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VOL. 43 | NO. 31 | Friday, August 2, 2019

Festivals need hot acts, luck and bankers

Continued success in the music festival business – whether it’s a local grassroots event, the blockbuster of Bonnaroo or Knoxville’s innovative Big Ears festival – is unpredictable, and it’s far more than fear no one will turn up.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Endangered cats get local love, comfort, care

Consider this an enthusiastic thank you to the Nashville Humane Association, which is helping to find homes for 80 cats and kittens rescued from deplorable conditions in Killeen, Texas.

BRIEFS

Haslam to introduce social entrepreneurship minor

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business will launch a social entrepreneurship minor in 2020.

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EVENTS

AUG. 2-4 Vittles & Fiddles The Dancing Bear Lodge and Appalachian Bistro host the event, a three-day celebration of Appalachian cuisine, culture and community in Townsend. Incorporating the previous stand-alone event ‘Bacon at the Bear,’ the new weekend gathering will be an extension of that same culinary vibrance, with additional opportunities for guests to enjoy the sounds, sights, and culture of Appalachia.

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UT SPORTS

Vols' Pruitt looks backward to move forward

First-year head coach Jeremy Pruitt was so focused on the bigger picture, he unintentionally overlooked what truly matters most.

Birthday boy gets mini-Neyland in own backyard

If your kid can’t celebrate his birthday at Neyland Stadium, you bring a version of Neyland Stadium to your kid.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Punters more than a footnote in Titans history book

Except for one game – Oct. 11, 2009 – when the Tennessee Titans were in the midst of an 0-6 start, only two men have ever served as punters for the home team in what is now Nissan Stadium.

Punter Kern raves about all 5 coaches he's played under

When outside linebacker Derrick Morgan retired a few weeks ago, it left punter Brett Kern as the longest tenured Titan, having been claimed off waivers from Denver six weeks into the 2009 season.

NEWSMAKERS

State boards add several East Tennesseans

Several East Tennesseans have been appointed to state boards by Gov. Bill Lee.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Don't be duped by these phone and email scams

Some of us in the personal finance realm have a weird little hobby: We try to scam the scam artists.

CAREER CORNER

Papa don't preach: Job search advice may not help

Job seeking is a daunting task. This is especially true if you’re unemployed, and you need to find something quick. It’s painful, long, and challenging. It can be demoralizing. Every day can feel like a struggle.

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