Business Briefs: Randy Durham wins Realtors award

Business Briefs: Randy Durham wins Realtors award

January 14th, 2014 by Staff Reports and Wire Service in Business Around the Region

Realtor Randy Durham places an information sign in front of this Soldiers Field condominium in North Georgia.

Photo by Tim Barber/Times Free Press.

Randy Durham wins Realtors award

Randy Durham, who heads a real estate sales team for Keller Williams Realty in Chattanooga, has won the 2013 George Kangles Community Citizenship Award from the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors.

Durham is a former two-time president of the Chattanooga Realtors group, a secretary-treasurer of the Tennessee Association of Realtors and a former Realtor of the Year.

The George Kangles Community Citizenship Award is presented to recipients who meet only the highest of standards within the Realtor organization.


Government runs December surplus

The U.S. government ran a $53.2 billion surplus in December, signaling further improvement in the nation's finances.

The surplus was the largest since September and a record for the month of December, according to the Treasury Department report released Monday. It was boosted by nearly $40 billion in payments from mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

For the first three months of the budget year, which began on Oct. 1, the Treasury has run a deficit of $173.6 billion. That's 40.8 percent below the $293.3 billion deficit run during the same period last year.