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VOL. 41 | NO. 27 | Friday, July 07, 2017

'Stand your ground' isn't that simple

State law might not protect ‘good guy with a gun’ from legal jeopardy

It’s a sunny Saturday morning in Bellevue as 10 women register for the required class that will allow them to get Tennessee handgun-carry permits.

NRA, Violence Policy Center disagree on how often guns used in self-defense

If you ever want to see an example of dueling statistics, try to get a handle on how often guns are used for self-defense.

Want a Tennessee handgun permit? Here are the rules

Tennessee’s handgun carry-permit law recognizes citizens’ “right to keep and bear arms for their common defense,” along with the power of the legislature to regulate “the wearing of arms with a view to prevent crime.”

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

Micromanaging Nashville is Job 1 for Legislature

Metro Nashville is used to getting hammered by the Legislature’s Republicans. Nearly every time the Metro Council tries to come up with a solution to growing problems, conservatives in the General Assembly swoop in and save the rest of the state from Music City’s attempts to better handle its success.

Local Weather

Weather in Nashville, TN

EVENTS

Don Sproles Memorial Wine & Shine. The sixth annual benefit for the Volunteer Ministry Center will feature wine and moonshine tastings, along with heavy appetizers, music and silent and live auctions. Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $60. Crowne Plaza Knoxville, 401 W. Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville. Information: www.vmcinc.org

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DAVE LINK

Little volleyball club scoring big nationally

LOUISVILLE, Tenn. – Tucked off a two-lane highway near Fort Loudon Lake, the K2 Volleyball Club maintains an inauspicious presence that defies its nationwide impact on the sport.

DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

Titans will have best roster in more than a decade

The folks at Pro Football Focus recently ranked the Tennessee Titans’ roster No. 3.

NEWSMAKERS

First United Methodist welcomes Flynn back

The Reverend Mark Flynn is returning to Oak Ridge as senior pastor of First United Methodist Church.

BRIEFS

Census: Tennessee population is aging

Tennessee’s population continues to age, according to recently released census figures. Since the 2010 census data was issued, and continuing into 2016, residents are getting older in the state.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Porsche Boxster is now 718 with more power, upgrades

Porsche’s mid-engine convertible sports car, the Boxster, is revamped for 2017 with new engines, re-tuned suspension, styling updates and more standard features.

GUEST COLUMNIST

Gatlinburg fire records quest shows transparency needed

The November 2016 Gatlinburg fire killed 14 people and cost millions of dollars in damages. It was one of Tennessee’s worst disasters.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Brand personality: Inspire hearts, minds of customers

Why do some brands speak to us and ignite our souls while others leave us feeling … uninspired? What is it about a brand that makes us feel happy, excited or safe?

CAREER CORNER

They told you it wasn’t personal. Just go with that

A reader recently wrote to me with a unique situation. They landed an impressive contract position, and everything was going along great for 11 months until they were suddenly let go.