‘Whittling’ away

Retiree opens booth at Homespun to sell works

For Karns retiree Steve Brown, wood-turning simply was a hobby he enjoyed to pass time.

Then his daughter, Amanda Martin of Farragut, urged him to sell his pieces at The Shoppes at Homespun in Village Green shopping center, where he now has a booth featuring his one-of-a-kind works.

“All of these pieces have a story to tell,” Brown said.

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business briefs

• Jenn Price recently joined Weichert, Realtors - Advantage Plus, 221 W. Young High Pike in Knoxville.

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Colby earns drone photography honor

Colby McLemore of Colby’s Photos & Videos, 503 Clinch Ave. Suite 100, recently earned the Certified Drone Photographer credential from Professional Photographers of America.

McLemore earned this honor after completing an intensive program that measured his technical competence and aerial photographic proficiency.

This certification is above and beyond the Federal Aviation Administration’s requirements for commercial drone pilots related to photography.

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New COVID bill offers help for live venues

The Knoxville Small Business Development Center recently announced $15 billion has been allocated in the most recent COVID-19 Relief Act as grants for shuttered live performance venue operators.

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