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VOL. 46 | NO. 44 | Friday, November 4, 2022

One trip to Georgia not enough for #1 Vols

Game in Athens will tell if Atlanta is in the future

Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker has had his sights set on a big game in Georgia since the start of the season. It’s been on his mind throughout all the hours of training, film study and practice.

ENVIRONMENT

Wanna help the planet? Ditch that thirsty lawn

We are living in the Middle Ages. Go up and down most any street and you’ll see the evidence all around you. Lawns everywhere.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Can good come from bad election options? Maybe

If you lean blue politically, the coming midterm election is about as eagerly anticipated as an appointment for a colonoscopy. And that’s not the only similarity between the two.

Local Weather
Currently
Knoxville, TN
71.0°F
Overcast
Wind: Southwest at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 81%

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. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Market Square, Downtown Knoxville. Information

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TENNESSEE TITANS

Hurdles remain for new Titans stadium deal

Is the proposed $2.1 billion enclosed stadium that would be built on the East Bank of the Cumberland River a good deal for Nashville?

Jones’ toughness helps carry Titans

A video of Titans center Ben Jones getting a big, heartfelt hug in the tunnel from head coach Mike Vrabel went viral Oct. 22 following Tennessee’s win against the Indianapolis Colts.

Trouble ahead for Titans as schedule gets much tougher

Sunday’s win in Houston has set the Tennessee Titans up for success – even as their schedule gets much harder over the next few weeks.

Titans at Chiefs: What to watch

The Titans might be the unlikeliest 5-2 team in the NFL. Coming into the Sunday night showdown with Kansas City, the Titans still have given up more points than they have scored this year, thanks to a 41-7 Week Two blowout in Buffalo.

NEWSMAKERS

Urban League selects Lomax as new leader

The Knoxville Area Urban League has selected Charles F. Lomax Jr. as its new president and chief executive officer to succeed the retiring Phyllis Y. Nichols, who led the organization for two decades.

BRIEFS

Unemployment below 5% in every Tennessee county

Every county in Tennessee recorded unemployment rates below 5% in September, according to the latest data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. September also marked the second consecutive month that rates decreased in each of the state’s 95 counties.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Charged-up trucking: Ford Lightning vs Rivian R1T

Tesla, the first high-volume EV maker, was early to promise a zero-emission pickup, but it was Rivian, an American startup, that delivered the first mass-production EV truck. With impressive range, dazzling performance and innovative features, the R1T has attracted both conventional truck shoppers and early adopters.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Maximize your benefits to offset inflation’s sting

Employee benefits are one of the most attractive things about a prospective job and can determine whether you take an opportunity or leave it. When you do decide to take the job, do you maximize the benefits?

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Maximize your benefits to offset inflation’s sting

Employee benefits are one of the most attractive things about a prospective job and can determine whether you take an opportunity or leave it. When you do decide to take the job, do you maximize the benefits?

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