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Democrat to run for John Duncan's congressional seat

“What you'll hear me say repeatedly is that Mr. Duncan and his father (Rep. John Duncan Sr.) will have represented the second district for 52...

Letters: Paid parental leave, U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr.

The United States is one of only a handful of countries in the world, and the only highly developed economy, that does not mandate paid...

Michael Strickland: Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. unfairly attacked by few

After reading the recent attacks upon U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., I feel compelled to engage. We have the God-given right to engage and...

U.S. Rep. Duncan rejects town hall requests, citing extremists

U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. rejected requests for a town hall with a letter denouncing the public meetings as "shouting opportunities for extremists, kooks...

Transfers and foreclosures 8-14-16

Lisa Stinton to Scott Finley, in Burwell Condos, $280,000. * Steven Meshberger and Margaret Meshberger to Amy ... Diane Hughes to James Gray and Jessica...

Transfers and foreclosures, 7-31-16

June Agee to Susan Slater, in Hidden Glen subdivision, $222,000. * Irene Elizabeth Blaz Burchell, Irene Burchell estate, Ralph Kenneth Blazier and Linda Burchell Cruze,...

Transfers and foreclosures for 5-15-16

Heather Phillips to Gail Hardy, in Polo Club subdivision, $474,000. * Anthony Cosey and Kathryn .... Whitney Shea Gibson Hogue, Whitney Gibson and Michael Hogue...

Michael Collins: Bill takes aim at political intelligence industry

John J. Duncan Jr. says he would bar any company that hires a former federal employee from getting a government contract with the department or...

Transfers and foreclosures for the week of Feb. 16-19, 2016

Sue Ella H. Brown to Robert Honeycutt and Diane Honeycutt, in River Place subdivision, $260,000. * Mona Lewis trust to ... Bynh Nguyen and Nhi...

Things-to-do calendar through Feb. 21

Feature/Musical Guest Diane Green. "How to Make a Fragrant Bouquet." Cost $10. RSVP to Patricia at 706-339-4102 or email cwcloudon@yahoo.com. Smoky Mountain Hiking Club Hikes:...

Frank Cagle: Burchett vs. Duncan race intriguing idea

I think it's fair to say that the two most popular officeholders in Knoxville are Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and U.S. Rep. John J.

Mark Harmon: Duncan should calm down, have a cookie

John J. Duncan Jr., really needs a cookie. The Knoxville Republican's constituent newsletter this month contained two silly segments about the University of Tennessee and...

Letter: Environment needs another Sen. Baker

Phil Roe, John J. Duncan Jr., Chuck Fleischmann and Scott DesJarlais on House Resolution 1644 and Senate Joint Resolution 22 and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker's...

Theotis Robinson Jr.: Obama's success came from facing reality head-on

For example, examine what U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., the Republican representing the Knoxville area, had to say about the president's speech: "My biggest...

Things-to-do Calendar through Jan. 10

Leader: Diane Petrilla, petrillad@gmail.com. Grassy Cove Segment, Cumberland Trail Hike. Wednesday, Jan. 6. Meet at Cracker Barrel in Lenoir City at 8 a.m. 7.2 miles.

Outdoor Knoxville Event Calendar: Dec. 31-Jan. 10

HIKE LEAD COVE/BOTE MOUNTAIN/FINLEY CANE TRAILS Smoky Mountain Hiking Club 9 a.m. at Alcoa Food City This hike is planned as a counterclockwise loop with...

Legislators call for UT Chancellor's resignation over holiday party rules

Duncan blasted the holiday party advisory as “an extremist type of reaction” and “ridiculously overboard.” “I am saddened and very disappointed that the school from...

Duncan, Cohen confident deal on long-term highway bill is near

Steve Cohen of Memphis and John J. Duncan Jr. of Knoxville — say they are confident Congress will get a bill to President Barack Obama,...

UPDATED: Reps. Duncan, Fleischmann, Roe seek stop to Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON — Three East Tennessee Republicans in Congress called Monday for the United States to temporarily halt refugees from Syria in light of last week's...

John J. Duncan Jr.: Decision to oppose Iran deal difficult but right

U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., center, greets Gold Star father William Koprince during a Memorial Day program Saturday, May 23, 2015, at the Blount...

Duncan opposes Iran agreement

John J. Duncan Jr. said Friday he would oppose the six-nation agreement to keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. The Knoxville Republican, the last...

Duncan, transportation secretary tour area projects

John J. Duncan Jr.. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony R. Foxx used recent work on Alcoa Highway as an example. "The Alcoa project has seven sections,...

Duncan: Presidential libraries should disclose donors

Duncan's legislation requiring the disclosure of donations to presidential libraries has passed the U.S. House three times — in 2002, 2007 and 2009 — only...

TN senators back Obama on fast-track trade authority

John J. Duncan Jr., a Knoxville Republican, has never voted for fast-track authority in the 25 years he has been in Congress. Fast-track limits the...

Venable: How to succeed at failure

Let's see, now . . . there was John Duncan III, who resigned and pleaded guilty in 2013 for paying “education bonuses” to himself and...

ET delegation votes against Homeland Security funding

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan and other East Tennessee Republicans in Congress bucked their party's leaders and voted Tuesday against a $40 billion...

Duncan bill takes aim at farm subsidy

John J. Duncan Jr. calls it something else. "It's crony capitalism at its best," the Knoxville Republican says. Duncan is leading the fight in the...

From campaign trail to snowbanks: Old signs make new sleds

The old signs, which also included leftovers from the campaigns of U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and Gov. Bill Haslam,...

Letter: Duncan staffer responds to queries

The News Sentinel recently published a list of rhetorical questions from a man with many false claims about U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. I...

125 East Tennessee veterans board HonorAir

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Congressman John Duncan welcomed the veterans, family members and guardians to the airport. A procession of Boy Scout troops...

Knoxville.com

McCormick, Maddox, Copeland, Finley families: Homecoming/reunion, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, Cumberland Mountain State Park, Shelter one (by upper tennis courts), Crossville. Bring food...

Real Estate Transfers - 8/17/14

Cierra Sellers and Dakoda Sellers to Jason Stephens, Diane Reynolds and Brian Hann, in B.H. Sprankles subdivision, Addition 10, $42,500. Dana Boatman, Helen June Hedrick...

John Duncan III, Trustee of Knox County.

Former Knox County Trustee John Duncan III said Thursday that he wanted to go to trial on the official misconduct charge to which he pleaded...

Sen. Lamar Alexander fends off tea party challenge

ABC News John J. Duncan Jr., R-Knoxville, easily defeated Knoxville businessman Jason Zachary in his bid for another two-year term in the 2nd Congressional District. With...

Tennessee sees major growth in farmers markets USDA reports increase of ...

Marble Springs State Historic Site, 1220 W. Governor John Sevier Highway, 3-6 p.m. each Thursday. Market Square Farmers Market, downtown at Market and Union Ave.,...

Duncan v. Zachary race heats up

. Georgiana Vines. 11:00 AM, Aug 2, 2014. local news | state. U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. joins in with David West and the...

Ads stoke state justices' retention debate

John Geer, a Vanderbilt University political science professor and author of a book on political advertising who reviewed TV ads from both sides at the...

Theotis Robinson Jr.: Republicans should not demonize children for political goals

It is yet to be taken up by the House. Why? Because too many Republicans in the House are more interested in keeping their base...

East Tenn. lawmakers challenge Obama on border funding

John J. Duncan Jr., R-Knoxville, said. Duncan said he would be willing to support a limited amount of additional border funding if the bill gives...

Letter: Nolan would serve community well

John J. Duncan Jr. and that was enacted in 2013. Spurred by my own experience being bullied in middle school, and the murder of Tommy...

Future of Guard helicopters still in holding pattern

John J. Duncan Jr., R-Knoxville, and others have signed onto a bill that calls for creation of a commission to review the Army's plan. That...

Letter: Nolan would serve community well

John J. Duncan Jr. and that was enacted in 2013. Spurred by my own experience being bullied in middle school, and the murder of Tommy...

New fire house in Choto Road area in West Knox discussed

“We're talking about a road.” Commissioners were discussing options for helping the peninsula accessed by Choto Road, a fast-growing part of Knox County that has...

Alexander defends record as elections near

AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL Congressman John J. Duncan Jr., left, talks with U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander during the Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner at Campbell County High...

Letter: Duncan has strong record, is in touch

I was shocked to read in a recent column that U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr.'s opponent in the Republican primary has rarely exercised his...

Former Hallsdale Powell CEO Marvin Hammond dies at 71

Hammond was well-connected in local political circles, and counted U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr., among his friends. In a written tribute in 2008, Duncan...

Editorial: Duncan, Roe and Fleischmann best for their districts

The incumbent congressmen representing the three East Tennessee districts — U.S. Reps. John J. Duncan Jr., Chuck Fleischmann and Phil Roe — drew opposition of...

Duncan calls for president to send troops to secure Mexican border

GroundReport Speaker of the House John Boehner supports Duncan's proposal, Newton said. “Congressman Duncan has also said he supports cutting all foreign aid to Central American...

Letter: Politicians ignore dangers of pollution

Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker, John J. Duncan Jr. and Phil Roe all have decried this proposal as another example of the evil government trying to...