Tom Spangler turns the page

Betty BeanFeature, Government

Sheriff-elect Tom Spangler plans to keep his campaign promises. There’ll be fewer chiefs and more officers in schools, on the road and in the jail in a Spangler administration.
And, in …

Money can’t buy me love

Betty BeanFeature, Politics

This time last year, Lee Tramel held a campaign kickoff event at the Lakeside Tavern. The crowd of well-wishers wasn’t just big; it was substantial – a who’s-who of well-heeled …

Glenn Jacobs apparent winner

Sandra ClarkFeature, Gossip and Lies

Glenn Jacobs should mail Roger Kane a check. When Roger started running against Sherry Witt, he posted huge signs with his last name. The signs didn’t help Roger, but Glenn …

Politicians woo SoKno voters

Betsy PickleSouth Knox

Spring may not be in the air yet, but election fever is. Candidates on the ballot for the May 1 county primary have started showing up in South Knoxville, trying …

Spanglers for Spangler

Sandra ClarkPolitics

The good news for early attendance at a political fundraiser: Easy parking. The bad news: No reliable crowd estimate. (Update: We’ve confirmed 240 signed the guest book and over $10,000 …