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VOL. 46 | NO. 35 | Friday, September 2, 2022

Buc-ee’s turns detour into destination

Travel store with loyal following offers preview of changing industry

“It doesn’t matter how old you are, buying snacks for a road trip should always look like an unsupervised 9-year-old was given $100.” Wisdom from the internet. Perhaps nothing more clearly defines the undeniable allure of Buc-ee’s to children of all ages than the staggering number of snacks.

Pilot Flying J, others chains see challenge, move to meet it

Not so long ago, when motorists pulled off the interstate for a pit stop they might buy a bag of peanuts or a candy bar at the convenience store. Not so much anymore.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

‘Law and order’ champions need some consistency

Consider the cases of two Republican politicians, two federal investigations and two completely different responses by their fellow Republicans.

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EVENTS

Brown Bag 2022 Lecture Series. “Resting Peacefully in the Smokies: Documenting the Veterans Buried in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park” with Joe Emert, Marilyn Childress and Sheila Evans. When it was discovered there was no list of veterans buried in the GSMNP, a group was formed in 2020 to compile one. What started with 163 graves is now more than 230 identified veteran burials, from the American Revolution to the Vietnam War. Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville. Registration

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UT SPORTS

Great expectations for second season under Heupel

The bar was set extremely low for Tennessee football last season. In the first year under head coach Josh Heupel, the Vols just needed to show any semblance of life.

NEWSMAKERS

Ogle, Teaster honored at TML luncheon

Gatlinburg city manager Cindy Cameron Ogle and Pigeon Forge city manager Earlene Teaster were honored at the Women in Municipal Government luncheon as part of the 82nd Tennessee Municipal League conference in Gatlinburg Aug. 14.

BRIEFS

'Top Gun' actor Powell to receive Hope Award

Glen Powell, currently starring with Tom Cruise in the blockbuster “Top Gun: Maverick,” will receive the Bob Hope Award for Entertainment at the upcoming Medal of Honor Celebration in Knoxville in September.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Five cars that won’t be around for 2023

The collection of new vehicles on sale is constantly changing with all of the latest introductions and discontinuations. While the all-new vehicles get plenty of hype, automakers are typically quiet when they cease production of a vehicle. As such, shoppers often don’t realize they’re gone until it’s too late.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Disney’s not always the happiest place on earth

You’ve never passed up a chance to catch The Mouse.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Money doesn’t have to be confusing with the right help

Managing money is an essential life skill, yet most U.S. adults would fail a financial literacy test. Consider the results of a survey meant to measure financial literacy, called the TIAA Institute-GFLEC Personal Finance Index. On average, U.S. adults correctly answered only 50% of its financial literacy questions in 2022.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Money ‘rules’ got you down? It’s OK, few follow them

Put 20% down when buying a home. Don’t spend more than 30% of your income on housing costs. Keep child care expenses below 10% of your annual household income.

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