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VOL. 43 | NO. 51 | Friday, December 20, 2019

In with the new-ish

Mayor Kincannon hopes to keep city on ‘same general trajectory’ as Rogero administration

When Knoxville mayor-elect Indya Kincannon is sworn in Saturday, she’ll be looking for both continuation and change. That’s just how she likes it.

Give the gift that keeps neighbors’ businesses afloat

Need a holiday gift for a Tennessee basketball fan, there’s a Feed the Floor T-shirt at Southern Made Tees and plenty of other Vol-inspired gear on the site and elsewhere that simply shouts, ‘Go Big Orange.’

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Holiday warmth returns with rituals, ‘real’ tree

There was a time when Dec. 26 was my favorite day of the year for one simple reason: It’s as far as possible from another Christmas.

Play ball: New Emerald Youth Haslam-Sansom Ministry complex is a big hit

Nigel Lee arrived with a bag containing sneakers and a basketball slung across his shoulder. The 14-year-old was ready to hit the court.

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EVENTS

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas. A must see indeed, as a five-time award winner of America’s Best Christmas Event. Features more than 4 million holiday lights and spectacular performances. You can also see Santa in the Parade of Lights. Through Jan. 4. Dollywood Theme Park, 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd. Pigeon Forge. Information

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NEWSMAKERS

KCDC honors trio for 25 years of service

Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation recently recognized employees for their years of service by awarding commemorative pins.

BRIEFS

Sevier School District makes AP Honor Roll

The Sevier County School System is among 250 districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 10th annual AP District Honor Roll.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Tannehill leans on faith, family in unstable NFL

Ryan Tannehill’s emergence as Tennessee’s starting quarterback sort of came out of left field from the Titans’ perspective.

Healthy Henry, kicking key for Saints-Titans

First Down: Get Derrick Henry healthy. Henry managed 86 yards on 21 carries against the Texans Sunday, despite not having practiced all week due to a hamstring injury. The Titans are in desperation mode now. If that means no practice for Henry to ensure his availability Sunday vs. the Saints, then so be it.

Facing Brees, Saints with season on line a tall order

The Tennessee Titans had their destiny within their grasp last week. All they needed to do was to find a way to beat the Houston Texans. But that didn’t happen, and now the Titans are back in familiar territory – hoping to win out and hoping even harder for help from the outside.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Ford Explorer vs. Hyundai Palisade: It comes down to price

The midsize three-row SUV marketplace is becoming increasingly crowded with worthwhile choices. A traditional mainstay of this class is the Ford Explorer, and it’s been fully redesigned for 2020. Also making headlines is the new 2020 Hyundai Palisade, which is Hyundai’s biggest and most luxurious SUV yet.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Recognize your money biases, make them work for you

The way our brains work can cost us a lot of money. But some of our mental quirks can be turned to our advantage.

CAREER CORNER

Techies demonstrate the importance of staying current

I received a text from a friend a few years ago stating: “I spent some time today figuring out a new video software.” And, it had a link to a fun, short video.

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