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VOL. 46 | NO. 36 | Friday, September 9, 2022

‘Opportunities have always opened for me’

Dollywood veteran Joines drops retirement – again – to lead Southern Hospitality Internship Program

Night after night in November 2016, Barbara Joines and her husband Gary watched the sky glow red in the distance from wildfires sweeping the Great Smoky Mountains. But it wasn’t until her spouse called her at work and insisted, “You really need to come home,” that she knew they were in trouble.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Insanity defined: Trying, failing to have a lush lawn

It’s that time of year again, when my grass thumbs its nose at me, defiantly dying off and shriveling up to reveal large patches of underlying dirt. In fact, it’s been that way for weeks now.

NEWSMAKERS

Maryville College adds new faculty

This fall, Maryville College welcomes to its campus one lecturer, four assistant professors, one associate professor and four visiting lecturers, bringing the total number of full-time faculty members to 76.

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EVENTS

Seeds of Imagination Luncheon. A fall luncheon to benefit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Knox County and honor individuals and organizations that have made an impact on early literacy in East Tennessee. Pastor John Unthank will be honored for his work with the Knoxville Dream Center. Tickets: $125 per person; $1000 for a table of eight. Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Cherokee Country Club, 5138 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville. Information

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UT SPORTS

Pittsburgh gives Vols rare road test vs. Top 25 non-SEC foe

Tennessee is accustomed to playing against physical teams in hostile environments in the Southeastern Conference. But the Vols rarely venture on the road against other major programs outside the SEC.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Brewer wins left guard job, respect of Vrabel, players

When asked about Aaron Brewer, Mike Vrabel utters one of his best lines of training camp, declaring the left guard as “tougher than a $2 steak.”

Turn out the lights on disastrous 2020 draft class

Last week’s final cuts all but closed the books on the Tennessee Titans’ disastrous 2020 draft class.

Giants at Titans: What to watch

It is finally time for the NFL regular season, and there are still plenty of questions to be answered as the Titans open the 2022 season against the New York Giants at Nissan Stadium. Let’s look at some of those and how they could come into play against the Giants.

BRIEFS

Regal Cinemas parent company files for bankruptcy

Movie theater operator Cineworld Group LLC, parent company of Knoxville-bases Regal Cinemas, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. as it deals with billions of dollars in debt and lower-than-expected attendance at screenings.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Affordable electrics: Nissan Leaf vs. Chevy Bolt EV

Shopper interest in electric vehicles, or EVs, is rising, with 40% of non-EV owners very or somewhat likely to purchase an EV as their next vehicle, data from the Pew Research Center in 2021 reveals.

CAREER CORNER

A new kind of Labor Day

Labor Day is always a fun time of the year. Most people are off work for the three-day weekend, and many get a chance to spend time with loved ones at picnics and barbecues.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Be prepared: You should increase credit limits now

Relying on a credit limit in a shaky economy is the equivalent of expecting a weak bridge to weather a storm and carry you to survival.

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