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VOL. 41 | NO. 2 | Friday, January 13, 2017

Messy, yes, but a new Knoxville is emerging amid the jackhammers

“No hard hat required, Happy Hour 4-9 p.m.,” reads the marquee outside the Copper Cellar restaurant, an anchor of Knoxville’s iconic Cumberland Avenue Strip since 1975.

Lyons has had front-row seat for improvements

Municipal guru Bill Lyons is the penultimate downtown Knoxville guy.

DAVE LINK: SPORTS

Basketball provides an assist for wildfire heartache

GATLINBURG – Trevon Faulkner knew there was serious trouble right outside his bedroom window at his grandparents’ home on Cherokee Orchard Road.

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EVENTS

Akima Club’s “Diamonds in the Gym” with comedian Leanne Morgan and folk singer Zoe Nutt serves as a major fundraiser for the grants program of Akima Club of Knoxville. The evening of comedy and music includes appetizers, wine and a custom piece of jewelry giveaway by Rick Terry Jewelry. The event will take place in the Sacred Heart Cathedral gymnasium. Saturday, 5-8 p.m. $50. Sacred Heart Cathedral School, 711 S. Northshore Drive, Knoxville. Information: www.akimaclub.org/

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SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

Online tax lawsuit could bring unintended consequences

Cumberland Transit owner Allen Doty isn’t sure if a rule requiring major out-of-state retailers to collect Tennessee sales taxes will create more equity for his shop.

NEWSMAKERS

Public defender honored by Knoxville Bar

Mark Stephens, Knox County public defender, has been given the Knoxville Bar Association’s highest honor.

BRIEFS

Wildfire victims get tax assistance

Tennessee is reaching out to Sevier County residents and businesses damaged or destroyed by the recent wildfires.

TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS

Former GM Reese: Titans on track to match early success

Are the Tennessee Titans on the verge of a breakthrough? It seemed as much over the second half of the 2016 season – the meltdown at Jacksonville notwithstanding.

Divisional playoff predictions

We managed to go 3-1 in last week’s predictions with the Oakland Raiders – desperate at quarterback by having to start rookie Connor Cook – falling to the Houston Texans, who coaxed a decent game out of Brock Osweiler.

DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

Robinson’s success warrants any title he wants

In the immediate aftermath of the Tennessee Titans’ turnaround season, Jon Robinson’s title was expanded to executive vice president and general manager.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Ford Fusion Energi is more fuel-efficient, cheaper for ’17

Ford managed to make its plug-in Fusion Energi gasoline-electric hybrid more fuel efficient for 2017, even while lowering the base price.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Get a better return on investment from sales efforts

It’s a common practice in business to set up a booth at the same trade show every year out of habit as part of your sales promotion strategy.

CAREER CORNER

Make new friends, open career doors

The theme of this column sounds a little strange at first glance. But if you’ve ever tried to make friends as an adult, you know this is a big deal.

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