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VOL. 38 | NO. 44 | Friday, October 31, 2014

Why are Tennesseans so afraid of a state income tax?

The odds of an income tax becoming a reality in Tennessee – one of the nation’s lowest-taxed states – are slim to none.

Changing state constitution no easy task

Amending Tennessee’s Constitution isn’t as rare as it was in the state’s first 200 years, and yet it remains a tough, drawn-out task, even if the most popular process, the legislative method, is used.

Constitutional amendments on Nov. 4 ballot

There are four amendments to the Tennessee Constitution on the Nov. ballot. Here is the language of each amendment and what a "yes" or "no" answer would signify:


Dobbs makes strong case for starting QB job

KNOXVILLE – University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones faces a big question this week about his starting quarterback for Saturday night’s game at South Carolina.

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Market Square Farmers Market. Open Saturdays through Nov. 22, the open-air farmers’ market is located on Market Square. All items and foodstuffs grown or made by the vendor in the East Tennessee region. Products vary by the seasons and include produce, eggs, honey, herbs, free-range meat, bread, baked goods, salsas, coffee and artisan crafts. 9 a.m. Information: VisitKnoxville.com.

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Mettenberger watch about all that’s left for 2014

If the Tennessee Titans were looking for something to divert their attention from bad football, they may have found it – thanks in part to J.J. Watt.


Knoxville officer takes top award at TBI Academy

Knoxville Police Officer Dave Ogle has received recognition for his work at the Tennessee Bureau Investigation State Academy.


Miata: Best-selling two-seater ever still delivers

Driving the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster is like letting go.


No more ‘Hope and prayer’ marketing

The average company spends 3 to 5 percent of revenue on marketing, which is certainly not a trivial expense. Why, then, do so many companies invest so little time in the construction of the marketing plan that ensures that investment is well spent?


China’s growth expectations met

The global economy is a symphony of regional and local economies interconnected by trade, interest rates and currency movements. We can generalize the influence of our leading instrumentalists in the following ways:


Still spooked by an offense from Halloween past

‘Twas many and many a year ago when I acquired a genuine witch’s hat. That Halloween I covered my face with clown-white and donned an old choir robe. I was trying to be the funniest witch imaginable.


Turn your pumpkin into a seasonal treat

This past weekend, on a sunny Saturday morning, hubby and one of my sons went with me to a pumpkin patch. I wanted to get a few pumpkins to bake with, so I dragged them along.