Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley First District Congressman Tennessee voters will likely be electing a new congressman from Tennessee’s First Congressional District in a matter of days.  The First District is upper East Tennessee, running basically from Sevier County all the way to Mountain City.  To be sure I had everything straight in my head, I checked […]

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Odds & Ends of This & That, XIII

By Steve Hunley Déjà vu All Over Again There is a move by the Charter Review Committee to once again place a referendum on the ballot to make the law director’s office appointed, rather than elected.  That reminds me of the last attempt some ten years ago, which was overwhelmingly defeated at the polls.  If […]

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Odds & Ends of This & That, XII

  Clerk’s Loan Needed I don’t think there’s any doubt our county, state, country and world have changed a lot since the advent of the COVID-19 virus.  It’s almost impossible to find anyone or anything left untouched by the coronavirus.  Charlie Susano, Clerk of the Circuit, Civil Sessions and Juvenile Courts, is asking the county […]

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Odds & Ends of This & That, XI

By Steve Hunley   Evetty Satterfield’s Bold Move By the time this is published, I will be surprised if Evetty Satterfield, the Knox County Board of Education member from the First District, is under attack by professional agitators and anarchists.  The First District encompasses most of Knoxville’s Black community, as well as downtown and the […]

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Odds & Ends of This & That, X

By Steve Hunley Reviving Gov. Lee’s ESSA Plan? In May of this year, a Nashville judge ruled Governor Bill Lee’s educational savings account legislation, approved by the Tennessee General Assembly, unconstitutional.  A collective “hurrah” went up from teachers’ unions, but the celebration might have been somewhat premature. Last week, the U. S. Supreme Court has […]

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Odds Ends of This & That, IX

By Steve Hunley sheriff’s department bonuses Sheriff Tom Spangler advanced his case for giving deputies a $1,500 “bonus” which will cost some $1.6 million of taxpayer money. Mayor Jacobs was dubious about spending money the county doesn’t have and offered a more modest $750 and waiting to see how the taxes roll in later on […]

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Odds & Ends of This & That, VIII

By Steve Hunley American Insurrection For the first time since the American Civil War, at least as far as I know, armed secessionists have occupied American soil and territory while legal and legitimate authorities simply stand by and gawk.  The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in Seattle, Washington is a 7-9 block area occupied by […]

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Odds & Ends of This & That, VII

By Steve Hunley Translating Socialist The Knoxville News-Sentinel has apparently transformed itself into the Antifa Daily.  Well late last week, the Antifa Daily published an opinion column by the City Council Movement.  I doubt it was written by a committee, but apparently rather than identify a particular individual, the Antifa Daily allowed the writer to […]

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Odds & Ends of This & That, VI

By Steve Hunley George Floyd I want to be very clear about my own feelings about what happened to George Floyd. It was horrifying and ghastly.  To witness a man pleading for his life and the callous disregard of the officer was positively sickening.  I am glad the officers have been fired and charged criminally. […]

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Odds & Ends of This & That, V

By Steve Hunley Who Woulda Thunk It? Regular readers will remember I wrote last week the City Council Movement just doesn’t like cops. There are two members of the Knoxville City Council who are members of the City Council Movement – – – Seema Singh and Amelia Parker – – – and both are also […]