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VOL. 44 | NO. 43 | Friday, October 23, 2020

Hard Knox sheds year of hard knocks

Loyal employees help owner Sponcia adapt to survive

In mid-March, while Alexa Sponcia was still in the hospital after giving birth to her son, COVID-19 essentially shut down the nation, forcing her to close the dining rooms of her two Hard Knox Pizza eateries.

NEWSMAKERS

Bonner Prize for Nuclear Physics to UT’s Greene

Geoffrey L. Greene, a professor at the University of Tennessee, has been awarded the 2021 Tom Bonner Prize for Nuclear Physics from the American Physical Society.

BRIEFS

A ‘new normal’ Christmas season planned for Knoxville

Knoxville will celebrate the Christmas season with the COVID-19 pandemic in mind, with all events planned to safely accommodate participants and reduce the risks of spreading the virus.

Local Weather
Currently
Knoxville, TN
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Partly Cloudy
Wind: East at 5.8 mph
Humidity: 74%

EVENTS

Drive-thru Halloween. The Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department will host a drive-thru Children’s Halloween Party Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Due to COVID-19, this year’s event will be a drive-thru beginning at the Oak Ridge Civic Center west side parking area and ending at the Oak Ridge Library east side parking area. Event participants will be able to enjoy Halloween scenes, pick up preordered T-shirts, and children 4 years old to fourth grade will receive treats. Employees and volunteers will sanitize frequently and be required to wear masks or face coverings when approaching a car and when within 6 feet of another person. Any participants wishing to come in to view the spooky scenes and receive treats will also be required to wear masks or face coverings. To assure a smooth event, there will be lane closures and traffic shifts along Oak Ridge Turnpike. The Turnpike will have the right eastbound lane closed to through traffic; the right lane will turn right into the Civic Center Parking area to join in on the children’s party. The westbound left turning lane will be closed and there will be no left turns into the Civic Center. The left eastbound lane on Oak Ridge Turnpike heading toward Clinton will be open to through traffic; westbound travel lanes heading away from Clinton will be open. Free event. Register at Eventbrite.com. Information

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TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans have never reached these heights on offense

The Tennessee Titans offense we have seen under Arthur Smith and Ryan Tannehill is unlike almost anything we have ever seen from this franchise.

Henry vs. Steelers defense will be great matchup

First down: Keep rolling with Derrick Henry. Teams had been wondering when Henry was going to have a breakout game in 2020. That came against the Texans with 212 yards rushing, including the game-winning touchdown in overtime.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Busting, confirming a few myths of car ownership

You’ve probably heard over the years a number of tips or myths regarding the value of your car. They might involve how quickly a new vehicle depreciates, for instance, or the biggest factor that influences the value of your used vehicle.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Playing the market is a bad idea, especially now

The current trading boom will end as these frenzies always do – in tears. While we wait for the inevitable crash, let’s review not only why day traders are doomed but also why most people shouldn’t trade, or even invest, in individual stocks.

CAREER CORNER

No good job candidates? The problem might be you

Managers will sometimes be in the market to hire someone new only to find there are no good candidates? Everyone they interview is a dud.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Pandemic is paving the way for generation of smarter shoppers

Before March, shoppers would go to the mall or grocery store – without masks – and scout out the latest sales.

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