Briggs to anti-abortion lobby: Bring it

Betty BeanKnox Scene

State Sen. Richard Briggs does a lot of reading. This week he says he’s thinking that he might need to study up on drag shows.
He was joking.
Or maybe not, since …

Briggs reflects on closing of St. Mary’s

Sandra ClarkFeature

Richard Briggs has seen combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. He’s performed intricate heart surgery, literally holding a patient’s life in his hands. But this tough guy’s voice broke when asked …

Ballinger challenges Briggs for Senate seat

Betty BeanFeature

Jamie Ballinger’s hero is her grandmother, Arzetta England, who lives in Powell and worked for many years at C&S Laundry.
“She’s extremely frugal and can squeeze a nickel until it’s a …

Is there a question in there, senator?

Sandra ClarkGossip and Lies

Who are these folks who came to Knox County to interrogate our Republican officeholders and candidates, setting criteria for “bona fide Republicans” and asserting authority to disqualify those who don’t …