Odd Couple

Former Democratic county commission candidate Courtney Piper has joined SRW Associates, a firm headed by Susan Williams, who has served in two Republican governor's administrations and been a fixture in the state Republican Party.

Piper was finance director for Democratic senate candidate Mike Padgett and worked for the Tennessee Clean Water Network. Piper will work on environmental issues for the firm.

Williams is a regular panelist on WBIR's Inside Tennessee Sunday morning talk show and Piper is a frequent commentator on WATE's Sunday morning show, Tennessee This Week.