Chancellor Fansler stepped aside from the divorce proceedings of Mayor Burchett and his estranged wife. The Chancellor's recusal allowed the News Sentinel delay it's release of the visitors log and video tapes of the lobby area of the Big Metal Shed.
I have to wonder if the move to recuse himself from the divorce had anything to do with the fact that Mayor Burchett's campaign checking account is with First Tennessee Bank and the Chancellor's wife Pam is President and East TN Market Manager for First Tennessee Bank.
Surely, First Tennessee Bank is as interested in who the anonymous source is that obtained canceled bank checks and provided them to the newspaper. As a bank customer you should know that your bank records are not subject to being obtained by anyone other than the persons you designate.
Again, great move by Chancellor Fansler!