Building on Beverly’s Hills

Third time’s the charm at County Commission for a developer planning a subdivision on a steep and difficult site in North Knoxville.

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.

COVID Responses

County Commission Zoom meeting

County commissioners may vote next week on dissolving the Board of Health. In the meantime, they support more funding for pandemic homeless services.

Chillin’ in Choto

Choto rezoning

With County Commission’s OK, a beer garden is coming to a mostly residential corner of the county.

Subdivision Revisited

Karns subdivision

Just months after denying a planned subdivision in Karns, County Commission reverses course — with the promise of a common area to restrict traffic.

Commission Chides Health Board

Patrick O'Brien

In a nonbinding resolution, county legislators air their displeasures with the mask mandate and other pandemic restrictions.

Health Fight

County Commission crowd

With a crowd of anti-mask protesters cheering them on, County Commission weighs changes to the Board of Health.

Restrictions Under Fire

Unelected bureaucrats

The Knox County Board of Health is increasingly a target of conservative anger. County Commission is considering proposals that would change its power and make-up.