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VOL. 42 | NO. 43 | Friday, October 26, 2018

Paying it forward, one act at a time

Sharp applies simple philosophy to life, role as Knoxville’s neighborhood coordinator

Characteristically dodging undue attention and praise, Debbie Sharp is quick to point out that the idea wasn’t hers.


Podcast vs police

It had all the elements of a Hollywood script or a best-selling whodunit, but the shocking 2009 Fourth of July murder of legendary Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair was – horribly – all too real.

The story behind the podcast

During the summer of 2017, Sports Illustrated NFL writer Tim Rohan was assigned to write an in-depth story looking back at the 2009 murder of former Titans star Steve McNair by SI true-crime editor Adam Duerson. At some point, he mentioned the story to Peter King, the NFL writer who left SI in May.

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East Tennessee Preservation Awards. The 2018 awards, held in conjunction with the Knox Heritage annual meeting, recognizes outstanding individuals, organizations and projects contributing to historic preservation efforts. The reception begins Thursday at 5 p.m. with a 6 p.m. awards celebration, followed by the annual meeting. RSVP by Oct. 26 to Hollie Cook at 865-523-8008, ext. 3 or hcook@knoxheritage.org. East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St., Knoxville. Information

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UT punter inspired by grandfather’s emails

The letters come like clockwork every Friday night. Before he nods off to sleep, Joe Doyle checks his email to read words of inspiration from his 85-year-old grandfather.


TeacherPreneur program gives $112K in awards

The Great Schools Partnership and the Knox County Schools Curriculum and Instruction Department have announced the winners of the TeacherPreneur Grant program, fostering creative problem-solving by teachers.


Creekside Behavioral opens in Kingsport

Creekside Behavioral Health, a 72-bed inpatient hospital serving children, adolescents, adults and seniors facing mental health and substance abuse challenges, has opened in Kingsport.


Edmunds rounds up best budget-friendly small cars

Every year, vehicles become more feature-packed and more expensive, potentially shutting out buyers on a tight budget. Fortunately, you can find many small, affordable cars that offer good value and don’t feel cheap.


How to save on health care costs

Americans on average spend more on health care than groceries, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest Consumer Expenditure Survey shows. Saving money on medical care is a lot tougher than saving money on food, however.


Check, please. ‘Checking In’ not really worth the stay

You only want to relax. At the end of a business trip, you just want a hotel bed with the softest pillows. You don’t want a broken coffee maker, hair in the sink or malfunctioning air conditioning. No loud sounds in the hallway at midnight. No shortage of shampoo.


Salary questions poison process for hiring best workers

Sometimes, you want to feel like your work means something. You want to feel like a person who is performing a craft. You want to feel like a professional.


Want to up your video game? Broadcast it live

What’s so great about live video? Everything, according to research by Livestream.