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VOL. 42 | NO. 7 | Friday, February 16, 2018

Ground Zero for flu epidemic

With another six weeks of flu season ahead, it’s not too late to get a shot

This flu packs a wallop. East Tennessee, like most of the nation, is reeling from a pernicious witches’ brew of influenza that may just be hitting its stride and is rapidly approaching historical status on several fronts.

Flu vaccine only 36 percent effective; season intense so far

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses.


Details slow plan to shrink UT’s Board of Trustees

Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan to restructure the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees appears to be a work in progress.

Black draws flak for lobbying against medical marijuana bill

Medical marijuana legislation sponsored by Rep. Jeremy Faison is hitting a hurdle with gubernatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Diane Black opposing it and her husband trying to kill the measure.

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Cookie Creations. The Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians will hold its annual fundraiser on Friday to officially kick off the cookie season. The event features bluegrass music and cookie-inspired dishes paired with beer from Balter Beerworks. 6-9 p.m. The Foundry on the Fair Site, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville. Information: www.girlscoutcsa.org

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Signing class disappointing, but groundwork laid

Tennessee football fans are hoping for a better National Signing Day in 2019. This year’s was a relative dud.


Predators not happy about missing Olympics

Growing up in Finland, Predators goalie Pekka Rinne always imagined what it would be like to represent his native country on sports’ greatest stage – the Olympic Games.


Former deputy mayor back in private sector

Christi Branscom is returning to her former firm, Partners, as chief operating officer and general counsel.


Filmmaker Klahr comes to Big Ears

Knoxville’s annual Big Ears Festival is expanding its film programming with host artist Lewis Klahr will present a multi-program selection of his work, including an installation at the University of Tennessee’s Downtown Gallery.


Learning to deal with the differences between sexes

The meeting went well. Everybody was there on time, discussions were lively, ideas presented, and you wrapped up with a good feeling.


Be careful in aligning your advertising with issues

Many businesses use socially and civically conscious marketing to both demonstrate their commitment to causes and connect with consumers who share similar interests.


Have you and your job lost that loving feeling?

The month of love is upon us again. Happy Valentine’s Week! It always happens just after we create our latest New Year’s resolutions, and we’re often still thinking about career goals and future plans.