Taking the Gavel

Richie Beeler and Kristi Kristy

Richie Beeler and Kristi Kristy are the new chairs of County Commission and the Board of Education. From COVID to contracts to county planning, they have busy years ahead.

Split Decisions

School board religious release time

In two 5-4 votes, the school board turns down religious release time and signals support for moving into TVA’s East Tower.

BMXed Out

After estimated costs triple, Knox County kills a South Knoxville bike track championed by former Mayor Tim Burchett.

Slipped Gears

As cost estimates climb, Knox County takes a hard look at a proposed BMX track. South Knox representatives say the community wants what it was promised.