VOL. 40 | NO. 35 | Friday, August 26, 2016
Your doctor, liquor, meals, work, car repair, education – all home-delivered
There is nothing you can’t get delivered these days. If you can imagine owning it, it’s only a matter of time before it can be in your possession, brought to your front door within minutes, hours or days from the first moment you even conjured the thought of having it.
Busy moms and dads were Galen Williams’ target audience when he first launched Plan-It Organic grocery delivery in Knoxville two years ago. But he has found it is the elderly or infirmed – and the people who care for them – who make up a large portion of his customer base.
About a week before wine went on sale in local Tennessee grocery stores on July 1, an on-demand alcohol delivery app, Drizly, launched for Nashville and Franklin residents.
SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL
Somebody forgot to tell the Achievement School District it had to follow a few simple rules when the Legislature formed it a few years ago to save failing schools: Primarily, don’t party with the money.
Knoxville Film Festival.
This is the fourth year for the Knoxville Film Festival, but it dates back over a decade. Originally the Secret City Film Festival, Executive Director Keith McDaniel joined forces in 2013 with Dogwood Arts to create the largest and most complete film festival in the region. Held at Knoxville’s arthouse theater, the Regal Downtown West Cinema 8, the Knoxville Film Festival has become the region’s destination for independent cinema. From the Opening Night Film to the Awards Ceremony to the Closing Night Film, the 2016 Knoxville Film Festival promises to be an exciting weekend filled with great films, networking opportunities, and fun-filled social activities. Friday-Sunday, 640 Downtown W Blvd, Knoxville. Information: http://www.knoxvillefilmfestival.com/festival-schedule
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DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD
The temptation here is to throw a couple of buckets of cold water on the great expectations for the Tennessee Vols this season.
DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS
Less than a week from opening kickoff, and all is well with the UT’s football team.
TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS
You don’t have to be around Mike Mularkey very long to realize something about him that you won’t necessarily find in a lot of NFL head coaches.
There has always been the debate about whether players respond better to coaches who played in the NFL vs. those who did not.
Clay Jones, the former chairman and CEO of Rockwell Collins, Inc., is the new president of the University of Tennessee’s Alumni Board of Directors, representing 235,000 alumni.
Knoxville officials, led by Mayor Madeline Rogero, recently unveiled a plan, three years in the making, to add 24 miles of connective greenway in 13 different corridors.
BEHIND THE WHEEL
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is quicker, quieter, more fuel-efficient and goes farther – up to 53 miles – on all-electric power than its predecessor.
Now with more than a half-billion users, mobile photo-sharing site Instagram has surpassed Twitter in popularity.
Have you ever wondered where you can make the biggest investment in your career?
“You can never get enough books into the hands of enough children,” Dolly Parton says.