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VOL. 45 | NO. 51 | Friday, December 17, 2021

Keeping Knoxville beautiful is a dirty job

McKissack, volunteers roll up their sleeves to restore city’s shine

Alanna McKissack is constantly surprised at how few people know about Keep Knoxville Beautiful, an environmental stewardship and beautification nonprofit founded in 1978 to help clean up the city before the 1982 World’s Fair. Then again, she didn’t know about it herself until she went to work there.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

The gift of great writing: Read Colson Whitehead

If the ticking clock on the gift-buying season finds you still wondering what to get that discerning reader on your Christmas list, here’s an author suggestion:

NEWSMAKERS

Tickle College faculty win R&D Awards

University of Tennessee Tickle College of Engineering faculty members Michela Taufer, Tony Schmitz, Yilu Liu and Lin Zhu were included in research teams that have been honored with R&D 100 awards.

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EVENTS

UT Men’s Basketball. Vols vs. Arizona. Thompson-Boling Arena. Knoxville. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Information

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UT SPORTS

Lady Vols, Vols finding success on defensive end of court

After a fall filled with offensive electricity on the football field, the Tennessee basketball programs are shining a light on the other side of the ball. Both teams have made a mark with solid defense and rebounding as they prepare for big showdowns Saturday.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Reflective Lewan happy with 8-year Titans run

Through eight years, Taylor Lewan has had an up-and-down career for the Tennessee Titans.

In reversal of 2020, Titans must ride defense in final four games

The Tennessee Titans are going to have to win games with the defense for the foreseeable future.

Titans at Steelers: What to watch

Things are about to get tougher for the Titans, who snapped a two-game skid coming off their bye week with a shutout against Jacksonville last week. They now head to Heinz Field to play a desperate Pittsburgh Steelers team that is in danger of missing the postseason. Let’s look at the Titans’ mission for Sunday.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Buying a new car? Here are 5 must-have features

One of the perks of buying a new vehicle is that it offers features that promise a safer and more convenient driving experience. Some technologies have trickled down from luxury to mainstream segments, while others have been introduced quickly across the market.

PERSONAL FINANCE

A year-end money checklist for people 50 and older

Age brings unique opportunities and obligations, including some important year-end tasks that can help you make the most of your money.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Keep an eye on effort to trim debt with visual aids

With an $82,000 pile of debt, buying a house seemed far in the distance for Ehren Sixon and his wife, Florida residents who embarked on a debt-free journey in 2016.

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