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VOL. 42 | NO. 18 | Friday, May 4, 2018

Peddling more than bicycles

DreamBikes also providing jobs for Knoxville teens

Trusty steed, spaceship, Tour de France competitor, Olympic road-cycling medalist … put a kid’s imagination under a helmet and on a bicycle, and magic happens.


East meets west as 2 legislators run out of time

It wasn’t quite a constitutional crisis, but when Reps. Micah Van Huss and Joe Towns start teaming up, something is amiss.

Look ahead to 2019 session: New faces, unfinished business

The Tennessee Legislature took steps toward combating opioid abuse and reforming juvenile justice in the 2018 session but fell short of what many lawmakers hoped to achieve, setting the stage for renewed action in 2019 when a new General Assembly will convene.

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John J. Duncan Sr. Award. This award for senior advocacy, named in memory of U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Sr., honors those who uphold the same support and advocacy of seniors and programs for seniors as the late congressman did in the 2nd District. This event, which marks the 17th anniversary of an event that benefits the Office on Aging’s Senior Citizens Information & Referral Service, includes food, beverages, wine pull and a silent auction. The 2018 honorees are: Susie Stiles, LCSW, of Monica Franklin & Associates Elder Law, and community leader Joan Regester. Donations accepted. Thursday, 4 p.m. The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm, 9133 Hunter Valley Lane, Knoxville. Information

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Lesser-known Coleman wowing fans in Europe

Christian Coleman is just another guy when he’s on campus at the University of Tennessee.


TVA rate structure change riles conservers

A proposed rate structure change from the Tennessee Valley Authority is causing uncertainty in Tennessee’s solar business, an industry hit by import duties in 2017 and now facing steel and aluminum tariffs.


The Tennessean hires Ploof as executive chef

Anthony Ploof has been named executive chef at The Tennessean hotel.


CBWW honored by Cartus Brokers

Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace, Realtors, based in Knoxville, has been named a Platinum Award winner by the Cartus Broker Network for its outstanding performance during the past year.


Need for speed? Some muscle cars that pack a punch

The period between the mid-1960s and the early 1970s was a high point for classic muscle-car performance. Fifty years later, the latest batch of American performance cars is taking that reputation to new heights and leaving the rest of the world’s automakers in their dust.


Some quality time with your employees might just pay off

Your office looks like Grand Central Station at rush hour. Like that iconic location, you see many people who are older and have been around the block enough times to know the work-score.


Teaching the basics allows rapid expansion of sales team

For many business-to-business (B2B) companies, the ability to grow correlates directly with the ability to effectively expand the sales team.


Endless interview: Never stop looking for your next job

One of the hardest things about looking for a new job is the fact that most people don’t start looking for a job until they need one. In other words, they’ve been fired or they hate their work situation so much that they’re ready to quit.