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VOL. 43 | NO. 34 | Friday, August 23, 2019

Pigeon Forge's protector

Chief Watson has passion to fight fires, save lives

Hanging out at the station in the 1970s with his father, Clancy, one of the first career firefighters at the Gatlinburg Fire Department, young Tony Watson got a unique insider’s view of the job.

COURTS

Court reins in state's expansive use of investigative exemption

The Tennessee Court of Appeals in a ruling on Friday put much-needed limits around the so-called investigative exemption that has been used by the state to cloak otherwise public records.

KNOXVILLE AREA

Pedal for Alzheimer's began with Summitt's story

Brandon “Monk” Feehery never has to travel far to find inspiration to keep pedaling. He can be at a stoplight or taking a break for a meal when people approach.

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EVENTS

AUG. 23-25 Bubba Fest: A fan celebration of American entertainment, sports and pop culture featuring Lee Majors, Steven Segal, Pamela Anderson, Chuck Norris, Dawn Wells and more. Meet celebrities, attend Q and A panels and photo ops. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St. Information: www.bubbafest.com

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NEWSMAKERS

Crossville’s Williams honored by MTSU

William (Dick) Williams of Crossville will be inducted into the Robert E. Musto Tennessee Insurance Hall of Fame at Middle Tennessee State University.

BRIEFS

NSF gives Maryville College $1M

The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $1 million grant to Maryville College to its Scots Science Scholars program.

UT SPORTS

Reinvigorated Jennings brings 'alpha male' to season

If there was any doubt about Jauan Jennings’ status within the Tennessee football program, he quickly put it to rest.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Learning from GOAT gives Titans fresh perspective

For nearly 20 years now, the New England Patriots with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have set the standard by which all other NFL teams – past, present and future – are measured.

Pittsburgh Steelers visit as Titans gear up for real season

This Sunday night – yes it is still preseason – Nashville will be in the spotlight as Sunday Night Football comes to town when the Titans host the Pittsburgh Steelers.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Edmunds: 5 tips for lowering your car payment

New- and used-car monthly payments reached a record high in the first half of 2019, according to Edmunds transaction data. The average new-car monthly payment in the first half of 2019 was $556, which marks a 20% increase since 2008. Used-car payments also remained high, averaging $409 a month.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Not wasting money: make renting work for your financial goals

“Renting is just throwing money away.”

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Starting business can be dream for moms, women with goals

There’s more to life than this.

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