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VOL. 42 | NO. 22 | Friday, June 1, 2018

Dreaming big with Tiny Homes

Manufacturing, DIY school, media operations all part of Morristown enterprise

Randy Jones lost everything in the Great Recession, making a riches-to-rags journey from being a high-profile owner of a successful multi-million-dollar resort to a flat-broke divorcee with little more than a few random belongings and a shack to live in.

‘Urban cottages’ on Richmond a first for Knoxville

It’s a first for Knoxville – a community made entirely of tiny homes. A new development with 11 tiny homes, Richmond Orchard, is under construction on Richmond Avenue just west of downtown Knoxville.


Tackling transit, reappraisal in same year not smart

Nashville’s Metro Council is taking the hit for falling asleep at the wheel in a period of unprecedented prosperity and waking up to a budget shortfall in mid-2018.

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Summer Party and Tour. Beginning at The Press Room, the event serves as a benefit for the East Tennessee Community Design Center and feature drinks, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and tours and demonstrations at various businesses in the Broadway/Central Corridor. Drinks, food and silent auction begin Thursday at 5 p.m. with program at 6 p.m. and tours from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $65 per person. The Press Room, 730 N. Broadway, Knoxville. Information

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Gregg set the standard for Lady Vols to come

Each of the past four springs, the power in Tennessee’s “Power T” logo shifted from Neyland Stadium to Sherri Parker Lee Stadium, home of the Lady Vols softball team.


Mariota is still the key to Titans’ success

Say what you will about the Titans’ new head coach, the team’s pricey free-agent acquisitions and its talented draft picks during the offseason.


Maryville Realtors form new company

Four real estate professionals have come together to form Fowler & Hall Group with Realty Executives Associates in Maryville.


Discounted bicycle racks available for businesses

Bike KNX, a program of the Knoxville Regional Transportation Organization, is encouraging local businesses and agencies to take advantage of its Bicycle Rack Grant Program.


Some late-spring deals before summer sales season

Summer is the busiest selling season at car dealerships. The weather is nice, people have more time to shop and the discounts are attractive enough to get buyers’ attention. Dealers also make full use of the summer’s holiday weekends, beginning with Memorial Day, as you might have noticed with balloon-decked lots, inflatable eagles and scads of car ads.


How does one find time to devise time-saving strategies?

Your to-do list is a mile long. Every day, you add three things for every one you cross off and you’re starting to resent That List.


Easier to remove: social media post or a tattoo?

Have you ever considered getting a tattoo? Or had a child ask you about getting one? If you have, you know it can be a tough decision.