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VOL. 45 | NO. 8 | Friday, February 19, 2021

Ready or not, sports is back in a big way

From SEC hoops to college football, spring flood ahead

In less than three weeks, the Southeastern Conference men’s basketball tournament will be in full swing at Bridgestone Arena. Probably. Maybe.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

City flags: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Councilman Colby Sledge is exploring whether Nashville should consider changing its city flag.

NEWSMAKERS

ORNL staffers honored for 8 team projects

Former U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette honored 32 Oak Ridge National Laboratory employees with Secretary’s Honor Awards as his term came to an end.

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EVENTS

Symphony Ball. The annual Knoxville Symphony Ball, now in its 90th year, will be called Knoxville Symphony Mardi Gras in 2021 and will be held virtually. The annual event benefits the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. Saturday, 6:30-9 p.m. Information

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BRIEFS

Alcoa lands Amazon fulfillment center

Amazon will build a new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Alcoa. The site, which is expected to launch in 2022, will create nearly 800 new, full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with advanced robotics.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Battle of the bigs: Chevrolet Tahoe vs. Ford Expedition

The Chevrolet Tahoe and the Ford Expedition are by far the most popular large SUVs in terms of sales. They offer big-time capability and utility, even if it comes at the expense of fuel efficiency and comfort compared to more carlike crossover SUVs.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Why you don’t want to be named an estate executor

Being asked to be an executor is an honor you might want to pass up.

CAREER CORNER

Wishin’ and hopin’ won’t deliver better work conditions

I hear from job seekers every day who are unhappy at work. They wish things were different and would like to stay if there were improvements:

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Where was this last year when we really needed it?

Zooooom. Since you started working at home, that’s how fast your day goes. You get up, walk to wherever you’ll work for the day and that’s where you stay until, zoom, your day is over. You love the extra freedom it gives you but things could be better, maybe tweaked a little, and in “Work-from-Home Hacks” by Aja Frost, you could find some ideas.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Help! I bought too much! How to turn your quarantine clutter into cash

I placed more online orders than I can count in 2020. And I justified all of them.

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