Sheriff Proposes Video Courtroom

county commission spangler

Spangler says conducting more remote hearings at the jail would save the county money and reduce safety risks. The Public Defender’s Office has concerns.

County Turns to Furloughs

City County Building

The temporary measure will rely on expanded unemployment benefits to blunt the loss of county tax revenues related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Last Call

Responding to the COVID-19 threat, the city is closing all bars and restaurants, while the county is closing bars and placing limits on restaurant capacity.

Selling the Deal

With a vote scheduled for later in the month, the Jacobs administration makes a concerted pitch for leasing the TVA East Tower.

Of Painters and Potholes

Artist Addison Karl

The city and county both fund the arts, but to different extents and with different levels of enthusiasm. What is the role of government?