‘Liberal Tommy’ comes clean

Larry Van GuilderEar to the Ground, South Knox

Six months ago, the Knox County GOP sent an urgent message to voters in the city’s District 1: Beware of “Liberal Tommy” Smith, the district’s city council representative.
According to the …

Democrats sweep city council elections

Betty BeanKnox Scene

It was a bad night for Democrats nationally, but November 2 brought joy to the supporters of five Knoxville City Council members – all of whom are Democrats – who …

Make sure you consent to be governed

Betsy PickleOpinion

I really, really, really want to write about today being Election Day in Knoxville, but if you are the type of person who reads newspapers – digital or print – …

A new wind blowing in local politics

Betty BeanOpinion

I’ve had to start this column over about four times because stuff just keeps happening with no regard for my deadline. Luckily for me, however, nothing I’ve seen has changed …

City council candidates: KPD funding

Sandra ClarkOpinion

Early voting starts next week (Aug. 11-26) for five seats (a majority) on Knoxville City Council. Election day is Tuesday, Aug. 31. The top two vote-getters from each district will …

Council candidate forum is Saturday

Sandra ClarkFountain City

Candidates for Knoxville City Council from Districts 4 and 6 will meet voters in a candidate forum Saturday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. until noon. Sponsored by Town Hall East …

Owning the Libs: A strategy for success?

Betty BeanKnox Scene

Last year, the Knox County Republican Party dodged a big hairy bullet.
Its name was Matt Gaetz.
The local political geniuses had booked the Florida Man as guest speaker for the annual …