Civics Institute Takes Shape

Amid faculty concerns, Gov. Lee’s proposed Institute for American Civics at UT moves closer to reality with bipartisan legislative support.

A New Formula

Gov. Bill Lee

Gov. Bill Lee’s school funding plan would put a dollar amount on each student. What would it mean for Knox County?

Raising the Rates

Mental Health Commissioner Marie Williams

Tennessee mental health providers see hope for increased state funding this year.

Buchanan Resigns

Martha Buchanan

After leading the local COVID-19 response, the director of the Knox County Health Department is stepping down.

Mandate Post-Mortem

Knox County’s indoor mask requirement died quickly amid the interplay of the governor’s manifold executive orders on the COVID-19 response.

Jacobs Ends Mask Mandate

Officials have given no explanation for the change in authority that bypassed Dr. Martha Buchanan, the county’s public health officer.

Student Killed in Gunfight at A-E

One Knoxville police officer was wounded in the confrontation at a school that has experienced a spike in deaths from gunfire this year.