The four new members of County Commission – Evelyn Gill, Carson Dailey, Hugh Nystrom and Michele Carringer – got a break when they were sworn in Sept. 1. The only thing they had to do after they were sworn in last week was nibble on snacks supplied by Sheriff Jimmy “JJ” Jones. They’ll eat more jailhouse food than anybody but convicts over the next four years.
They’ll have their next taste of Jones’ cuisine at their first real meeting – an organizational session called for 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, for the purpose of selecting leaders and making committee assignments. The politicking that surrounds such events has given them a taste of what’s to come.
Michele Carringer really wants to be on Knox County Commission, but it’s hard for her to clearly say why.
And last week, with a chance to appear with her opponents, John Fugate and Laura Kildare, at the Fountain City Business and Professional Association, she claimed a last-minute need to miss the meeting.