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VOL. 42 | NO. 52 | Friday, December 28, 2018

Hart’s second wind a win for Park

Former TV exec goes back to roots to lead Friends of the Smokies

After an elementary school field trip sponsored by Friends of the Smokies, one East Tennessee third-grader told her teacher, “This has been the best day of my life.”

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Lamar says he’ll miss his friends from both sides of aisle

It’s not normally big news when a 78-year-old man decides to retire – at age 80.

BRIEFS

2019 economy strong, but slowdown possible

The Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee has issued a study predicting sustained economic growth in the state and in the U.S in 2019, but with some apprehension.

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EVENTS

Meet the legislators. A networking and luncheon event sponsored by the Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association, Visit Knoxville and Middle East Tennessee Tourism Council with the region’s state legislators. Thursday, Jan. 4. Registration and networking begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch and the program at 11:30 a.m. Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive. Information

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UT SPORTS

Vols’ Pruitt looks for leaders in recruiting class

Jeremy Pruitt recruited with a purpose this year, selecting players with more knowledge of the environment and certainty of what Tennessee’s football program truly needed.

NEWSMAKERS

Baker joins Fort Loudoun Primary Care clinic

Certified physician assistant Kristi Baker, PA-C, is now a member of the team at Fort Loudoun Primary Care.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Unlikely heroes propel Titans’ December win streak

The Tennessee Titans are alive in the NFL playoff chase – they’re in with a win against the Colts on Sunday – thanks to some unlikely sources.

Colts at Titans: What to watch

1. Lots of Luck. Andrew Luck has owned the Titans, something that is well documented in these parts. Luck is 10-0 all-time against Tennessee and has been even more dominant against the Titans than his predecessor, Peyton Manning. The Titans defense didn’t touch Luck in the first meeting in Indianapolis in November, but they must find some way to get pressure on him, a job made much harder by the likelihood that Jurrell Casey could miss the game with a knee injury.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Edmunds: Why pickups are becoming the new family car

What’s America’s favorite family vehicle? The SUV? The minivan? These days, it could very well be the pickup truck.

PERSONAL FINANCE

It’s time for Congress to fix Social Security’s tax burden

People on Social Security need a tax break. The rest of us need to make sure they get it – for everyone’s sake.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Negotiating with yourself can expose weak adversary

Point taken. When you were a baby, that’s all you had to do to get what you wanted. Point at food, you ate. Point at your bottle, you drank. Oh, if only it was that easy to reach your goals, huh? Nope, not a chance, which is why you need “Everything Is Negotiable” by Meg Myers Morgan, PhD.

CAREER CORNER

Do your homework before accepting work-at-home job

Finding a work-from-home or remote job can seem to be an impossible proposition.

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