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VOL. 46 | NO. 31 | Friday, August 5, 2022

No sleep till Glendale

Titans anxious to make Super Bowl run, erase last year’s playoff failure

Last season, the Tennessee Titans won the AFC South and entered the playoffs as the AFC’s top seed. It wasn’t good enough, as they lost to the upstart Cincinnati Bengals in the divisional round.

Five players/positions that factor large in Titans hopes

1. Ryan Tannehill. Even though the Titans’ offense largely runs through Derrick Henry, quality quarterback play is still vital. Tannehill seems motivated to put last season’s playoff failure behind him, but can he with an almost entirely new cast of pass catchers? A.J. Brown, Julio Jones and Anthony Firkser are gone, as are role players like Marcus Johnson, Chester Rogers and MyCole Pruitt.

EAST TENNESSEE

Parton among Carnegie philanthropy honorees

NEW YORK (AP) — Country superstar Dolly Parton, who made a big donation to help fund coronavirus vaccine research in 2020, is among this year’s Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy recipients.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

School Mania. Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs’ School Mania is an annual event for all Knox County students from preschool through 12th grade to receive free school supplies. The drive-up event is free and open to the public. School Mania is open to all school-aged students in Knox County, but the student must be present to receive their school supplies or proof of registration must be provided in order to obtain the supplies. Friday, 3-6 p.m. Jacob Building parking lot in Chilhowee Park, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr., Knoxville. Information: contact Rhonda Smithson at rhonda.smithson@knoxcounty.org or 865-215-2005.

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UT SPORTS

UT’s Hooker ready for football after busy offseason

Hendon Hooker knows sleep is a valued commodity for an athlete in terms of performance recovery. But Hooker has so much he’s excited about each day that it’s hard for him to stay still.

NEWSMAKERS

Angarita joins Vow’d Weddings as VP

Vow’d Weddings, part of the Stand Out For Good, Inc. family of brands, welcomes Ana Angarita as vice president of store experience, further elevating the wedding retail experience for Vow’d brides.

BRIEFS

State expands Project Rural Recovery effort

The state’s Project Rural Recovery, a health care initiative to provide additional service to rural communities, is expanding to 10 additional counties.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

5 electric SUVs for almost any budget

In the early days of the modern electric vehicle, your choices were largely limited to a few range-compromised models or an expensive Tesla on the high end. But 2022 offers a much wider variety of excellent EVs to choose from, and many of them are versatile SUVs.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

How to say no, nope, no way to sexist extra tasks

Two letters. That’s all it is. Two letters, tongue on the roof of your mouth for the first one, purse your lips for the second letter. Ennnnn-ooooooo. Not gonna, ain’t happening, not a chance, uh-uh, thanks anyway, sorry-not-sorry, no.

CAREER CORNER

Bridging workplace generations takes thought, patience

We’re at an interesting point in business culture. People with many backgrounds and experiences are working together more now than ever before.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Wish you were here! Summer travel FOMO is real

Views from a tower in Portugal, gondolas in Venice, beaches in the Bahamas – as you scroll through your social media feeds, it seems like everyone you’ve ever met is on a picturesque vacation this summer.

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