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.

Twists and Turns

Mark Mamantov

As the TVA tower deal advances, Knox County’s law director and mayor each double down on their positions.

Waiting on State Street

Marble Alley Lofts on State Street

County Commission considers a three-year extension on a developer’s option to build out the rest of Marble Alley.

Jailhouse Diagnosis

knox county detention facility

A study says Knox County could reduce its inmate crowding by making reforms to the local criminal justice system.

No Resolution

Knox County Commission declines to act on a proposal to remove one of its members from the Joint Education Committee.

Commission Conflict

Legal questions and angry words mark an effort to remove Commissioner Evelyn Gill from Knox County’s Joint Education Committee.