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VOL. 41 | NO. 43 | Friday, October 27, 2017

When did it all go wrong?

A look back at Butch Jones’ 5 seasons as Vols head coach

Butch Jones was introduced as Tennessee’s football coach along with his family to media, donors and fans on Dec. 7, 2012 by former UT athletic director Dave Hart.

Vols' motivation going forward? Bowl game, saving Jones’ job

Butch Jones will be Tennessee’s football coach Saturday night against Kentucky in Lexington.

State Democrats work to rebuild thin roster of viable candidates

Murfreesboro resident Jon Santee woke up “a different person” on Nov. 9, 2016, the day after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency.


Democrats look to Bredesen to run, reinvigorate party

Tennessee Democrats are canvassing the state to find candidates at every political level, but their next star is a well-known veteran who has people of all political stripes holding their breath.

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Mission of Hope. The annual celebration and fundraiser marks the beginning of the Mission of Hope’s annual Christmas program for children and their families in the Appalachian area. The event includes shopping, live and silent auctions and music. Doors open at 5 p.m. Thursday with a seated dinner at 6:30 p.m. Silent auction bidding ends at 6:15 p.m. $40, $360 for table of 10. Rothchild Catering and Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. Information: www.missionofhope.org/our-events/celebration-fundraising-banquet-at-rothchild/

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International Ed names Shaw interim director

The University of Tennessee has announced Shih-Lung Shaw has been appointed interim associate provost and director of the Center for International Education.


Arkis expands reach at Cherokee Farm

Arkis BioSciences has opened a new facility at the Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus, the University of Tennessee’s research and development park.


Titans' first half: The good (youth), bad (injuries) & ugly (12-9 win)

As the Tennessee Titans head into their bye week, they use this time to self-evaluate the first seven games of the season.

Mularkey’s mid-season cure: Spend the week with your families

Coming off a miserable offensive performance and an overall malaise in Sunday’s overtime escape in Cleveland, Titans coach Mike Mularkey gave his team the entire bye week off.


When does it make sense to donate a car to charity?

It’s easy to donate a car to charity if all you want to do is get rid of it. Simply call a charity that accepts old vehicles, and it will tow your heap away. But if you want to maximize your tax benefits, it’s more complicated. Here’s a walk through some of the considerations, with the usual proviso that you should discuss these issues with your tax preparer before you act.


How to protect yourself from, well, everything

You know your rights. You’re well aware of what you can and can’t do legally because you’ve armed yourself with knowledge. You have rights and, in “Rossen to the Rescue” by Jeff Rossen, one of them is the right not to be scammed, schemed or unsafe.


Artificial intelligence targets white-collar jobs

In the age of computers, the way we do business is changing at a record pace. Some change is good. But, inevitably, some is also quite painful.