Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of “Partnership Notes,” a periodic update on what’s happening at the Greene County Partnership.

Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Mark Ezell announced this week that Tennessee saw 119 million domestic visitors in 2018, up 5.1 percent from 113 million the previous year and hit a record-high $22 billion in domestic and international travel spending.

John E. Cash (left) and Paul Mauney review special sections of The Greeneville Sun. After nearly 50 years as a newspaperman, Cash has retired as general manager of The Greeneville Sun and chief revenue officer of Adams Publishing Group’s Tennessee/North Carolina/Virginia region, a post Mauney assumed Thursday. A public reception for Cash and Mauney will be held at the newspaper offices August 7, 4-6 p.m.

Attendees of the Habitat for Humanity Tennessee annual awards dinner (from left) include Adrienne Goolsby, senior vice president, U.S. Office and Canada; Vicki Culbertson, executive director, Greene County Habitat for Humanity; and Colleen Dudley, executive director, Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee. The dinner highlighted the organization’s Tennessee State Conference, held July 15-17, in Murfreesboro. The vision of the global nonprofit housing organization “is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live,” according to habitat.org.

CHATTANOOGA — The Greeneville Sun won 18 first-place awards at the Tennessee Press Association Summer Convention July 18-20. The statewide honors recognized Sun excellence in print and online journalism, advertising and circulation.