Commission Approves TVA Deal

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs

After months of persuasion, County Mayor Glenn Jacobs wins a unanimous vote to lease the empty East Tower and buy the Summer Place garage.

Farragut Rejects Growth Plan Changes

Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen

Citing concerns about traffic and ‘irresponsible development,’ the town board turns down an amendment pushed by County Mayor Glenn Jacobs.

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.

Greener Pastures

Knoxville-Knox County Planning Executive Director Gerald Green has announced he’s departing for a more relaxing life.

2019 Revue: Knox County Politics

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs

From budget cuts to a prolonged standoff between the mayor and law director, it was a year when Glenn Jacobs made his mark — and felt some pushback.

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.

Legal Challenge

TVA East Tower

Knox County Law Director Bud Armstrong says the county’s TVA tower deal could violate state and federal law. What does he mean, exactly?

Decision Time on TVA Deal

Mike Dooley and Chris Caldwell in East Tower.

Documents lay out proposed agreements between Knox County, the Tennessee Valley Authority and Knox County Schools for taking over the East Tower.