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VOL. 41 | NO. 39 | Friday, September 29, 2017

Burchett happy to ride homespun image in run for Congress

‘I’m a club of one,’ Knox mayor says of his political philosophy

Vol Market No. 3, on the hard-scrabble streets of Western Avenue, hardly seems like the kind of place where a suit-wearing politician from West Knoxville would announce his candidacy for Tennessee’s 2nd Congressional District seat.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

Haslam less clear than usual on run for US Senate

Gov. Bill Haslam usually gives an answer to every question, even if his subjects and verbs don’t agree. But when it comes to a potential run for the U.S. Senate, he stumbles.

DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS

Vols' shaky start exposes raw nerves as Dawgs roll in

Tennessee football coach Butch Jones had more than Georgia on his mind this week.

Local Weather

Weather in Nashville, TN

EVENTS

Veterans Honor Dinner. East Tennessee PBS will hold the dinner to recognize and honor area veterans. Special guests include Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Captain Bill Robinson, (USAF Ret.), the longest-held enlisted POW of the Vietnam War at 2,703 days. The event coincides with the opening ceremony of “The Wall That Heals” and offers a plated dinner; complimentary beer provided by Fanatic Brewing Company or a glass of wine; and a cash bar with beer and wine. Each $100 ticket purchased will cover the cost of entry, plus sponsorship of dinner for a veteran. Sponsored veterans will be managed through a partnership with Vietnam Veterans of America, Capt. Bill Robinson, Chapter 1078. Thursday, 5:30-9:30 p.m. The Foundry on the Fair Site, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive. Information: www.easttennesseepbs.org/

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DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

New Vols AD fixing Hart’s errors. Jones next?

What does John Currie’s decision to reinstitute the name “Lady Vols” for all women’s sports at the University of Tennessee have to do with Butch Jones? Bear with me:

NEWSMAKERS

UT professor named to President’s Council

Marianne Wanamaker has been appointed as a senior economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.

BRIEFS

SmartBank acquisition moves forward

Knoxville-based SmartFinancial, Inc., parent company of SmartBank, has announced it will acquire Capstone Bank.

TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans’ Jackson delivers fun in tense times

Want to add some fun to your NFL experience? I give you Titans rookie cornerback and punt returner Adoree’ Jackson, who quite honestly is just a kid having fun playing football.

Titans at Texans: What to watch

Taylor Lewan vs. J.J. Watt. Watt tormented the Titans when Jake Locker and Zach Mettenberger were under center. Last year, he was missing due to an injury.

CRITIC'S CORNER

5 arguments for, against seeing ‘Kingsman’ sequel

Have you ever seen a movie you kinda liked, but when someone asked you if they should see it, you hemmed and hawed?

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Better build your site for mobile optimization

By 2019, mobile ad spending will likely represent 72 percent of total U.S. digital spending (source: eMarketer).

CAREER CORNER

Best time to find a job is when you have one

Have you ever received a call from a headhunter or recruiter out of the blue? Sometimes, they’ll call your work phone and leave a voicemail you weren’t expecting. They’re recruiting for a new position. It’s one you haven’t heard about, but they want to speak to you.