight bearing exercises can even reverse osteoporosis, which JoAnn is working to avoid. JoAnn’s bone density has improved since she became a member and she is fully expecting her upcoming scan to show even more improvement.

JoAnn has recommended the gym to several of her neighbors and her cousin who are now BeneFitters! They love being part of the BeneFit community of friendly people working on some of the same goals and sharing time with each other. It is easy to see how everyone can reap the benefits of working out for stress reduction and for overall physical and mental well-being.

JoAnn loves her family, especially her dear grandsons. One of the grandsons is an awesome swimmer looking forward to college next year, while the other is a talented wrestler in the tenth grade! She enjoys family time, attending CrossPoint Church, and free pie Wednesday at O’Charley’s.

If you are looking for a great gym, JoAnn highly recommends BeneFit for Women because of the friendly atmosphere as well as the knowledgeable, helpful and friendly staff.

We are happy to have JoAnn and all the ladies she brings our way! Thank you JoAnn for the kind words and recommendation!

Is There Really a Significant Difference?

By Custom Suits USA in Knoxville. TN

An individual can look relatively acceptable in an off-the-rack suit. However, if one wishes to look exceptional, with the very best in fit, fabric, and style, then wearing a custom suit is what is truly required.  In essence, a custom suit will always put one ahead of the game in comparison to off-the-rack options.

Consider these six reasons to buy a custom suit:

1. Custom Suits Always Provide the Best Fit. 

When an individual pulls a suit off the rack, they are inevitably compromising on fit.  While a pair of trousers might encompass the perfect length, they are, likewise, probably too short in the arms. Furthermore,  while the trousers might fit one’s waist, they are likely not ideal in the thighs. Off-the-rack suits are made to fit a lot of people generally, rather than a unique person, individually.   In contrast, a custom suit is a game-changer, tailor-made to fit every part of the body with unmatched precision and accuracy. When a suit fits absolutely correctly, it is easy for an individual to move and look their very best.

2. A Sophisticated Appearance and Style

One might try to get away with an off-the-rack suit. However, individuals wearing off-the-rack suits are not dressed at the same level as those wearing custom suits and anyone with an eye for detail will immediately notice the difference.  Wearing custom suits assists one with fitting into the best-dressed crowds, instantly showing everyone that they are dressed for success.

3. The Personal Touch

With custom suits, individuals are never caught off-guard, wearing the same suit as anyone else. This is because custom suits encompass a wide range of components that contribute to their uniqueness. For example, factors include lapel, buttons, cuff shape, color, patterns, fabric, custom shirts, and more.

4. Superior Materials

In addition to the very best tailoring and fit, custom suits are made with higher-quality materials than simply off-the-rack varieties. This means that fine fabrics add to the look, feel, movement, and longevity of custom suits.

5. An Exemplary Shopping Experience.

Instead of going from store to store, feeling slightly unsatisfied with the look and fit of every single suit, individuals can get exactly the suit for which they are looking. Rather than searching all over town for a suit that fits generally, one can purchase a suit that fits their body specifically.  Clients can request highlights, changes, or the accentuation of any specific feature. Purchasing a custom suit allows the customer to receive what exactly is desired, without compromising on quality and wasting an entire day aimlessly shopping.

6. A Lifetime of Wear.

A quality tailored suit, made of the finest materials, can last a lifetime with the proper care. This means that even though custom suits come with a higher price tag because of quality materials and increased labor, one receives excellent value for the money spent.

At Custom Suits USA, we create quality custom suits to fit every occasion. In order to begin your custom suit experience, visit our website at customsuitsusa.com or contact one of our custom tailors at 865-555-1212.

What Does a Personal Injury Complaint Look Like?

By the Dennis and King Law Firm In Chattanooga, TN

A personal injury complaint is a formal notice to the defendant that the injured person, or complainant, intends to seek damages for the harm the defendant allegedly caused. A personal injury complaint kicks off the lawsuit of an injured person. It is comprised of multiple paragraphs, each numbered and containing an allegation to which the defendant must answer. The complaint also stops any statute of limitations from running.

A personal injury complaint, very generally, states the injuries that the victim allegedly received, the defendants that allegedly caused the harm, how the victim sustained the injury, the legal basis for the complaint, and the number of damages to which the complainant claims they are entitled. Legal complaints are official and lawfully written according to certain legal rules.

Here are just some of the topics a complaint must contain:


In the first few paragraphs, the complainant needs to state why the particular state, county, and court should hear their case. This is called “jurisdiction.” The proper jurisdiction is determined by looking at both the facts of the case and how they fit in with the jurisdictional statutes. The jurisdiction, or place, in which the complaint is filed usually depends on where the injury occurred, where the complainant lives, where the defendant lives and, sometimes, the amount for which the complainant issuing. These factors are normally codified in either state statutes (and sometimes federal statutes) or court rules. Whatever rule or statute upon which the complainant is depending to determine jurisdiction must be cited in the complaint.

Here is an example of jurisdictional paragraphs:

  • “The defendant resides in Hamilton County, Tennessee. The incident complained of herein occurred in Hamilton County, Tennessee. Therefore, jurisdiction in this court is proper.”

Factual Allegations

This part of the complaint allows the complainant to explain how the injury occurred and why the defendant is negligent and responsible. A good lawyer begins advocating for the complainant’s side in the factual allegations.

Factual allegations do not have to be extremely specific or numerous. However, they do need to clearly state the facts surrounding the actual injury. However, the complainant never wants to include too many factual statements in the complaint. This is because the complainant might find later that the evidence does not shape-up to fit very specific allegations. Factual allegations should tell the complainant’s story without boxing them in or allowing the defendant too much breathing room.

Here is an example of a well-stated factual allegation:

  • The defendant negligently failed to yield to oncoming traffic and, as a result, struck the complainant’s vehicle.

Legal Allegations

Just getting hurt is not enough to recover damages. The plaintiff must allege that they have a legal right to the damages they claim are due from the defendant. Legal allegations are divided into sections called “counts.” Each count represents a different legal basis for recovery.

A personal injury complaint must at least include a claim that the defendant exhibited negligence and violated a duty owed to the complainant. An example of an allegation of a negligent count might be:

  • The defendant owed the complainant a duty of due care in the operation of their motor vehicle. The defendant violated this duty by following too closely.

As one can see, legal allegations are simply an application of the law to the facts of a particular case, showing how the defendant violated a legal duty. Negligence allegations must state the defendant’s duty under the law, how the defendant breached the duty, how the breach of duty caused injury to the complainant and how the breach of duty damaged the complainant.
The formal complaint in a personal injury case is filed with the court and served on the defendant. It starts a personal injury lawsuit and is one of the single most important documents filed in any lawsuit.

The Basics of a Commercial Kitchen by G & G Services in Rossville, TN.

A commercial kitchen is a wonderful place. It is where cooks prepare meals for families, friends, and neighbors.  In order to prepare the amount of food a commercial kitchen serves in a day, industrial-grade equipment is needed. The layout of a commercial restaurant kitchen must be designed to allow the seamless flow of food from the prep to the line area.

Sometimes a new restaurant has a great location but a small kitchen.  This factor dictates the kind of kitchen equipment needed. For example, a six-burner gas range might look very appealing.  However, many smaller kitchens will only accommodate a four-burner range. It is crucial to think strategically about a restaurant’s kitchen area before signing a lease.

The kitchen is the heart of a restaurant.  More specifically, it is the place where the restaurant’s menu comes to life. It is also the restaurant’s center of the action. It is where food is prepared, cooked and plated.  It is also home to the dishwasher, food ingredients, and all the various utensils, including dishes, as well as cooking equipment.

A commercial kitchen can have dozens of people coming and going throughout any given shift.  As a result, it is important that the kitchen is well organized. This not only saves time during the busy rushes, but it also helps the staff avoid accidents and reduces excess waste.

The kitchen is one of the biggest investments that go into opening a new restaurant. A $250,000 loan might seem like a lot of money, but it can run out quickly after one has invested in new, or even used, ranges, grills, ovens, and coolers.

When purchasing new kitchen equipment, remember that, just as with a new car, these items depreciate the moment they leave the showroom. Look at the quality of the brands offered and always make sure that the equipment comes with a warranty.

Here are the basics needed to get started:

  • Range
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Deep-fryer
  • Reach-in cooler
  • Walk-in cooler
  • Freezer (either a chest, upright, or walk-in)
  • Sauté pans
  • Stock/soup pots
  • Saucepans
  • Baking sheets
  • Pizza screens
  • Baking pans
  • Tongs
  • Spatulas
  • Ladles
  • Chef’s knives
  • Pizza paddle
  • Whisks
  • Mixing bowls
  • Plastic inserts for coolers
  • Steam table
  • Entrée plates
  • Pasta bowls
  • Appetizer plates
  • Salad plates
  • Dessert plates
  • Metal or plastic shelves for walk-in cooler
  • Cleaning rags
  • Cleaning buckets (specifically labeled for cleaning products)
  • Rubber floor mats
  • Hand soap and sanitizer dispensers
  • Fire extinguisher

Depending on the commercial kitchen’s size and concept, a restaurant owner might exclude some of these items.  Furthermore, a restaurant owner might need additional items more specific to the restaurant’s concept. For example, a restaurant might need an ice cream maker if the restaurant offers artisan ice cream, or bread pans if the restaurant offers bread in-house. One must consider every aspect of the menu plan and kitchen layout when developing the restaurant’s equipment list.

If you are in the process of opening a restaurant or simply in need of equipment for a commercial kitchen, please call G and G Services at 1-706-891-6729 or see their website at gandgservicing.com.

What is Gross Negligence?

By the Dennis and King Law Firm In Chattanooga, TN

Gross negligence refers to behavior that demonstrates a conscious disregard or indifference for the safety, life or rights of others. It differs from ordinary negligence, which is defined as “a violation of a general duty to behave with reasonable care.” Instead, gross negligence has the added feature of recklessness.

An example of gross negligence is a father who repeatedly allows his ten-year-old son to operate a tractor without supervision. The young boy runs over a man and, as a result, the man’s leg is amputated. The jury subsequently awards the victim compensatory and punitive damages. This is because the child’s father encouraged his young son to operate a tractor without adult supervision. The jury finds that such behavior constitutes gross negligence.