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VOL. 41 | NO. 9 | Friday, March 03, 2017

The many costs of divorce

Elizabeth Cooper, a Knoxville-based Ph.D.-level psychologist, has heard plenty of divorce regret stories.

Collaborative divorce proves popular in Knoxville

Divorce is all too common in the United States, but that doesn’t make splitting up any less painful.

Think long term when divorcing in 20s, 30s

Millennials are waiting longer to get married, and by the time they do, they are established in their careers, traveled and already even bought a house – together or separately.


Fast action on Lovell still riles Rep. Mitchell

In a case of déjà vu all over again, Democratic state Rep. Bo Mitchell isn’t willing to give Republican House leaders a break on their handling of former Rep. Mark Lovell’s resignation for alleged sexual misconduct.

Local Weather

Weather in Nashville, TN


32nd annual Emerald O’ccasion Catholic Charities Dinner. The Emerald O’ccasion Annual Dinner, now in its 32nd year, is a major fundraising event hosted by Catholic Charities of East Tennessee to benefit the organization’s programs. A VIP cocktail reception will start at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. This popular event brings together more than 500 members of the community for an evening of fun and fellowship, including an appearance from Bishop Richard Stika. The guest speaker will be Phillip Fulmer, former head coach of the Vols football program. The event also includes the presentation of the 6th annual ‘Creating Hope’ award to a deserving individual or organization for outstanding service to Catholic Charities of East Tennessee. Thursday, 5-8 p.m. $125 per person. Knoxville Marriott, 501 Hill Ave. SE, Knoxville.

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UT signs partnership with NOAA

The University of Tennessee has signed an agreement with the Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Air Resources Laboratory to advance collaborative research in atmospheric sciences.


Overholt earns top employee at Gerdau

Overholt, who has been with Gerdau since 2010, works in melt shop maintenance at Gerdau’s Knoxville mill. He was nominated by coworkers and selected by the administration in recognition of his strong work ethic and willingness to help others.


Put blame on Webster for lousy Titan drafts picks

When wide receiver Kendall Wright was a healthy scratch for the Titans’ final game of the season, it further underscored why this franchise is still struggling to gain altitude in the NFL.


E-commerce sites depend on photographs

The secret to inspiring visitors to purchase from your e-commerce platform is equal parts art and science.


Ignoring emails is tempting but can backfire

Have you ever gotten an email you just want to ignore?


Softball best bet for Vol spring: or maybe the NFL?

It’s the busiest time of the year for Tennessee athletics. There’s even some football to whet your gridiron appetite.


GMC cuts size, cost of Acadia mid-size SUV for 2017

GMC has given the Acadia the biggest makeover in its 10-year history, shrinking the size and the price of its best-selling SUV while making it more fuel efficient and giving it new technology.