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VOL. 41 | NO. 32 | Friday, August 11, 2017

East Tennessee has it made in the shade

Sweetwater, Smokies, others cash in on once-in-a-lifetime eclipse

Sweetwater, a small East Tennessee town about 40 miles southwest from Knoxville and home to less than 6,000 people, is located on prime-time real estate – at least for one day.

Don’t let permanent eye damage be your eclipse souvenir

It’s quite possible Dr. Ming Wang has never been quite so nervous about the collective eye health of so many people from one singular event.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

A million reasons not to jump into governor’s race

Republican gubernatorial candidate Mae Beavers is banking on the idea wealthy candidates won’t be able to buy voters in 2018.

Local Weather

Weather in Nashville, TN

EVENTS

Gilded Age. The McClung Museum will host a “Gilded Age Cocktail Party” with period-themed cocktails, appetizers and mini-tours of the special exhibition, “Fish Forks and Fine Furnishings: Consumer Culture in the Gilded Age.” Thursday, 6-8 p.m., McClung Museum, 1327 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville. McClung Museum, 1327 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville. Information: www.mcclungmuseum.utk.edu/events/gilded-age-cocktail-party

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DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS

Kelly, legacy teammates ready for final season

Todd Kelly Jr. can’t believe it’s his last hoorah. The senior safety from Webb School of Knoxville enters his final season at Tennessee with thoughts of how it all started in fall of 2014.

Neyland, Fulmer entering Tennessee Athletics Hall Of Fame

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Former football coaches Robert Neyland and Phillip Fulmer highlight a star-studded Tennessee Athletics Hall of Fame induction class.

DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

Down on the corner: Titans fix old problem

The Titans have been searching for years for an answer at cornerback. They think they found two answers during the offseason.

TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS

One gimpy WR no longer a big problem for Titans

Tennessee Titans rookie receiver Corey Davis limped off the practice field last Thursday with a hamstring injury.

Titans at Jets: What to watch

The preseason isn’t at all like the NFL regular season. Beginning sometime about halfway through the third quarter, you’ll hear names like Manny Abad, Denzel Johnson and Giovanni Pascascio called and wonder aloud, “Who are these guys?”

NEWSMAKERS

Ashe, De Friece returning to Museum Commission

Two East Tennesseans – Victor H. Ashe II of Knoxville and Nancy Baker De Friece of Bristol – have been reappointed to the Douglas Henry State Museum Commission by Lt. Gov. Randy McNally.

BRIEFS

Most Wired adds UT Medical to 2017 list

The University of Tennessee Medical Center has been named to the 2017 Most Wired list.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Getting a good return on marketing dollars?

Have you ever looked at your organization’s marketing spend and wondered, “What do I have to show for this?”

CAREER CORNER

Is your resume being ignored? It might not be you

I think we can all agree the job search process can be grueling. If you’re actively looking for a job, you know you often apply online and never hear back. Or, maybe you go through rounds of interviews that lead nowhere.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

A peek inside the world of long-haul truckers

From here to there. That’s where you need to move your stuff: from Point A to Point B. Take it out of one place and put it in another, possibly many miles away. And it’s not like you can wiggle your nose or wave a magic wand to do it, either; you need someone who knows what he’s doing.

CRITIC'S CORNER

A haunting tale without the usual frights

In “A Ghost Story,” characters played by Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara are awakened one night by a heavy bang on their piano. They investigate but find nothing.