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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Swaggerty Sausage Company, for the eighth consecutive year, receives the highest possible grade from BRC Food Safety auditors. From 2015 to 2020, Swaggerty's grade has been AA, with top grades of A received in 2013 and 2014. BRC is a globally recognized consumer protection organization used by more than 29,000 certified suppliers in over 130 countries, and BRC Food Safety audits are considered the "gold standard."

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Applications opened on January 15 for PYA's new Tom Ballard Innovation Award. The award competition is open to any early-stage company in the East Tennessee area with revenue and an established "proof of concept." Applicants are competing for a combination of investment capital and in-kind services totaling at least $50,000 to support their innovative ideas.

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CHICAGO, Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Arete Wealth - an independent Broker-Dealer (BD), Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), and Insurance firm headquartered in Chicago - will acquire Center Street Securities in Q1 2021.

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DK) ("Delek US" or the "Company") today issued the following statement in response to the letter received from and disclosed by CVR Energy, Inc. ("CVR"), a majority owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises L.P.:

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MARYVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanderbilt Mortgage, a Berkshire Hathaway company, unveiled its new website to provide an improved digital experience for its current and potential customers. The new site features tools and educational resources for visitors applying for a loan, a payment portal for current customers and ways to learn more about Vanderbilt products.

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NASHVILLE—State Senator Steve Southerland (R-Morristown) has been reappointed to the committee which approves budgets for the largest and second largest economic sectors in the state, the Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. The announcement was made by Lt. Governor Randy McNally as the 112th General Assembly met to organize the 2021-2022 legislative sessions.

The Montgomery County Commission named Sharon T. Massey Grimes to fill the remaining term of her late husband, Judge Raymond Grimes, as general sessions and juvenile court judge.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Group, a healthcare-focused private equity firm, today announced the closing of over $300 million in its oversubscribed third fund, an increase of nearly $100 million over its prior fund. Heritage will continue its successful strategy of investing in solution-oriented, high-growth healthcare services and technology businesses that are addressing the industry's most pressing challenges.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- XOi Technologies, providers of a cloud-based mobile application that connects field service contractors with an industry-leading online knowledge base and empowers them to complete more service requests, has announced an enhanced integration with partner Davisware that will optimize customer experience while increasing the value of their applications for joint customers.