By Joe King, firstname.lastname@example.org Due to numerous inner-party challenges from most of the Sevier County Commission seats representing Seymour, the local political landscape could look very different come the end of the May Primary Election. In fact, all but one seat, District 9, Seat A, currently held by Buster Norton,[Read More...]To continue reading, subscribe now!
Circuit Court Judge Richard R. “Dick” Vance has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for re-election as Circuit Court Judge, Part II, to continue serving the people of the Fourth Judicial District, which includes Sevier, Jefferson, Cocke, and Grainger Counties. “For the past sixteen years, it has been an[Read More...]To continue reading, subscribe now!
By Joe King, email@example.com With the deadline for election petitions reached, nearly every Sevier County Commission seat in the Seymour area will be contested in the upcoming May primary. Current Sevier County Commissioner Judy Godfrey won’t be running for re-election, but three candidates will be battling to succeed her as[Read More...]To continue reading, subscribe now!
The budget moved front and center on Capitol Hill this week as Governor Bill Haslam presented his proposal to fund state government for fiscal year 2015 that begins July 1. The Governor’s “State of the State / Budget Address” was also highlighted by the announcement of his “Tennessee Promise” program[Read More...]To continue reading, subscribe now!
By Joe King, firstname.lastname@example.org Sevier County Commissioner Bill Oakes, who is one of the four representing Seymour, said his challenger in the upcoming election is an “excellent man”. During a phone interview Jan. 31, the Commissioner said he has known Greggory Haggard, the man hoping to oust him in the[Read More...]To continue reading, subscribe now!
The fiscal health of Tennessee state government is sound according to a report released this week by Comptroller of the Treasury, Justin Wilson. State law directs the Comptroller to make quarterly reports to the Fiscal Review Committee concerning the state’s financial affairs. Wilson attributed Tennessee’s good financial status to the[Read More...]To continue reading, subscribe now!
As of the most recent petitions filed with the Sevier County Election Commission, every County Commissioner Seat representing Seymour except for Buster Norton’s is up for grabs in the Aug. 7 Primary Election. Sevier County Commissioner Bill Oakes is being challenged in the Republican Primary by Gregory Haggard for District[Read More...]To continue reading, subscribe now!
The night of Jan. 29 President Barack Obama gave the annual State of the Union Address. Critical of much of Obama’s Administration, Congressman Phil Roe, who represents Seymour, gave the following response regarding the SOTU address: “This evening, President Obama gave his annual State of the Union address. The president[Read More...]To continue reading, subscribe now!
By Joe King, email@example.com A challenger to the State Representative Seat currently held by Democrat Gloria Johnson said if elected he would seek free-market initiatives in hopes of spurring economic improvements in the South Knox area. “South Knoxville has been dealt an unfair hand with the reconstruction and delay of[Read More...]To continue reading, subscribe now!
In a meeting last Wednesday, Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr., who represents South Knoxville as part of his district, secured airline routes to be maintained and expanded. At the meeting Duncan received a commitment from Doug Parker, President and CEO of the newly merged American Airlines and U.S. Airways, that[Read More...]To continue reading, subscribe now!