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 ...
Late Primary Good for Carr
Published 1/2/2014 at 10:48 a.m. 0 comments
Not only does U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander have some tough votes coming up during this re-election campaign, and being challenged in his primary, the calendar is also not on his side.
Money Was for Plane, Not Tickets
Published 1/2/2014 at 10:47 a.m. 0 comments
When the News Sentinel, in a package of stories on lobbying, ran a list of University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro’s expenses going to Nashville, one item raised a few eyebrows. It was just over $1,000 to attend the Tennessee ...
Letter: Vitriol, Rag, Sleazy
Published 12/18/2013 at 10:56 a.m. 0 comments
Brady: Wow, what town is missing their village idiot? The Confederate flag is as appropriate as your rainbow sticker, your Obama sticker, and your PETA sticker that combine to obscure your vision while driving.