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VOL. 41 | NO. 41 | Friday, October 13, 2017

A unique spin on beating cancer

Olympic skater, Knoxville’s Provision Healthcare work together to find a cure

Almost four decades have passed since Olympic champion Scott Hamilton won four consecutive U.S. and World figure skating championships before topping off his amateur career with the 1984 Olympic gold.

Provision brings proton cancer therapy to Franklin

Knoxville-based Provision Healthcare, LLC took a significant step toward completion of its newest proton cancer therapy center recently when it took delivery of a key component of the ProNova SC360, the latest advancement in proton therapy.

Benefit for Scott Hamilton CARES

Nashville’s second annual An Evening with Scott Hamilton & Friends, a two-events-in-one benefit for the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation, is set for Nov. 19 with GRAMMY Award winner Sheryl Crow returning to headline the musical portion of the show.


Trump’s bluster cascades through state politics

The chaos emanating from President Donald Trump’s administration is changing the landscape of Tennessee politics, setting the stage for upheaval within the dominant Republican Party.

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Writers Hall of Fame. Friends of Literacy will honor five of East Tennessee’s best writers at the 14th Annual East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame. Call 865-549-7007 for sponsorship information or email Melissa at melissa@friendsofliteracy.org. Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $100 per ticket. Lunch and meet and greet with authors. Lighthouse Knoxville, 6800 Baum Drive, Knoxville. Information: www.friendsof literacy.org/

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Reeling Vols 0-5 against Carolina’s Muschamp

Fans are fuming. Players are fighting. Butch Jones is coaching for his job.


Rogero names Brace COO, deputy mayor

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero has announced new government appointments, including the promotion of David Brace.


Original Footwear buys Wolverine assets

Morristown-based Original Footwear has acquired some assets of Wolverine World Wide, Inc.


A win vs. Indy? Finally? Depends on Mariota

If the Titans are serious about winning the AFC South division and securing the playoff berth that goes with it, it’s time to draw a line in the standings.


AFC South membership only thing saving Titans

Right now, the best thing that can be said about the Tennessee Titans is they play in the AFC South, where someone’s mediocrity will be rewarded with a playoff berth come Dec. 31.

Colts at Titans: What to watch

Adoree’ Jackson vs. T.Y. Hilton. The Colts’ wide receiver has been a back-breaker for the Titans on many occasions over the years. He isn’t big, but he has the speed and shiftiness to make big plays. Jackson, a first-round pick this year, has had his ups and downs learning how to play cornerback in the NFL, but the steady improvement is there. The Titans at least need him to keep Hilton in check and not allow the Colts receiver to make explosive plays down the field.


Mazda CX-5, Chevy Equinox safe bets for small SUVs

Compact SUVs are some of the most popular vehicles on the road today thanks to their combination of performance, practicality and fuel efficiency. The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and 2017 Mazda CX-5, two of the top entrants in the segment, recently underwent full redesigns to make them even more competitive. But which one is the best match for you? Here’s how they stack up.


Here’s how to ease pain of sales proposals

You put so much time and energy into getting a prospect to agree to a meeting, preparing for that meeting, pitching your services and gaining agreement from the prospect to consider buying. So why, all too often, is so little time spent on the sales proposal itself? It’s like running the ball to the 10-yard line and then sitting down on the field, which inconsequentially, is essentially what my team did this past Sunday.


Talent Insights: LinkedIn’s helpful hiring platform

The hiring landscape is continuously being reshaped by the internet and the increasing data available to employers.


‘Blade Runner 2049’ tops all expectations

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. The Death Star bursting into a bloom of fire against an expanse of glimmering stars. The Ark of the Covenant opened and God’s wrath unleashed on Nazi scum. A DeLorean ripping through the fabric of time to take a young man home.