Jones puts Holt under merit board

Sandra ClarkGossip and Lies

Jimmy “J.J.” Jones almost always gets his way – even when he’s flat out wrong. The current sheriff and announced candidate for Knox County mayor has succeeded in getting his …

Is Tom Spangler tough enough?

Sandra ClarkFeature, Gossip and Lies

Sheriff-elect Tom Spangler beat the man most folks thought would win. Spangler topped Lee Tramel 65-35 percent in the May Republican Primary. With no Democratic opponent, “Spanky” will lead the …

Tom Spangler turns the page

Betty BeanFeature

Sheriff-elect Tom Spangler plans to keep his campaign promises. There’ll be fewer chiefs and more officers in schools, on the road and in the jail in a Spangler administration.
And, in …

Myers promoted to procurement director

Sandra ClarkGossip and Lies

Mayor Tim Burchett has elevated Matt Myers, former deputy director of procurement, to the post vacated by Hugh Holt. Burchett will not fill Myers’ previous position.
Holt resigned under fire on …

The end – with more conclusions to come

Marvin Westwestwords

Column revised to reflect change in bowl game status.
The end is near. The season is mercifully over but there will be other conclusions.
For example, Tennessee was in and out of …