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VOL. 45 | NO. 39 | Friday, September 24, 2021

Working ‘for those without a voice’

Shipe began activism early, isn’t about to stop

Not long after Austin and East high schools merged in the early 1970s, freshman Vivian Shipe found herself protesting for the first time. The principal and teachers in the predominantly Black school were white, and the books were hand-me-downs rounded up from other schools in the district.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

TV was easier when there were fewer choices

I used to be a professional TV viewer, as a critic for a daily newspaper. I thought it would be a dream job. It was not. Turned out that a lot of the stuff I had to watch was bad.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans can’t slip Sunday vs. Colts with control of AFC South at stake

Two weeks in, the Tennessee Titans’ best friend thus far this season might be the fact that they play in the AFC South.

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EVENTS

The Virtual Latino Awards 2021. The awards honor those who serve the East Tennessee community and is Centro Hispano de East Tennessee’s annual fundraising event and primary opportunity to share community and culture and showcase the impactful work. Centro Hispano de East Tennessee will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, observed Sept. 15-Oct. 15, with a virtual iteration of the gala. The event features an online auction and streaming broadcast of live and pre-recorded programming from Centro Hispano staff. Thursday, Noon-1 p.m. Information

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Offensive line at its best with backs against the wall

Adversity seems to bring out the best in the Tennessee Titans.

Titans vs. Colts: What to watch

It’s Colts week in Tennessee, and here’s what the Titans must do to take control of the AFC South.

NEWSMAKERS

Lyons named to Baker Center as director

Bill Lyons is joining the University of Tennessee’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy as the inaugural director of policy partnerships.

BRIEFS

City invests more in Austin Homes project

The Knoxville City Council has approved $3,781,900 in funding for Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation’s Austin Homes revitalization project.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Hot hatch showdown: Volkswagen Golf GTI vs. Hyundai Veloster

Volkswagen’s redesigned 2022 Golf GTI will be arriving at dealerships this fall, the latest generation of the car that pioneered the hot hatch segment when it launched in the U.S. for the 1983 model year. Nearly four decades later, the GTI still stands as a benchmark for sporty performance and everyday practicality on a budget.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Don’t let Social Security workers steer you wrong

Few retirement decisions are as critical, or as easy to get wrong, as when and how to take your Social Security benefits. The rules can be so convoluted that many people rely on what they’re told by Social Security employees, but that could prove to be an expensive mistake.

CAREER CORNER

Keep your mouth shut as the door closes on old job

Leaving your current employer for a new career opportunity is a big decision, similar to the breakup of a romantic relationship. The process can be sad and painful – and you might never again see co-workers you once saw daily – but it’s a necessary step of growth.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

5 steps to level up your side hustle

The pandemic isn't crushing the entrepreneurial spirit. It's fueling it.

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