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VOL. 42 | NO. 26 | Friday, June 29, 2018

Knoxville lands a really big one

‘Super Bowl of bass fishing’ will have huge economic impact on area in spring

The Super Bowl is coming to Knoxville! Actually, it’s “the Super Bowl of Bass Fishing” – an important distinction, to be sure. But the widely accepted comparison aptly describes the impact that next spring’s bass fishing national championship is expected to have on the area.

2019 Geico Bassmaster Classic guide

The 2019 Bassmaster Classic will be the 49th world championship of bass fishing.


McCormick: No scandal, at least no evidence of any

Mercurial Republican Rep. Gerald McCormick went from kicking ass to kicking back. Only three days after saying his now-former Democratic opponent, David Jones, would realize how little he has in common with District 26 in Chattanooga “when he gets his ass beat in November,” McCormick abruptly announced he would not seek re-election this year and would be leaving the House effective Oct. 1.

Local Weather
Knoxville, TN
Wind: North at 11.5 mph
Humidity: 79%


Meacham book discussion. Renowned presidential historian and Tennessee native Jon Meacham will discuss his latest book, “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels,” at a special author event. He will be joined on stage by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander. This event is sponsored by Friends of the Knox County Public Library and Union Ave Books. Meacham paints surprising portraits of presidents since the Civil War and brings to life turning points in history to include Reconstruction and the birth of the Lost Cause; the backlash against immigrants in WWI; the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s; the fight for women’s rights; the anti-Communist witch hunts led by McCarthy; and Lyndon Johnson’s crusade against Jim Crow. Meacham, a Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian, is the author of The New York Times best-sellers “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush”; “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power”; “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House”; “American Gospel”; and “Franklin and Winston.” Sunday, 7-9 p.m. $35 per ticket. First Presbyterian Church, 620 State St., Knoxville. Information

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Johnson hoping to meld therapy, quest for fitness

Athletes and couch potatoes alike enjoy a great massage, so Kenneth Robinson knew he could build a solid business offering those services. He wanted more.


State’s infrastructure systems are a problem shared across the state

Though we often complain about our government, we count on it every day, in large ways and small.

What do statewide candidates say about infrastructure investment?

Is investment in public infrastructure important? And should Tennessee have more dedicated revenue sources to pay for construction and maintenance of infrastructure across the state, or is the existing tax structure – primarily the state tax on fuel, and wheel taxes – sufficient to pay for what Tennessee needs to sustain and grow its economy?


Seivers in College Football Hall of Fame? Yeah, sure, why not?

Don’t look for any campaign propaganda to be mailed out. There won’t be any personal stumping. Heck, Larry Seivers even refused to fluff up his own bio.


Leadership Tennessee picks East Tennesseans

Bryan Daniels, Blount Partnership president and CEO, has been named to Leadership Tennessee Class VI.


International group honors Janus Global

Lenoir City-based Janus Global has won a 2018 Corporate Achievement award from the International Stability Operations Association.


How to avoid fraud when buying a car online

Imagine that you are looking for a used car on a popular site, such as Autotrader, Cars.com or Craigslist. You find exactly the one you want, with a very attractive price.


How would you answer ‘how much do you make?’

Have you ever been asked, “How much do you make?” in a job interview? This question usually shows up during the first phone call.


You’ve got 8 seconds: How to recruit Gen Zs for sales

Savvy sales managers are looking to reach, hire and retain the next wave of sales professionals, and they have found their answer in Gen Z. Born between 1996 and 2010 (ages 22 and under), Gen Z is the largest generation ever to enter our workforce.