Photo contributed by City Electric Supply / The new City Electric Supply branch at 7331 Lee Highway.

City Electric Supply recently opened its newest U.S. location on Lee Highway in Chattanooga. The branch team worked together to build the showroom, warehouse, and stock.

"Without the team I have beside me, we would not have been able to open as soon as we have," said Branch Manager Bryan Newberry.

Newberry and District Manager Kevin Feidler spent four months searching for a building in the Chattanooga area, and opened the business after four weeks of construction and renovation.

With electrical, automation, and mechanical contractors nearby and several engineering firms and training facilities in the area, Newberry said he expects the branch will draw both residential and commercial customers.

City Electric Supply is a family-owned electrical wholesale distributor headquartered in Dallas. The company was founded in 1951 by Tom Mackie in the United Kingdom and expanded to the United States in 1983. The business employs more than 3,000 people in over 500 branches across the U.S.


Covenant Allergy and Asthma Care reopens offices

Covenant Allergy and Asthma Care has resumed patient services at a new temporary location inside the Gunbarrel Professional Center, located across the street from Erlanger East Hospital, following last week's storms.

Dr. Susan P. Raschal and her team of allergy and asthma specialists are available to treat patients at their Chattanooga location Tuesdays through Fridays, 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m., at temporary medical space located inside the eye care office of Kapperman, White, and McGarvey, 1720 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 100. Covenant Allergy and Allergy Care will occupy this location as it works to set up a new Chattanooga satellite office.

"We are grateful to the offices of Kapperman, White, and McGarvey, who have enabled us to quickly resume care for our patients," said Dr. Raschal, a board-certified allergist who opened faith-based Covenant Allergy and Asthma Care in 2009.

Covenant Allergy and Asthma Care is contacting its Chattanooga patients to reschedule office visits that may have been affected by the storms. Chattanooga patients may contact Covenant Allergy and Asthma Care at its temporary new number, (423) 240-6345, or by emailing

Covenant Allergy and Asthma Care's satellite locations in Kimball and Cleveland remain fully staffed and open at their regular hours.


Google to verify online advertisers

In an effort to fight off fraudulent or misleading online ads, Google will require that all advertisers across its sprawling network prove who they are and where they operate, the company said in a blog post Thursday.

The names of the companies or people behind ads, as well as their countries of origin, will begin appearing on Google ads this summer, starting with several thousand advertisers a month in the United States before expanding worldwide. The measure, which could take years to implement, is designed as a defense against businesses and individuals who misrepresent themselves in paid online promotions, Google said.

The move comes as Google tries to tamp down misinformation and scams related to the coronavirus pandemic. It expands a 2018 verification policy focused on political advertisers serving election ads.

Broadening the policy will "help support the health of the digital advertising ecosystem by detecting bad actors and limiting their attempts to misrepresent themselves," wrote John Canfield, who handles ad integrity for Google, in the blog post.