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VOL. 46 | NO. 48 | Friday, December 2, 2022

‘We’re here to listen’

Davidson leads police advisory group with compassion, dash of humor

Laughing in the face of serious issues might sound like a strange goal for the executive director of the Knoxville Police Advisory & Review Committee, but for Tiffany Davidson, it’s an essential part of the job.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

You don’t have to be a gambler to know when to quit

Americans prize tenacity, doggedness, as reflected in the adage “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” But there’s something to be said for knowing when to judiciously throw in the towel.

NEWSMAKERS

Girl Scouts elects new directors-at-large

Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians has elected five new directors-at-large who will serve on the board through September 2025 in the East Tennessee and Appalachian Highlands regions.

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EVENTS

Holidays on Ice. Enjoy skating under the stars and twinkling lights while listening to music. There might even be a sighting by the Holidays on Ice Mascot, Peppermint Panda. The rink opens Nov. 25 and will close Jan. 2. Tickets: $12 adults, $9 children 12 and under. Season pass: $50 adults, $35 children 12 and under. Admission includes entry fee, skate rental and unlimited ice time. Monday-Thursday 4-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 1-9 p.m. Knoxville Chamber, 17 Market Square, Knoxville. Information/tickets

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UT SPORTS

UT football exceeds expectations, on upward trajectory

If you had asked anyone with an allegiance to Tennessee football two months ago what their reaction would be to a 10-win regular season, including victories over Alabama and Florida, and reaching No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, nothing short of pure joy would have been expected.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans have new nemesis in Bengals

Another playoff matchup looming?

Sunday’s loss to Cincinnati felt a lot like the playoff defeat in January, with the Titans again squandering plenty of chances to come away with a victory.

Burks’ stock rising as Titans prep for A.J. Brown, Philly

The Titans are likely to get a stark reminder Sunday of just what they had in wide receiver A.J. Brown as they prepare to face their old teammate, who is now a Philadelphia Eagle.

Titans at Eagles: What to watch

There will be only one thing on the minds of Titans fans this week, and you can be sure that by kickoff the players and coaches will be sick of talking about it: A.J. Brown.

BRIEFS

Families First households to receive $500 payments

The Tennessee Department of Human Services is providing extra support to thousands of families who receive monthly cash assistance through the state’s Families First program.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

How to mitigate rising auto loan interest rates

The Federal Reserve issued its latest interest rate hike in early November – the sixth increase this year – resulting in the highest auto loan finance rates since 2019. Rates for used cars have also hit their highest since 2010.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Four good reasons to choose thrift store gifts this year

Thrifting is hot, and Goodwill finds are cool again. But while we’re thrilled to find the perfect throwback tee for our own closet, gifting used goods still carries a stigma for some.

Holiday survival tips from 5 financial pros

For Ryan Decker, surviving the holiday shopping season is all about planning ahead. In fact, if he sees a gift for one of his two young sons in March, he’ll go ahead and buy it, instead of rushing through his shopping list in December.

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