Tell It to the Mayors
By the end of 2011, Knox politics will have completed a significant face-lift. The changes started last September, with the swearing-in of County Mayor Tim Burchett and the new, streamlined County Commission. They will continue next Monday, with the selection of an acting city mayor to fill out the rest of Gov.-elect Bill Haslam's term. And then in the fall, city voters will select a new mayor and four new City Council members. So what should they be focusing on this year? We surveyed Knoxville leaders, pundits, and decision-makers from a variety of fields for some suggestions.
Police Blotter: Starting the Year Weird
Count on It: Early Census Results
Meet Your City: Picking an Acting Mayor
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Street Talk: Chrissy Keuper, host of WUOT's Morning Edition
NEWS & VIEWS
Jack Neely demands a fix for Henley Street—and we only have two years to get the job done.
Frank Cagle pays tribute to Bill Lyons, the modern-age father of Market Square.
Rikki Hall offers some suggestions for new approaches to business development.
Midpoint by Stephanie Piper
Seize the Days
GAMUT: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Music: Local Heroes
Medford's Black Record Collection
Local CD Review
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
I Love You Phillip Morris