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Merit Construction, Inc., President Shannon Sapp has Announced Two New Hires, Krista Bean and Andy Naler and Promotion of Melanie Harris

“Merit is undergoing an exciting time in our company with the promotion of one of our longtime employees and the addition of two new staff for our Knoxville offices. As we continue to grow our employee-owned company, we will count […]

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First Horizon National Corporation and IBERIABANK Corporation Complete Merger of Equals

MEMPHIS, Tenn. & LAFAYETTE, La., July 2, 2020 — First Horizon National Corp. (“First Horizon”) (NYSE: FHN) and IBERIABANK Corporation (“IBERIABANK”) (NASDAQ: IBKC) today announced completion of their previously announced all-stock merger of equals. The combined company, with $79 billion […]

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Turkey Creek Medical Center Earns Level III Trauma Center Designation

KNOXVILLE, TN (June 29, 2020) – Tennova Healthcare’s Turkey Creek Medical Center has been granted provisional status* as a Level III Trauma Center by the State of Tennessee Department of Health through the Office of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), according […]

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American Society Of Landscape Architects in North Carolina Recognizes Johnson Architecture, IBI Placemaking For Cherokee Cultural Corridor Plan

Johnson Architecture, along with project partner IBI Placemaking, recently earned an award in North Carolina for the Cherokee Cultural Corridor Master Plan. The master plan, which outlines the growth and development of Cherokee, North Carolina, the tribal lands of the […]

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Deadline Nears For Young-Williams Animal Center’s Pet Calendar Photo Contest

Young-Williams Animal Center is calling for entries and votes as the deadline nears and the race heats up for the 2021 calendar photo contest. Pet owners can still enter and the public can keep voting until July 15. To enter […]

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Let Your Green Thumb Guide Your Smartphone Search for Gardening Inspiration

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., (June 4, 2020) – With social distancing part of our routine, smartphones like the Apple iPhone 11 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G can be helpful to shop online for plants to incorporate into your summer […]

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Mayor Jacob’s School Mania Event Seeking Donations

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the financial need for our students may be greater than ever. To help meet this need, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs is pleased to announce that his free school supply event, School Mania, will be […]

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Let Your Green Thumb Guide Your Smartphone Search For Gardening Inspiration

U.S. Cellular Offers Smartphone Tips and Apps to Create A Summer Garden for Backyard Retreat KNOXVILLE, Tenn., (June 4, 2020) – With social distancing part of our routine, smartphones like the Apple iPhone 11 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S20 […]

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The Christman Company hires Scott Orsburn as Project Manager

Scott Orsburn has joined The Christman Company as project manager, overseeing planning and construction projects for the firm’s office in Knoxville, Tennessee. “Scott’s experience aligns with the needs of our company and clients,” said Marty Gibbs, vice president and general […]

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