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VOL. 44 | NO. 5 | Friday, January 31, 2020

Eagles soaring to a higher purpose

Pigeon Forge rescue rehabilitates, inspires

A few months ago, Jessica Hall discovered an urgent message on the American Eagle Foundation’s voicemail from a high school teen named Adam. The young man was practically begging Hall and her staff of avian caretakers to bring their most famous bald eagle, Challenger, to his school’s homecoming event.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Could Tennessee fit Amtrak’s new business model?

Amtrak is flirting with Tennessee, batting its eyes and signaling its desire for a deeper relationship. We should jump at the chance.

TOURISM

State seeks to ride Ken Burns wave

Less than six months after the release of Ken Burns’ “Country Music” documentary, Tennessee tourists and locals are getting the chance to experience firsthand the film’s sights and sounds.

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EVENTS

Blount County Hall of Fame. Organized by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, the event recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence in their fields. Inductees, living or deceased, must be a resident of Blount County, work in Blount County or have been born in Blount County. The VIP reception begins at 5 p.m. Thursday with dinner at 6 p.m., followed by the induction ceremony at 7 p.m. $100 per ticket. The Showroom at Five Points, 1529 E. Broadway Ave., Maryville. Information

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UT SPORTS

Former Lady Vol Elzy honors Summitt through SEC Win Challenge

Kyra Elzy remembers her exit meeting with Pat Summitt like it was yesterday. Elzy had just completed her senior season at the University of Tennessee in 2001, and Summitt assured Elzy she would always be in her corner.

NEWSMAKERS

TN Community Design Center adds 5 to board

Randy Merritt, regional business development manager for The Christman Company, Phil Bernard of The Dollywood Company, Shana Love of Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation, Carey Parker of LHP Capital, and Nathaniel Shelso of FirstBank are joining the board of directors for the Tennessee Community Design Center.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans need to keep free agents Ryan, Conklin

As the Tennessee Titans enter the offseason, it would appear to be a given that they need to bring back both quarterback Ryan Tannehill and running back Derrick Henry.

Titans free agents: From ‘top priorities’ to ‘time to move on’

The Tennessee Titans have 18 unrestricted free agents and one restricted free agent in Tye Smith. All will be on the free agent market come March unless extensions are signed or the Titans use the franchise or transition tag on one or two of them.

BRIEFS

VW brings innovation hub to Knoxville

Volkswagen Group of America is partnering with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the UT Research Foundation and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to create the automaker’s first innovation hub in North America.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Buying a high-demand car on an MSRP budget

Nearly every time a hotly anticipated new or redesigned vehicle first hits dealer lots, a number of enterprising dealerships will take the opportunity to make some additional profit. The good news for consumers is that there are ways around these markups.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Don’t just ‘wish,’ act now for better finances in retirement

In a previous column, I detailed retirees’ biggest lifestyle regrets, such as not traveling more before their health gave out and not communicating clearly with a partner about what they hoped retirement would be like.

CAREER CORNER

Every no is a step closer to getting the job you want

Job searching can truly be gut wrenching, especially if you haven’t looked in a while.

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