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.

Knoxville Lands CGI Service Center

Cherokee Farm

The global information technology and consulting giant will invest $27 million and partner with UT to bring 300 jobs to the community.

A ‘Flexible’ Year

Tennessee State Capitol Building

The Tennessee General Assembly returns to action today, in a session that will probably be dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pandemic Lessons

Robert Gowan and Elisabeth Millsaps

Superintendent Bob Thomas makes an appeal for in-person instruction, as Knox County teachers await clarity on evaluations and testing.

Forrest Bumped

Capitol Commission

The State Capitol Commission votes to remove a Confederate general’s bust, with prominent Knoxville names — living and dead — factoring into the decision.