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VOL. 42 | NO. 32 | Friday, August 10, 2018

From the furnace to the toast

Knoxville sculpter finds niche with beer glasses

Glass sculptor Matthew Cummings was sipping craft brews with his drinking club buddies in Louisville, Kentucky, one Friday afternoon in 2012 when one of them started trying to talk him into making an official glass for the group.


State Sen. Tate goes step too far in dance with GOP

Sen. Reginald Tate ran a campaign ad in the waning days of the Democratic primary race bragging about his service to the city of Memphis.


Maddie’s Fund donates $2.8 million to UT

The University of Tennessee’s College of Social Work Program for Pet Health Equity has received a $2.8 million grant from Maddie’s Fund.

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Light the Night Luncheon. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will hold the event at 11:30 a.m. Thursday to kick off the Light the Night campaign and walk, which will be held Oct. 25 at Circle Park on the University of Tennessee campus. RSVP to Bethany Fields, campaign specialist, at 615 258-5507 or bethany.fields@lls.org. Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. Information

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Lanier gives coaches place to share their stories

Rob Lanier could feel the energy in the room, and he knew there was an appetite for personal growth and development.


Belmont’s Clark finds his krewe in The Big Easy

In 2017, former Belmont University star Ian Clark experienced the ultimate high for an NBA player, capturing the league championship as part of a star-studded Golden State Warriors team.


Hammond appointed to Oak Ridge council

Derrick Hammond is the newest member of the Oak Ridge City Council, having been appointed unanimously by the Council to fill the seat vacated by Hans Vogel.


Edmunds: The best used cars for college students

It won’t be long before incoming freshmen head off to college. That means it’s prime time for students – and parents – to find suitable, affordable cars for the road ahead. Edmunds has compiled a list of used hybrid, compact and crossover SUV vehicles that best lend themselves to varied demands of college life.


Gig’s up: New economy is short on earnings, benefits

Your allowance was never enough, as a kid. Oh, sure, it bought you what you needed but what you wanted, well, you had to figure that out yourself. A dime here, a dollar there, little chores-for-pay, tasks for Grandma and you made it work.


‘Ghosts’ turn the tables on recruiters seeking prospects

The number of companies reporting job search candidates ghosting them is on the rise.


Video is booming, but it must be done correctly

Video ad spending will grow 49 percent – to roughly $18 billion – in 2018, Vox Media reports. It seems everyone is on the video bandwagon.