Word spreading through the courthouse is that the position of Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation has created tread marks on the 6th floor carpet going to the Mayor's Office. Both a current employee of the General Sessions Court Clerk's office, Bill Deatherage and a current Parks and Rec employee Chuck James are supposedly vying for this position. This will be Mayor Burchett's first test of a new direction or same ole cronyism. A hire of either of these individuals is a cronyism call. I am believing until proven otherwise that Mayor Burchett stays headed in a new direction.