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VOL. 42 | NO. 19 | Friday, May 11, 2018

East Tennessee strikes chord with seniors

Area promoting amenities that resonate with baby boomers

When it comes to making a home after (or near) retirement, you can have it all in Tennessee.

Better options available for those who want to ‘age in place’

The vast majority of people who are retirement age or older want to live in their homes as long as possible, a concept that’s widely known as “aging in place.”

When do you take the keys away?

Consider it a warning sign: By the year 2031, the number of elderly drivers – persons 70 and over – is predicted to triple in the United States, according to the consumer website www.SmartMotorist.com. It means there’s going to be a large increase of older drivers on the road.


Fall Creek Falls project leaves destructive trail

The Fall Creek Falls Inn and Conference Center will soon be in ruins like the livelihoods of the state employees who worked there.

Local Weather
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Go Red for Women. The purpose of the event is to bring a voice to heart disease, a silent killer of women, to help save lives and encourage everyone to talk to doctors and spread the word to friends and the community about taking action. Red attire is encouraged. The event includes breakout events and a luncheon. 10:30 a.m. $75. The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm, 9133 Hunter Valley Lane, Knoxville. Information

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Ensor: Vol baseball has hurdles to overcome

Knoxville’s Rusty Ensor still hasn’t gotten baseball out of his system.


UT Medical receives ‘A’ grade for safety

The University of Tennessee Medical Center has been awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients by meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.


Klawonn named CEO of 4M Carbon Fiber

4M Carbon Fiber Corp., of Knoxville, has hired Rob Klawonn as chief executive officer.


Want a car without owning one? Just subscribe

People use monthly subscriptions to pay for lots of things they used to buy: music, smartphones, books and even clothes.


Afraid of leaving vacation days at old job? Fear not

One of the No. 1 reasons people are hesitant to switch jobs is because of their vacation time.


Marketing is costly; get your money’s worth

The average company spends 3 to 5 percent of revenue on marketing, which is certainly not a trivial expense.