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VOL. 45 | NO. 49 | Friday, December 3, 2021

Public health v. freedom of choice

How the courts might view state’s new COVID laws

When the sun came up on the last Saturday in October, the Tennessee legislature had voted overwhelmingly along party lines to say that the state – not the federal government – will call the shots in dealing with COVID-19.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Saints, sinners share space on the same streets

On a small plot of land at the intersection of Ewing and Sixth Avenues and Lafayette Street in Nashville sits the Church of the Holy Trinity, where it has ministered to an Episcopal flock since 1853.

GUEST COLUMNIST

Government regulations controlling speech are dangerous

I was recently on a panel that discussed where free speech ends and dangerous speech begins.

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EVENTS

Knoxville Symphony League Christmas Tea. A Christmas event to support the KSO. Wednesday, 6:30-9 p.m. $135. More information to come. Cherokee Country Club, 5138 Lyons View Pike. Information

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UT SPORTS

Last 1-year UT coach sent program on 11-year slide

The vibe around UT football was different from the moment Josh Heupel arrived and remained so through the end of his first regular season.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Turnovers rising for sinking Titans

The Tennessee Titans limp into their much-needed bye week on a two-game losing streak.

Right place, wrong time for former Titan Reynolds

Timing is everything. Just ask Josh Reynolds.

What Titans must fix in bye week

As the Titans finally reach their bye week, they do so having played a record number of players through 12 games this season. Four new players suited up for the first time against New England, bringing the players-used total for the year to 86 with five games remaining.

NEWSMAKERS

ORNL scientists lead team to R&D recognition

Precision Deicer, an innovative road brine delivery system, was recently among the winners in the Software/Services category for R&D World magazine’s highly regarded R&D 100 Awards.

BRIEFS

Boyd: Tennessee’s uninsured children falls to 2.5%

The number of uninsured children in Tennessee fell from 2.8% in 2020 to 2.5% in 2021, according to a new study by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Low inventory means fewer seasonal deals

This has been a tough year to buy a new or used car in America. With COVID-19 factory shutdowns, semiconductor chip shortages, rising prices and supply chain issues, it’s been nothing but bad news for car shoppers.

PERSONAL FINANCE

How to maximize your ‘health span’ during longer life

We’re living longer on average, but the number of years we’re healthy hasn’t kept up. This lagging “health span” translates into more time living with serious illness and disabilities at the end of our lives.

CAREER CORNER

Since when do we have such an aversion to introversion?

Have you tried lately asking someone if they are an introvert or an extrovert? It’s a reasonably straightforward question that typically comes with a simple answer – until now.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Here’s how to sustain generosity beyond the holidays

2020 asked a lot of us. We faced new challenges and reckoned with old ones, and often the world’s problems collided with our own individual needs. Help – whether in donations or even just attention – might’ve been hard to give when you required some yourself.

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