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VOL. 39 | NO. 13 | Friday, March 27, 2015

Commercial real estate bounces back

‘Very positive’ trend replaces gloom of Great Recession

After slowing to a crawl in the years following the Great Recession, commercial real estate activity in Metropolitan Knoxville is showing signs of sustained growth.

VIEW FROM THE HILL

Is ‘getting rid of public schools’ Legislature’s goal?

Are Tennessee’s public schools headed for extinction? Not if it’s up to Memphis teachers.

Legislators find reasons to deny in-state tuition

La Vergne High School graduate Cesar Bautista, who has lived in Tennessee since he was 8 years old, is among a group of students who’ve been here most of their lives but are still forced to pay out-of-state college tuition because they don’t have legal status.

Local Weather
Today
Knoxville, TN
60°F
Fair
Wind: 9 mph
Humidity: 26%

EVENTS

Barbeque, Bidding and Bluegrass. The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine will hold the 4th Annual Barbeque, Bidding and Bluegrass fundraiser, a HABIT (Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee) event to raise money to support the mission of providing animal-assisted activities. The Tuesday event features a tour of the Knoxville Museum of Art from 4 to 5 p.m., followed by barbecue, silent auction and music from 5 to 7 p.m. Knoxville Museum of Art, World’s Fair Park Drive. Information: vet.utk.edu/habit/index.php

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BEYOND FAITH

Moms Demand Action seeks common-sense gun restrictions

It’s another blood-pressure-raising Tennessee legislative session – at least for a politically active group of moms concerned about their children potentially being shot.

UT SPORTS

In-state emphasis paying off for Vol swim program

You don’t need to search the Allan Jones Aquatic Center for a reminder of Tennessee’s glory years in men’s swimming under legendary coach Ray Bussard.

BRIEFS

UT astronaut ready to begin year in space

When Barry Wilmore returned to Earth on March 11, it took the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, out of space for the first time in six months.

NEWSMAKERS

Meredith is new president of Anderson County Chamber

Rick Meredith is the new president of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce and will take over duties from Jackie Nichols, who is retiring April 1.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Stylish Murano sets itself apart from other small SUVs

Nissan’s stylish 2015 Murano mid-size, sport utility vehicle is getting lots of second and even third looks as consumers seek the next big thing in SUVs.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Snag business by monitoring tweets about competitors

This friend of mine – we’ll call him Luke – told an interesting story recently.

I SWEAR

An elaborate, complicated, catty practical joke

The Honorable George Rose Smith is depicted in a John Deering wall-mounted bronze relief at the Central Arkansas Library System’s main branch. He’s in his robe and seated in front of a giant crossword grid.

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

Warm lemon water a healthy way to start day

I recently received an email about the health benefits of lemons. It was interesting, so I thought I’d share it with you.