First Pitch

City Council and County Commission will consider forming a sports authority this month to build a baseball stadium for the Tennessee Smokies.

Diagnosis Uncertain

Sign outside City County Building

Diagnosis Uncertain County Commission takes more steps to curb the Board of Health, but seems unprepared to dissolve it. by jesse fox mayshark • october 27, 2020 A sign protesting the Knox County Board of Health propped against a window of the city county building. In a meeting that included allegations from one public forum speaker that public mask wearing … Read More

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.

Beaver Creek Blueway

Beaver Creek announcement

Knox County is investing $452,000 in clearing the tributary to create a 44-mile ‘water trail’ from Halls to Melton Hill Lake.

Blue Wall Gets Results

Sheriff Tom Spangler

With deputies cheering them on, Knox County commissioners take money from fund balance for Sheriff’s Office bonuses.

2A or not 2A?

Gun show

Despite some members’ misgivings, Commission proclaims Knox a ‘Second Amendment Constitutional County.’

Beer Fears

beer tasting

On second thought, County Commission rejects a plan for microbreweries in neighborhood commercial districts.

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.