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VOL. 40 | NO. 27 | Friday, July 01, 2016

A winner on, off the court and in her toughest fight

A coaching legend who changed her sport

My parents were big fans of Pat Summitt. They loved the Lady Vols. They reveled in the program’s glory days.

Thanks to Summitt, we know more about the enemy

We know about all the national championships, all the victories and even the exceptional graduation rate.

Former Titan Dyson finally reaching his goal

When is it too late to go back to school and prepare for a new career?

Principal Dyson: 'I’ve made myself a qualified candidate'

The Music City Miracle run. The outstretched hand reaching toward the goal line in Super Bowl XXXIV. When talk turns to the Tennessee Titans’ glory days and that magical 1999 season, Kevin Dyson’s name always comes up.

Colleges embrace new educational model

In the United States, about half the people who start college don’t finish. And there are 37 million Americans with some college credits but no degree, according to a recent audio documentary “Some College, No Degree.”

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Festival on the Fourth. Throughout Monday festival goers will be treated to music, food and fun at the festival and on the performance lawns of the World’s Fair Park. The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will present the KSO 32nd Annual FREE Pilot Flying J Independence Day Concert at World’s Fair Park. The two-hour show features the KSO performing a mix of patriotic and Americana pieces with a spectacular fireworks show. The event is held rain or shine. 4-10 p.m. World’s Fair Park, 1600 World’s Fair Park Drive. Information: www.knoxvilletn.gov

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WGU takes on detractors, keeps growing

Western Governors Tennessee, a state-endorsed, nonprofit, accredited university was launched in July 2013, has one goal – to expand working adults’ access to higher education through online learning.

Back-to-school costs for adult learners

A sampling of tuition costs for adult learners:


Symbols of long-ago war keep dragging Tennessee down

More than 150 years ago, we fought our nation’s bloodiest war, a conflagration that claimed 620,000 lives, almost as many as were killed in all other American war efforts combined.


14 staffers promoted at Home Federal Bank

Home Federal Bank has announced several promotions at its downtown Knoxville headquarters and at its branch offices.


New symphony director debuts at July 4 concert

Aram Demirjian, recently selected as new music director for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, will conduct the orchestra as part of the city’s Festival on the Fourth.


2016 Kia Optima challenges Toyota, Honda for value

The Kia Optima for 2016 is roomier than its predecessor and more fuel efficient than ever, and it still won’t break the bank.


Website overhaul can perk up your business

Your website is a first look into your company. It’s a reflection of your company’s culture as well as your leadership. But simply having a website isn’t enough. It must have a purpose – and if that purpose doesn’t yield measurable results, this could be the first sign that your website no longer fits the needs of your company.


Independence Day: Work happy or move on

The Fourth of July is just around the corner. It’s so close you can almost smell the fireworks and taste the barbecue.


Stanley’s classic ‘O Death’ eases fear of dying

In the past three columns, I’ve told how, in February 2002, I had a major reminiscence of my role in saving the life of a heart attack victim-in-denial 20 years earlier. In March, I received annoying emails about how to survive a heart attack while alone. In early April I dreamed of my heartland being under attack.


PB&J before bed might calm nightmares

I have mentioned in a few of my past articles that I don’t dream very much. Or, if I do, I don’t often remember them.