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VOL. 38 | NO. 38 | Friday, September 19, 2014

Jones’ wide net gathers old friends, top prospects

‘I’m a fan. I love him,’ says UT letterman Clark Duncan, now coach to one of Vols’ prized recruits

Butch Jones was sitting in the office of Knoxville’s South-Doyle High School athletic director and football coach Clark Duncan during a visit to see recruit Jocquez Bruce last winter.

Veteran prep coach likes Jones’ recruiting style

Nothing surprises Murfreesboro Blackman High School football coach Philip Shadowens when it comes to college recruiting.

Vol commitments for 2015, 2016 classes

Tennessee football commitments for 2015 and 2016

Technology key to area’s improving economy

Multiple industry sectors have always been a strength for the Knoxville job market, and that deep bench is helping the area once again as state and national economies improve.

Clinton gets in on increased auto activity

Chattanooga and Middle Tennessee may grab more headlines when automotive plants expand operations, but Clinton is no stranger to good news in that regard.

Local Weather
Knoxville, TN
Wind: 9 mph
Humidity: 91%


Seussical: The Musical. Performances through Oct. 4 at the Knoxville Children’s Theatre. Thursdays and Fridays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Sundays 3 p.m. 109 E. Churchwell Avenue. Information: 865-599-5284865-599-5284, www.childrenstheatreknoxville.com. Reservations: tickets@childrenstheatreknoxville.com

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So which Titans team will show up at Cincinnati?

You only get one chance to make a first impression, as the old saying goes.


Knox County DA selects executive staff

Charme P. Allen, the newly elected district attorney general for the Sixth Judicial District and the first woman to hold the position, has named her executive staff.


TVA makes Top 10 list for economic development

Site Selection magazine has named the Tennessee Valley Authority among its Top 10 North American utilities for leadership in economic development.


Five negotiation mistakes you’ll want to avoid

More than 75 percent of the sales reps I’ve coached through the years cite price as their No. 1 objection. Given the state of our economy for the last several years, it’s no wonder.


Government for the prosperity of the people

The reporting out of the U.S. on China is uniformly downbeat. By applying our western perspectives, China appears inhumane, politically oppressive, over-indebted and fragile.


Right fit more important than accepting first offer

The title of my column today may sound a bit confusing. It comes from one of my own mentors. Years ago, when I was finishing graduate school, I spent a significant amount of time searching for the right job.


Child’s legacy lives on with $2M in scholarships

THEA crops up in crosswords occasionally. In an easy puzzle, it’ll be clued as “Ellington’s ‘Take ___ Train’.” Or “Mr. T’s ‘___ Team’.”


Try twice-baked potato salad at your next tailgate

Not long ago, we were eating dinner with our daughter Betsy and her family. Betsy, who’s a super cook, had made twice-baked potato salad, and it was so delicious.