For many years the powers that be here locally have been referred to as the political machine and the good ole’ boys. I’ve used the terms myself, as have many others, although I’ve never liked the term good ole’ boys. There is rarely any good that they do. Thus, I propose a new name for the local establishment: the courthouse clique.
Who exactly are the courthouse clique? The Blount Lifestyle PAC website provided a list. The website is down but this screen shot provides a list of those who are the courthouse clique.
Newly elected County Commissioner Dave Bennett can be added to the list of the courthouse clique. He was the secretary of the PAC. See the page dated 12-31-15.