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VOL. 43 | NO. 2 | Friday, January 11, 2019

A lifetime of changing lives

Miller helps Appalachian fund move – and save – mountains

Margo Miller was writing for the University of Tennessee’s Black Cultural Center newspaper when a friend was tragically struck and killed by a car on campus.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Old aquaintance finally finds peace after early prison release

The phone rang as I was driving up Eighth Avenue, just past Zanies, on the way home from some Christmas shopping.

BRIEFS

Two Tennova hospitals close their doors

Tennova Healthcare in East Tennessee has ceased operations at the Physicians Regional Medical Center in Knoxville and Lakeway Regional Hospital in Morristown.

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EVENTS

MLK Leadership Awards. The annual luncheon honors people who have made a difference in the community and includes a keynote speaker. The noon Thursday event is part of the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Commission of Greater Knoxville celebration, the largest consortium of MLK events in East Tennessee. The MLK Special Awards will be presented. The Leadership Educational Symposium is held prior to the luncheon from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Rothchild Catering and Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. Information

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UT SPORTS

Sports community gives Danica strength

Lady Vols, other area athletic teams wear wristbands to draw attention to her health fight

Danica Proulx held out hope they would return, but she didn’t really expect it to happen. The Tennessee women’s basketball team had beaten Murray State nearly two hours earlier, and the clock was ticking closer to 11 p.m. inside Thompson-Boling Arena.

NEWSMAKERS

Bradley honored with YP award

Megan Bradley has won the Young Professionals of Knoxville Impact award. Bradley works in the Information Technology Services Division’s Financial Management Applications group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She led development of the laboratory’s travel mobile app and participates in ORNL’s Emerging Leader Path and mentoring programs.

TENNESSEE TITANS

3 issues Titans must address this offseason

As the Tennessee Titans went their separate ways after missing out on the playoffs this season, there were plenty of reminders that things will be different when the team reconvenes in April to begin off-season workouts.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Edmunds rounds up today’s top budget commuter cars

Think you’ve got a long commute? You’re not alone. A 2017 Census Bureau survey found that Americans average nearly 27 minutes on a one-way trip to the office. An earlier census study revealed that 61 percent of us spend at least one hour driving to the office.

PERSONAL FINANCE

3 money tasks that need your attention at start of year

Most financial to-do lists focus on what you need to get done by Dec. 31, but there’s also a brief window early in the new year to save yourself some significant cash. Here are three tasks to consider doing now:

CAREER CORNER

Why wait? This is the best job market in a generation

I am so excited! This year is set to be a record year for job searching. If I could knock on the door of every reader to personally deliver this message, I would. This message deserves to be yelled from rooftops everywhere.

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