Table of Contents: Jan. 6-12, 2011


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
Knoxville Googled: knoxville+new year's
Street Talk: Chrissy Keuper, host of WUOT's Morning Edition


Ear to the Ground
A battle for Democratic Party chair, Pearl's pill, Gov. Haslam's first issue, and a progressive 5th District candidate.

Secret History
Jack Neely demands a fix for Henley Street—and we only have two years to get the job done.

Frank Talk
Frank Cagle pays tribute to Bill Lyons, the modern-age father of Market Square.

Sideways Glance
Rikki Hall offers some suggestions for new approaches to business development.

Midpoint by Stephanie Piper
Seize the Days


Music: Local Heroes
Medford's Black Record Collection

Eye on the Scene
Longbranch's BD, local concert series

Abigail Washburn

Local CD Review
Teenage Love13

CD Reviews
Tapes 'n Tapes, Ghostface Killah

Video Games
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

I Love You Phillip Morris