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Knox Co. Festival of Lights kickoff today

From a release: Knox County’s 17th annual Holiday Festival of Lights at The Cove at Concord Park will kick off tonight, Thursday, Dec. 17 at 5:30 p.m. with Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett flipping the switch to turn on the … Continue reading

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Wonk out: Some more figures on the schools fund balance

We’re talking about this story, here. Summarized: The reserve fund for Knox County Schools is close to the state required minimum. Called a “fund balance,” the reserve has paid for one-time projects, maintenance and year-to-year purchases such as textbooks. State … Continue reading

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More comments on race and diversity in Knox County and Knoxville

Sam McKenzie had some sharp words on racial diversity in Knox County last week, or the lack of it, when looking at magistrate candidates. Here’s more of what he said, on appointments and other issues in race: I think if … Continue reading

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J.J. Jones blames media for E-911 review

I’d explain the letter, but it’s probably best to just read it yourself. Knox County Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones appears to be upset that the public and the county’s top elected officials are interested in the process used to select … Continue reading

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Burchett’s comments on E-911

We got this release yesterday, but I didn’t post immediately because Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett has been pretty accessible while the E-911 issue has been percolating. That means that he’s been providing comments along the way. Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero … Continue reading

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Rogero opens up on E-911 meeting, calls for vote

We’ll have a more fleshed-out version online and in print, but here’s Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero’s release, sent just a while ago:  MAYOR ROGERO CALLS FOR MEETING OF E-911 BOARD TO VOTE ON CONTRACT Mayor Madeline Rogero today called for … Continue reading

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