Let's Mine the Wildlife Area?
Published 5/15/2013 at 10:23 a.m. 0 comments
A coal company is trying to get permission to mine state land in the Catoosa Wildlife Management Area on the Cumberland Plateau. Hmmm. What’s in that neighborhood? Well, there is the Justin Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park.
March Against Genetically Altered Food
Published 5/15/2013 at 10:21 a.m. 0 comments
A conservative Republican state senator joining a protest of one of the nation’s top corporations? How can this be?
Creating a Force Overnight?
Published 5/15/2013 at 10:20 a.m. 0 comments
Imagine if by some bizarre occurrence all the line officers of the Knoxville Police Department resigned and the city was faced with rebuilding the force overnight.
Scenic Middlebrook Less Scenic
Published 5/8/2013 at 11:05 a.m. 0 comments
You didn’t know Middlebrook Pike is a Scenic Highway?
So Who Works for Who?
Published 5/8/2013 at 11:04 a.m. 0 comments
The guy who will oversee an internal investigation of Pilot Flying J was once Gov. Bill Haslam’s boss and now he works, indirectly, for Bill Haslam. Haslam, of course, is one of the owners of Pilot Flying J.
I Want My SEC!
Published 5/8/2013 at 11:03 a.m. 0 comments
In every state in the Southeastern Conference there is a radio network that carries all the games for flagship universities, selling advertising and providing revenue for radio stations and state universities. That’s all about to change.
Reset Your Radio Buttons
Published 5/8/2013 at 11:02 a.m. 0 comments
With FCC approval, Johnny Pirkle’s sale of the 100,000-watt FM station WNOX to Journal Broadcasting is complete, one of the biggest shake-ups in Knoxville radio-land in years.
Security Chief Candidates
Published 5/1/2013 at 10:20 a.m. 0 comments
The Knox County school system has been calling people in the local law enforcement community to check the references and do a background check on Knoxville Deputy Police Chief Gus Paidousis.
Playing to the Press
Published 5/1/2013 at 10:19 a.m. 0 comments
It is unusual for a government department head to go to the media with a budget-busting proposal without clearing it with the boss.
So Who Gets the Report?
Published 5/1/2013 at 10:18 a.m. 0 comments
But who are the members of the current board of directors?
Maybe He Misses His Old Title
Published 5/1/2013 at 10:16 a.m. 0 comments
Is Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett considering a run for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Lamar Alexander? Rumors are swirling...
Megasite Costs Megabucks
Published 4/24/2013 at 12:04 p.m. 0 comments
The failed effort to locate a megasite along Interstate 81 has cost the Jefferson County economic-development community $133,000.
Journalism Case Study?
Published 4/24/2013 at 12:03 p.m. 0 comments
The situation would make a good case study for a journalism class, illustrating the different roles between independent newspaper newsrooms and the paper’s business side.
Servers Get Double Whammy
Published 4/24/2013 at 12:01 p.m. 0 comments
Restaurant managers in Knoxville have begun telling servers that they will not be allowed to work more than 30 hours a week because, if they do, the restaurants will be required to provide health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, ...
Need Somebody to Answer the Phone?
Published 4/17/2013 at 10:26 a.m. 0 comments
Callers to RSVP Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero’s budget lunch at Ijams Nature Center have been surprised to log their response with an operator in Orlando, Fla.
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