Kincannon wins big, Parker pulls upset

Sandra ClarkGossip and Lies

Indya Kincannon overcame money, big-name endorsements and conventional wisdom to trounce hometown entrepreneur Eddie Mannis on Tuesday. Kincannon will succeed Mayor Madeline Rogero in mid-December.
Kincannon will govern with a 7-2 …

Inquiring minds ask …

Sandra ClarkGossip and Lies

This will be my final Gossip and Lies column for a while. (It’s hard to beat that talking squirrel.)
Larry Van Guilder, former colleague from the old newspaper, has joined our …

The squirrel has spoken

Sandra ClarkGossip and Lies

Hi, remember me? From last Thursday? I’m the Whittle Springs squirrel that knocked out Marshall Stair with a pine cone.

In last week’s column I wrote: “When (Marshall) came around, it …

The case for (and against) Kincannon

Sandra ClarkGossip and Lies

Indya Kincannon could be the next Knoxville mayor. Knowledgeable observers expect her to make the runoff, finishing first or second in a six-person field. Nobody expects a candidate to win …

Skinner wants inclusion, diversity

Sandra ClarkGossip and Lies

There’s a reason why Calvin Taylor Skinner looks and sounds like a Baptist preacher. The candidate for Knoxville mayor is one. Skinner has joined his father, the Rev. Dr. Johnnie …