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About Gerald

A journalist in Knoxville, TN. Work (mostly) inside and play (mostly) outside. I'm a part of the X or the Y generation. None of us claim the other.

National odds for U.S. president and Nate Silver’s numbers

This is the fun part of watching elections, seeing people like Nate Silver quantify it: In short, it looks like Trump will carry Tennessee, but Clinton will win overall. Here are the figures behind that assertion. Advertisements

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Brexit, Tennessee and so on

Today our friend over at Humphrey on the Hill posted that Gov. Bill Haslam says the Brexit could impact Tennesseans negatively. In short (picked up via The Tennessean): “I’m concerned — I think we have a fairly tenuous international economy, … Continue reading

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Disc golf course to open in Knox

Go see if Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett can toss a disc this coming Friday with the opening of a disc golf course in Powell. Your county reporter once played disc golf, and lost about $20 worth of plastic in … Continue reading

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Voting results – some breakdowns

Found this in the inbox this past week, from the state GOP folks. Pretty interesting numbers breakdown, but more interesting to see the big bump in Republican voters. From a release on delegate assignments across the state, here’s something about … Continue reading

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Rural Metro to donate AED to county

The county’s ambulance service is donating a defibrillator to Knox County. From a release: On Wednesday, Feb. 10, Rural/Metro will donate a new Automated External Defibrillator to the Knox County Veteran Services office, located at 1000 North Central Street. Commissioner … Continue reading

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Knox Co. Festival of Lights kickoff today

From a release: Knox County’s 17th annual Holiday Festival of Lights at The Cove at Concord Park will kick off tonight, Thursday, Dec. 17 at 5:30 p.m. with Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett flipping the switch to turn on the … Continue reading

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Election filing deadline tomorrow at noon – an early preview

If you want to run in Knox County, you have scant time to turn in a petition for office. Like until noon tomorrow. That said, it’s a pretty crowded field out there, so it’s basically up to the people who … Continue reading

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