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VOL. 44 | NO. 50 | Friday, December 11, 2020

At the ‘breaking point’

Pandemic-induced evictions loom with moratorium ending

The end of 2020 can’t come soon enough for most people, but some aren’t quite ready to say goodbye. For them, a federal eviction moratorium that expires Dec. 31 is all that’s keeping them in their apartments. The moratorium, which doesn’t cover all renters and doesn’t stop all evictions, doesn’t erase back rent and fees, but it means there are roofs over people’s heads, at least till Dec. 31.

NEWSMAKERS

Johnson rounds out career with Rockwell Award

Jeff Johnson, nonproliferation research and development integration manager for Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s National Security Sciences Directorate, has earned the Rockwell Lifetime Achievement Award.

BRIEFS

Knoxville Public Service ready for winter weather

Knoxville’s Public Service Department assures residents the city is prepared for winter with colder temperatures, cold rain and snow.

Local Weather
Currently
Knoxville, TN
88.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: Calm mph
Humidity: 39%

EVENTS

Indoor Ice Skating. Knoxville’s annual Holidays on Ice has been adapted to safely accommodate participants and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 during the holiday season, including a move to the Civic Coliseum for the 2020/21 season. Through Jan. 11. Hours vary by day, with schedule available online. 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave. Adults $11, Children Age 12 & younger $8. Season Pass for adults: $40, $25 for children. Information

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TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans GM’s 2020 puts the ‘off’ in offseason

High-profile draft, free agent fails after stellar 2019

By almost any measure, it was not a good week for the Tennessee Titans.

The Titans wouldn’t lose to the 1-11 Jaguars, would they? Well, would they?

First down: Don’t sleep on the Jaguars. They’re not winning games, but they have been giving their opponents fits in recent contests.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Some of the best new cars cost less than $399 per month

The COVID-19 pandemic initially slowed car sales, but now many new-car buyers are making more expensive purchases than ever before, sales data from Edmunds reveals.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Crackdown urged White-collar privilege lets crimes go unpunished

Hand sanitizer... check. Soap and water, yup. Some of that dry soap they sell for camping, yeah, you’ve got that, too.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Life, money lessons derived from the COVID-19 pandemic

I’m a “be-prepared” kind of person. I like having money in the bank and a good stock of emergency supplies.

CAREER CORNER

Workplace trends to anticipate as calendar flips to 2021

Have you had enough of 2020? Let’s look to what you can expect in your 2021 workplace.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

10 money insights distilled over 25 years of experience

The importance of money has less to do with affording the newest iPhone or measuring career success and far more to do with the core of being human: Freedom, ego, stress and relationships.

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