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VOL. 39 | NO. 31 | Friday, July 31, 2015

Cassius Cash’s unlikely path from Memphis to Great Smoky Mountains superintendent

Finding a dream job on the road less traveled

It all started on whim. Cassius Cash was on his way to band practice at the University of Arkansas when he decided to practice his interview skills instead.

Short history of the nation's most-visited national park

In 1899, the Appalachian National Park Association began discussing the concept for a 12,000-square-mile park in parts of North and South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and Tennessee.

Bear, tourist interactions change over years

Perhaps the most iconic symbol of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the black bear, or Ursus americanus.


Mariota brings a little hope to Titans training camp

The Tennessee Titans are overdue to get one right. For the third time in nine years, the Titans have spent a first-round pick on a quarterback, this time taking 2014 Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota with the second overall pick last May.

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Sports Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony. 34th Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony celebrates sports and serves as a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley. The 2015 speaker will be the legendary quarterback Archie Manning, father of Peyton and Eli Manning. Archie Manning. Three former directors of University of Tennessee athletics, Bob Woodruff, Joan Cronan and Gloria Ray, will be among the inductees. Hospitality for the event begins Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the ceremony at 7:30. Honorees include Knoxville’s Most Outstanding Male and Female High School Athletes of the Year, Pat Summitt Ignite Greatness Award (Jason Witten), Chad Pennington Professional Athlete of the Year (Candace Parker). $150 per person; $1,400, table of 10. Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St. Information: bgctnv.org

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Vols open fall camp with great expectations

It’s hard to miss the buzz of excitement as Tennessee’s football team starts preseason practices for the 2015 season in Butch Jones’ third year as head coach.


ORNL Credit Union selects Anderson as CEO

Colin D. Anderson has been appointed president and CEO of ORNL Federal Credit Union.


Support for UT reaches all-time high

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, received nearly $235 million in private and corporate gifts last fiscal year, marking the most successful fundraising year in its history.


Jaguar brings sexy back with its 2016 F-Type

Jaguar has made its sexy F-Type even sportier and more seductive for 2016, with a manual transmission, surprisingly precise electric steering and new standard equipment including a 770-watt sound system from British high-performance audio maker Meridian.


Consultative sales: Understanding customer needs

Consultative selling is a discovery-based approach that puts the sales professional in the enviable role of partner or adviser versus the stereotypical pushy rep looking to close a deal at any cost.


Parting thoughts before leaving Asia

This entry will be my last submission penned while living in Asia, so rather than discuss the market’s recent wiggles, I thought I would share some top of mind takeaways as I prepare to depart Hong Kong.


Who could reject scholarly history of dirty words?

It’s been said that the Web is a Mecca for writers who are not good to start with and don’t know how to rewrite, revise and edit.