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VOL. 42 | NO. 31 | Friday, August 3, 2018

Adding a splash of color to brighten the city

Jernigan’s in-demand designs are decorating a variety of exterior, interior spaces

Just weeks after Courtney Jernigan moved her bursting-at-the-seams graphic design studio into a larger space close to the downtown interstate back in 2016, vandals spray-painted graffiti on the side of the boxy black building.


Hard to find an ‘adult in the room’ in this year’s campaign ads

TV executives, ad reps and political consultants will hate to see this governor’s primary race end. But they can take solace from all the pain they’ve helped dole out while dining on caviar and grilled halibut while in the Caribbean Islands this fall, if they like fish eggs.


UT sets record for donations with $235M

University of Tennessee officials have announced more than $235 million has been raised in the 2017-18 fiscal year, the best year on record. Gifts came from more than 46,000 donors.

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Shakespeare on the Square. Two of the magnificent plays of William Shakespeare, comedies, tragedies and histories, are rotated nightly outdoors on Market Square through mid-August. $15 per person for VIP seating. No admission charge for general seating, but donations are appreciated. 2018 Schedule: Cymbeline, 7 p.m., Aug. 9, 11; Henry IV, Part One, 7 p.m., Aug. 10, 12. Information

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39 seasons enough for Maryville’s Lambert

Since 1980, when Maryville College took a chance on a 25-year-old kid who had never been a head coach at any level to run its basketball program, Randy Lambert never had to worry about his next move.


Clinkscales, Rankin lead Hall of Fame class

The Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame will induct new members at its 37th annual ceremony on Aug. 7.


Orakpo, other Titans defenders buying into new scheme

One of the biggest beneficiaries of the Dick LeBeau era with the Titans was linebacker Brian Orakpo, who piled up 24.5 sacks in LeBeau’s system over the past three seasons.


When are we going to close down the open office?

I hear from many job seekers who have a concern about what they find once they’ve landed a new job. The problem’s not with their starting salary, health care or even vacation time. It’s the office setup.


Civic vs. Jetta: Historical reliability vs. longer warranty

While automakers still offer inexpensive utilitarian-trim levels of small cars, they are increasingly creating high-end, luxury-like versions, as well. With its newly redesigned Jetta, for example, Volkswagen is betting that a surprising range of gadgets and features will get buyers into the showroom.


Compelling storytelling, relationships sell brands

The art of storytelling is more important than ever, as evidenced by the Content Marketing Institute’s benchmark research for 2018, which predicts 91 percent of business-to-business and 86 percent of business-to-consumer marketers plan to use content marketing in their campaigns.