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VOL. 43 | NO. 11 | Friday, March 15, 2019

How the West is one

Principal Ashley Jessie has diverse high school speaking the same language

Not long after Ashley Jessie took over as executive principal at West High School in 2016, she noticed that a particular student had stopped coming to class. Concerned, she got in her car, drove to the boy’s apartment and found him at home.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Proposed state honor needs a name, preferably not ‘Pioneer’

The sponsor, Rep. David Hawk, readily admits that his proposal is not necessarily the most important matter facing Tennessee legislators this year.

Finalists for annual Pinnacle Awards announced

The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the 2019 Pinnacle Business Awards.

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EVENTS

Big Ears Festival. A weekend of world-class musical performances that celebrates Knoxville’s historic theaters, nightclubs, churches, museums and outdoor spaces with concerts, discussions, interactive workshops, installations, film screenings, surprise collaborations and unexpected artistic collisions. It celebrates the never-ending adventure of artistic creation and exploration. Annually, the festival supports 100-plus performances of music, film and art over four days. Community engagement typically includes 50-plus panels, workshops, and performances that are free and open to the public. March 21-24. Information

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UT SPORTS

Banic caps path from suicide attempt to NCAA championships

Maddy Banic gathered all the medication she could find in her house and wrote goodbye letters to everyone she loved.

BRIEFS

KKB announces winners, new project

Keep Knoxville Beautiful has announced its annual Orchids Beautification winners and has selected Northwest Knoxville as its 2019-20 “Community of the Year.’’

NEWSMAKERS

UT Law recognizes faculty, students, staff

The University of Tennessee College of Law has announced its annual awards and honors for students, staff, faculty and recent graduates.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Ready for a new lease? Don't expect 2016's deals

A record 4.3 million Americans have vehicle leases that are ending in 2019. If you're one of them and expect to get the same kind of deal you got in 2016, you could be in for a shock.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Can your employer really cure your money woes?

Millions of Americans get their health insurance and retirement accounts through their employers. Now some are getting help with their debt.

CAREER CORNER

Some common-sense ideas to help you find job candidates

I read articles about candidates who are ghosting employers. They don’t show up to interviews or even their scheduled first day or employment.

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