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VOL. 46 | NO. 34 | Friday, August 26, 2022

Stepping away from her ‘deep, deep’ love

Nichols retiring after 22 years as CEO of Knoxville Area Urban League

Six years after joining the Knoxville Area Urban League in 1994, Phyllis Nichols took the reins of the organization that was launched in 1968 to promote equal employment at the height of the civil rights movement.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Return to reruns, bad eating habits while wife’s away

I’ve been watching the first episodes of “Lost in Space” from 1965. Watering the plants every day or two. Taking the trash and recycling to the curb. Now I’m wondering: Should I be feeding the birds?

NEWSMAKERS

New Knox County Schools admins announced

Knox County Schools recently announced the following administrator appointments:

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EVENTS

Market Square Farmers Market. The biweekly Market Square Farmers’ Market is an open-air farmers’ 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. Wednesdays and Saturdays. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Market Square, Downtown Knoxville. Information

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UT SPORTS

New coach, high hopes for preseason No. 11 Lady Vols

Former UT women’s soccer head coach Brian Pensky may have departed to take over the programs at defending national champion Florida State, but he didn’t leave the cupboard bare.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Vrabel ‘encouraged’ by progress of top-pick Burks at WR

First-round NFL draft picks face plenty of scrutiny. When the previous two first-round picks for four team – in this case the Tennessee Titans – (offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson in 2020, cornerback Caleb Farley in 2021) didn’t contribute much in their rookie seasons, it adds even more attention.

Rookie Phillips making name for himself as receiver, punt returner

While Treylon Burks has gotten the attention that naturally comes as a first-round pick, another Titans rookie receiver has been a big hit in training camp and preseason.

BRIEFS

State unemployment numbers hold steady

Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted statewide unemployment rate remained unchanged for July 2022, data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development reveals.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Small, luxurious: Genesis GV70 vs. Acura RDX

The Genesis brand, a luxury spinoff of Hyundai, is a newcomer, having come into its own in late 2016. But it’s been steadily building out its portfolio of vehicles since, and one of the latest is the GV70, its first compact luxury SUV. The GV70 faces off against many more established rivals, one of which followed a similar path to creation: the Acura RDX.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Three reasons not to tap your home equity now

Soaring real estate values mean many homeowners are awash in equity – the difference between what they owe and what their homes are worth. The average-priced home has increased 42% since the start of the pandemic, and the average homeowner with a mortgage can now tap more than $207,000 in equity, reports Black Knight Inc., a mortgage and real estate data analysis company.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

How to prepare your finances for a breakup

Breaking up sucks – even if it’s necessary and you’re better off without them. Emotions loom large and life changes. Your to-do list fills up with loaded logistics, like figuring out who gets the cat or how the heck you’ll afford to live alone.

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