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Coaching change creates fallout for Vols' signing class

m.timesfreepress.com — By: Patrick Brown | April 24, 2014 Photo Tennessee men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall, right, is hugged by athletic director Dave Hart during a news conference Tuesday in Knoxville. The former Southern Mississippi coach succeeds Cuonzo Martin, who resigned last week to take the head job at California.

Clowney tops Kiper's SEC draft contingent

m.timesfreepress.com — Photo South Carolina defensive end Clowney tops ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper's SEC draft contingent. MORE SEC FLAVOR ESPN analyst Mel Kiper has 10 former SEC players in his top 10 projected picks for the 2014 NFL draft: 1. South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney (Houston) 2. Auburn OT Greg Robinson (St.

In the Bi-Lo tank: Entrepreneurs pitch for spot on Chattanooga shelves

m.timesfreepress.com — By: Shelly Bradbury | April 24, 2014 Photo Alan and Bonny Shuptrine, right, and Rachelle Haddock, left, present samples of Shuptrine's Twisted Relish to a panel of Bi-Lo executives during a series of meetings Wednesday at Bi-Lo in Hixson, where local vendors pitched their goods in hopes of gaining shelf space in local stores.

Business Briefs: New Passat will be 'a big step'

m.timesfreepress.com — He told the magazine that the new Jetta is "a decent step ...it's nice, makes it more sporty, makes it more dynamic. But it's on the lower end of what we can do. But the Passat [refresh] is very strong. We go much further."

More of us now mourn by message: Social media a new frontier in condolences

m.timesfreepress.com — By: Judy Walton | April 24, 2014 Photo Mourners leave messages on a Web page for Renee Card Monroe. "The world will miss this man." "My heart breaks for your family." Words of comfort, whispered during a lingering hug, inscribed in a funeral home guest book or mailed in a personal note.

Deal puts aside objections, signs bill expanding number of places where gun owners can carry firearms

m.timesfreepress.com — By: Tyler Jett, Associated Press, Wire Service | April 24, 2014 Photo Willard Jones holds his grandson, Mason Hodges, as they line up for barbecue Wednesday after Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal visited Ellijay, Ga., for a signing ceremony for House Bill 60, legislation expanding where people with licenses to carry can bring their guns in Georgia.
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Jobless rate in Dalton, Ga., falls to 6-year low

timesfreepress.com — Unemployment in metropolitan Dalton, Ga., fell last month to the lowest level in nearly six years as carpet mills continued to rebound from the prolonged housing slump. The Georgia Department of Labor said today that the jobless rate in metro Dalton fell by a half percent during March to 8.6 percent, the lowest level since August 2008.

In the Bi-Lo tank: Entrepreneurs pitch for spot on Chattanooga shelves

timesfreepress.com — Chef Jernard Wells presents his line of sauces, called Haute Cuisine, to a panel of Bi-Lo executives during a series of meetings Wednesday at Bi-Lo in Hixson, where local vendors pitched their goods in hopes of gaining shelf space in local stores.
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Business Briefs: New Passat will be 'a big step'

timesfreepress.com — Next Passat is 'a big step' Volkswagen of America's chief says that the Chattanooga-made Passat, slated to be refreshed for the 2016 model year, will be "a big step" for the midsize sedan, according to Motor Trend. Michael Horn, the company's U.S. head, said he has seen the car and the Passat face-lift will be "very strong."

EPA nears decision on coal ash regulation

timesfreepress.com — Southern environmental leaders who want stricter controls over the disposal of coal ash are challenging utility complaints that such regulations will push up the price of electricity. The president of Duke Energy told North Carolina legislators this week that removing coal ash from all of the 33 unlined dumps at Duke's 14 coal-fired power plants could cost up to $10 billion, with its electricity customers likely footing most of the bill.