Commission Approves TVA Deal

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs

After months of persuasion, County Mayor Glenn Jacobs wins a unanimous vote to lease the empty East Tower and buy the Summer Place garage.

Selling the Deal

With a vote scheduled for later in the month, the Jacobs administration makes a concerted pitch for leasing the TVA East Tower.

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.

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.

Split Decisions

School board religious release time

In two 5-4 votes, the school board turns down religious release time and signals support for moving into TVA’s East Tower.

Twists and Turns

Mark Mamantov

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

Legal Challenge

TVA East Tower

Knox County Law Director Bud Armstrong says the county’s TVA tower deal could violate state and federal law. What does he mean, exactly?