Monthly Archives: August 2014

That county surplus – what’s happening with it?

So the county has some extra scratch hanging around after the 2013-14 fiscal year wrapped up, nearly $3 million. And we got a few items into the main story earlier today, but here’s the full list: Circuit Court Clerk $10,237 … Continue reading

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An historic win: 18th district and Martin Daniel

Victor Ashe has a few salient points about Martin Daniel’s win over incumbent Steve Hall earlier this month for a state house seat in the General Assembly. Reprinted, from the Shopper: First, Daniel invested $85,000 of his own money into … Continue reading

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Observations from 2nd District forum

A forum for the 2nd District school board seat was held last night up in Fountain City. Here are a couple observations from the evening: No clear winner emerged. Yeah, forums aren’t exactly set up to declare winners, but usually one … Continue reading

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Broyles term-limited? No. But ask her …

Really, all 2nd District Commissioner Amy Broyles wants is a strong female voice on Knox County Commission. Broyles is one of a handful of commissioners who would have been on commission for eight years at the end of this term, … Continue reading

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Notes from Amy Broyles about the 2nd District school board appointment

We reported this already (here’s a link), and Broyles sent out the following note on Sunday to follow-up in detail on how an appointment process would work. A little bit of context to keep in mind, as well – this … Continue reading

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How early voting returns can show you who will win

If you want a good idea of how your candidate is doing before all polls are in, look for early voting returns tonight. People are increasingly using early voting to get ahead of dealing with Election Day lines (which, in … Continue reading

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Under three hours left to vote – confident Briggs, and steady voting

Richard Briggs, as he told one of our reporters in the field and me on the phone, said he feels confident about his odds at unseating TN 7th District Sen. Stacey Campfield. “Our last polling looked very good,” Briggs said. … Continue reading

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