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VOL. 43 | NO. 52 | Friday, December 27, 2019

After the boys of summer have gone ...

Diamonds would darken across East Tennessee under MLB plan to trim minor league teams

Numbers tell one story about why Tri-Cities teams in the advanced rookie Appalachian League are in the cross-hairs of Major League Baseball’s proposed minor league contraction.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Stop the nonsense about when the new decade begins

As Jan. 1 approaches, a familiar controversy returns about what the New Year will or will not bring about. As a veteran of such disputes, I will attempt to debunk it again.

EAST TENNESSEE

East Tennessee preservation projects recognized

Knox Heritage and the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance have announced the winners of the 2019 Preservation Awards, recognizing contributions to the protection of East Tennessee’s heritage.

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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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UT SPORTS

Pruitt finds recruiting success in backyard

Securing the borders is a common recruiting goal among college athletic programs as coaches don’t want to let the best players from their state escape to other schools.

Tennessee players, coaches just happy to be bowling

The location wasn’t going to matter to the players and coaches on the University of Tennessee football team. Just being eligible to compete in a bowl game and getting extra practices was worthy of celebration.

NEWSMAKERS

Summit Medical adds seven pediatricians

Seven pediatricians are joining Summit Medical Group at three clinics, West Knoxville, Hardin Valley and Seymour.

BRIEFS

City, KAT plans for all-electric buses in 2021

Knoxville’s outgoing mayor Madeline Rogero celebrated the purchase of the city’s first all-electric bus, as one of her last duties in office.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Once again, Titans' season comes down to one game

At least the Tennessee Titans are familiar with the situation they find themselves in as they approach the 2019 regular season finale.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

The best fuel-sipping SUVs available today, early next year

Hybrids have evolved in recent years, moving on from the original Toyota Prius to a new crop of efficient crossover SUVs.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Where does your junk go? You might be surprised

The paper on your living room floor was waist-high. That tossed-aside wrapping – ripped off the presents in 2.5 seconds – was a good indication of a good holiday, and everyone was content.

PERSONAL FINANCE

How to create a perpetual ‘paycheck’ for retirement

Your expenses don’t end with your paychecks, but creating a reliable income stream in retirement can be tricky. The right choices can result in sustainable income for the rest of your life. The wrong choices could leave you uncomfortably short of cash.

CAREER CORNER

Don’t talk money, religion, politics during interviews

The headline for this column may sound funny. After all, you’re looking for a new job, not a steak and baked potato. You’re right, of course, but there are lessons you can carry over from your dinner tonight to your job interview tomorrow morning.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Millennial Money: Money rules of thumb can be handy

To calculate a restaurant server's tip, double the first number on the bill. A $62.47 tab gets a $12 tip. If the bill is more than $100, double the first two digits.

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