Jim Clayton outlines museum plans

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Entrepreneur Jim Clayton talked with Knoxville City Council on Thursday about his plans for a legacy $150 million science and discovery museum to be built on a 12-acre tract currently …

Let’s talk about it

Nick Della VolpeAround Town

Our centuries’ old democracy depends on open discussion and debate. A free exchange of ideas often results in proposals being aired, countered, adjusted and re-asserted with refinements and compromises added. …

Morning mist

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It’s 6:45 a.m. A mist hovers over the river, and golf course where I walk. The rising sun burns the mist off the fairway, But it still drifts along the …

Petitioning against history

Nick Della VolpeLocal

What is it about a century-old block of granite that offends you?
A group in Knoxville has petitioned to have a Confederate monument in Fort Sanders removed.
This is not some tribute …

Apartments proposed for East Towne

Nick Della VolpeLocal

Retail is changing around the country. It is here, too.
Knoxville Partners LLC, the investor group which owns East Towne Mall, has applied to MPC to change the zoning on nine …

Zoo Knoxville celebrates record attendance

Nick Della VolpeLocal

Zoo Knoxville has had another record year of attendance. Zoo director Lisa New reports that 473,679 visitors came to the zoo in 2016 (up from last year’s record attendance of …