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  • South Knox to Pick Up Commuters Published 6/4/2014 at 10:49 a.m. 0 comments

    The old Walmart building on Chapman Highway is being renovated to house the Panasonic operations still located in Knoxville, bringing some much needed daily non-through traffic to South Knoxville businesses hurt by the long closure of the Henley Street Bridge.

  • Plea Would Set Aside Retention Published 6/4/2014 at 10:44 a.m. 0 comments

    Knoxville attorney Herb Moncier has asked the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to issue an injunction to stop the retention election of appeals court justices in August.

  • TCAP Scores Go on the Shelf? Published 6/4/2014 at 10:42 a.m. 0 comments

    The TCAP scores for Knox County arrived too late to be averaged in with student grades, but does that mean they won’t have other uses? Like being used for teacher evaluations in the fall?

  • State Has Democratic Candidates (!) Published 5/28/2014 at 2:54 p.m. 0 comments

    Some statewide Democratic candidates and their supporters were a bit miffed at their treatment at the recent Jackson Day Dinner in Nashville.

  • The Once But Not Future Sheriff Published 5/28/2014 at 2:53 p.m. 0 comments

    It appears that David Davenport will be rejoining the Knox County Sheriff’s Department after losing a race for sheriff in Jefferson County. Davenport lost his job as sheriff of Jefferson County in 2010 and has been holding down a position ...

  • Polling the Negatives Against Supreme Court Judges Published 5/28/2014 at 2:52 p.m. 0 comments

    A poll has been conducted to fine-tune the message likely to be used against three incumbent state Supreme Court justices who face a retention election in August.

  • TCAP Blunder Arms Critics? Published 5/28/2014 at 2:51 p.m. 0 comments

    Will the screwed-up mess of late TCAP scores give critics more ammunition to further delay or kill the Common Core curriculum and the introduction of a new testing program?

  • Rocky Politics Published 5/14/2014 at 10:37 a.m. 0 comments

    Speculation continues on the origins and backers of an anonymous website called Rocky Top Politics that regularly rips Gov. Bill Haslam as well as lobbyists and legislators deemed not conservative enough.

  • Only Super Voters Came Out? Published 5/14/2014 at 10:36 a.m. 0 comments

    The super-voters are the people who vote in every election, regardless of who is running. That usually runs to just over 25,000 voters, or 12,000 households in Knox County. The turnout last week ended up being 28,000.

  • NFL Arithmatic Published 5/14/2014 at 10:35 a.m. 0 comments

    Knoxville’s Jimmy Haslam now has “Johnny Football” as a quarterback for his Cleveland Browns—the team was able to draft Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel late in the first round

  • Uh-Oh. A Challenger With More Money. Published 5/7/2014 at 10:53 a.m. 0 comments

    Former Johnson City Commissioner Phil Carringer reported contributions of more than $77,000 at the end of the last reporting period, compared to $53,000 for Hill.

  • Let's Sever Ties Published 5/7/2014 at 10:51 a.m. 0 comments

    Hillary Pate has “severed ties” with state Rep. Joe Carr’s campaign for the U.S. Senate, as of last week.

  • There He Goes Again. And Again. Published 5/7/2014 at 10:49 a.m. 0 comments

    Campfield compared bragging about the number of people signing up for Obamacare to bragging about the number of Jews signing up for “mandatory” German train rides in the 1940s.

  • Will the Status Quo Change? Published 5/7/2014 at 10:48 a.m. 0 comments

    Local television stations are in the middle of sweeps month, so if it bleeds it likely leads on your favorite station.

  • No Gavel Swinging for a While Published 4/30/2014 at 10:49 a.m. 0 comments

    Exercising at her gym, the Speaker took a fall and broke her arm.