UT has fired Knoxville campus Chancellor Beverly Davenport effective July 1 and put her on administrative leave with pay effective immediately. UT President Joe DiPietro said Davenport will join the faculty in the College of Communication and Information.
Oddly (or not so oddly), this story was scooped by a sports guy, Jimmy Hyams.
Someone on Facebook wondered why the good ol’ boys couldn’t take off a day to celebrate buying the South Knox school board seat.
- Leading the ticket: As predicted here yesterday, Tom Spangler led the Republican Primary ticket for contested races with 26,241 votes in unofficial returns. Sherry Witt seems to be second, with 23,168.