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VOL. 45 | NO. 35 | Friday, August 27, 2021

3 new coaches, 1 huge task

Big rebuilds await at UT, TSU, Vanderbilt

Doug Mathews played football at Vanderbilt, coached at Tennessee and has lived the past three decades in Nashville, where he hosts weekend radio talk shows about college football and on Sundays follows the exploits of UT football.

MEDIA

Knoxville Ledger wins 8 first-place awards at TN Press Association event

The Knoxville Ledger won eight first-place awards – the fourth-highest of any newspaper in the state – Friday in the Tennessee Press Association’s 2021 newspaper contest sponsored by the University of Tennessee.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Reese’s contributions to Titans can't be overstated

Quantifying the on-field impact that Floyd Reese had on the Tennessee Titans franchise is easy enough. With 111 victories in 13 seasons as the team’s general manager, and its only Super Bowl appearance to date, it is easy to see the contributions of Reese, who died last week at 73.

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EVENTS

UT Football. Tennessee plays Bowling Green. Thursday, 8 p.m. Neyland Stadium, 1235 Phillip Fulmer Way. Information

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Colleagues, players remember former Titans GM

The death of Floyd Reese Saturday bought comments and memories from his many former players and co-workers.

Titans vs. Bears: Four downs

First down. Deal with COVID: It’s back to Zoom meetings for coach Mike Vrabel, now in quarantine from a positive COVID-19 test. That also means assistant coaches will have to run the practices and decisions involving roster cuts and playing time in the preseason finale against the Bears will have to be done by proxy unless Vrabel can have two negative tests in a 48-hour span.

NEWSMAKERS

Girl Scouts recognize Reid for 34 years of service

Dr. Avice Evans Reid has been honored by the Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians for her service to the organization and involvement in the community.

BRIEFS

IGT Technologies to expand in Knoxville

IGT Technologies Inc. officials say the company will invest $3.9 million to expand its operations in Knoxville, creating 200 new jobs.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

How to calculate an electric vehicle’s actual charge costs

One of the challenges people have with electric vehicles is figuring out how much they cost to operate. The price of fully charging an electric vehicle’s battery can vary wildly depending on when and where you charge it. For the bigger picture, you should also include the amortized cost of buying and installing a home charging station and the rates your utility company charges.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Back to basics How to bounce back when your income drops

Losing income is never easy, but it’s become increasingly common over the last year and a half: Pew Research Center found 44% of U.S. adults say their household has experienced either job loss (including temporarily) or a pay cut since the beginning of the pandemic, with Hispanic and Asian adults most likely to say so.

Paying for your kid’s college? Three times to think twice

The debate over student loan debt often neglects a significant group: Parents.

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