Public Stadium, Private Development

Smokies owner Randy Boyd says a publicly built ballpark is essential for baseball’s return to Knoxville and the accompanying private investment.

Lighting a Spark

Cherokee Farm

New innovation labs at the University of Tennessee Research Park will give hard-tech start-ups a place to grow.

Knox County 2020: A Primer

Knox County 2020

As we mark our 2nd anniversary, we survey what’s changed, what hasn’t and what to watch in the local political and economic landscape.

Ready to Go

Tim Burchett at TVA ribbon-cutting

A ribbon-cutting marks the start of work to turn TVA’s East Tower into offices for Knox County Schools and the University of Tennessee.

Dancing Around the Diamond

Neither Smokies owner Randy Boyd nor local officials want to make the first move toward financing a baseball stadium in the Old City.

UT Revises Sexual Misconduct Rules

Ashley Blamey

Following new federal guidelines, the University of Tennessee adds more protections for students and staff accused of assault or harassment.

Justice and Dollars

UT Board of Trustees

University of Tennessee leadership pledges action on racial equity while approving a pandemic-strapped budget.

COVID-Ready Campus

UT pedestrian walkway

Masks, shields, isolation areas and online instruction: The University of Tennessee prepares for the fall.

UT Looks Toward the Fall

Neyland Stadium

Facing $40 million in lost revenues and uncertainties about everything from course delivery to football, officials say the university is in good shape to “weather the storm.”

UT Names Randy Boyd as President

Randy Boyd and John Compton

The five-year appointment comes in the midst of the university contending with the academic and economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.