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  • 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.

  • Contributions Now Tax Deductible Published 12/18/2013 at 10:52 a.m. 0 comments

    The Clean Water Expected in East Tennessee group has announced it has secured 501(c)(3) status, making it a tax deductible public charity, which should help it with fund-raising.

  • Another Candidate Bows Out Published 12/18/2013 at 10:50 a.m. 0 comments

    Julian Mays has told a member of the House Republican Caucus he has decided against running for the state House of Representatives.

  • Errant E-mail Causes Rift Published 12/18/2013 at 10:49 a.m. 0 comments

    School board member Pam Trainor got an e-mail from a friend gushing with praise for Superintendent Jim McIntyre and extremely critical of teachers who are complaining to the school board.

  • Who's That Guy with the Beard? Published 12/18/2013 at 10:48 a.m. 0 comments

    Why was Peter Jackson, the famed director of The Hobbit film trilogy, in Knoxville last week?

  • Enjoy it While You Can Published 12/11/2013 at 11:07 a.m. 0 comments

    Enjoy your last Christmas shopping season for sales-tax free Amazon purchases.

  • Tennova HQ Likely in Nashville Updated 12/12/2013 at 3:34 p.m. 0 comments

    The parent company of Tennova has been purchased by a community-hospital company that is headquartered in Nashville, and it appears unlikely that Tennova will retain any corporate presence in Knoxville as a result.

  • Payback Time for Hill? Published 12/11/2013 at 11:05 a.m. 2 comments

    State Rep. Mathew Hill, R-Jonesborough, committed a cardinal sin last session. He agreed to vote for a bill favored by the speakers of both houses of the legislature but changed his mind at the last minute and scuttled it.

  • Popular Anchor to Return Published 12/11/2013 at 11:04 a.m. 0 comments

    Ted Hall, who spent 18 years at WBIR before moving to Atlanta, is coming back to Knoxville and will be joining WVLT.

  • Former Vol Coaches in Big Game Published 12/4/2013 at 10:50 a.m. 0 comments

    Three former Vol coaches will likely be on the sidelines for the national championship game.

  • Tax Cuts Amid Budget Shortfall? Published 12/4/2013 at 10:50 a.m. 0 comments

    Since the Republicans gained control of the state Legislature, they have cut taxes each session and annual revenues to the state have been cut by an estimated $200 million, but they may face opposition from the governor if they want ...

  • Reeves Confirmation an Example? Published 12/4/2013 at 10:48 a.m. 0 comments

    Knoxville attorney Herb Moncier says to understand his problem with the judicial selection amendment proposed next year you need look no further than local attorney Pam Reeves.

  • Foreclosures Continue Decline Published 11/27/2013 at 2:07 p.m. 0 comments

    The number of foreclosures in Knox County has taken a sharp decline through the first eight months of the year as opposed to the same period last year.