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VOL. 42 | NO. 2 | Friday, January 12, 2018

2018 looking good after disastrous 2017

New year, new successes for Vols

Vol Nation should celebrate. It’s a new year. It’s got to be better than 2017. Tennessee athletics had a bad year, one of the worst ever. It was rough for fans, alumni and boosters.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

Shot fired from Memphis ignites Civil War rematch

Confederate Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest died in 1877, but 140 years later some people just can’t let their hero or the Old South go away.

BRIEFS

DOE lays off more 100 employees at Oak Ridge

OAK RIDGE (AP) – The U.S. Department of Energy’s largest science and energy laboratory is laying off 100 employees in Tennessee.

Local Weather

Weather in Nashville, TN

EVENTS

‘Doc Rock.’ The 13th annual KAMA event is a benefit for local charities. It began in 2006, is a “battle of the bands” where at least one member of each band is a physician. Attendees vote for their favorite band, and proceeds are distributed to designated charities based on number of votes. Friday, 7 p.m. The International – Knoxville, 940 Blackstock Ave. Information: www.kamalliance.org

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NEWSMAKERS

2 KPD officers honored for life-saving actions

Knoxville police officers Michael Dabbelt and Wallace Armstrong have been honored by the department for saving a life.

TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS

Mariota finds his swagger, giving fans hope for rare 2nd-round playoff win

About a month ago, following a Dec. 10 loss at Arizona, Marcus Mariota showed a seldom-seen side of his personality.

Titans at Patriots: What to watch

The Tennessee Titans are playing with house money after stunning the Kansas City Chiefs last Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium, rallying from an 18-point halftime deficit to squeeze out a 22-21 victory.

PREDATORS

10 reasons fans should be bullish on Preds

There are plenty of reasons to feel good about the Predators as they ready for a return from a one-week layoff.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Hatchbacks vs. crossovers? Which is better for you?

It’s often said that Americans don’t like hatchbacks, but nothing could be further from the truth.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Making ad dollars go farther in ‘Age of And’

It’s a brand-new year. So where will your ad dollars go? The tried-and-true has worked for you, but is that where you’ll stay?

CAREER CORNER

Job seeking: Why keep it a secret?

In the age of oversharing online, it seems searching for a job is one of the last topics anyone wants to share.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

One stop, one start start the new year off right

The start of a new year is a time of both reflection and motivation. Many of us develop a goal list for the upcoming year, and those goals often have “stops” and “starts” associated with them.