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VOL. 42 | NO. 12 | Friday, March 23, 2018

Less in landfills, more for hungry Tennesseans

UT at forefront of fight to trim food waste, turn what’s left into compost

Tennesseans waste an estimated 40 percent of their food supply yearly, even as people go hungry in the state. It’s a staggering statistic, especially considering that an estimated 1 million Tennesseans – about 315,000 of whom are children – are considered “food insecure” and don’t necessarily know from where their next meal is coming.

21 tons per game: Diverting Neyland recyclables a big deal

Dealing with food waste probably isn’t top of mind for most of us when we attend a football game.


Democrats need viable candidates to catch blue wave

Republicans called it the “kickoff” to what they hope will be a great election season. Democrats are downplaying a lopsided loss in the 14th Senate District special election, saying it won’t represent results later this year in President Donald Trump’s midterm.

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Dogwood Arts Festival. Dogwood Arts promotes & celebrates the art, culture and natural beauty of our region. In 1947, New York newspaper reporter John Gunther, came into town, checked out the area, then returned to New York and wrote “Knoxville is the ugliest city I ever saw in America, with the possible exception of some mill towns in New England. Its main street is called Gay Street; this seemed to me to be a misnomer.” In 1955, members of the Knoxville Garden Club, led by Betsey Creekmore, Martha Ashe and Betsy Goodson, along with a group of concerned citizens with a vision began a civic beautification project… the Dogwood Trails. This year’s events:

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Mixed emotions as Vols, Lady Vols exit postseason early

Wait till next year. Again. Hope for better.


Knoxville recognizes employee milestones

Mayor Madeline Rogero recently honored government employees who have achieved milestones in their careers with the City of Knoxville.


Culp to buy Read Window Products

Knoxville-based Read Window Products, Inc., will be acquired by Culp, Inc., of High Point, North Carolina.


Get better results from employees by asking less

Yesterday, your desk was piled with paperwork. But not today. Nope, you delegated most of it to your team, along with a list of things that absolutely had to be done ASAP.


These 6 new SUVs are worth the wait

If you’re in the market for a new SUV, it’s important to know not only what’s available now but also what’s coming. Here are six SUVs going on sale in the next several months that we at Edmunds think are worth waiting for.


No fear of missing out on these marketing trends

2017 taught us that e-commerce is much more than transactions made from a desktop computer or mobile device. Whether you’re in a B2B or B2C market, e-commerce remains a critical sales tool with a wide influential reach estimated at more than 50 percent of in-store purchases. Estimates for online annual sales increases are about 15 percent for each of the next four years.


Digital marketing careers require constant evolution

Digital marketing is a hot field and has been hot for more than 10 years. I rarely share much about how to move into the field of digital marketing. However, I get many questions about it because a large part of my career was spent as a digital marketer.