Picking Up the Pieces
It’s been three years since gunman Jim Adkisson entered the sanctuary of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist church and killed two and wounded six before being knocked to the ground. His heinous act was front-page news for a bit, yielding intense sympathy for the living and the dead among the TVUUC congregation, and summoning questions about gun violence, national character, and the sanctity of church. Then, though, as these things do, the violent act faded from view. On the third anniversary of the attack, however, we thought we’d found out has happened to the church. Rose Kennedy and some TVUUC members tell their stories.
NEWS and VIEWS
Citybeat: South What?
When someone is appointed to a term on the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission, the job has historically been that person’s as long as he or she wants it. This was not the case with Rachel Craig, whom County Mayor Tim Burchett last week declined to appoint to a full term. But what’s more surprising is Burchett’s choice for a replacement, Jeff Roth of Karns. So, there is no current representation of South Knoxville on MPC. Cari Wade Gervin looks into the repercussions.
Citybeat: Candidates and Cash, Part 2
Jesse Fox Mayshark digs a little deeper into the campaign finance reports of city candidates.
Jack Neely finds an unusual view of Knoxville on the historical-photo site, Shorpy.
Frank Cagle muses over what we know and what we don’t know about the Knoxville mayoral race.
Rikki Hall wonders if privatization of public services is really all it’s cracked up to be.
Knox on Wheels by Jason R. Sakurai
Libacious by Jesse Fox Mayshark
GAMUT: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Music: On Tour
Eye on the Scene
Behind the unexpected reunion (and disbandment) of the V-Roys.
Richard LeFevre’s Civil War Series
Captain America #1
The Last Mountain