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  • 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.

  • Sometimes Sanity Prevails Published 1/23/2014 at 9:59 a.m. 0 comments

    Beavers introduced a bill she told colleagues would outlaw the Affordable Care Act in Tennessee and got initial support for the idea. Then someone read the bill.

  • Brooks a Target? Published 1/23/2014 at 9:58 a.m. 0 comments

    A group of conservatives in Middle Tennessee who are opposed to the Common Core curriculum are said to be looking for a candidate to oppose state Rep. Harry Brooks, R-Knoxville.

  • Democrats for Haslam! Published 1/15/2014 at 10:53 a.m. 0 comments

    One reason Democrats may be having trouble finding a candidate to run against Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is that many of them are supporting Haslam.

  • Does it Taste the Same with Tax Stamp? Published 1/15/2014 at 10:29 a.m. 0 comments

    The long-awaited Popcorn Sutton moonshine distillery is opening on Highway 25 in Newport. The legal version of the outlaw Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton’s brew is based on his recipes and brewed by his associate, Jamey Grosser.

  • Alexander, Carr to Attend Knox Event Published 1/15/2014 at 10:28 a.m. 0 comments

    It’s a first for this campaign season: U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and his Republican primary opponent state Rep. Joe Carr will be at the same event Saturday night. They will be at Crown College, in Powell.

  • Federal Judge to Hear Ballot Access Case Published 1/15/2014 at 10:27 a.m. 0 comments

    Knoxville attorney Herb Moncier has a hearing Jan. 30 before U.S. District Judge Thomas Varlan on his suit to get on the ballot this year for an appeals court position.

  • Limbaugh Stays, Hannity Goes Published 1/8/2014 at 10:56 a.m. 0 comments

    Conservative talk show fans in Knoxville are having to adjust to a new lineup this month.

  • Money Incentives Cut Published 1/8/2014 at 10:54 a.m. 0 comments

    TVA’s program now pays 10 cents per kilowatt hour, making the investments too costly for the return, according to a solar industry executive.

  • Leaving to Come Back Sooner Published 1/8/2014 at 10:53 a.m. 0 comments

    But the rules say you have to wait a year to become a lobbyist if you leave the Legislature.

  • Festival a Hanging Basket? Published 1/8/2014 at 10:52 a.m. 0 comments

    Trillin does give Knoxville credit for not trying to swipe the Biscuit Capital of the World moniker from Natchez, Miss.

  • Call it the Military Caucus? Published 1/2/2014 at 10:51 a.m. 0 comments

    Should Knox County Commissioner Richard Briggs, a retired military man, get elected to the state Legislature maybe he should help form the military caucus.

  • Peabody Duck Anyone? Published 1/2/2014 at 10:50 a.m. 0 comments

    You’ve been to Memphis to see the ducks strut through the lobby of the Peabody Hotel, or you’ve heard about them. The Memphis ducks are safe, but their brethren at the Peabody in Little Rock are in danger of being ...