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VOL. 43 | NO. 27 | Friday, July 5, 2019

Called home by Tremont, the Smokies

New Institute president, CEO finds her ‘perfect’ job

Catey Terry was a sixth-grader when she first visited the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont on a class camping trip in the early 1990s. She clearly recalls watching the counselors weigh students’ plates piled with discarded food as part of the organization’s zero food waste initiative to “take what we need and not more.”

Who benefits when state makes it harder to vote?

Remember earlier this year when it seemed possible that state lawmakers could agree on bills to make it easier for people to vote? One bipartisan bill, for example, would have done away with requiring some first-time voters to vote in person, a hardship for students who register by mail and then go away to college.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

My cell phone will do everything – except phone calls

My phone has suddenly, annoyingly decided that it will no longer make or accept calls.

Local Weather
Currently
Knoxville, TN
76.0°F
Fair
Wind: South at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 94%

EVENTS

Teen driving. Each month, the Knoxville Police Department offers a teen defensive driving program called TRACK (Training, Responsibility, Awareness, Confidence, Knowledge). TRACK is a comprehensive, two-day defensive driving program. Students 16-19 years of age receive personal training from skilled, certified KPD defensive driving instructors both on the driving track and in the classroom. $125. Knoxville Police Department’s 18 acre driving track at the Phil Keith Training Facility located at 6388 Cement Plant Road. Upcoming session dates: July 19-20, Aug. 23-24, Sept. 27-28, Nov. 8-9, Dec. 6-7. Information

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UT SPORTS

Garcia a beloved fixture at Lady Vols softball camps

76 consecutive sessions and counting

Staff changeover is common at college sports camps. Instructors come and go over the years for different reasons.

NEWSMAKERS

Mitchum earns Good Neighbor Society grant

Realtor Stephanie Mitchum of Knoxville has received a Volunteering Works grant from the National Association of Realtors and the Good Neighbor Society.

BRIEFS

EnerNex awarded Smart Grid project

EnerNex, a Knoxville-based CESI company, has received a U.S. Trade and Development Agency-funded Smart Grid Study project to support Côte d’Ivoire Énergies (CI-ENERGIES).

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Best cars for today’s youth sports families

Young athletes today compete year-round in a variety of clubs and travel to tournaments, usually with staggering amounts of equipment. Vehicle support is often key, and to that end Edmunds has selected its all-star lineup for the best cars, trucks and SUVs for families with active young athletes.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Only the truly fearless need follow Tech Boss Lady’s lead

One foot in front of the other. That’s how you get anywhere: whether it’s a toe-sliding shuffle or a one-two-three-waltz, the only way forward is step by step.

PERSONAL FINANCE

How to nag new co-workers into saving for retirement

The most important thing you can say to a new hire may well be: “Have you signed up for the 401(k) yet?”

CAREER CORNER

July's a good time to find new job

You may be wondering if you’ve missed your chance to get a new job. After all, you had a new year’s resolution to job search. And, you just didn’t get around to it. Or, maybe you did try but it didn’t work out the way you were expecting.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

How can couples share a deed without saying ‘I do?’

My partner had a goal: He wanted to be a homeowner by 30.

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