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VOL. 46 | NO. 27 | Friday, July 8, 2022

Is Tennessee ready for 988?

Some expect big jump in calls for mental health help. State doesn’t

Tennesseans have a new resource for emergency mental health crises beginning July 16. Like 911, 988 is a new three-digit crisis number that connects to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Who do you trust to decide what’s taught in schools?

The Tennessee Board of Education has asked the public for its comments on statewide academic standards for the teaching of social studies, and I don’t feel optimistic about the prospects.

NEWSMAKERS

PYA promotes Leskoven, adds Hampton, Lukemeyer

PYA has announced the promotion of Brad Leskoven to principal, as well as the addition of two new principals joining the firm this month: Rhonda Hampton and George “Deuce” Lukemeyer II.

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EVENTS

David Allen: ‘Getting Things Done.’ This livestream author talk, delivered via Oak Ridge Public Library, will feature bestselling author David Allen who will share ideas on improving our personal productivity from his book, “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity.” Allen has 35 years of experience as a management consultant and executive coach. Thursday, 12-1 p.m. Free admission, but registration required. Information

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UT SPORTS

Lady Vols’ Key opens door to leadership skills off the court

Tamari Key always felt she had the ability to be a leader, but she initially “ran from it and didn’t want it.” But since arriving at the University of Tennessee, the rising senior forward has fully embraced her leadership role.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Quiet luxury: Audi e-tron GT vs. Mercedes EQS

The electric vehicle market is rapidly changing. Two recently released models are blazing the trail for a brand-new segment: the electric luxury sedan class. Those two cars are the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS and the 2022 Audi e-tron GT.

BRIEFS

Moxley, Carmichael sell firm to key executives

Cynthia Moxley and Alan Carmichael have sold their public relations firm Moxley Carmichael to a group of key company executives that represent 95 combined years of successful public relations, marketing, creative and management experience – 67 of which have been at Moxley Carmichael.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

A peek behind the scenes shows trouble in paradise

Your bags are packed. Yep, you’re headed for five days of sun, sea and sand. Early-morning dips in the ocean, flip-flops and little grains of beach in the sheets every night. But you won’t care, you’ll be on V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Three lessons I wish I’d learned sooner about travel

Almost every trip teaches me something about myself, the world and what not to do next time.

CAREER CORNER

Job uncertainties we’ve embraced still have their risks

Much of what we’ve seen in the news lately shares a common theme: fear. The stock market is down, hiring might be slowing and prices are skyrocketing. The labor shortage still exists, and supply chain issues have not been fully resolved.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

What if you can’t beat inflation through budgeting?

Inflation is a nightmare for the many Americans who already stretch their dollars to cover basic needs. What happens when those dollars lose value?

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