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VOL. 46 | NO. 32 | Friday, August 12, 2022

Morton always ready to ‘punch a bully in the nose’

3 decades of helping secure worker rights

Desperate for a job after moving from New York to Tennessee, Jennifer Morton was applying for a server-bartender position at Beaver Brook Golf & Country Club in 1987 when the interviewer took one look at her résumé, shrugged off her food service experience and asked, “What about being a legal assistant?”

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

True blue but not Titans’ two-tone hue. It’ll take some time

It’s almost football season, time to renew my annual effort to transform myself into a Titans fan. Thus far that effort has met with limited success.

NEWSMAKERS

Conservationist Murray earns achievement award

Judy Murray, who has led an inspired life dedicated to conservation in Southern Appalachia, has been named winner of the 2022 Robert Sparks Walker Lifetime Achievement Award.

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EVENTS

Market Square Farmers Market. The biweekly event is an open-air market located on Market Square in the heart of downtown Knoxville. Everything at the MSFM is grown or made by our vendors in the East Tennessee region. Products vary by the seasons and include produce, eggs, honey, herbs, pasture-raised meat, plants, bread, baked goods, salsas, coffee, artisan crafts and more. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Market Square, Downtown Knoxville. Information

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UT SPORTS

Vols building a defense to keep up with fast-paced offense

Because of the blink-and-you-might-miss-it style and amount of points scored, Tennessee’s offense usually gets most of the attention. But it could be Tennessee’s defense that determines the true potential of the team during the 2022 season.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Let’s hope we don’t have to see Willis play this season

Rookie QBs are fun to talk about, hard to watch

When you get something new, it’s human nature to give it special attention and hold it in high regard. It doesn’t matter whether it is a new house, a new car, a new phone or, in the case of Tennessee Titans fans, a new quarterback.

Top of 2022 draft class ready to contribute

After draft classes that have not shown success collectively the past couple of seasons, the Titans came into 2022 needing their selections to make some immediate contributions if they are to fill holes and remain an AFC contender.

BRIEFS

Urban League’s ‘Shoes for School’ a big hit

An estimated 6,000 people attended the Knoxville’s Area Urban League’s 20th annual “Shoes for School” event, which provided local children with new shoes and school supplies and connected families with valuable community resources.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Five new vehicles that are easy on the wallet

New cars are pricier than ever with inflation, low inventory and now rising interest rates taking a toll on prices.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Three ways to fight against inflation, win the long game

Inflation is scary. Groceries, gas, airfare, car purchases, utilities: In so many areas, your buying power is shrinking as prices continue to rise.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

When is it OK to be selfish with money?

Amid rising inflation, interest rates and recession worries, money is getting tighter for many folks – and probably for you. Yet there might be charitable organizations you want to support, friends or family asking for financial help and things you want to buy for yourself.

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