VOL. 39 | NO. 13 | Friday, March 27, 2015
‘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
Are Tennessee’s public schools headed for extinction? Not if it’s up to Memphis teachers.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
This friend of mine – we’ll call him Luke – told an interesting story recently.
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
I recently received an email about the health benefits of lemons. It was interesting, so I thought I’d share it with you.