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VOL. 45 | NO. 34 | Friday, August 20, 2021

Around the world & home to the Hall of Fame

Catchings adds induction to gold medals, tiitles collected

Tamika Catchings was transfixed by the game on television. As an eighth grader in Duncanville, Texas, Catching saw the Tennessee Lady Vols playing for the first time and was instantly inspired. She wanted to be coached by Pat Summitt.

Dollar General thrives despite ‘retail apocalypse’

Don’t blink! You might miss the grand opening of another Dollar General store. OK, that’s an exaggeration. But not by much.

NEWSMAKERS

ORNL’s Pickel named ACS fellow

Joseph Pickel of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been elected a 2021 fellow of the American Chemical Society.

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EVENTS

GKHA Awards. The Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association luncheon features the presentation of the annual PAULY Awards to hospitality/tourism professionals, companies and individuals, plus presentation of scholarships to students enrolled in hospitality/tourism/culinary at the University of Tennessee and Pellissippi State Community College. The annual luncheon celebrates the stars of the hospitality and tourism industry. Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Foundry on the Fair Site, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville. Information

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BRIEFS

East Tennessee counties in top 8 for tourism

Sevier, Knox and Blount counties ranked third, fourth and eighth among Tennessee counties, respectively, in visitor spending in 2020, the Economic Impact of Travel on Tennessee counties report reveals.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Rookie Radunz making the most of return to football

Welcome to the NFL and back to football, rookie. The switch from college football to the pros is an adjustment for any player. But when that player comes from the FCS level and only got to play one game his senior year due to COVID wiping out North Dakota State’s season, well, you get the idea that the adjustment could be a bit tough.

How the Titans’ 2021 draft class is performing so far

Thus far, the Titans 2021 draft picks have had mixed success in their first training camp and preseason.

Four Downs: Titans vs. Bucs

The Titans travel to Tampa, where they play the Buccaneers Saturday following joint practices Wednesday and Thursday. Here are some things to look for in preseason game No. 2.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Affordable fun: Give these sporty midsize sedans a try

Although SUVs dominate automotive sales, midsize sedans are still a practical choice given their roomy seating, respectable fuel economy and value. They’re also better able to provide sporty performance than a comparably priced SUV.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Three things to do before you buy cryptocurrency

Investing in cryptocurrency can be as easy as a few taps on your phone, and with crypto all over the news and coming up in conversations with friends, it’s tempting to dive right in. However, depending on your financial situation and appetite for investing risk, crypto might not be an appropriate investment for you right now – or ever.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Helpful hints are there for the finding in ‘Next Job, Best Job’

Another sign went up nearby yesterday: “Now Hiring!”

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