Monthly Archives: July 2014

Norman’s letter to McIntyre

This, just in. Commissioner Tony Norman’s request for expenses related to teacher Richard Suttle’s firing and appeal: ​Given the extremely protracted nature and outcome (to date) of Mr. Richard Suttles’ case, I thought it would be in the best interest … Continue reading

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Case against McCroskey dismissed

Jamie Satterfield has a story today about the first lawsuit against Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey being thrown out. Basically, you can’t sue the position. A Knox County judge on Friday announced that what would have been a test case … Continue reading

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The website. A preview.

New KNS website is going online today, and a few questions have come out in the community about it, so here’s some nuts and bolts about the thing before it launches (about 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. or so) Why? … Continue reading

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Before Commission today: A thwarted attempt to fire a teacher

A week or so ago we had this story about Tony Norman’s displeasure with the attempt by Knox County Schools to fire teacher Richard Suttle: Particularly, he’s upset with Schools Superintendent Jim McIntyre. “It’s a horrible display of policy in … Continue reading

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Hey, a reply on the forum about Kincannon’s 2nd District chair

Whodathunkit? A small, but important, moment occured on the forum in which Knox County Commission Chairman Brad Anders posted this question: What to do about the opening after Indya Kincannon resigns from the Board of Education in August? And there, right … Continue reading

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Ownby on the mend after a pancreatic attack

Commissioner Jeff Ownby has been in the hospital after a pancreatic attack, according to a county news release. This is retyped from a PDF, so please forgive any typos: Commissioner Jeff Ownby suffered a pancreatic attack last Wednesday, July 2, … Continue reading

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Gov’t honoring journalism awards

Generally I’m not one for commenting on local media and who did/didn’t do what or when. And I appreciate it when my colleagues at other media outlets win awards for their reporting. Good journalism makes for good government, they say. … Continue reading

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