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VOL. 43 | NO. 23 | Friday, June 7, 2019

Small footprint, big potential

Knoxville’s Clayton finds new niche in growing popularity of tiny homes

Offering a different kind of housing put Knoxville’s Clayton Homes on the map more than 50 years ago.

The next big (little) thing?

Getting Chip Hayes on the phone isn’t easy. He’s often busy with would-be tiny home owners, taking them for a walking tour and, more often than not, completing some paperwork when that’s over.

Clayton rolls with times to solve homeowner needs

From its beginnings in 1956, Clayton Homes has been an East Tennessee company that worked to connect consumers with affordable housing.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Life after Casada: A ‘kinder, gentler’ TN House

Tennessee House members can expect a lower-key, collegial atmosphere when they return in January without Glen Casada as their speaker, several members say.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

Shrimp Boil: Peelin’, Eatin’ & Politickin’ The Knoxville Chamber’s event features food, music and top business and community leaders. Elected officials and others from across Tennessee are invited to this annual event, now in its 11th year. Business casual/casual attire encouraged. VIP tables of eight also are available. Thursday, 5-7 p.m. $35 for member, $40 for non-members. Jackson Terminal, 205 W. Jackson Ave. Information

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UT SPORTS

Around Neyland in 8 games: UT offers variety in game tickets

Declining attendance is an issue facing college football programs across the country.

NEWSMAKERS

UT’s Haslam College recognizes excellence

The Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee has announced its annual awards, recognizing outstanding faculty and staff accomplishments.

BRIEFS

Investment boosts Blühen Botanicals

SOL Global Investments Corp., has announced its portfolio company, Heavenly Rx. Ltd., has closed on its $30.06 million investment in Blühen Botanicals LLC.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Comparing 2019 Acura RDX with Cadillac XT4

Small luxury SUVs are one of the fastest-growing luxury vehicle types in recent years, representing 21.8% of luxury vehicles sold this year, Edmunds data show. That compares to 8.7% in 2009.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Take some time to mull how we think of time

Seven dollars, 25 cents. That’s what the federal government says is the least an employer must pay you per hour now, more or less, depending on your city and your job.

PERSONAL FINANCE

What will long-term care cost you?

Many people are frightened of long-term care costs, and for good reason.

CAREER CORNER

How interviewers skirt the law when asking about family

There are certain questions that are off limits during job interviews. Not only are they bad manners, they are against the law.

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