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VOL. 40 | NO. 18 | Friday, April 29, 2016

Ginger Pope’s unconventional gardens

‘Making something out of nothing’

Ginger Pope spent the winter months potting succulent plants in mixed arrangements and using an assortment of containers to create special looks, all to prepare for the spring season of Ginger’s Flowers in Maryville.

Pope family has deep roots in gardening business

Mike and Will Pope walk the aisles at the Maryville greenhouse location of Pope’s Plant Farm, gently pulling plants out of pots to check for proper root growth and showing each other what they discover.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

Did ‘people back home’ really sway no votes on Bible?

I thought about skipping church Sunday and playing golf. After listening to the House of Representatives’ debate on the Bible bill, I could probably skip church for a month and still be in good standing.

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EVENTS

Dogwood Arts Lively Art Fair. Market Square and surrounding streets will be transformed into a vibrant art fair featuring juried artwork of local and regional artisans, live entertainment on three stages, culinary art demonstrations, activities for children, food trucks and more. More than 60 juried artists will feature and sell their work at the festival. Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: www. dogwoodarts.com

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LEGISLATIVE PROFILE

Outspoken McCormick one of the ‘stars’ of the Legislature

Rep. Gerald McCormick holds plenty of authority in the General Assembly as majority leader of the Republican Caucus, and he’s not afraid to show it.

DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

Hurd looks to join list of greatest UT running backs

When Jalen Hurd committed to the University of Tennessee prior to his senior season at Beech High in Hendersonville, he had one goal:

DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS

Vanderbilt gives Vols opening for late-season run

If the Tennessee baseball team makes a run in the SEC tournament May 24-29, it may look back to last weekend’s series against No. 4-ranked Vanderbilt as a turning point in the season.

NEWSMAKERS

TeamHealth exec named top influencer

Lynn Massingale, MD, co-founder and executive chairman of Knoxville-based TeamHealth, has been honored by a national publication.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Styling, tech, fuel economy highlight new Malibu

Chevrolet revamped the Malibu for 2016, making the family sedan look more modern and giving it more safety and technology features, including software that helps keep teen-agers safe and parents in the know.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Hit the workweek running with ‘Sprint’

All day long, ideas run through your head. Will this work? What if that process is tweaked? Can you make things more efficient, more cost-effective, speed them up, rev their engines?

GUERRILLA MARKETING

CEOs must help all employees support sales team

A “company-wide sales culture.” Every CEO and business owner dreams of it, but few realize it. It occurs when everyone in the organization plays some role in supporting sales and growth efforts, though roles will vary.

CAREER CORNER

Email forgiveness is a holiday to embrace

In today’s workplace, email is an inevitable fact of life. Gone are the days of predictable phone calls or regular in-person chats to check in.

I SWEAR

Finding Constitutional violations is as easy as pie

His name is Cameron Ward. He was born in Montreal in 1957, graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1979 and earned his law degree in 1983 from the University of Ottawa.