Dialing a Deal

The E-911 Center will pay renovation costs for a new backup emergency dispatch operation at the city’s new public safety complex.

Emergency Spending

Emergency services logos

Knox County puts its volunteer first responders on six-month contracts pending the results of a committee appointed by the mayor.

Blue Wall Gets Results

Sheriff Tom Spangler

With deputies cheering them on, Knox County commissioners take money from fund balance for Sheriff’s Office bonuses.

Go Go Status Quo

Knox County Charter Review Committee

After considering various ways to change the makeup of County Commission, the Charter Review Committee decides to leave well enough alone.

Planning Division

Does Knox County need a standalone planning commission? Some county commissioners think it would allow more orderly growth. Others aren’t so sure.

Commission OKs A.J. Sale

Jacobs on the A.J. Building roof

Nashville-based developers will pay $6 million for the Gay Street landmark, with plans to turn it back into a hotel.

East Towne Turbulence

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs

With the TVA tower deal sidelined for a month, County Commission votes two different ways in one meeting on what to do about an empty mall.

Twists and Turns

Mark Mamantov

As the TVA tower deal advances, Knox County’s law director and mayor each double down on their positions.

Waiting on State Street

Marble Alley Lofts on State Street

County Commission considers a three-year extension on a developer’s option to build out the rest of Marble Alley.

Anders Picked to Lead 911

Richard Holbert at the 911 Board

A committee including the city and county mayors selects an experienced KPD officer and county commissioner to run the emergency center.