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VOL. 43 | NO. 17 | Friday, April 26, 2019

109-year-old Lodge thrives in fast-food world

Cast iron carries the weight of history. It remains largely made the same way it has been for hundreds of years, and short of violent neglect, cast iron cookware should last for generations, which makes the story of Lodge Manufacturing in South Pittsburg all the more incredible.

Cornbread Festival brings crowds to South Pittsburg this weekend

When the Highway 72 bypass cut between the town of South Pittsburg and the Tennessee River, Bob Kellerman knew they would need something special besides Lodge to lure folks into the charming town.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

There’s a good home somewhere for Forrest bust

A smallish group of folks passed by on Church Street the other day holding signs declaring their opposition to the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest in the Tennessee Capitol.

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EVENTS

Variety Thursdays. Knoxville’s free concerts on Market Square begin today, 7 p.m., with the Karns Middle School Jazz Band followed by the Karns High School Jazz Band at 8 p.m. Information Additional dates:

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STATE GOVERNMENT

ESA bill written to thwart legal challenge

Tucked away on the very last page of a recent House version of the Education Savings Account (ESA) bill are 28 words: “A local board of education does not have authority to assert a cause of action, or intervene in any cause of action, challenging the legality of this part.”

UT SPORTS

Divine intervention in form of $5M buyout keeps Barnes at UT

If UCLA’s purse strings were as loose as Tennessee’s when it came to contract buyouts, Rick Barnes would be in Southern California trying to resurrect a storied program.

NEWSMAKERS

Catholic Charities promotes Healy

Lisa Healy is the new executive director of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee.

BRIEFS

ETCH earns award as ‘Healthiest Company’

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital has been named one of the “Healthiest Companies in America,” by Interactive Health.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

How to avoid buying more car than you really need

Car shoppers often spend too much. But the culprit isn’t necessarily shady dealership practices, deceptive advertising or plain old bad luck. Instead, many simply end up buying more vehicle than they actually need.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Inside look at non-glamorous world of high-end catering

As conferences go, this one was successful. Work was accomplished with minimal dissent, officers were elected and consensus was reached. Afterward, in elegant surroundings, you dined together on artfully presented food in taste-combinations you never imagined and desserts that made you want seconds.

PERSONAL FINANCE

How debt ‘solutions’ could drag you deeper into hole

Americans are slipping ever deeper into hock. To cope, many people turn to debt consolidation loans, cash-out mortgage refinancing and retirement plan loans that promise relief but could leave them worse off.

CAREER CORNER

Not seen, not heard: Job search must be parent-free process

I run into many questions surrounding parents. And, I’m not talking about the parents of young children. I’m talking about the parents of full-grown adults.

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