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VOL. 41 | NO. 50 | Friday, December 15, 2017

Training a new generation of leaders

Emerge Tennessee preps Democratic women for public service

It doesn’t take long to realize what fuels Jackie Clay-Dubose’s innate drive to help others.


Legislators not shy in pushing ‘model’ bills from outsiders

The group that brought Tennessee the voter photo ID law could be on the brink of spawning another kink on the voting process, one that cross-checks jury service with voter rolls.


WOW! expands from Knoxville to Powell

WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone has announced the availability of broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) in Powell, Tennessee, following continued expansion of the company’s Knoxville network.

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A Swingin’ Christmas. The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra presents the hippest concert of the season with holiday favorites in the styles of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and more. Multi-talented instrumentalist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon joins the band this year. Saturday, 8-10 p.m. Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. Information: www.knoxjazz.org

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Former AD Dickey has confidence in Fulmer, Pruitt

Doug Dickey lived and breathed some of Tennessee’s football glory days, and he would like nothing better than to see those days return. Dickey, 85, retired and living in Jacksonville, still loves Tennessee football. He coached the Vols to the Litkenhous national championship in 1967 when the Vols finished 9-2. USC, 9-1, was declared the national champs in the AP, Coaches, FWAA and NFF polls.


How bad? Mariota's QB rating now worse than Cutler's

It had been festering for weeks, but the Tennessee Titans seemed to push the matter aside as they were squeezing out close wins against the NFL’s third-easiest schedule. “Winning ugly” is how it was seen through rose-colored glasses, with an 8-4 record as exhibit 1.

Titans at 49ers: What to watch

Jimmy Garoppolo vs. Dick LeBeau. The Titans defense has been playing very well of late, holding Arizona without a touchdown and shouldering a lot of the load while the offense has struggled. Garoppolo has injected a spark into a moribund 49ers offense, but LeBeau will surely have tricks up his sleeve for his defense to throw at the young quarterback.


Recruiting wins eclipsing actual wins at Vanderbilt

Only a couple months into his second season at Vanderbilt, men’s basketball coach Bryce Drew appears to be in the midst of transforming the program.


Scientist Tuskan among most-cited researchers

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Gerald Tuskan is on Clarivate Analytics’ list of highly cited researchers.


10 recommended car features for winter driving

Most drivers in the snowbelt agree: Winter driving is a drag. Cold weather affects the way you interact with your car and the way your car interacts with the road. Freezing temperatures can make your vehicle’s cabin extremely uncomfortable, while snow and ice can seriously compromise your ability to maintain control of your vehicle.


Great business moments don’t just happen on their own

It was quite the event. Your staff really outdid themselves, and you were proud of them.


Know, avoid the 5 deadly pitfalls of sales calls

Good, old-fashioned sales calls are making a comeback, given how few salespeople are leveraging them anymore.


The best places to work in 2018

For the 10th year, Glassdoor.com has released its Employees’ Choice Awards. For 2018, they’ve expanded the list of best companies from 50 to 100.