Farm Charm to open at Cambridge Square

Ooltewah Realtor and entrepreneur Brenda Hurley will open a furniture boutique at Cambridge Square later this summer.

The furniture retailer, to be called Farm Charm, will specialize in locally made, original designs of urban farmhouse furniture and will carry brands such as Joseph Payne, Seasonal Gift Collections, Farmhouse Home Décor by Collins, Craft House, Forty West, Audrey's, Bright Ideas, Primitives By Kathy, and many more. Styles and offerings include original seasonal designs, urban farmhouse, gifts, and fashion collections.

"Farm Charm is the place if you are looking for an affordable boutique with a down-home feel," Hurley said. "Our product lines are sure to make you smile, and the experience will be quite different than that of a typical department store. I am excited to share this charming boutique with the Chattanooga area!"

The new store will be located on the public square of Cambridge Square, the mixed-use residential, retail, and commercial community located off I-75's exit 11.

"We are enthusiastic about expanding the development's retail offering and we're sure that the community will enjoy the décor and furniture lines Ms. Hurley will bring to the Ooltewah market," said Jim Cheney, marketing director for Cambridge Square.

Bellhops to offer college scholarship

The Chattanooga-based moving company founded seven years ago near Auburn University by two Auburn students hasn't forgotten its roots.

Bellhops, a tech-enabled moving service, announced today that it will give away a $10,000 college scholarship.

The scholarship to be announced Sept. 25 is open to any applicant from across the country and is more than triple the $3,000 scholarship the moving company offered last year.

The company, which began as a college-based dorm-moving service in 2011, quickly grew into a full-service moving provider powered by an online app. However, Bellhops' co-founder and president, Cam Doody, says the company hasn't forgotten where it started.

"Our moving services may have grown far beyond our collegiate roots, but our commitment to college students hasn't," Doody said today in announcing the scholarship. "This scholarship program is an extension of that commitment, and I hope it will support and empower someone to chase their dreams like I did years ago."

Applications for the Bellhops Moving Forward Scholarship can apply online at

Disney's bid for Fox gets antitrust OK

The Walt Disney Co. on Wednesday won U.S. antitrust approval for its $71.3 billion bid for Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment assets.

Disney must first sell its 22 regional sports networks, the Department of Justice said. The company has 90 days to sell the networks, with an option to extend for another 90 days.

Fox's assets have been the target of bidding war between Comcast and Disney. Comcast offered nearly $66 billion for Fox's assets, which include the FX network and the studio that houses the X-Men franchise.

Fox has the option to consider other offers and Comcast could raise its bid.

"Today's settlement will ensure that sports programming competition is preserved in the local markets where Disney and Fox compete for cable and satellite distribution," said Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Justice Department's antitrust division in a statement.

Equifax boosts security in agreement with states

Equifax Inc. has reached an agreement with eight states that will require the credit-reporting agency to put stronger security measures in place to prevent future data breaches.

About 147.9 million Americans were impacted by Equifax's 2017 data breach, which was the largest exposure of personal information in history.

While Equifax has taken steps to correct the problems that led to incident, state regulators say Wednesday's consent order addresses deficiencies that have persisted. The Atlanta-based company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The order requires Equifax to take a number of steps to shore up weaknesses in its information technology and data security operations over the next year.

The states involved included Georgia, Alabama, North Caroina, California, Texas, New York, Massachusetts and Maine.

Feds probe engine fires in Hyundai, Kia cars

Federal safety investigators have expanded probes into Hyundai and Kia engine failures to include complaints about fires in the automakers' vehicles.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in a letter to Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida that it has 402 fire complaints with and without collisions.

Nelson and the nonprofit Center for Auto Safety had asked if the agency was investigating the fires.

Deputy Administrator Heidi King told Nelson in a letter that the agency has included non-collision fires in the engine failure probes. She wrote that many who complained of failures also reported fires.

In May of 2017 the government began investigating whether the automakers moved quickly enough to recall over 1.6 million vehicles because of engines stalling.