Reviving James Brown's Radio Station Call Letters, Rep. Joe Armstrong Aims to Fill a Void in Knoxville's Airwaves
Published 11/20/2013 at 11:04 a.m. 1 comment
WJBE—a “raw soul” radio station originally owned by one James Brown beginning in the late ’60s—is back on the air. State Rep. Joe Armstrong, who recently purchased the frequencies and the rights to the call letters, hopes to bring music ...
Safety Center Task Force Will Draw Up a Request for Proposals
Published 11/13/2013 at 11:04 a.m. 0 comments
At the task force’s July meeting, members requested some data on how many people booked in local jails would be eligible to go to a proposed safety center instead, where they would be treated for substance abuse, and any mental ...
Remembering Jon Haas, the Imaginative Developer Who Made a Difference in Fort Sanders
Published 11/13/2013 at 11:03 a.m. 2 comments
Maybe you never heard of Jon Haas. Maybe you weren’t familiar with his business ventures, and maybe you never lived in one of his Fort Sanders properties. But the measure of Haas’ life was greater than the sum of those ...
Plans for South Waterfront Park Unveiled
Published 11/6/2013 at 9:00 p.m. 0 comments
Almost nine years ago, Mayor Bill Haslam announced the South Knoxville Waterfront Development project. Not much of it has come to pass. But the new Suttree Landing Park will encompass five acres of waterfront. Is this the first step in ...
Conservative Blogger Brian Hornback Faces a Libel Suit Filed by Knox County Republican Party Chair Ruthie Kuhlman
Published 10/30/2013 at 9:43 a.m. 0 comments
Are bloggers subject to the same limits as professional journalists when it comes to libel law?
Former Members of the Pride of the Southland Marching Band Plan to Demonstrate Their Sympathies on the Field
Published 10/30/2013 at 9:42 a.m. 1 comment
The Pride of the Southland Marching Band boasts some 345 members, but on Saturday, Nov. 9, their ranks will swell to more than 800 when the University of Tennessee Alumni Band joins them on Shields-Watkins Field for the annual homecoming ...
Controversy Swirls as More Details Emerge About the Redevelopment of the Old Knoxville High School
Published 10/23/2013 at 9:57 a.m. 1 comment
Two weeks after Knox County first announced the old Knoxville High School would become a senior housing facility instead of a mixed-use residential development, North Knoxville residents are still expressing concerns about the project. Cari Wade Gervin reports.
The Republic of Slovenia Has a Consulate in Holston Hills. No, Really.
Published 10/16/2013 at 10:29 a.m. 1 comment
If you ever find yourself driving through Holston Hills, and happen to see a sign that says “Consulate of the Republic of Slovenia,” you can rest assured that it’s not a joke. So what the heck is a Slovenian consulate ...
Money Overriding Factor in Choosing Senior Housing Proposal for Knoxville High Building
Published 10/9/2013 at 8:40 a.m. 8 comments
The old Knoxville High School will become senior housing instead of a proposed mixed-use development with affordable housing for teachers. Not everyone’s happy with the choice, as Cari Wade Gervin reports.
Scott and Bernadette West's Bold Scruffy City Hall Raises Another Controversy on Market Square
Published 10/2/2013 at 11:40 a.m. 3 comments
Scott and Bernadette West’s latest project, Scruffy City Hall at 32 Market Square, is an extremely unusual nightclub. But what made it controversial in recent Historic Zoning Commission meetings was a change to the building’s facade to include a recessed ...
Are You Ready for the New World of Health Insurance? What to Do, How to Do it, and When.
Published 9/25/2013 at 10:11 a.m. 0 comments
Oct. 1 generally brings with it a flurry of handouts, information packets, and benefit details for American workers who get insurance through their employers. But this year, they’ll have even more information to sift through thanks to the Affordable Care ...
Opponents to Tennova's Middlebrook Hospital Plans Continue Waging an Emotional Battle
Published 9/18/2013 at 11:43 a.m. 3 comments
Tennova’s plans to build a new hospital in West Knoxville off Middlebrook Pike—and eventually wind down the venerable St. Mary’s in North Knoxville—has been met with heated resistance from residents. Paige Huntoon checks in on the battlefront.
Dismal Turnout Expected for a Primary That Looks Likely to Have Same Candidates on the Ballot in November
Published 9/11/2013 at 10:30 a.m. 2 comments
Two hundred and forty-two. That’s how many people had voted in the first five days of early voting for this year’s Knoxville City Council races.
Democrats Get a Head Start, for Once, With a Star-Studded Fund-Raiser for Gloria Johnson
Published 9/4/2013 at 10:44 a.m. 1 comment
What “it” is, is a fund-raiser for state Rep. Gloria Johnson, over 14 months in advance of her election. Given the state of disarray of the Democratic Party in Tennessee, having a fund-raiser for a candidate before her opponent has ...
Drones For Journalism: UT Invests in Cutting-Edge Technology That Still Has to Clear Some Obstacles
Published 9/4/2013 at 10:42 a.m. 1 comment
It’s about 18 inches square and cost about $700, which came out of the school’s regular technology budget. Once a lightweight GoPro camera (approximately $300) is attached to the bottom, the little drone becomes a next-generation journalistic tool.