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VOL. 43 | NO. 28 | Friday, July 12, 2019

Distillery takes its stand with Tennessee corn

Emerging brand gives state’s farmers a shot at profits

Jim Massey wants you to care about the corn in his whiskey. Wind him up, and he will wax poetic, and at great length, about the growing habits and yields of Tennessee Red Cob versus Hickory Cane.

Tennessee Whiskey, bourbon: What’s the difference?

Shades of degrees or splitting horses from donkeys?

Who were the Fugitives?

Jim Massey’s love of Southern literature and his deep family roots led him to choose the name Fugitives for his company.

Tennessee's corn crop

Corn comes in at No. 3 in terms of acreage planted in the state of Tennessee, trailing hay and soybeans. The state’s corn production ranks 19th in the nation.

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EVENTS

Don Sproles Memorial Wine & Shine. This benefit for the Volunteer Ministry Center will feature wine and Sugarlands Distilling moonshine tastings, gourmet food, live music, and silent and live auctions. Humorist and longtime News Sentinel columnist and humorist Sam Venable will serve as master of ceremonies. VMC’s programs support its twofold mission of facilitating permanent supportive housing for those who are homeless and providing services to prevent homelessness. VMC operates four main programs: The VMC Resource Center, The Bush Family Refuge, Minvilla Manor and The VMC Dental Clinic. Friday, 6:30-9 p.m. $70 per ticket. Crowne Plaza Knoxville, 401 W. Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville. Information

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UT SPORTS

Vols finding recruiting success with local prospects

Most Maryville residents would have been happy for Tee Hodge no matter where he decided to play football in college.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Why would anyone pay taxes on sales of illegal goods?

Dig around in laws much and you turn up some doozies. For example, the book “Planet Cat” asserts that in Natchez, Mississippi, “cats may not drink beer.”

STATE GOVERNMENT

Gerrymandering’s cure: Vote supporters out

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has said federal courts won’t rule on cases involving political gerrymandering, voters who don’t like the way their legislative districts are drawn will have to turn to state courts or to the gerrymandered legislatures themselves to change things.

NEWSMAKERS

UT’s Hutson named AANP fellow

Sadie Hutson, an associate professor at the University of Tennessee, was one of 63 nurse practitioner leaders recently inducted as a fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

BRIEFS

Justice Center honors UT’s pro bono work

The Tennessee Justice Center has given the University of Tennessee Legal Clinic its Pro Bono Firm of the Year award.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Weighing pros, cons of in-car personal assistants

Get ready to do a lot more talking to your car. Smartphone personal assistants – Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant, for example – can be used for a variety of tasks.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Teach your teen about college costs – starting now

Many families struggle to pay college expenses for one or two children. Certified financial planner Sarah Carlson, mother of two sets of twins, will soon have all four of her children in college at the same time.

CAREER CORNER

What does your brand say about you?

I was taught long ago the most-qualified and hardest-working candidate gets the job. Turns out that’s just not so at many companies.

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