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VOL. 45 | NO. 23 | Friday, June 4, 2021

Everything’s falling into place for No. 3 Vols

And a lifelong Vol fan’s twist of fate gives him a key role in postseason

Will Heflin didn’t expect to be playing for the University of Tennessee baseball team this season.

HEALTH CARE

VU’s big role in beating COVID-19

Dr. William Schaffner still remembers the note left on his desk decades ago. In scrawled black marker it said: “I got it! B”

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Please bees, leave my house alone and go pollinate

They’re known as pollinators, and many are endangered or threatened by loss of habitat and pesticide use, among other factors.

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EVENTS

Free Family Fun. The Knoxville Office of Special Events and Parks and Recreation will host free Kid A’ Riffic Fun in the Park in eight city parks. Families are invited to participate in crafts, games and other activities on Wednesdays in June and July, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. No registration is required.

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NEWSMAKERS

UT law students earn judicial clerkships

Seven University of Tennessee College of Law students have been selected to fulfill judicial clerk positions across the country throughout the coming year.

BRIEFS

South High project a preservation winners

Knox Heritage and the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance have announced the East Tennessee Preservation awards for 2021, honoring individuals, projects and organizations.

SMALL BUSINESS

4 tips for small-business owners paying down pandemic debt

After more than a year of navigating lockdowns, mandates and COVID-19 protocols, small-business owners are starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. But the debt many needed to take on to weather the pandemic still casts an ominous shadow.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Five fuel-efficient used picks for less than $25K

The price of gasoline has increased more than a dollar on average in the last 12 months, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reports. Used car prices have increased nearly 25%, partly due to a lack of inventory on the used market.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

She crushed $20K-plus in debt at age 24. Here’s how

With $195,000-plus in student loan debt, Annika Hudak saw little harm in swiping her credit cards.

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