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VOL. 45 | NO. 17 | Friday, April 23, 2021

‘I think it’s going to be electric this year’

Orange-White gives fans first look at Vols’ new, fast-paced offense

Spectators at this year’s Orange & White Game are advised not to glance down at their phones for even a second.

REAL ESTATE

‘Ugliest House’ gets massive makeover

A Knoxville home built in 1945 has been named The Ugliest House Of The Year 2020 by HomeVestors, winning a national contest.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Locked and loaded: Shooting only pauses legislators

Timing is everything, as Tennessee legislators learned recently. They might also have felt chastened, if they possessed that capacity, which they do not.

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EVENTS

East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame. The gala, now in its 17th year, is a benefit for Friends of Literacy. The virtual event will honor outstanding local writers for their work and celebrates the richness and diversity of the written word in East Tennessee. The event also will include readings and performances by area writers. Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m. $25 per person. Information

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TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans GM looks to erase the worst fail of his 5 NFL drafts

Coupled with a pair of big free agent whiffs, the 2020 offseason was one to forget for Titans

COVID-19 changed many things in 2020. Everything from how we do our work, to dining, shopping, attending church, even casting votes, all changed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

How the Titans draft class 2020 fared

Here’s how last year’s class fared during its rookie season:

NEWSMAKERS

Blackshear Gala honors UT law students

The University of Tennessee College of Law honored several students at the annual Julian Blackshear, Jr. Scholarship Gala, a celebration of diversity.

BRIEFS

Ex-Jack Daniel’s distiller announces area plans

The former top distiller at Jack Daniel’s has announced that he and several partners are opening a new whiskey distillery in Townsend.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

How to test-drive the technology in today’s cars

New vehicles are brimming with technology that can enhance convenience, connectivity and driver safety. But the tech can also be unfamiliar to car shoppers, especially those who haven’t purchased a vehicle in the past five years or more. This poses a problem when it comes to the traditional test drive.

PERSONAL FINANCE

How the pandemic has shaken up retirement planning

Pandemic-related job losses forced many older Americans out of the workplace in the past year, perhaps permanently. But the COVID-19 crisis also seems to have delayed some retirements.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

White owners taking most green from cannabis biz

Cannabis businesses have transformed from clandestine ventures to glossy lifestyle brands in a matter of years, thanks to an evolving regulatory and business landscape.

CAREER CORNER

Survey: Employees looking to change jobs at record rate

The numbers are staggering: Several recent surveys are showing that 35% and 65% of all employees plan to find a new job soon.

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