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VOL. 46 | NO. 25 | Friday, June 24, 2022

42-year journey comes to ‘Aught’

Biddix finds fulfillment in creation of space for women entrepreneurs

Erika Biddix was 5 years old when her dad took over the family owned bar in downtown Indianapolis and began transforming it from a one-room lunch counter into one of the country’s premiere blues venues.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Southerners are conditioned to believe ‘Big Lie’

The claim that Donald Trump won the 2020 election but was cheated out of it is, as his former attorney general Bill Barr inelegantly but accurately put it, bulls***. They don’t call it the Big Lie for nothing.

NEWSMAKERS

UT Ag’s Rihn named to 40 Under 40 list

Alicia Rihn, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, has received the Forty Under 40 Award by Greenhouse Product News for 2022, an award that recognizes young talent in the horticulture industry.

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EVENTS

LGBTQ+ Family Law Seminar. Held Law Firm will host a free LGBTQ+ Family Law Seminar at South Press Coffee, Monday, 5:30-7 p.m. This event covers adoption, custody and parental rights. Community co-sponsors include Appalachian LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Appalachian OUTreach, Camelot of East Tennessee, Knox Pride and South Press Coffee. Information: Josie Russell, 865 637-6550, www.heldlawfirm.com

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UT SPORTS

Top pitcher steps through portal to bolster Lady Vols

Payton Gottshall froze when she saw the 865 area code flash on her phone. She had a feeling it was Tennessee softball coach Karen Weekly calling.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Questions answered, unanswered as Titans wrap offseason

The offseason work is in the books for the Tennessee Titans.

AUTO RACING

Angry Fans might pass on ’22 Ally 400

Superspeedway works to overcome 2021 mistakes

A year ago, when NASCAR returned top-tier Cup Series racing to the Nashville area for the first time since 1984 with the Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway, the race-day experience looked like an easy victory for the track and fans.

Suárez riding high after historic first career win

Daniel Suárez and Joey Logano couldn’t have come from more different worlds or backgrounds, born 19 months and more than 3,500 miles apart.

Lower Broadway meets NASCAR at Ally 400

It’s too bad Daniel Suárez’s first Cup Series trip to Victory Lane didn’t come in the purple paint-schemed branding of Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Nashville’s legendary Lower Broadway bar which sponsors the gritty Mexican driver in nine races this season.

BRIEFS

Longtime Urban League CEO Nichols retiring

The Knoxville Area Urban League announced the retirement of Phyllis Y. Nichols, the organization’s longtime president and CEO and a highly regarded leader of one of the country’s best-known civil rights organizations.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Step up to luxury with Audi A3 or Volvo S60

If you’re in the market for a new midsize sedan like a Honda Accord and have the budget for a fully loaded trim, then there’s a good chance you can afford an entry-level luxury sedan. Luxury models typically offer more power, comfort, refinement and, of course, brand-name prestige. Two options to consider this year are the Audi A3 and Volvo S60.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Malls are dead – again; But they will be reinvented

You never had trouble saying “goodbye.” Goodbye, paycheck! Goodbye to the space in your closet and kitchen, spare change from the couch and the car console! Goodbye, everyone! You won’t be back any time soon because you’re heading for the mall now.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Check credit report for medical debts

Health care bills are about to become far less threatening to the financial well-being of millions of Americans.

CAREER CORNER

Looking for workers? Treat candidates with courtesy

Employers are continuing to struggle to find and retain great talent with unemployment still relatively low. The huge jumps in inflation and the changing landscape of work are incentivizing employees to consider switching jobs, and employees are prioritizing themselves and their quality of life more than in the past.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Time for a money checkup: 4 items to examine

Much can happen in six months. That’s why, as we close out the first half of the year, it makes sense to check in on your financial life.

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