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March 26, 2018

My apologies to William Shakespeare for adapting his line, but political debates are in and of themselves debatable. According to various articles and studies on the subject, political debates have little to no impact on a voter’s decision for whom they would vote, but...

March 21, 2018

Last week in the full Commission meeting, as the issue of approving the bid for remodeling the old Regions bank building came up for a vote, I moved to table this issue until plans to use the courthouse were made, but no one seconded and my motion died. Commissioner An...

February 27, 2018

Last night was a called study session to discuss the proposed layout of the old Regions Bank Building... now known as the Bedford County Courthouse Annex.

Mayor Ray called the meeting as a direct result of my challenge to the $204,000 budget amendment before the Commiss...

February 21, 2018

In the Courthouse and Property Committee tonight, I shared some of my research into the actions surrounding the old Regions Bank building and we clarified a few things. Last week, in the full Commission meeting, I made the motion to defer the vote on a $204,000 budget...

January 30, 2018

Just how much should it cost to renovate Regions Bank?

Building Renovation to be Costly  (Jan. 24, 2018 story in Times-Gazette)

In the last Financial Committee meeting, a proposed Budget Amendment for an additional $204,000 for renovations to Regions Bank was approved un...

December 27, 2017

On Dec 26, the editor of the Times-Gazette, Terry Corrigan, chose to attack me and impugn my integrity in an op-ed based around the actions of other Commissioners.

Read his opinion here: http://www.t-g.com/story/2471432.html

Here is my response, which I emailed to him to...

December 6, 2017

As I expected, the Interim Senate Seat item was placed on the Dec. 12th Commission agenda by the two Commissioners who were the most vocal at the last Committee meeting, Woodson and King.

I had asked (as several Commissioners had) that John T Bobo instruct the Commissio...

November 29, 2017

UPDATE:

Since my last blog post on this subject, the County Commission has met in Committee, taking no action on the issue. Governor Bill Haslam has announced that the general election to fill the vacant District 14 State Senate seat will be held on Tuesday, March 13, w...