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VOL. 44 | NO. 48 | Friday, November 27, 2020

‘My energy comes from my passion’

Realtor, activist tackles injustice on many fronts

For as long as she can remember, Kanika White has yearned to help others reach their dreams. “I think I was born that way,” says the Realtor and executive director of the nonprofit Knoxville Equity Partners, which promotes racial and economic equality in East Knoxville. “Even as a child, I would get really excited and brag when my brothers and sisters would accomplish or do something really good. It’s just always made me happy to see people do well in life.”

NEWSMAKERS

Myers named KAWA Woman of the Year

Carole R. Myers, professor at the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, has received the 2020 Knoxville Association of Women Executives’ Lucy Gibson Notable Woman of the Year Award.

BRIEFS

Knoxville trucking company to expand

Fraley and Schilling, Inc. trucking company is expanding its operations in Knoxville. As part of the expansion, the company will invest $2.4 million and add 50 office jobs over the next five years.

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EVENTS

Knoxville Award Luncheon Virtual. The event recognizes and honors a deserving person who demonstrates his/her care for the community and its citizens. The 2020 luncheon will be held Friday as a virtual event, and the honoree will be former Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero. Guests can pick up their meal from the Knoxville Convention Center from 11 a.m.-noon on the day of the event. At 12:15 p.m., each guest will have access to a link to view a video that showcases the life and career of Rogero with featured guests. Attendees can interact through a chat feature during the presentation. All proceeds benefit Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, a nonprofit, Knoxville-based organization providing homemaker and personal care services for seniors and people with disabilities of all ages in the community. $150 per person. Information

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TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans seem at their best in worst of times

What doesn’t kill the Titans seems to make them stronger. Given up for done, the Titans somehow seem to save their most improbable performances for when its least expected.

Colts once again stand in way of playoff goals

If the Titans want to win the AFC South and guarantee themselves at least one home playoff game, they probably must win this week at 7-3 Indianapolis.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Your first new car? Consider these picks

While most people start learning how to drive with a hand-me-down car from parents or relatives, there comes a time when they want to get their first new car. With hundreds of models to choose from, narrowing the list to just one can seem overwhelming.

CAREER CORNER

Yes, work 2020 stinks but we still can be thankful

This week, we will celebrate Thanksgiving. Normally, it’s an opportunity to gather together with loved ones, eat way too much good food and watch a little football.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Conquer Black Friday from the comfort of your couch

‘Twas days before Black Friday when all around the country, shoppers were gearing up for a day full of shopping.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

‘Unconscious Bias’ offers fresh approach to hiring

Whom should you hire? That’s a question you ask yourself often, and you strive to be fair with it by hiring the best person for the job, no matter what.

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