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VOL. 43 | NO. 47 | Friday, November 22, 2019

Rebuilding? Young Vols off to hot start

Barnes likes what he sees from team that lost core of Sweet 16 roster

Rick Barnes isn’t one to dole out compliments very easily after games.

Maryville men, women seek return to pinnacle

It’s a season of transition at Maryville College for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

3 new coaches, 3 unique storylines in Middle Tennessee

One played for a Dean, the other inherited the title of dean of Nashville’s college basketball coaches. And the third may not have that connection, but he does share the last name of the King of Country Music.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Senate could use more statesmen like Howard Baker

Sen. Howard Baker was a little late that day for his talk on the Ole Miss campus, but we in the audience were a forgiving lot. We knew he had some pretty important business going on back in Washington. He explained the delay when he came in.

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EVENTS

Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show. The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community is the nation’s largest organization of independent artisans and makes its home in Gatlinburg and the 8-mile Arts and Crafts Loop along Route 321, Buckhorn Road and Glades Road. The Tennessee artists and craftspeople here create beautiful and useful things with techniques handed down for centuries. Find gorgeous quilts, old-fashioned straw brooms with hand carved handles, exquisitely woven baskets, hand-dipped scented candles, Victorian ceramic pitchers, pottery, dulcimers, stuffed bears and leather vests. There is handmade jewelry unlike anything you’ll find in the malls back home. Painters capture scenes of landscapes and mountain life, while potters and weavers work magic with clay and cloth. Free. Gatlinburg Convention Center. Through Dec. 1. Weekdays: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Information

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NEWSMAKERS

Haslam College names 3 alumni award winners

The University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business recently recognized the achievements of three alumni and one corporate partner.

BRIEFS

Knoxville earns Green Leadership City award

Knoxville has been recognized as the 2019 Green Leadership City, awarded by the Propane Education & Research Council to one government agency in the U.S. each year.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans face important decisions on free agents

The Tennessee Titans are still harboring playoff aspirations with six games remaining.

Keys for Titans: Busy Henry, more disciplined Lewan

The Titans return after a week off to once again face a must-win situation with Jacksonville coming to town. The Titans have been notorious in recent years for following a big win, like the one before the bye against Kansas City, by laying a colossal egg in their next game.

Tennessee should win against Jacksonville, but must avoid trap

Titans 23, Jaguars 20: The Titans have had a bad habit of blowing games like this one against bad teams, especially when coming off a big win in their last previous outing. Maybe the bye week will help level the emotions. Whatever the case, the Titans should – and the emphasis here is on should – win this game at home. Whether they do is another matter altogether.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Audi Q7 vs. Lincoln Aviator: Big, comfortable, expensive

Lincoln has reintroduced its Aviator SUV for 2020. This new three-row luxury SUV is spacious, comfortable and at the forefront of the brand’s efforts to introduce more attractive and desirable vehicles.

PERSONAL FINANCE

5 financial tasks you should tackle by the end of the year

A task without a deadline is just wishful thinking. Sometimes, you can get away with procrastinating. If you never get around to alphabetizing your spices, no one’s life will change.

CAREER CORNER

Dropping your baggage, keep open mind on applicants

Have you ever had a date with someone who had recently been through a bad breakup? There’s a good chance they were nervous about the possibility of going through the same thing again. You can practically see the fear in their eyes.

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