How many chiefs does KCSO need?

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In the former Soviet Union, the Communist Party selected a Central Committee which selected a smaller executive committee called the Politburo. It selected the general secretary – a humble title …

A million here, a million there

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An anomaly of local government is the limited power of the county mayor. On the surface, Knox County’s $851 million budget puts it far ahead of the city’s $434 million. …

Political predictions ahead

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Our friend John Becker hosts two entertaining “Inside Tennessee” shows on WBIR-TV over the holidays. This year panelists Don Bosch (D), Susan Richardson Williams (R), Eddie Smith (R) and Ramsey …

Problem? Blame it on the elf

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Sometime on Christmas Eve, the Elf on the Shelf went back to wherever it lives when it’s not spying on kids for Santa. Good riddance.
For those without kids under age …

Merry Christmas and all that

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Wow. What a year it’s been.
This time last year no one had heard of COVID-19, the virus that’s dominated our lives. But for covid, Donald Trump would have been reelected. …

Scott Davis arrested, released

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Prominent developer and political figure Scott Wilson Davis was arrested Dec. 3 on the felony charge of aggravated assault, after he allegedly attacked a process server and her dog. According …

Knox County pushes Halls project

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Knox County is seeking a $950,000 state grant to continue work to connect the greenway system in Halls. The county’s match would be $50,000 and future upkeep. The full proposal …