Spoof Awards 2021: The Gambler Award – Smoky Mountain News

Spoof Awards 2021: The Gambler Award – Smoky Mountain News

As Kenny Rogers famously sang, “You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, know when to walk away and know when to run.” Franklin’s long-time mayor Bob Scott knew it was time to fold ‘em and walk away from his late-in-life political career that he loved so much. He probably could have won another term in office but decided not to seek re-election and give someone else a turn at the helm. 

He may have retired, leaving Jack Horton to take his place, but we know he’s not going anywhere. Scott was a newspaper man long before entering the world of local politics. And you know what they say, there’s no such thing as a former journalist. That kind of curiosity and sense of duty doesn’t go away with age. 

There’s no doubt Scott will stay involved in the happenings in Franklin and chime in with his two cents when important issues arise — whether it’s welcomed or not. So if you see or hear him on his soap box, just know he’s earned the right to remain relevant. 

Source: https://smokymountainnews.com/news/item/32811-spoof-awards-2021-the-gambler-award