About Betty Bean
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Stacey Campfield Beats the Rap for Libel, but Roger Byrge Plans to Appeal
Updated 05/01/2013 at 4:50 p.m.
State Sen. Stacey Campfield manages to get his libel suit thrown out of court, but the plaintiff is planning to appeal, reports Betty Bean.
#StillTenn: Heading into March Madness, Lady Vols Coach Holly Warlick Takes Control
Published 03/20/2013 at 2 p.m. 2 Comments
Holly Warlick’s debut as a head coach of the Lady Vols basketball team this year—after replacing retired legend Pat Summitt—was not terribly reassuring. But the team rebounded from the embarrassing season-opener loss to the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, and despite a ...
Grand Old Party Pains: Small Election at the West Knox Republican Club Escalates Into Battle Over Party's Direction
Updated 03/05/2013 at 12:06 p.m.
Who knew that electing a vice chair of the largest Republican club in Knox County could get so many GOP shorts in a wad? But evidently there was something more at stake than this not exactly lofty position. Betty Bean ...
Con Hunley: If You Could Read Between the Lines
Published 01/30/2013 at 12:14 p.m.
Con Hunley’s country music career in the late ’70s/early ’80s is the classic tale of a Knoxvillian trying to conform to Nashville’s ways—and returning to Knoxville for a happier life. Despite jaw-dropping good looks and talent formidable enough to win ...
Tall Tales of Con Hunley
Published 01/30/2013 at noon
Some extra anecdotes from a colorful career.
Knox County Election Commission Shoots Down Petition Drive to Reinstate Belle Morris Polling Place
Published 08/21/2012 at 1:50 p.m.
November will mark the first presidential election since Harry S. Truman upset Thomas E. Dewey that there’ll be no ballots cast at Belle Morris Elementary School. The Knox County Election Commission, by a 3-2 party-line vote, voted this week to ...
Fighting for Votes: Democrats’ Criticism of the Republican-Controlled Knox County Election Commission Heats Up
Published 07/18/2012 at 4:29 p.m. 1 Comment
In Tennessee, the two major political parties are the custodians of the voting process, and whichever party happens to be in power gets to dictate where, when, and how that process is organized. Theoretically, Republicans and Democrats create checks and ...
Former Lady Vols Sports Information Director Debby Jennings Considers Legal Action Against UT
Published 05/23/2012 at 10:01 a.m. 9 Comments
The sudden retirement of Lady Vols Sports Information Director Debby Jennings was announced last week in a terse, three-paragraph press release that shocked fans of the women’s program—they feared that Jennings’ retirement was not voluntary. A May 18 letter to ...
City Council Votes Unanimously to Approve Non-Discrimination Hiring Policy
Published 04/18/2012 at 10:38 a.m. 1 Comment
City Council voted unanimously, and without discussion, to approve an ordinance prohibiting discrimination on the basis of ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity in hiring.
Julia Tucker's Life of Activism
Published 03/14/2012 at 11:58 a.m.
Over three decades, Julia Tucker has contributed and raised countless dollars for charity, served on scores of boards, and became the city’s most influential AIDS advocate. She is a historic preservationist and a political activist who has never been far ...