VOL. 41 | NO. 10 | Friday, March 10, 2017
The recovery begins
GATLINBURG – Where there was once mostly despair, now there is hope. David Dotson, president of the Dollywood Foundation, says the collective psyche of the thousands of people who had their lives turned upside down by the historic Sevier County wildfires is finally on the mend.
DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS
John Currie is the new athletics director at the University of Tennessee. Has it sunk in yet?
DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD
The hiring of John Currie as the University of Tennessee’s athletics director conveys a number of messages. One of them: Butch Jones is officially on the clock.
SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL
As Fall Creek Falls folks celebrate a state decision to postpone park privatization, the question is whether public opposition or failure to follow long-standing state protocol led to the plug-pulling.
Dixie Thompson is the recipient of the 2017 Henry J. Montyoe Scholar Award from the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Construction is underway on new sidewalks on both sides of North Central Street in Knoxville between the railroad tracks and Depot Avenue in the Old City.
Take a moment, if you would, to study the smiling face of Atlanta Braves rookie outfielder Adam Walker at right.
BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW
No man is an island. He (or she) can’t do everything alone. We need help sometimes, a group of support, a posse with our best interests in mind.
As I reflect on companies large and small that I have had the privilege to partner with over the past decade, there is a consistent theme across those that have consistently improved and grown: A culture of receptivity to change that permeates from senior-most leadership to the front line.
BEHIND THE WHEEL
For 2017, Toyota has added its most fuel-efficient Prius ever: a plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid called Prius Prime that can travel up to 640 miles on a full electric charge and a single tank of fuel.
Whenever I meet with a new job seeker, I always ask the same question: “Where are you getting stuck in your search?” It sounds like a simple question, but it can shed quite a bit of light into what’s going on.