We like Jim, but good grief

Sandra ClarkFeature, Gossip and Lies

Jim Snowden P.E. is the new senior director of Engineering and Public Works for Knox County. He announced the appointment in a letter to staff and colleagues. Snowden has worked …

Here comes Marshall

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So I’m not the most attentive play-goer in town. Sitting through the pageantry and sturm und drang of “Candide,” I’m taken by the leading actor’s resemblance to Marshall Stair – …

Haslam’s tin ear

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After leaders of the state’s three largest school districts expressed no confidence in all or part of the TN Ready state testing program, Gov. Bill Haslam called a press conference …

Be it resolved …

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The Knox County Board of Education made it harder than it should have been Wednesday, stumbling through debate on how best to tell state leaders that teacher evaluations are flawed.
Reacting …

Burchett ponders campaign

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Perhaps he was in a comfort zone with Kristin Farley or maybe he was just tired, but Tim Burchett let down his guard on Tennessee This Week (WATE-TV) on Aug …

School board blasts state BOE

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The Knox County school board is ready to blow, with a solid majority asking Superintendent Bob Thomas to draft a “strongly-worded letter” to the state Department of Education about recent …

The Brady bunch is back!

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U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn will be in Knoxville today (7/28) to open her campaign headquarters, in her quest to replace Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate. She’s hoping for some …