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  • Boomlet Fizzles Published 7/2/2014 at 11:20 a.m. 0 comments

    >U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s narrow victory in his runoff election damaged the national media bloomlet for state Rep. Joe Carr, running against U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.

  • School Board Shut Out of Process Published 7/2/2014 at 11:19 a.m. 0 comments

    The Knox County school board has discovered it has little to say about replacing board member Indya Kincannon, who resigned to go with her husband to Slovenia for a one-year posting.

  • Late Interest in Politics? Published 7/2/2014 at 11:16 a.m. 0 comments

    Congressman Jimmy Duncan’s supporters say his opponent has not shown much interest in politics before entering the race. They say Jason Zachary has had a pretty hit or miss voting record.

  • Bill Dunn? Liberal? Published 6/25/2014 at 10:50 a.m. 0 comments

    The veteran conservative legislator says the designation has provided a lot of “chuckles.”

  • WVLT Gets Ratings Bump? Published 6/25/2014 at 10:48 a.m. 0 comments

    May sweeps Nielsen numbers are closely guarded secrets but we hear that WVLT Channel 8 increased its viewership for the 6 and 11 o’clock newscasts in total number of households, though not necessarily in the all-important 25-54 demographic for ad ...

  • Duncan Aiding Dad's Campaign Published 6/25/2014 at 10:47 a.m. 0 comments

    Campaign reports show that through May the campaign has paid him $21,000.

  • Lifetime Annuities a Problem? Published 6/25/2014 at 10:46 a.m. 0 comments

    Employees who choose a lifetime annuity for children are a concern and the city may look at adjusting that benefit since it might be a long-term threat to the pension plan.

  • High Tech Market Square Published 6/18/2014 at 10:44 a.m. 0 comments

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero’s schedule called for her to be in Washington this week attending a Maker Faire. No, the mayor hasn’t taken up cabinet making.

  • Switching Horses Midstream Published 6/18/2014 at 10:42 a.m. 0 comments

    Last week, Pate resumed sending e-mails. This time for George Flinn, another candidate in the race against Alexander.

  • Jockeying Continues on TVA Board Published 6/18/2014 at 10:41 a.m. 0 comments

    Two more terms on the TVA board expired in May and behind-the-scenes jockeying continues on who will fill those two slots and the slot that’s been empty since last December.

  • 'Knoxville Journal' Reported Closed, Again Published 6/11/2014 at 10:53 a.m. 0 comments

    The Knoxville Journal, operating as a weekly in recent years, is closing down.

  • Rehabs in the News Published 6/11/2014 at 10:51 a.m. 0 comments

    The DIY cable network featured a house on Cornelia Street last week, documenting how neighbors joined together and rescued the house.

  • TCU Undecided on Retention Vote Published 6/11/2014 at 10:49 a.m. 0 comments

    When state Supreme Court Justice Penny White was not retained in office, the group that led the charge against her was the Tennessee Conservative Union, primarily over the issue of the death penalty.

  • Payback is a Bitch Published 6/11/2014 at 10:48 a.m. 0 comments

    In his Shopper News column recently, former Mayor Victor Ashe raised questions about the city pension plan and suggested that Mayor Madeline Rogero and Deputy Mayor Bill Lyons might be resistant to change since they will benefit personally from its ...

  • Christie a Hit with the GOP Establishment Published 6/4/2014 at 10:51 a.m. 0 comments

    Despite grumbling from conservative Republicans, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie had enough star power to pack in the Republican establishment at the annual Statesman’s Dinner.