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VOL. 41 | NO. 38 | Friday, September 22, 2017

Rising tide lifts Knox County’s fortunes

Kayak, paddleboard maker adding $60M in wages per year, 1,200 jobs

Many of the growing numbers of kayaks and stand-up paddleboards you see navigating on East Tennessee lakes and rivers will soon be rolling off the production line locally in Knoxville.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

Are Achievement Schools a problem or the solution?

Forgiveness or farewell: What should be the fate of the Achievement School District? Among Memphis legislators, it just depends.

COURTS

Federal lawsuit filed challenging driver’s license suspensions

A group of civil rights advocates has filed a federal class-action lawsuit challenging Tennessee’s suspension of more than 250,000 driver’s licenses affecting people too poor to pay traffic tickets.

Local Weather

Weather in Nashville, TN

EVENTS

‘Bear Necessities.’ The annual event features dinner, artwork, entertainment and silent and live auctions to benefit Appalachian Bear Rescue. 6-9 p.m. $100 per person. The Barn Event Center of the Smokies, 7264 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend. Information: www.appalachianbearrescue.org/event/bear-necessities-auction

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DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS

Win vs. Georgia now needed to save Vols' season

It’s been a long week for Tennessee football. UT’s Sept. 30 game against Georgia at Neyland Stadium can’t get here soon enough. Not after the Vols’ 26-20 loss to Florida last Saturday in Gainesville.

DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

Vandy-Bama finds relevance under Mason

Who would’ve thought the center of the Southeastern Conference football universe would be Nashville in late September?

TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS

Henry better than Murray ... for the moment

Some Titans fans have been eager for a running back controversy ever since the Tennessee Titans drafted Derrick Henry in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Seahawks at Titans: What to watch

Russell Wilson vs. Brian Orakpo. Orakpo dominated against the Jaguars on Sunday, including a strip sack of Blake Bortles that Erik Walden recovered. The Seahawks offensive line has struggled this season, but Wilson is an elusive target with an ability to escape matched by few quarterbacks in the NFL. Might the Titans put a spy on the Seahawks signal-caller to limit his scrambling?

NEWSMAKERS

Winstead named state’s top superintendent

Mike Winstead, director of Maryville City Schools, has been named Tennessee’s Superintendent of the Year.

BRIEFS

Land added to Cherokee National Forest

Public land including more than 1,000 acres (400 hectares) in Tennessee will be added to Cherokee National Forest.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Your million-dollar idea is no good without the right pitch

Throw it out. That’s what always seems to happen to your best ideas, your finest interviews, the proud moments that fall flat as pavement. Ugh.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Corporate disaster aid: How and when to employ

Disasters are chaotic and complex. Just a few minutes of howling wind or shaking earth can leave years of cleaning up, rebuilding and coping with a new reality.

CAREER CORNER

Should your resume include a photo? Not really

Recently, I began receiving a question I haven’t heard much before: “Should I put my photo on my resume?”