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VOL. 41 | NO. 36 | Friday, September 08, 2017

In with the old

Knoxville’s quest to preserve its treasured historic homes

In the historic preservation business, a structure saved is a win. A tiny brick business, a large home or estate, a block of downtown … the size is irrelevant. What matters is keeping it standing.

Regal Riviera project shows preservation win/wins still possible

“Why didn’t somebody save that wonderful old house?”

Great Smoky Mountains superintendent heads to Washington

KNOXVILLE (AP) — The superintendent of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is heading to Washington temporarily as acting superintendent of National Mall and Memorial Parks.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

Mississippi case offers hope for bust removal

State Sen. Lee Harris is encouraged by the U.S. Supreme Court’s request for the state of Mississippi to respond to a lawsuit seeking to remove the Confederate battle flag from its state flag.

Local Weather

Weather in Nashville, TN

EVENTS

Taste of Blount. A collection of savory food favorites from restaurants, caterers and gourmet grocers, returns for its 16th year at the Theater in the Park in Maryville (across from the Blount County Courthouse) 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for Blount County Chamber members, $30 for the public and $15 for students 17 and under or those with a college or student ID. Tickets are also available at the door the night of the event on a cash-only basis. Vendors on hand at press time include Full Service BBQ, Lambert’s Southern Pie & Bake Shop, Lemon Grass, McAlister’s Deli, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Rocky’s Jamaica Sunrise, Roland’s Bistro, Sullivan’s, The Soup Kitchen, Vienna Coffee House, Gracie’s, Shrimp Dock of Alcoa, Artistic Pop and Jamaerican Jerk Centre. Ticket holders can try savory favorites and vote for their favorite appetizer, beverage, sandwich, main course, dessert, presentation and overall winner. Information: www.blountchamber.com

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DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS

Vols’ near-miss dismiss: ‘Coach, we’ve got you’

Get ready for another thrill ride, Tennessee fans. Your football team is at it again, just like last year.

NEWSMAKERS

MCB welcomes Wilkes to staff as vice president

Diane W. Wilkes has joined Mountain Commerce Bank as vice president and relationship manager, overseeing the bank’s Cedar Bluff branch in Knoxville and its client relationships.

BRIEFS

Knox County awarded $3.4 million grant

The Knox County government has been awarded a $3.4 million pre-arrest diversion infrastructure grant.

DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

More than NFL team on line in Titans sale

Anybody got an extra billion dollars lying around? If so, you can own one-third share of an NFL franchise plus a handful of other assorted business ventures.

TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS

Receiver-rich Titans now surprisingly thin

For most of their two decades in Tennessee, the wide receiver position has been a glaring hole for the Titans.

Raiders at Titans: What to watch

Marshawn Lynch vs. Titans defensive line. The Titans defensive front, led by Jurrell Casey, was stingy against the run last year, second best in the NFL. Oakland has a strong offensive line and now have former Seahawks star Lynch to run the ball a year after unretiring and joining the Raiders.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Building the retirement you’ve always envisioned

White sandy beaches. Waves that gently kiss your toes with warm water. In your minds’ eye, they stretch for miles and are yours to explore. That will be your retirement – or so you hope.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Old hat vs. new (social media) techniques

It’s no secret businesses see value in leveraging technology like social media in their marketing efforts.

CAREER CORNER

Pay attention to signs it’s time to go

Job seekers often struggle with the idea of when to leave. We may feel that it makes no sense to leave one good job for another, and this can make sense in certain situations.