Headed to the Ballot

Main Assembly Room

A divided Charter Review Committee votes to let county residents decide — again — if they want an elected or appointed law director.

Pandemic Clouds Gather

Federal officials visited Knoxville last week amid soaring COVID-19 case counts, rising death totals and a push for more contact tracers.

Ransom Revealed

The group holding Knoxville’s computer systems hostage wants nearly $400,000 for the release of the city’s data.

Bracing for a Wave

The Health Department is getting a boost in funding and hospitals are updating plans as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

Balancing Risk

The school system’s plan for reopening in the fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t finalized, but there will be a remote learning option.

Downtown Incubators

TVA Credit Union Building

Two new enterprises aim to bring different kinds of industry and development into the heart of the city.

The Matter of a Mural

Activists began painting “Black Lives Matter” on the street in front of Austin-East High School without waiting to get a permit.

Ransomware Attack Goes Public

Hackers posted city employee information online in an attempt to intimidate the Kincannon administration into paying a ransom for stolen data.

Multiple Choices

school board task force

As Knox County Schools sorts out options for reopening this fall, a community task force says parents need to hear more clarity.