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VOL. 42 | NO. 8 | Friday, February 23, 2018

Multi-family, storage draw investors to Knoxville

High demand, low supply still driving commercial transactions

The demand for commercial real estate in Knoxville and the surrounding area shows no signs of abating in 2018. Even out-of-towners are finding Knox County properties attractive when priced out of larger cities.

Clemmons: UT football fiasco at heart of Haslam's plan to shrink Board

Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan to shake up the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees is getting blitzed by legislators, some contending it’s linked to the hiring of the Tennessee Vols football coach.

Bredesen: U.S. Senate win possible for Dems

The last Democrat to win statewide elected office in Tennessee eight years ago acknowledges times have changed.


Consensus on gun legislation? Not on your life

That burning smell emanating from the General Assembly isn’t coming from the flame of bipartisanship. More likely it’s the result of scorched-earth politics.

Local Weather

Weather in Nashville, TN


Cookie Creations. The Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians will hold its annual fundraise to officially kick off the cookie season. The event features bluegrass music and cookie-inspired dishes paired with beer from Balter Beerworks. 6-9 p.m. The Foundry on the Fair Site, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville. Information: www.girlscoutcsa.org

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Woodruff settles into dream job with Vols

Knoxville native Chris Woodruff was at a crossroads in life when he retired from professional tennis in 2002.


Asbury Kingsport names new director

Aaron Roop is the new executive director for Asbury Communities in Kingsport.


Rules change for foreign-educated lawyers

A recent ruling from the Tennessee Supreme Court will allow the University of Tennessee College of Law and other law schools in the state to better educate foreign-educated lawyers who seek to practice law in the United States.


Young Olympian might be spark Preds need

As impressive a performance as the Predators have put on through three quarters of the regular season, they’ve looked in recent weeks like a team in need of a boost.


Clutch performance: Top picks for those who prefer stick shifts

It’s true that cars with a manual transmission are a dying breed. In fact, manual-equipped vehicles make up less than 3 percent of current U.S. car sales, Edmunds research finds.


What’s the ROI of your college education?

College is expensive; private college is even more so. My undergraduate school is now charging approximately $50,000 per year, just for tuition.


Three customer surveys that matter most right now

A routine misstep in marketing campaigns is to neglect your customers and what they need, want and value.