Grand Divisions

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Knox County Mayor under attack

Citizens are starting a petition to remove Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale. Since the charter doesn't allow them to recall him, they're going to have to file an ouster lawsuit.

[Petition drive leader Charles] Bowers cited three reasons for ousting the mayor from office: Ragsdale's support of a wheel tax, the huge bond issue to pay for the Sheriff's Office pension plan and the audit of purchasing cards in the mayor's office, which shows more than $39,000 in questionable charges by the mayor and top staffers.

One County Commissioner, Victoria DeFreese, says that she's inclined to join the effort.

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