Quote of the Week: "I would like to withdraw the ordinances..."

"I would like to withdraw the ordinances banning conventional billboards and electronic message centers."

—Commissioner Richard Briggs in a statement posted to the Knox County Commission Forum, back-pedaling his charge against conventional billboards. Commission voted Monday to stop companies from converting traditional billboards to digital form, but handed off the "withdrawn" ordinances to the Metropolitan Planning Commission to come up with its own recommendations.