Justice Through Treatment

Criminal Court Clerk Mike Hammond Photo.

A new mental health court will provide a therapeutic alternative to incarceration for defendants with psychological disorders.

A 90-Day Reprieve

Commission 1-25-21

Knox County Commission postpones action on dissolving the Board of Health — but makes clear that it still intends to.

Diagnosis Uncertain

Sign outside City County Building

Diagnosis UncertainCounty Commission takes more steps to curb the Board of Health, but seems unprepared to dissolve it.by jesse fox mayshark • october 27, 2020A 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 “has become a ritualistic … Read More

Changing Seats

Terry Hill

Terry Hill shifts gears from school board to County Commission. But she says the needs of the fast-growing 6th District remain the same.

Taking the Oath

Installation ceremony

County Commission welcomes four new members and elects a chairman, as county officeholders are sworn in.

Home Work

School board on Zoom

In its first virtual meeting, the school board supports a plan to provide educational materials to students stranded while classrooms are closed.

View From the Classroom

Teacher in classroom

A state survey of teacher attitudes shows generally high job satisfaction but a lot of variation among individual Knox County schools.

Hitting Their Marks


State test results show Knox County schools making gains overall, with plenty of areas to work on.