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VOL. 45 | NO. 11 | Friday, March 12, 2021

No vaccine, no job? Not yet

Employers can only encourage shots for now. That could change

A steady stream of people line up quietly on a weekday morning to get vaccinated against COVID-19. “We’ve been waiting for this for months,” one man says as he reaches the head of the line.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Want to read the 6 doomed Seusses? Go to the library

The news that six books by Dr. Seuss are being pulled from publication brought predictably negative responses in my social media feed:

GUEST COLUMNIST

Is Tennessee ready for the slippery slope of legislating by phone?

During the pandemic, members of local and state governing bodies have been allowed to conduct meetings electronically per executive order by Gov. Bill Lee.

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EVENTS

Ghostlight Series. The Tennessee Theatre has announced season two of the Ghostlight Series and will spotlight local artists by streaming free concerts from the theater’s stage. The series will stream Tuesdays at 8 p.m., and the lineup includes The Kenneth Brown Quintet March 16 and Cruz Contreras March 23. The free concerts, which are prerecorded, can be accessed at facebook.com/TennesseeTheatre, on the Facebook app and via vimeo.com/user42707166. The Ghostlight Series also provides an opportunity for the community and fans to support the arts, as the COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on musicians, performers, behind-the-scenes crews and venues. The Tennessee Theatre will accept donations that will be split with the featured performers. Donations can be made online. Information

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NEWSMAKERS

UT Alumni Affairs honors 40 Under 40

The University of Tennessee’s Office of Alumni Affairs has announced its first-ever recipients of its Volunteer 40 Under 40 Award.

BRIEFS

CGI picks Knoxville for IT delivery center

CGI, Inc., a global IT and business consulting company, will locate new operations in Knoxville.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

How the 2021 Tesla Model S compares to Porsche Taycan

The Tesla Model S debuted nearly a decade ago and instantly portended the future of electric vehicles. Here was a sleek EV with intriguing new technology features and unmatched performance and range.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Common tools can save you time, money on taxes

Receipts, like memories, tend to fade with time. That’s just one reason to digitize and track tax-related information. The right apps and habits can save space, time, money and hassle – but only if you use them.

CAREER CORNER

Safe in-person return to work might be problem for employers

Business owners and managers are beginning to worry. And, it’s not what you’d think.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

5 things agents wish people knew about insurance

Insurance is notoriously complicated, and few people have the time or desire to pore over their policies. But some basic knowledge can go a long way – and that’s where an insurance agent can help, by clearing up some of the most common misconceptions they encounter.

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