No fire tax for Knox County

Sandra ClarkGossip and Lies

Mayor Glenn Jacobs has nixed the notion of a fire district and “fire tax” for Knox County. In his Friday Facebook post, Jacobs said, “I do not and I will …

Straight talk and filters

Sandra ClarkGossip and Lies

Politicians and businesses are using social media to talk directly with citizens/consumers, bypassing traditional (and even not-so-traditional) media.
There’s Donald Trump on Twitter; Glenn Jacobs with a Friday Facebook broadcast; Tim …

Roger: Over and out

Sandra ClarkGossip and Lies

It was vintage Roger Kane on Tuesday at the Knox County Commission workshop. And when Kane’s five-minute report to the commission ended, his boss, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, fired …

Peddling partnerships, running marathons

Sandra ClarkGossip and Lies

The bane of the news business is paying for it. One can:

Win the lottery
Inherit from a rich relative
Get readers to pay (see Knoxville Compass)
Get good souls to donate (see Knoxville …

Kane lobbies in violation of state law

Sandra ClarkGossip and Lies

Former state Rep. Roger Kane is lobbying state legislators despite a state prohibition against doing so within 12 months after leaving office. Kane served three two-year terms in the state …