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Conservative Blogger Brian Hornback Faces a Libel Suit Filed by Knox County Republican Party Chair Ruthie Kuhlman
Published 10/30/2013 at 9:43 a.m.
Are bloggers subject to the same limits as professional journalists when it comes to libel law?
Former Members of the Pride of the Southland Marching Band Plan to Demonstrate Their Sympathies on the Field
Published 10/30/2013 at 9:42 a.m. 1 Comment
The Pride of the Southland Marching Band boasts some 345 members, but on Saturday, Nov. 9, their ranks will swell to more than 800 when the University of Tennessee Alumni Band joins them on Shields-Watkins Field for the annual homecoming ...
The Republic of Slovenia Has a Consulate in Holston Hills. No, Really.
Published 10/16/2013 at 10:29 a.m. 1 Comment
If you ever find yourself driving through Holston Hills, and happen to see a sign that says “Consulate of the Republic of Slovenia,” you can rest assured that it’s not a joke. So what the heck is a Slovenian consulate ...
City Employees Start a Campaign Targeting City Council Member Nick Della Volpe in the September Primary
Published 08/07/2013 at 9:22 a.m. 1 Comment
By the end of this week, crews of off-duty city police officers will begin putting up signs saying “Fraternal Order of Police Volunteer Lodge #2 asks our friends and supporters to say ‘NO’ to Della Volpe, Knoxville City Council District ...
Ed White’s Sideline: Historian
Published 06/19/2013 at 5:59 p.m.
Ed White is a lifelong learner, a husband and father, a master gardener, and was one of the most able and giving AIDS care volunteers in Knoxville during the height of the plague. He long ago recognized the need for ...
The Resolution: 20 Years Ago, Knox County Commission Unleashed a Wave of Vitriol Against the Gay Community. How Far Have We Come Since Then?
Published 06/19/2013 at 3 p.m. 1 Comment
On March 22, 1993, an anti-gay resolution hit Knox County Commission with the force of an F-5 tornado. The call had gone out from pulpits and conservative radio stations that the faithful were needed at the City County Building to ...
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 ...