The fist-bump meter is at an all time high this morning, as county Mayor Tim Burchett's takeover of the school system is now complete. (The board approved his Carter Elementary proposal in case you've been under a rock.)
So, what's Act II?
I'm up for the property assessor's office.
The administration is going to need the intel in there when other areas of the county come knocking on the door, asking him to sell more property to buy them a new school.
“Wright” or wrong, though, the mayor and Emperor Dean Rice really worked hard for this one. So, in the sense that they got what they wanted and made good on their promise to East Knox County residents – congratulations go out to them.
And I do mean that.
Still, I can't help but think that the mayor is now standing between a dog and a fire hydrant.