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Consumer Affairs offers ways to avoid holiday debt collection scams

Consumer Affairs offers ways to avoid holiday debt collection scams

News, State News November 17, 2015 at 8:20 pm 0 comments

Learn what debt collection agencies can and can’t do By Kevin Walters It’s a fact: Americans love to spend money during the holidays, even risking substantial financial debt to do so. This year, consumers are projected to spend significantly more money than previous years. According to the National Retail Federation’sRead More

Investors should be cautious about “the next big thing”

Investors should be cautious about “the next big thing”

State News November 17, 2015 at 8:12 pm 0 comments

Beware of products like marijuana-related investments, binary options and digital currency By Kevin Walters The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Securities Division has issued an advisory reminding investors to be cautious when considering investing in three products recently making news: Marijuana-related investments, binary options and digital currency.  Read More

Carson-Newman football cracks AFCA top 25

Carson-Newman football cracks AFCA top 25

Sports, State News November 17, 2015 at 7:37 pm 0 comments

WACO (press release)—For the first time this season, Carson-Newman football finds itself ranked in the American Football Coaches Association national poll. The Eagles, who have been receiving votes in six of the previous 10 iterations of the poll, check in at No. 25 this week. With this national ranking, theRead More

Griffin to be feature speaker at First Annual Catcher Con

Griffin to be feature speaker at First Annual Catcher Con

Sports, State News November 17, 2015 at 7:35 pm 0 comments

By Michael Wottreng Carson-Newman baseball coach Tom Griffin will be one of the featured speakers at the 1st Annual Catcher Con being held in the Music City from December 11-13. The 11th-year coach will be the first speaker on the second day of the event from 8-9:15 a.m. on Saturday,Read More

Trevor Daniel nominated for Burlsworth Trophy

Trevor Daniel nominated for Burlsworth Trophy

Sports, State News November 17, 2015 at 7:29 pm 0 comments

By Jason Yellin Tennessee sophomore punter Trevor Daniel is among the nominees for the Burlsworth Trophy, presented to the most outstanding football player in America who began his career as a Walk-On. Daniel is also a candidate for the Ray Guy Award. Daniel is averaging 46.3 yards per punt, fifthRead More

Tennessee coaches required to complete sudden cardiac arrest course

Tennessee coaches required to complete sudden cardiac arrest course

Health, Sports, State News November 17, 2015 at 7:23 pm 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—Tennessee parents and coaches will be learning more about sudden cardiac arrest, the leading cause of death among student athletes. The Tennessee General Assembly passed a new law in April 2015 requiring coaches and parents of athletes 18 years and younger to be informed about the signs andRead More

Butch Jones press conference

Butch Jones press conference

Sports, State News November 17, 2015 at 7:09 pm 0 comments

Jones says that he is not responsible for the quality of the field. By Lee Cox No football team plays a perfect game every time it takes the field, and UT has proven they are no exception to this rule. While victorious in their last three game situations, the VolunteersRead More

Yearwood to light up Graceland

Yearwood to light up Graceland

Entertainment, State News November 17, 2015 at 6:26 pm 0 comments

By Cindy Dupree Graceland will officially begin the holiday season when three-time Grammy award-winning country artist Trisha Yearwood “flips the switch” on the traditional lights and decorations during the annual lighting ceremony on Friday, November 20 at 6:00 p.m. CST and performs a song for guests gathered for this specialRead More

WGU Tennessee makes college possible for veterans and military families

WGU Tennessee makes college possible for veterans and military families

Education, State News November 17, 2015 at 6:10 pm 0 comments

By Morey Hill Since its launch in 2013, nonprofit online university WGU Tennessee has made it easy for military personnel to pursue higher education, and now more than 10 percent of WGU Tennessee’s student enrollment are veterans, active-duty members of the military, or military spouses. WGU, which has been recognizedRead More

Tennessee’s holiday season is full of excitement

Tennessee’s holiday season is full of excitement

Entertainment, Local News, State News November 17, 2015 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

By Amanda Stravinsky Smoky Mountain Winterfest blankets Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg in millions of lights and holiday displays throughout the area. Christmas programs and holiday concerts are performed, bringing together the three cities for an unforgettable holiday season. Gatlinburg’s Annual Fantasy of Lights parade December 4 hosts illuminated floats,Read More