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VOL. 42 | NO. 9 | Friday, March 2, 2018

Vols’ success a surprise? Perhaps it shouldn’t be

Pattern fits Barnes’ timetable with previous programs

Tennessee’s basketball team is rolling into March Madness. Amazing.

Civil War re-enactor outflanked on statues, Medicaid expansion

When state Rep. Steve McDaniel was a youngster he often read the historical marker at the intersection of Highway 22 and Wildersville Road detailing Confederate Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s first West Tennessee raid in the Battle of Parker’s Crossroads.

Harwell casts tie-breaking vote to propel medical marijuana bill

Bolstered by House Speaker Beth Harwell’s tie-breaking vote, Rep. Jeremy Faison’s medical marijuana legislation took an important step Tuesday in the General Assembly.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

GOP averts ugly battle with Corker opting out of race

It’s not often Tennessee’s Republican legislative leaders have to endorse a congressional candidate against a vacillating opponent. But the General Assembly’s GOP must have been worried about losing to a Democrat as they consolidated forces behind U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn in an effort to maintain a hold on the U.S. Senate seat Bob Corker might or might not be vacating.

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EVENTS

Job fair for nonprofits. The Maryville College Nonprofit Leadership Alliance will host its third annual Nonprofit Fair in the Alumni Gym. The fair will be open Thursday to members of the community from noon-3 p.m. to learn about nonprofit missions, service or volunteer opportunities, and internships or employment opportunities. There is no charge to attend the fair. Approximately 50 East Tennessee nonprofit organizations are expected to be in attendance, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee, the Blount County Public Library, Covenant Health, the Emerald Youth Foundation, Maryville Parks and Recreation, the Pregnancy Resource Center, Trinity Dental and YOKE Youth Ministry. The event is also sponsored by the United Way of Blount County. Information

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COURTS

New courtroom security standards approved

The Tennessee Judicial Conference and the Tennessee General Sessions Judges Conference have adopted new minimum courtroom security standards to promote the security and safety of the members of the judiciary, court personnel and the public. The standards were last updated in the 1990s.

NEWSMAKERS

Knoxville attorneys on 2018 Best Lawyers list

Thirteen attorneys at Woolf McClane have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 24th edition of Best Lawyers in America.

BRIEFS

Preservation fund to support six projects

Six projects will receive funding from the Historic Preservation Fund for the 2018-19 budget as approved by the Knoxville City Council.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

How to get the most out of your trade-in

About 40 percent of people shopping for a new car in 2018 will have a vehicle to trade in, Edmunds transaction data shows. And it’s safe to say that 100 percent of those people will want to get as much money as possible for that trade-in.

CRITIC'S CORNER

Careful, you might be blown away by ‘Annihilation’

Lena is standing at the edge of the Shimmer, an ever-expanding region of land encased by a translucent bubble. Consisting of swirling pastel colors, the outside of the anomaly looks almost inviting. But only one thing entering the Shimmer has come out: Lena’s husband. Or an odd approximation of him.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Does your PPC measure up?

For many reasons, 2017 proved to be an important year for all things data. And while the user interfaces for designing a pay-per-click (PPC) campaign may have changed little over the last year, the metrics behind such campaigns have increased notably.

CAREER CORNER

Treating employees with a little dignity

Part of my job is to work with professionals who have recently become unemployed. It’s incredible how many people are impacted by layoffs each day. Often, the person was let go due to something outside of their control.