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VOL. 40 | NO. 7 | Friday, February 12, 2016
SPECIAL EMPHASIS: HOMEBOUND HEALTH CARE

Meeting the demands of a rapidly aging population

10K in U.S. will turn 65 each day through 2030

When Gov. Bill Haslam gave his annual State of the State address on February 1, he proposed a $34.8 billion plan providing new spending on colleges and universities, road projects and a large deposit into Tennessee’s emergency budget reserves.

Office on Aging offers one-stop help for seniors

If there’s a ‘one-stop shop’ in Knoxville for all things related to the elderly in the community, it’s the Community Action Committee Office on Aging.

Counseling can help seniors deal with change

Diana Brown Taylor has 18 years of experience in mental health care, working in home health, hospice, hospital, office and crisis settings.

Local Weather
Today
Knoxville, TN
24°F
Cloudy
Wind: 12 mph
Humidity: 40%

EVENTS

Titus Andronicus. The Clarence Brown Theatre presents, “Titus Andronicus,” the Shakespearean play about a victorious general returning home only to find political chaos and the emperor marrying his enemy, setting in motion a cycle of violent and bloody revenge. Opening night. 7:30 p.m. Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave., Knoxville. Information: clarencebrowntheatre.com

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DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS

A look at Tennessee’s late-blooming signing class

Coach Butch Jones gave Tennessee football fans 21 more reasons for optimism heading into the 2016 season and beyond.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

Teachers wary of Haslam’s push for increased pay

Pushing a budget with more than $100 million for K-12 teacher pay raises, Gov. Bill Haslam says Tennessee is taking education to new levels by raising standards, linking teacher evaluations to student performance and expanding education options.

LEGISLATIVE PROFILE

Physician Briggs targets prescription drug epidemic

With the 2016 General Assembly at full tilt, state Sen. Richard Briggs – a retired Army colonel and surgeon – is fighting another battle, this time against Tennessee’s prescription drug epidemic.

NEWSMAKERS

Patterson wins best in show photograph

The Professional Photographers of East Tennessee have announced the winners of its 2015 Annual Image Salon Competition.

BRIEFS

East Tennessee welcomes Pure Foods

Pure Foods opened its global headquarters and main manufacturing facility last week at Gateway Commerce Park in Kingsport.

TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS

Other than Mariota, Titans must overhaul offense

The Super Bowl is in the books, and so is the 2015 season.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Sedona’s warranty, interior make it a must-see

With the best warranty coverage of any minivan and an award-winning and inviting interior, the 2016 Kia Sedona is a must-see for anyone looking to buy a spacious and comfortable family ride.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Ready for your next crisis? If not, here’s a plan

You likely haven’t gotten to where you are today with a “head-in-the-sand” approach to managing your business.

CAREER CORNER

Dread going to work each day? It’s time for change

I must confess: Valentine’s Day is very possibly my favorite holiday.

I SWEAR

Here’s the beef with court's definition of sandwich

“Dictionaries are mazes in which judges are soon lost.” Thus said Judge Richard Posner (7th Circuit Court of Appeals) in a review of “Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts” by Justice Antonin Scalia and legal lexicographer Bryan Garner.

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

Buttermilk more than refreshing drink

Buttermilk brings to mind good old-fashioned home cooking. My Granny used it in just about everything, and was never out of it.