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VOL. 43 | NO. 26 | Friday, June 28, 2019

Tobacco out, hemp in for Tennessee farmers

Sumner, Robertson soil especially ideal; Crop now in all 95 counties

Bill Corbin always knew a day would come when he would no longer be able to call himself a third-generation tobacco farmer. That day has arrived.

Hemp boom lures novices: ‘You’re going to see a lot of businesses fail’

Jesse Riggins knows firsthand the positive effects of cannabis, and that’s a major reason why he and longtime friend Jonathan Gunn became licensed hemp growers and processors.

Tennessee’s favorable hemp laws help entrepreneurs get into the game

Full spectrum is a term one often hears regarding the strength of CBD oil, one of the popular extracts derived from hemp. Simply put, it means the product has everything in the cannabis plant – all the cannabinoids and terpenes but no more than 0.3 percent THC – that can provide therapeutic relief to users.

A few facts about growing hemp in Tennessee

Who administrates the plan? The Tennessee Hemp Program is under jurisdiction by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, in accordance with the 2014 Farm Bill.

Lifesaving training becomes multicity business for Randazzo

Andrew Randazzo knows how today’s passion can lead to tomorrow’s opportunity. It’s how he went from being a theology student to an EMT to executive director of Prime Medical Training, a business that takes CPR education into the community, training people in their workplace or other setting on how to save lives.

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EVENTS

Gatlinburg’s 4th of July Midnight Parade. For 44 years, Gatlinburg has kicked off the at 12:01 a.m. July 4. Stretching more than a mile, the parade route begins at Baskins Creek Bypass on East Parkway, turning south onto Parkway at traffic light #3 and traveling the length of downtown to traffic light #10 at Ski Mountain Road. Parade goers are encouraged to arrive early July 3 in order to secure the perfect viewing area along the parade route. New head coach of the Lady Volunteers, Kellie Jolly Harper, will serve as grand marshal of parade which has garnered national attention and award recognition for excellence in entertainment. The parade has been named by National Geographic Traveler Magazine as a “Top Ten Parade to see in the U.S.” and recognized by Livability.com as one of the “Five Best Fourth of July Celebrations in Smaller Cities.” Downtown. Information

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UT SPORTS

NBA Draft gives Tennessee hoops a great recruiting edge

If Rick Barnes needs to convince any recruits about his staff’s ability to develop players, he can simply point to this year’s NBA draft. The Tennessee men’s basketball program had three players selected for the first time in the history of the draft’s current two-round format.

NEWSMAKERS

National advisory panel picks UTIA’s Muhammad

Andrew Muhammad has been appointed to the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee.

BRIEFS

Walnut Village to open in 2020 in Cookeville

A garden-style affordable senior housing community, Walnut Village, is being planned for Cookeville.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

6 fun-to-drive new cars to calm your quarter-life crisis

You’re likely familiar with the stereotype of a middle-aged person who impulsively splurges on an expensive new car. But there’s also a similar experience at a different life stage: Buying a flashy and fun vehicle right after you get your first well-paying job. You might call it a quarter-life crisis car.

PERSONAL FINANCE

3 sites to help aging parents organize critical information

Certified financial planner Sean Fletcher of San Francisco knew his dad had an estate plan, complete with a health care directive detailing what medical treatment should be given in an emergency situation. When the father had a massive heart attack, though, no one knew where he kept those documents.

CAREER CORNER

Would you hire you?

There are a few rules that must not be broken when interviewing for a job:

MILLENNIAL MONEY

How to join the cannabis business boom

Marijuana is having a moment. Experts recently dubbed cannabis the fastest-growing industry in the U.S. Legal weed generated $10.4 billion in the United States in 2018, and the number of “plant-touching” jobs is expected to pass 500,000 by 2022, according to New Frontier Data, a cannabis market research and data analysis firm.

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