Pandemic Clouds Gather

Federal officials visited Knoxville last week amid soaring COVID-19 case counts, rising death totals and a push for more contact tracers.

So Ordered

Hearing in Conley v. Spangler

A judge reaffirms his ruling that the Knox County Sheriff’s Office has violated the state’s Public Records Act and must comply with the law.

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.

2019 Revue: Knox County Politics

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs

From budget cuts to a prolonged standoff between the mayor and law director, it was a year when Glenn Jacobs made his mark — and felt some pushback.

‘The Safety of Everyone’

Sheriff Tom Spangler

Sheriff Tom Spangler had a busy first year that put him and his department in multiple spotlights. We sat down to talk to him about it.

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.

‘Conduct Unbecoming’

Sheriff Tom Spangler

An internal Sheriff’s Office investigation into a drunken Old City brawl leads to disciplinary actions for five KCSO employees — including the sheriff’s spokeswoman.

Anders Picked to Lead 911

Richard Holbert at the 911 Board

A committee including the city and county mayors selects an experienced KPD officer and county commissioner to run the emergency center.

Finding Focus

In a rare gathering, Knox County commissioners identify priorities for the future: road networks, targeted development and updated planning.