Guns in Lots OK? Really?
Published 3/20/2013 at 10:45 a.m. 0 comments
Pro-gun groups and legislators declared victory on passage of guns-in-the-parking-lot legislation which gives gun permit holders the right to keep a gun in their vehicles at work even if the employer objects.
Burchett Garners Transparency Award
Published 3/20/2013 at 10:44 a.m. 0 comments
Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett got an award last week commending his administration for transparency.
Legislators to Paul: What Have You Done Lately?
Published 3/20/2013 at 10:41 a.m. 0 comments
When Tennessee voters approved a lottery, the state brought in highly-touted lottery expert Rebecca Paul to set it up and get it running and agreed to pay her $750,000 per year.
Margaritas for Tourists
Published 3/20/2013 at 10:28 a.m. 0 comments
The news that Jimmy Buffett will be opening a Margaritaville restaurant in Pigeon Forge is touted as a result of the town voting in liquor by the drink in an election last week.
Don't Start Packing Yet
Published 3/13/2013 at 10:44 a.m. 0 comments
Local Democrats who would like to be the federal judge to replace the retiring U.S. District Judge Thomas Phillips shouldn’t give up their day job—it will likely be over a year from now before the new judge is named if ...
Up Market Good For Taxpayers?
Published 3/13/2013 at 10:42 a.m. 0 comments
So the stock market is going gangbusters and the Dow has hit an all-time high last week—are city and county pension funds making a comeback?
Heads in Beds
Published 3/6/2013 at 10:33 a.m. 0 comments
State prisons are full and in danger of coming back under a federal court order to do something about overcrowding.
Back to the Future
Published 3/6/2013 at 10:32 a.m. 0 comments
There is some sentiment on the University of Tennessee’s Knoxville campus to return to some of the Gothic architecture of the earlier days of the university.
We'll Take it Straight
Published 3/6/2013 at 10:31 a.m. 0 comments
Liquor lobbyists have thus far resisted any amendments to the wine in grocery stores bill to offer incentives to liquor-store owners.
Jackie Walker's Latest Run
Published 3/6/2013 at 10:30 a.m. 0 comments
Tennessee football great Jackie Walker is on the 2013 ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame.
A Charme-ing Candidate?
Published 3/6/2013 at 10:29 a.m. 0 comments
If you read her website, Elect Charme Knight (charmeknight.com), you will discover she is a career prosecutor and is running to be the next district attorney general for Knox County.
Term Limits for School Board Members?
Published 2/27/2013 at 3:13 p.m. 0 comments
The proposal to make school board elections partisan is still hanging out there. But there is a little-noticed possible amendment to any legislation making the races Republican or Democrat or Independent.
Campfield Takes Shot at Briggs
Published 2/27/2013 at 3:12 p.m. 0 comments
Knox County Commissioner Richard Briggs has announced plans to run for the state senate against incumbent Republican Stacey Campfield. It appears that the campaign has already started and we might get some indication of the direction of the race from ...
Gordon Ball Considers U.S. Senate Run
Published 2/27/2013 at 3:10 p.m. 0 comments
Knoxville attorney Gordon Ball is calling around to gauge support for a U.S. Senate run.
Knox County Judges Recuse Themselves From County Law Director Case
Published 2/27/2013 at 3:07 p.m. 0 comments
Knox County’s judges would rather not get into the middle of a fight between the county law director and the daily newspaper.