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Profile in Courage

Where’s Waldo

Do Wah Ditty

City Hall Baby

Where’s Waldo, Part 2

No Tax Hikes Seen

Bug in Our Ear

Profile in Courage

Johnson is also a state legislator and, as a member of the House Conservation and Environment Committee, he has sponsored a resolution asking TVA to review its policy on selling TVA lands taken by eminent domain to private developers. This after Thornton engineered a land swap for some TVA land on Nickajack Lake for development.

Johnson’s firm has been notified that its services are no longer needed on the Matlock Bend project, which will cost the firm thousands of dollars in fees.

Where’s Waldo

This has not been helpful to Old City merchants. We hereby declare, on nobody’s authority, Old City Appreciation week and urge everyone to figure out how to visit your favorite establishment soon. You can do it. Think of it as a new version of Where’s Waldo. Hints: Magnolia Avenue, Summit Hill Drive or Central from Broadway.

After all, when all this construction is completed in order to make it easier to get downtown, we need to have some downtown left.

Do Wah Ditty

“You put your wheel tax in, you pull your wheel tax out, you put your property tax in, then you…

The second verse is “You put your library in, you pull your library out, you put your new school in, then you…”

Well you get the idea. It’s a series of radio commercials Councilman Steve Hall will be using in his campaign against County Mayor Mike Ragsdale .

City Hall Baby

Bailey is in his first term as an at-large Council member.

Where’s Waldo, Part 2

Accounts of the reported shots fired at City Councilman and Knox County mayoral candidate Steve Hall raise questions of geography again. It occurred Sunday night in front of Hall’s contracting business at 701 East Depot, just east of Randolph Street.

But what do you call East Depot, home to the Knoxville Opera and the New Knoxville Brewery, a neighborhood now more isolated than ever before? Several blocks east of the Old City, it’s permanently cut off from the downtown part of Depot by James White Parkway construction.

The News Sentinel has referred to the location as “downtown Knoxville” while WBIR calls it “East Knoxville.” We’re not sure what to call that interesting neighborhood and will, if necessary, just call it East Depot.

No Tax Hikes Seen

Haslam will address a group of invited guests at West Hills Park for a noon luncheon. The budget address will stress the administration’s four goals: 1.) stronger, safer neighborhoods; 2.) city services you can count on; 3.) an energized downtown; and 4.) more and better jobs.


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