ChainFree ordinance runs into trouble

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He guarded his turf in every kind of weather. Chained to a ramshackle doghouse that provided little more than a roof, he barked ferociously when I walked by. He sweltered …

Ward Baker: The man behind the curtain 

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Last weekend the Glenn Jacobs for Mayor Twitter account shared a photo of Himself shooting a gun, a formidable, flame-spitting AR-esque weapon. Most of Himself’s 47,287 Twitter followers who checked …

Chris Holzen: Singing those Moscow blues

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The “Will He/Won’t He” game – “he” being Vladimir Putin – isn’t just an abstract foreign policy discussion for Knoxvillians who knew Chris Holzen. The question of when, whether and …

How Fountain City got its swings

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(Editor’s Note: Social media exploded Tuesday with unconfirmed rumors that the city of Knoxville might remove the swings in Fountain City Park. The swings that were installed in the late …

We Back Pat: Coaches showcase Summitt legacy

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Vanderbilt women’s basketball coach Shea Ralph was one of the players that Tennessee fans loved to hate. She was the scowling, snarling, on-court embodiment of Geno Auriemma, the coach we …