News Hole, April 20, 2016: A New Face on the $20

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News Hole [ˈnüz ˈhōl] — The vast media chasm that devours and records bits of timely information from around East Tennessee and beyond. This is a sporadic roundup of thought-worthy morsels scoured from its depths.


Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam is fighting a judge’s ruling that would force him to testify in court for the first time in a civil case related to a rebate scheme run through the company. The disposition came exactly three years after the FBI raided the company’s Knoxville headquarters.

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A historic building in the Great Smoky Mountains National park burned in a fire on Tuesday. It’s okay though. It was already scheduled to be demolished.

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Tennessee’s House of Representatives made a Biblical effort, but failed to overturn a veto from Gov. Bill Haslam stopping the Bible from becoming the state’s official book.

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State Rep. Gerald McCormick says companies are blackmailing lawmakers by taking a stand against a controversial transgender bathroom bill being considered by legislators– and he wants to make them pay.

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Harriet Tubman may be replacing former president and long-time Tennessee resident Andrew Jackson as the new face on the U.S. $20 bill. At least that’s what an anonymous source in the Treasury has told the New York Times (an official announcement is expected later today).

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Photo: Harriet Tubman/Creative Commons/Flickr/Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Clay Duda

Former Mercury staff reporter Clay Duda has covered gangs in New York, housing busts in Atlanta, and wildfires in Northern California. And lots of stuff about Knoxville.

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