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VOL. 45 | NO. 45 | Friday, November 5, 2021

It’s Nguyen for the win with StoragePug

Immigrant mom paved way for son’s entrepreneurial success

Tommy Nguyen was a teenager in the late 1990s when Knoxville’s Levi Strauss factory shut down, leaving his mom, an uneducated Vietnamese immigrant, with no way to support her three children. Scrambling to earn her license to do nails, she worked at several salons before branching out on her own.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Throw the book at thieves hitting li’l free libraries

Maybe some shadowy group with an anti-book agenda is behind the shameful deeds. Bibliophobes in Action, say. Illiterates United.

STATE GOVERNMENT

What’s in Tennessee’s far-reaching COVID-19 bill

Sprawling legislation against COVID-19 prevention measures is awaiting Gov. Bill Lee’s decision on whether to sign on to efforts to undercut vaccine requirements, mask mandates and more.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

Febb Burn Banquet and Fundraiser. The event recognizes and celebrates the right of women to vote. The “living history” event includes a cocktail hour, silent auction and dinner. Masking will be necessary except when seated at table or actively eating or drinking, and attendees must be fully vaccinated. Tickets are $101, one dollar for each year that women have enjoyed the right to vote. Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Crowne Plaza Knoxville, 401 W. Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville. Information

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GUEST COLUMNIST

What we don’t know about economic development

Four years ago, an investigative journalist in Nashville examined the cash grants and tax breaks given to companies as part of the state’s economic development deals to create jobs.

UT SPORTS

Vol QB Hooker happy for UT chance, not sure about staying

Hendon Hooker’s passion for football was never in question. But even the most dedicated athlete can use a reminder of how much the sport means.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans lean on Tannehill with Henry out of picture

Now what? In less than 24 hours, the Tennessee Titans climbed to the top of the AFC playoff standings and learned running back Derrick Henry – the primary factor in getting there – would be undergoing foot injury.

Weaker schedule softens blow of Henry’s loss

If there is any good news for the Titans in the wake of the Derrick Henry injury it is that the schedule does soften a bit after Sunday night’s game in Los Angeles against the powerful Rams.

Titans at Rams: What to watch

The Titans are 6-2 and in control of the AFC South, but the challenge of going forward without Derrick Henry begins Sunday night in Los Angeles. The Rams provide a stern test for a wounded Titans team, now missing its biggest piece.

NEWSMAKERS

ProixmoCX expands executive team

Knoxville-based ProximoCX, Inc. has added Mike Nemer as chief operating officer and Scott Roof as global head of sales and marketing.

BRIEFS

ORNL wins seven R&D 100 Awards

The R&D 100 Awards recognized seven technologies from the research teams at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Kia Telluride tops new Jeep Grand Cherokee L on value

Jeep’s Grand Cherokee has long been a solid choice for shoppers looking for an upscale and rugged SUV. Now there’s something new: the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, which kicks off the model’s full redesign and debuts a third-row seat, something the Grand Cherokee never had.

PERSONAL FINANCE

There are limits to what your will can accomplish

A will allows you to distribute your worldly goods, select a guardian for minor children and name an executor to carry out your wishes.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

What happens to all your crypto riches when you die?

If you’re merely dipping your toe in cryptocurrency, it can be hard to imagine your crypto as something worth talking to an estate attorney about. But that $100 in fun money could grow to a significant percentage of your total investments, sometimes overnight. Sorry to be a downer, but YOLO – so make a plan for your crypto in the event you die.

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