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VOL. 42 | NO. 51 | Friday, December 21, 2018

From raw recruit to chief

‘I had never shot a gun,’ Thomas says recalling academy acceptance

Shortly after she joined the Knoxville Police Department in 1993, Eve Thomas responded to a home alarm call in the west part of town.

REAL ESTATE

Re/Max's White named to Tennessee Realtors post

Knox County Realtor Kelly White has experienced a decade of success by following two simple concepts – putting herself in the shoes of her clients and living the Golden Rule.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Closed primaries are actually a pretty good idea

Generally speaking, I can sum up my political leanings by pointing to Republicans and saying I’m against what they’re for, and for what they’re against. But, the Tennessee Republican Executive Committee recently called on the Legislature to require party registration for voters who want to participate in primaries.

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EVENTS

Window Wonderland. Downtown Knoxville is a Peppermint Trail with windows of restaurants and merchants decorated with the peppermint theme. Merchants and restaurants will also have peppermint items for sale. Through Jan. 1. Information

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UT SPORTS

'The biggest pool rat I've ever seen'

Vols’ Dunphy goes from smalltown walk-on to record breaker in breaststroke

Once Tennessee’s swim practices end each night, head coach Matt Kredich often sticks around to wait for his children to finish their own practices.

NEWSMAKERS

UT system advisory boards named

Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed 20 members to the new advisory boards for the four University of Tennessee system campuses.

BRIEFS

Meridian acquires two Knox County landfills

Meridian Waste has purchased two operational construction and demolition landfills in Knoxville.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans find time for shopping despite demands

We interrupt this football season for Christmas. Or maybe it is the other way around.

Redskins at Titans: What to watch

1. Derrick Henry. Lots of Derrick Henry. Now that the season is in the final weeks, the running game is front and center. And no running back has been more effective the past couple of weeks than Henry, who has nearly doubled his season output in just two games.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Out with the new, in with the old: 6 used cars picks

Buying a used car instead of a new one has long been a surefire way to save money. Someone else takes the initial depreciation hit – between 25 to 30 percent on average for the first year – so you pay a lot less for the car and finance a smaller amount.

CAREER CORNER

Living life without fear: What have you got to lose?

As we approach the New Year, the conversation will inevitably turn to setting goals. They might be related to career, family, fitness or other personal pursuits. It’s interesting to think about what goals will be achieved and which will eventually be shelved.

PERSONAL FINANCE

You don’t have to live by these myths about money

We’re told experiences are supposed to make us happier than stuff — turns out that might apply mostly to the affluent.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Alexa, read my email! Marketers, you need to adapt

Smart home voice assistant usage is on the rise. According to Nielsen, 24 percent of U.S. households use such a device and that number is expected to double in 2019. As marketers try to optimize for the impact such devices have on search, Amazon has just rolled out a new Alexa feature for their Echo devices that will also impact email marketing.

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