Masks Mandated

The Knox County Board of Health votes to issue an order requiring people to wear face coverings in virtually all indoor public spaces.

Circuit Court Shortfall

City County Building main floor

A sharp decline in legal filings, and the fees that go along with them, prompts a request for a $1.5 million loan from the Knox County budget.

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.

Health Department Security

Knox County Commission has approved a contract to post armed guards at the Health Department during the pandemic response.

Reopening Oversight

For the first time since the pandemic began, the Knox County Board of Health will meet on Wednesday to consider the county’s response.

City Files Kidnapped

Ransomware attack hits computer servers, but officials say they don’t think personal information was compromised.

Determining the Decider

Tennessee State Capitol Building

State Sen. Richard Briggs turns back an attempt to take public health decisions out of the hands of the county Health Department.

Launching Phase Two

Knox County issues guidance for businesses and the general public on how to safely increase economic activity.