Ballot Battle

Photo of Kim Frazier and Gina Oster hugging

The election leaves Republicans firmly in control of Knox County government, but Democrats have a strong showing — and score one upset.

Spangler Secures 2nd Term

Spangler speaks at victory party

In other primary results, Helsley is the Dems’ county mayor candidate, and Frazier beat Driscoll in the 11th District Commission contest.

Going Outside

County Commissioners

County Commission votes to let the school board hire an attorney to help with the federal mask lawsuit.

Legal Maneuvers

Betsy Henderson and Kristi Kristy

Three school board members ask County Commission for authority to hire their own attorney in the school mask lawsuit.

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.