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VOL. 41 | NO. 10 | Friday, March 10, 2017

Fire on the mountain

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

What a strange twist of events in hiring of Currie

John Currie is the new athletics director at the University of Tennessee. Has it sunk in yet?

DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

New AD is bad news for struggling Vol coaches

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.

Local Weather

Weather in Nashville, TN

EVENTS

Knox Shamrock Fest for East Tennessee Kidney Foundation. The Knox Shamrock Fest, formerly known as the Irish Festival, kicks off on Friday and spans two days. The event, which benefits the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation, is held on Market Square in downtown Knoxville and includes green beer and Guinness, live Irish music, Irish dancing, Irish vendors and activities for children. 3-10 p.m. A parade will be held on Gay Street at 7 p.m. Friday. Market Square, Knoxville. Information: www.etkidney.org

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SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

Outsourcing win more about turf than trends

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.

NEWSMAKERS

UT’s Thompson wins Montyoe award

Dixie Thompson is the recipient of the 2017 Henry J. Montyoe Scholar Award from the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine.

BRIEFS

North Central sidewalk construction begins

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.

SPORTS

Walker a quandary for Lookouts and now Braves

Take a moment, if you would, to study the smiling face of Atlanta Braves rookie outfielder Adam Walker at right.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Future of successful companies a team sport

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.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Change-receptive cultures have winning attitude

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

Toyota’s penny-pinching Prius gets more efficient

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.

CAREER CORNER

Where are you getting stuck in your job search?

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.