2014 Elections: Judicial Races, Part 2
Published 7/23/2014 at 10:47 a.m. 0 comments
Candidates with very different levels of experience vie for Chancery and Circuit Courts
2014 Elections: State Senate District 7
Published 7/16/2014 at 11:13 a.m. 0 comments
State Sen. Stacey Campfield's primary opponent, County Commissioner Dr. Richard Briggs, has a clear advantage in fund-raising and in not talking crazy talk—but what other ideas does he have for the office? Cari Wade Gervin finds out.
2014 Elections: Judicial Races, Part 1
Published 7/9/2014 at 10:36 a.m. 0 comments
This week we profile candidates in two of the judicial races on the ballot: Criminal Court, Division III and General Sessions Court, Division IV. Next week we’ll cover the rest.
2014 Knox County Election: Clerk and Trustee Races
Published 7/2/2014 at 11:15 a.m. 0 comments
After a rough couple of years for the office of the Knox County trustee, voters will have a chance to elect either Republican Knox County Commissioner Ed Shouse or Jim Berrier, a Democrat and regulatory supervisor of financial advisors. Meanwhile, ...
MPC's Newest Hire Reveals a Lack of a Transparent Process
Published 6/25/2014 at 11:04 a.m. 0 comments
At the end of 2011, shortly after Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero was sworn into office, she eliminated the office of South Waterfront Development, which had been created by her predecessor, Bill Haslam. The senior director of the office, Dave Hill, ...
Mobile Retail: Is Knoxville Ready for Clothing Boutique Trucks?
Published 6/18/2014 at 10:28 a.m. 1 comment
Move that food truck over—there’s a whole new breed of mobile vendor rolling onto Knoxville city streets: clothing boutiques on wheels. Now that the city has embraced the presence of food trucks downtown, can it adapt to other retail trucks, ...
Everybody Says They Want to Save the Christenberry House—But It's More Complicated Than That
Published 6/4/2014 at 10:38 a.m. 0 comments
The Christenberry house at 3222 Kingston Pike is another development controversy concerning a plausibly historic old house and a probably lucrative development deal. But it’s different in several regards, upending some of the usual developer-vs.-community paradigms.
"Teachers Kick A**!" Not as Much as Supporters Hoped in Primaries, But They Say They Aren't Done Yet
Published 5/14/2014 at 10:22 a.m. 0 comments
What does seem likely, going forward, is that the new configuration of the board will be one slightly more likely to ask questions and slightly more likely to listen. We only hope this means meetings aren’t now slightly more likely ...
Rogero's City Budget Includes Some Interesting Capital Improvement Projects
Published 5/7/2014 at 10:46 a.m. 0 comments
When City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero announced her proposed budget two weeks ago, all anyone could talk about was her 34-cent property-tax increase. But some other numbers in Rogero’s proposed budget caught our eye, as Paige Huntoon reports.
2014 Primaries: Criminal Court Clerk
Published 4/29/2014 at 5:59 p.m. 0 comments
The scandals surrounding Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey’s office have turned what’s usually a low-profile race into one of the most talked about primaries of the year. Three Republicans are running to replace McCroskey—and no Democrats—so although he won’t be ...
2014 Primaries: Board of Education, Part 2
Published 4/22/2014 at 1:43 p.m. 0 comments
Yes, it probably seems like the primary should have already happened by now, but somehow it hasn’t. This means you still have time to make up your mind about the Knox County Schools Board of Education races. With four candidates ...
2014 Primaries: Board of Education
Published 4/16/2014 at 4:00 p.m. 3 comments
For elections that aren’t even countywide, the Knox County Schools Board of Education races have drawn outsized attention this year. In stark contrast to 2012, all three incumbents face challengers, and only one district, the seventh, is uncontested. Here are ...
2014 Primaries: Knox County Commission
Published 4/9/2014 at 10:56 a.m. 0 comments
So the Republican primary races—there are no Democrats running in these races—are packed with both fresh and familiar faces.
2014 Primaries: Knox County Sheriff
Published 4/2/2014 at 10:18 a.m. 0 comments
Two new faces have thrown their hats in the ring against current sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones: Bobby Waggoner, a retired railroad officer and Knox County deputy, and Sam Hammett, an officer for the Knox County Sheriff’s Office for nine years.
2014 Primaries: Knox County Trustee
Published 3/26/2014 at 10:07 a.m. 1 comment
So how is it that the Knox County Trustee’s office has become infamous for public scandals? It’s been by generating lots of headlines for the past few years. But that hasn’t stopped people from wanting the job. Republican candidates Barry ...
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