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?
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.
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.
Does That Include Tip?
Published 4/30/2014 at 10:48 a.m. 0 comments
Tickets for The Clinton Foundation dinner with the former president, limited to 18, were $25,000.
Sometimes It's Personal
Published 4/30/2014 at 10:47 a.m. 0 comments
Then House Transportation Committee Chairman Vince Dean got a call from his daughter confessing to having gotten a ticket for running a red light. He asked her why she ran a red light and she explained she was trapped in ...
Huge OR Project Salvaged
Published 4/30/2014 at 10:46 a.m. 0 comments
The project is believed to be the most expensive construction project—and payroll—in state history.
On the Road to Detroit?
Published 4/30/2014 at 10:44 a.m. 0 comments
“How many seniors will be cutting their pills in quarters (or skipping days) just to get by if we raise city taxes? We will choke off healthy growth of our city? Feels like skipping down the primrose path to Detroit.”