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VOL. 43 | NO. 8 | Friday, February 22, 2019

Sticking to the script

Early actions reflect campaign emphasis on vocational education, lifting rural economies

Bill Lee the governor sounds a lot like Bill Lee the candidate as he works to implement the policies he brought to Tennessee voters since the Republican businessman announced that he would seek the state’s top job.

Lee's executive orders fit trend for new administrations

In his first week as Tennessee’s 50th governor, Bill Lee issued four executive orders, the first cementing his commitment to the 15 rural Tennessee counties that are economically distressed. Others addressed ethics, transparency and nondiscrimination in employment.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

State’s Official Waste of Time? Naming official favorites

The issue before the House subcommittee was whether the annual Robert Spicer Memorial Buck Dance Championship in Dickson County should become the official buck dancing competition of the State of Tennessee.

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EVENTS

L’Amour du Vin Artist’s Luncheon. A prelude to the Knoxville Museum of Art’s annual wine auction and dinner, the artist’s luncheon at Blackberry Farm is an intimate afternoon honoring the L’Amour du Vin 2019 featured artist Andrew Erdos. Blackberry Farm, 1471 W. Millers Cove Road, Walland, Tennessee. Friday, 11 a.m. Information

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UT SPORTS

Fresh take on dog-eat-dog world of social media

#SmokeyTakeover a hit with Vols’ online following

To prepare for one of the biggest moments of his professional career, Kellen Hiser sat in his office and pondered how a dog would tweet.

NEWSMAKERS

ORNL’s Nanophase Center selects Hearne

Sean Hearne has been named director of the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

BRIEFS

Bush’s Savory Beans wins consumer-choice award

Bush’s Savory Beans, an iconic company based in East Tennessee’s Chestnut Hill, has been named the convenience meal Product of the Year for 2019.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Mistakes you’ll want to avoid when buying a new car

Car shoppers often see themselves as targets of opportunity for dealerships and their salespeople. And while a few dealerships do engage in shenanigans, some damage can be self-inflicted.

PERSONAL FINANCE

You might be picking the wrong money goals for retirement

Setting smart, achievable goals is important if you want to take charge of your financial life. But many of us are surprisingly bad at choosing the goals that actually matter most to us.

CAREER CORNER

Want your ‘child’ to get a job? Butt out of the process

I could write a book about the information I’m about to share. If you’re a parent with an adult child, this is for you.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

3 steps to keep ahead of Google’s ever-changing algorithm

Google is the Big Kahuna of search engines. It processes more than 3.5 billion searches a day and 1.2 trillion searches worldwide each year, according to Internet Live Stats.

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