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VOL. 41 | NO. 49 | Friday, December 08, 2017

Hit the road for the holidays

4 surprising getaways, all reachable on one tank of gas

Would you rather be home for the holidays or gone? If you chose the latter, you’re not alone. Call it the new holiday and winter tradition. Fueled by demographics, the sharing of photos on social media and shifting consumer trends, more Americans are choosing to take a trip instead of gathering at home.

Ulrich family finds blueprint for printing success

It’s understandable that Carol Kelly has printer’s ink in her blood. After all, she’s a member of East Tennessee’s First Family of printers, and she was recently nominated for a Big Wig award through the American Advertising Federation-Knoxville for her outstanding work.

BRIEFS

New businesses find happiness on Gay Street

Knoxville’s Gay Street continues to add new stores, hotels and more commercial development in the heart of downtown.

Local Weather

Weather in Nashville, TN

EVENTS

Winter Supper. Beardsley Community Farm will hold its second annual farm-to-table meal prepared by Chef Paul Sellas of Rebel Kitchen on Friday. The supper will include produce from Beardsley’s farm and meat from Spring Creek Farm with vegetarian and vegan options. Water, coffee and wine from Old City Wine Bar will be served. Friday, 7-10 p.m. Old City Wine Bar, 108 W. Jackson Ave. Information: beardsleyfarm@gmail.com

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UT SPORTS

Jeremy Pruitt believes he can restore Tennessee's reputation

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt's mission is to get the Volunteers back to the status they enjoyed when his new boss was roaming the sidelines.

DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS

Pay for no play: UT paying millions to former coaches

Tennessee’s bungled search for a football coach will come at a cost for the university. A big cost.

DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

Game of thrones? UT’s cast not that smart

Incompetence is king of this Hill

When he was president of the University of Tennessee in 1959-70, Andy Holt often referred to the Vols athletics program, and particularly its football program, as “the front porch of the university.”

Grading 50 years of UT athletic directors

Ultimately, Phillip Fulmer’s success or failure as Tennessee’s athletics director will be tied to his very first hire. If his pick wins enough football games, Fulmer has done his job.

TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans set 2nd 'training camp' next week in Arizona

Road trip! The Tennessee Titans are trying something a little different for a two-game swing out West beginning with this Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Titans at Cardinals: What to watch

1. Get after Gabbert. The Cardinals are starting Blaine Gabbert at quarterback on Sunday, and Titans coach Mike Mularkey knows him well. Gabbert was his starting QB for 10 games in Mularkey’s lone year as the Jaguars head coach in 2012. Things didn’t go well for Mularkey, Gabbert or the Jaguars that year. Gabbert has hung around the league since then and made some modest improvements, but he still is prone to mistakes, as he had two interceptions and a lost fumble Sunday against the Rams.

NEWSMAKERS

U.S. Diplomacy Lab picks UT professors

Three University of Tennessee professors have been accepted to the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomacy Lab.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Buying a used car from ‘some guy?’ Here’s how

Buying a used car from a private-party owner is a good way to stretch your car-buying dollar, but it’s not without risk. Although there are state and federal laws that protect used-car buyers, most apply to purchases made at dealerships, not private-party sales.

CAREER CORNER

Make the most of holiday parties

We’ve all been there. There’s a company holiday party you’d rather not attend – or maybe your next-door neighbors are throwing an event that you just can’t avoid. Whatever the occasion, these parties can be draining during the holidays.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Stretching your holiday cheer with year-round engagement

We often give a little more back to our communities during the holiday season by supporting toy drives, food banks or even devoting a day to volunteering with our co-workers.