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VOL. 46 | NO. 43 | Friday, October 28, 2022

As simple as ‘Drums Up Guns Down’

Through drumming, Ajanaku offers path away from violence

Obayana Ajanaku was a senior at Austin-East Magnet High School when one day a bullet pierced his family’s house in East Knoxville. “To this day, we don’t know why,” says the 43-year-old electives teacher at Austin-East and Vine Middle Magnet School who focuses on West African drum classes. “I wasn’t involved in a gang or anything like that.”

CAREER CORNER

Flip the script on your worst interview horror story

Happy Halloween! In celebration, I want to share one of my frightening job interview stories.

NEWSMAKERS

Anderson joins Pinnacle for government banking

Veteran banking leader Eric Anderson has joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as the firm’s government banking program manager, bringing 20 years of highly specialized experience to the firm.

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EVENTS

Market Square Farmers Market. The biweekly Market Square Farmers Market is an open-air market on Market Square in the heart of downtown Knoxville. Everything at the MSFM is grown or made by our vendors in the East Tennessee region. Products vary by the seasons and include produce, eggs, honey, herbs, pasture-raised meat, plants, bread, baked goods, salsas, coffee, artisan crafts and more. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Market Square, Downtown Knoxville. Information

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UT SPORTS

Tennessee’s Brooks working to refine science of punting

Many athletes profess to be students of the game. It’s true for University of Tennessee punter/kickoff specialist Paxton Brooks on many levels.

BRIEFS

State unemployment rate holds steady

Unemployment in Tennessee remained unchanged between August and September, according to data released Oct. 20 by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Vrabel on run-heavy offense: ‘That is going to be the formula’

If you play fantasy football, you probably won’t be scouring the Tennessee Titans roster for much help beyond the obvious choice with Derrick Henry.

Hooker’s move to nickelback pays dividends

The Titans had a little trick up their sleeves Sunday to help shore up a leaky pass defense. The Titans knew Amani Hooker had cleared the concussion protocol and would be available.

Titans at Texans: What to watch

The Titans have once again put themselves in a good spot in the AFC South, sweeping the Colts and putting distance between themselves and the rest of the division. That quest to rule the South continues this week when they go back on the road to face the Houston Texans.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Hatching an upset: Mazda 3 Turbo tops Integra

Acura has brought the enthusiast favorite Integra nameplate back to the market after a two-decade hiatus. It now takes the form of a hatchback sedan rather than the hatchback coupe most people might remember. It offers roomy seating, standard turbocharged power and many helpful driver assistance features.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

‘White Wall’ exposes banking racial inequities

The big, red-brick building down the road is where you get your groceries.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Seven credit card moves to stretch your budget

As prices on goods and services soar, every bit of value squeezed from credit cards helps.

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