VOL. 38 | NO. 51 | Friday, December 19, 2014
National rankings confirm what makes East Tennessee special
Retired air traffic controller Sterling King moved to Knoxville when his brother needed him. Five years later, he has fallen in love with the area and everything it has to offer.
People with an eye for inexpensive yet great vacation or short getaway destinations are likely to land in Knoxville.
Derek Barnett is spending most of the Christmas holidays away from his Nashville home, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.
The City of Knoxville has been named a “Climate Action Champion,’’ by the Obama Administration.
Mark Dean, a professor in the University of Tennessee’s College of Engineering and an icon in the world of personal computing, has added another title to his already prestigious career: National Academy of Inventors fellow for 2014.
Jake Locker’s time with the Tennessee Titans has quietly come to an end. Sure, he’s officially a Titan until March, but Sunday’s shoulder injury vs. the Jets – and his upcoming surgery – ends a star-crossed four-year run.
BEHIND THE WHEEL
Redesigned for 2015, the Subaru Legacy is a sensible and more refined family sedan that has the best fuel economy for the lowest starting retail price among America’s all-wheel drive sedans.
BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW
That thing in the store … it was perfect. It was just the right size and color, a good fit, a decent price.
When you shop Amazon for a product and then see that same product in a Facebook ad days later, it is certainly not a coincidence.
THE WORLDLY INVESTOR
In 2014, more than 600 hedge funds have disbanded. Even accounting for the carnage of 2009, this amounts to a record pace of “smart money” failures.
December is my favorite time of year for networking. Sounds a little crazy, right?
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Friday night after Thanksgiving. Stephen Curry’s at the charity stripe. Swish! Golden State 18, Charlotte 10.
KAY'S COOKING CORNER
I received an email not long ago talking about teaching cooking skills to children with special needs. It was written by Beverly Palomba, a teacher for pre-K through high school for more than 20 years.