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VOL. 42 | NO. 29 | Friday, July 20, 2018

Little Ponderosa rises from the ashes

Clinton animal rescue rebuilds after deadly fire

At least a dozen times since the devastation in December, James Cox has made up his mind to walk away from his passion.

Ledger earns 2 top awards from Tennessee Press Association

The Knoxville Ledger took two first-place awards last week at the annual University of Tennessee/Tennessee Press Association Awards.


Just when state workers felt safe from outsourcing

Just when workers at the state’s college campuses thought it was safe to go back in the water, corporate sharks are once again circling.

Local Weather
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Shakespeare on the Square. Two of the magnificent plays of Williams Shakespeare, comedies, tragedies and histories, are rotated nightly outdoors on Market Square through mid-August. $15 per person for VIP seating. No admission charge for general seating, but donations are appreciated. Cymbeline, 7 p.m., July 26, 28, and August 3, 5, 9, & 11. Special performance at Blount County Library in Maryville on July 30. Henry IV, Part One, 7 p.m. July 27, 29 and August 2, 4, 10, 12. Indoor matinee performances, August 5: Henry IV, Part One, Scruffy City Hall at 32 Market Square. Both shows begin at 2 p.m. $15 at the door. Information

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Education efforts lagging despite innovative approaches

“An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.” No, Thomas Jefferson did not write that, and no records exist that he said it, yet the quote has been attributed to him in thousands of arguments on the importance of education because it is apt.

What statewide candidates say about education

Gov. Haslam and the General Assembly have invested in education during the last eight years. Has that been a good investment and should it continue? What do the candidates propose for the next four to eight years?


Former Vol OL Munoz now protecting the game he loves

Working for Pro Football Hall of Fame to promote sport ‘under attack’

Loving football just wasn’t enough. The game didn’t love Michael Munoz back at times. His credentials:


ORNL’s Kalinin wins national honor

Researcher Sergei Kalinin is one of three 2018 laureates of the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists from the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences.


ORNL, Vanderbilt to study biology problems

Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Vanderbilt researchers are teaming up to study complex cellular processes to tackle some of the most pressing problems in biology.


Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3 comes down to features, options

The Audi Q5 and the BMW X3 are two of the most popular compact luxury SUVs out today. Shoppers are typically drawn to the Q5 and the X3 because of their appealing mix of refinement, utility, safety and performance.


What got you here might not carry you any further

Do you ever feel like you’re struggling to take your career to the next level? If so, you’re not alone.


3 ways to win at geofencing direct marketing

Mobile marketing tactics are do-or-die for companies that want to remain relevant.