Sandra ClarkBiz Notes

Scott Frith, attorney and former Realtor, is engaged to Bridget McCullough and hopes to join her in Philadelphia in January. Scott says he’s excited about the New Year and new …

Franken right to resign

Sandra ClarkGossip and Lies

U.S. Sen. Al Franken will step down, but he’s not happy about it.
Garrison Keillor is gone from NPR. Just vanquished one day after complaints of sexual misconduct. I’ll miss Keillor …

No big fish: Tennessee hires Pruitt

Marvin Westwestwords

Based on perception, Phillip Fulmer is doing OK as athletic director.
He selected Jeremy Pruitt, 43, as Tennessee’s new football coach. (Press conference at 6.) The defensive coordinator at Alabama is …

Turkish turmoil haunts Corryton couple

Betty BeanNortheast Knox

On a rainy night in a quiet Corryton subdivision half a world away from the turmoil in the Middle East, Feride Zekeryayeva and Rashad Makmudov welcomed guests for dinner.
Feride had …

Happy birthday to a world changer

Sherri Gardner HowellFarragut

My older son celebrated his 38th birthday this week. We didn’t go to Nashville to mark the occasion for several reasons, with one of them being I was leaving the …

Emancipators at Folk@Fourth

Harold DuckettArts 865

The Emancipators brought its self-described subversive hootenanny music to Folk@Fourth, an evening meal and concert series of the Fourth Presbyterian Church at 1323 N. Broadway on Wednesday.
The evenings always begin …