Reconsidering Security

After a rocky start, officials have reached a consensus on reviewing the deployment of city officers in Knox County Schools.

‘Well on Our Way’

Glenn Jacobs

After a year on hold, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs presents a budget with investments in the future.

Mandate Post-Mortem

Knox County’s indoor mask requirement died quickly amid the interplay of the governor’s manifold executive orders on the COVID-19 response.

Mask Confusion

City County Building main floor

Knox County leaders scramble to find a path forward after Mayor Glenn Jacobs revoked the requirement to wear face coverings in public spaces.

Jacobs Ends Mask Mandate

Officials have given no explanation for the change in authority that bypassed Dr. Martha Buchanan, the county’s public health officer.

Future Builders

A student in an Associated Builders and Contractors class

To meet construction labor needs, Knox County is planning a building trades center with help from industry groups and TCAT.

Restrictions to Continue

Martha Buchanan

Knox County’s health officer says she will extend public health orders when full pandemic response decisions fall to her.

‘There Is No Us and Them’

Pledging to protect the community, Buchanan expresses dismay at the divisions over the pandemic response following the Board of Health’s demise.