Odds & Ends of This & That, VI

Odds & Ends of This & That, VI

By Steve Hunley Officer, I’m Being Robbed! Do City of Knoxville police officers make too much money?  That is the inference from a news release by the City Council Movement.  If you haven’t been paying attention, the City Council Movement says its mission is to “strengthen the people’s political power by holding elected officials accountable […]

Odds & Ends of This & That, III

Odds & Ends of This & That, III

By Steve Hunley Out of the Mouths of Babes… Mike McMillan, East Knox County’s member of the Board of Education, was really impressed by Aaliyah Riddle.  Aaliyah Riddle is a graduating senior at Austin – East High School who was critical of the school system’s announced intention to ban parents and families from graduation ceremonies.  […]

Odds and Ends of This and That

Odds and Ends of This and That

By Steve Hunley The only really bad thing about being a weekly newspaper is preparing an editorial on one topic.  Hardly a week goes by that I don’t hear from people wondering why I didn’t write about this or that.  There’s so much that happens nationally and locally that it is usually difficult to decide […]

Adapting to the Coronavirus

Adapting to the Coronavirus

School System Must Begin to Prepare Now By Steve Hunley Bob Thomas, superintendent of the Knox County School system, was recently interviewed by another media outlet and stated plainly, “We weren’t prepared” for the coronavirus.  Nobody was, nor could they be. As I said in a recent editorial, our governments, at every level, and our […]

We Need To Continue To Talk

We Need To Continue To Talk

By Steve Hunley I don’t know of anyone who isn’t eager to return to his/her former life, yet life after the coronavirus may likely be very different. It will be mighty interesting to see just what kind of conversations our nation will be having in the wake of the virus.  We’ve seen the first real […]

Mike McMillan Reelected to School Board

Mike McMillan Reelected to School Board

By Steve Hunley Mike McMillan was reelected to the Knox County Board of Education last week to a new four-year term.  McMillan defeated two opponents, Adam Brown and Leon Daugherty, finally winning with more than 57% of the vote.  The remarkable thing about McMillan’s victory was the fact he was unable to campaign personally, as […]

Democrats’ Iowa Debacle

Democrats’ Iowa Debacle

By Steve Hunley National Democrats went to Iowa, spent $50 million and fall down and go boom!  And for those of you who quibble with my use of the word “debacle”, I’ll have you know that was precisely how one commentator on NPR – – – National Progressive Radio – – – termed what occurred […]

Harold Wimberly, Jr.

Harold Wimberly, Jr.

By Steve Hunley Harold Wimberly, Jr. was a truly unique man, a treasured friend to those lucky enough to have earned his friendship.  Harold Wimberly was a jurist who occupied a bench in Knox County for forty years.  That alone is quite a feat yet there was so much more to Harold Wimberly, Jr. I […]