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VOL. 46 | NO. 17 | Friday, April 29, 2022

Tennessee tourism takes a detour

Pandemic, state push visitors to rural areas in need of a real break

Tennessee tourism is surging back to pre-pandemic levels, which is good news for the major metro areas that spend millions to draw in visitors, as well as the state, which depends on sales taxes to fund its annual budget.

Grundy County a model for embracing natural assets

Grundy County residents are proud of their natural assets, but they’d never really thought about turning them into a lure for visitors until recently, says County Mayor Michael Brady.

Resort, marina helps launch Jackson Co. tourism

Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady describes much of the past 20 years as “lean” for his community.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Mariah’s family adds to story of Carnton slave

Here, there and everywhere: My column on the antebellum home Carnton in Franklin, the Confederate cemetery there and the feelings it evoked for me, drew a surprising and most welcome response.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

UT Jazz Studies Program benefit. Harvest Land, Sea & Vine restaurant will host a four-course meal and wine event to benefit UT’s Jazz Studies program. Jazz vocalist Brent Thompson will perform with an all-star quintet consisting of some of Knoxville’s best jazz musicians, including Dave King on sax, Joe Jordan on trumpet, Chad Volkers on guitar, Justin Haynes on keyboard and Taylor Coker on bass. Don Hough, a member of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, also will join the group. Hough retired from UT after teaching trombone for more than 40 years. Reservations are required to attend, and seating is limited. Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. $225. Harvest Land, Sea & Vine, 5200 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. Information

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UT SPORTS

Time for ‘Summitt’ to ascend Vols fans’ baby name list?

A few years before they would try to become parents, Alison Ojeda and Erin Hall were on a walk discussing their desire to have a child.

NEWSMAKERS

Radio Systems hires Candelino as CEO

Radio Systems Corporation, a companion pet health and safety company, has announced Rob Candelino has been named its new chief executive officer, effective May 16.

BRIEFS

UT, Cherokee Health form partnership

The University of Tennessee has entered a research and education partnership with Cherokee Health Systems.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Pricey pickups: Electric Rivian vs Ram 1500

Electrified vehicles are indiscriminate in their automotive expansion. First, it was hatchbacks and sedans, then SUVs. Next up: the pickup.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Taking the first steps to be sure no one is left behind

Everybody in. The meeting’s about to start, the train is leaving soon and the car is idling, so pack it up and let’s go. We’re not leaving anyone behind, and nobody can complain about being out of the loop if we’re together.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Tweak your tech settings to protect your privacy

So much of our sensitive personal data is being tracked and sold that trying to protect our privacy can seem like a pointless exercise.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Try this on: Kick-starting your online clothing resale gig

With the recent rise of resale apps like Depop and Poshmark, the idea of selling old clothes online is becoming more fashionable. Many people have turned clothing resale into a lucrative side gig or even a full-time job, gaining thousands of followers and making dozens of sales per week.

CAREER CORNER

Hierarchy hard to decipher on flat screen of Zoom

The world of work seems a little flatter now than it did just a few years ago, thanks to remote work and video conferencing.

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