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VOL. 42 | NO. 33 | Friday, August 17, 2018

Building boom leaning on labor of immigrants

Contractors say they’re hiring ‘everyone they can, legal or not’

President Donald Trump draws raucous approval at his rallies when he rails against illegal immigrants with such applause lines as “we’re sending them the hell back!” and “Build the Wall.”

Trading military career for life of a priest

Excuse Emily Armstrong for laughing when asked about her hobbies.


TNReady testing the patience of all concerned

If Clint Eastwood were to make to a sequel of “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” state Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver could play Granny Hawkins because of her penchant for blunt language.

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LATINO awards. The Thursday event honors those who serve the East Tennessee community and is Centro Hispano’s annual fundraising event. Centro Hispano will recognize three community leaders voted on by the East Tennessee community in the nomination categories: Latino Community Leader; Latino Spirit Award; and Latino Humanitarian Award. The event features cocktails, authentic Latino cuisine, dancing, silent auction and live music. 5-9 p.m. The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Ave., Knoxville. Information

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Expectations low for Pruitt’s first season

Tennessee fans can’t be blamed for having the sports version of post-traumatic stress disorder when it comes to their football program.


ORNL’s Jeskie, Kidder become ACS fellows

Kimberly Jeskie and Michelle Kidder of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been named 2018 American Chemical Society fellows.


Knox Heritage taking preservation nominees

Knox Heritage and the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (its regional program) are now accepting nominations for the 2018 East Tennessee Preservation Awards, which recognize outstanding individuals, organizations and projects contributing to historic preservation efforts within the 16=county region. The awards will be presented on Nov. 1.


Rookie receiver is first Titan born after team's move to Tennessee

Deontay Burnett is so young that, to anyone’s knowledge, he is the first player to wear a Tennessee Titans uniform who was born after the team played its first game in the Volunteer State.


Hot hatchbacks: 8 top picks for pint-sized performance

For people looking to buy a car that’s fun to drive, practical and relatively affordable, 2018 could be opportunity knocking. You might say that it’s the year of the performance hatchback.


Your online reviews could be killing your recruiting

Every once in a while, I’m talking to a job seeker when something happens that I’m not expecting. It’s especially surprising if the job seeker doesn’t currently have a job and is unemployed.