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VOL. 42 | NO. 30 | Friday, July 27, 2018

‘Stronger than what troubles us’

Former high-ramking Rwandan official flees genocide, finds home in Knoxville

Drocella Mugorewera and her husband, Jean Danascene Nkurunziza, had just celebrated their son’s first birthday when the ethnic killings began in their native Rwanda on April 6, 1994. The couple fled to Congo on foot, terrified and confused, with other family members who had been living with them.


Battle fatigue setting as Nashville's Metro Council struggles with growth

The Metro Nashville City Council is “just worn out,” Councilman Robert Swope says.

Gridsmart has lofty goal for its smart traffic system

When the team at Gridsmart says it’s at the intersection of high-tech solutions for vehicle flow, it means that in every sense of the word.

Tennessee joins FTC to combat fraudulent veterans’ charities

The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office, along with the Tennessee Attorney General’s office, is joining the Federal Trade Commission and law enforcement officials and charity regulators from every state in announcing Operation Donate with Honor, a sweeping new donor-education campaign to help donors spot and avoid fundraising solicitations that falsely promise their donations will help veterans and service members.

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One down, many tests to go for Vols’ Pruitt

University of Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt recorded his first “victory” of the season last week without even taking the field.


20 key numbers heading into Titans camp

Only months removed from their first playoff victory since 2003, the Tennessee Titans returned to training camp this week seeking to build on last year’s momentum.


UT Law welcomes new Legal Clinic director

Joy Radice, a recently tenured associate professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law, began as director of the UT Legal Clinic effective July 1.


Eight for the road: Vehicles for towing small trailers

Going small is big these days. Just scroll through all the tiny-house shows on cable and you’ll see how popular minimalism is. It’s also popular for trailers. Pulling up to a parking spot and having a comfortable, enclosed bed to sleep in is ideal for lots of travelers – especially if they’re using small, lightweight trailers that don’t require a full-size SUV or a heavy-duty pickup truck to pull them along.


Rebel with a cause: A more productive workplace

Your latest hire came highly recommended. His former employer spoke very favorably of him, but there was something unsaid that you picked up on, and it’s nagging you. He’s very competent – and yet, he’s also pretty far outside the box. Read “Rebel Talent” by Francesca Gino and you’ll wish you had more employees like him.


It’s vacation time! But there's a good chance you won't take one

A good vacation can be one of the most relaxing things you can do for yourself. Whether you prefer the beach, camping or grilling in your backyard, down time is something we all need.


Geofencing’s tools work for more than just mall retailers

Last week, I left my home to drive 30 minutes to my favorite retailer. Later, when I was almost home, I remembered I needed running shoes and should have gone to the shoe store before leaving the shopping center.