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  • Water Tab Seemed Excessive Published 2/19/2014 at 10:49 a.m. 0 comments

    WSVM-TV Channel 4 in Nashville reports the state has been overcharged $178,000 over the years.

  • No Salt-Truck Rides for Rogero Published 2/19/2014 at 10:47 a.m. 0 comments

    Rogero also missed our earlier snowfall while on a visit to Turkey so she hasn’t had a chance build a snowman this winter. She says she doesn’t drive the salt trucks, and she has staff in place that she is ...

  • "Messiah" Magistrate Wants Judgeship Published 2/19/2014 at 10:46 a.m. 0 comments

    Ballew has picked up a petition to run for the post being vacated by the retirement of Sessions Judge Ben Strand, based in Dandridge. There are four other candidates in the race.

  • Who Makes the Big Bucks? Published 2/12/2014 at 10:56 a.m. 1 comment

    Knox County Commission asked the Board of Education for a list of people making over $100,000 a year and the list came back with 41 names on it, with Superintendent Jim McIntyre’s $222,800 at the top.

  • Cocke Economy Takes a Hit Published 2/12/2014 at 10:55 a.m. 0 comments

    But the farm bill that cleared the U.S. Senate last week just changed everything.

  • Burchett Event Makes Statement Published 2/12/2014 at 10:52 a.m. 0 comments

    The list represents just about any faction of Knox County that might be fertile ground for an opponent for Burchett. There isn’t anybody left who’s not on the Burchett bandwagon.

  • WIGS to Get Rewrite? Published 2/12/2014 at 10:51 a.m. 0 comments

    It is likely the bill will then be “adjusted” to reflect what the speakers want in it. After the bill is in final form in the conference committee, it comes back to the Senate and House floors for an up ...

  • A Slow Walk to August Published 2/5/2014 at 10:14 a.m. 0 comments

    Knoxville attorney Herb Moncier feels like he is being “slow walked” until the August election so that his lawsuit becomes moot.

  • An Opponent for Brooks? Published 2/5/2014 at 10:12 a.m. 0 comments

    Knox County Commissioner Dave Wright is no longer saying he will not run against state Rep. Harry Brooks, R-Knoxville, in the Republican primary. He will only say he has until April 3, the qualifying deadline, to make a decision.

  • A Bigger Share for Small Schools? Published 2/5/2014 at 10:11 a.m. 0 comments

    There are rumblings that the small school systems across the state are getting ready to have an attorney sue over uneven state-education funding.

  • Merger Ignores Fed Interest Published 1/29/2014 at 9:50 a.m. 0 comments

    The New York Times on Sunday outlined how HMA is accused of admitting people to the hospital unnecessarily, and thus collecting Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements improperly.

  • Does Campfield Know About This? Published 1/29/2014 at 9:49 a.m. 0 comments

    A Haslam Scholar helping arrange for the nation’s best-known communist to speak at the University of Tennessee?

  • Billions? With a B? Published 1/29/2014 at 9:47 a.m. 0 comments

    A federal district court has issued a ruling that clears the way for Knoxville attorney Gordon Ball to proceed with a lawsuit with a potential judgment in the billions of dollars.

  • Anchorman 2 Published 1/23/2014 at 10:01 a.m. 0 comments

    Ted Hall, the former anchor at WBIR before decamping to Atlanta for a decade, has returned to take up duties at WVLT, Channel 8 on Monday.

  • Which Coordinator is Favored? Published 1/23/2014 at 10:01 a.m. 0 comments

    Adam Gase oversees the most potent offense in the NFL at Denver. Dan Quinn has the number-one defense in the NFL in Seattle.