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City Hall Reporter — Knoxville News Sentinel

City hall reporter for @knoxnews, alum of @universityofky. Fan of UK basketball, Reds baseball, alt country and all things outdoors. RTs not endorsements, etc.

This year’s Boomsday will be the last

knoxnews.com — KNOXVILLE - Boomsday, Knoxville's signature fireworks event, will end after this year's Labor Day show because of a lack of corporate sponsorship, organizers said. "I'm a longtime Knoxvillian too, and the history of Boomsday is as important to me as anyone else," said Kim Bumpas, executive director of Visit Knoxville, which hosts the event.

County Commissioner blasts Foster Arnett for Facebook posts

knoxnews.com — A Knox County commissioner blasted county Clerk Foster Arnett Tuesday and questioned whether Arnett could fulfill his job duties after making disparaging remarks about Muslims on Facebook. "To make statements like that when you have a countywide office is just inexcusable and unforgiveable," Commissioner Sam McKenzie said Tuesday at the body's regular monthly meeting.

City Council gives final OK for new sign ordinance

knoxnews.com — After more than three years of debate, Knoxville has a new sign ordinance that will drastically reduce the heights of future signs. The ordinance, which passed City Council in a 7-2 vote on Tuesday, will take effect immediately.

City Council expected to pass urban farm ordinances

knoxnews.com — When Barbara Kenney's neighbor, a first-time gardener, became discouraged by weeds circling his pepper and tomato plants, she offered him tips on how to tame them. "He came down one day and saw how his tomato plants were going, and he was excited that he was going to have his own tomatoes," said Kenney, 79, a former farmer from upstate New York.
Jul 21, 2015

After some delays, Urban Ag ordinance is up for second read. Here is a story about it passing on first read: knoxnews.com/news/local-new…

Knoxville sign ordinance debate may not be over

knoxnews.com — City council members tonight will decide whether to finalize a contentious Knoxville sign ordinance more than three years in the making - but there's still a good chance the issue won't end here. The council voted 6-3 earlier this month to drastically reduce sign heights, setting maximums that range from 35 feet to 10 feet.

City Council votes to lower signage in Knoxville

knoxnews.com — City Council members Tuesday voted to cap sign heights at 35 feet near interstates and between 30 feet and 10 feet along other roads in Knoxville. The new maximums, which must be approved again on second reading, came after a sometimes contentious, hourlong debate over exactly how high signs should be.

Knoxville City Council to consider sign ordinance again

knoxnews.com — Four years after the Knoxville City Council first considered lowering business sign heights, members remain deeply divided over just what the maximum should be. Council members tonight will once again tackle the city's proposed sign ordinance, which would limit signs to 40 feet high near interstates and 30 feet everywhere else.

Blount officials still awaiting lab results after fish kill

knoxnews.com — MARYVILLE - Blount County officials Monday evening were still awaiting lab results to find out whether Culton Creek remained polluted with acrylonitrile, a toxic chemical that spilled from a derailed train and maybe behind the death of 40 to 50 fish. Biologists found the dead sunfish at about 4:30 p.m.

Blount officials: Drinking water safe despite fish kill in creek

knoxnews.com — MARYVILLE - Blount County officials Monday assured residents their drinking water is safe despite finding 40 to 50 dead sunfish in a creek next to the site of a train derailment that sparked a toxic fire. Kevin Eichinger, on-site coordinator with the U.S.
Jul 06, 2015

RT @knoxnews: Blount officials: Drinking water safe despite fish kill in creek near site of train derailment bit.ly/1KH3Abn pic.twitter.com/qWOqW170e1

Jul 06, 2015

RT @knoxnews: Blount officials: Drinking water safe despite fish kill in creek near site of train derailment bit.ly/1KH3Abn pic.twitter.com/qWOqW170e1

Gatlinburg pastor reports vandalism of anti-gay marriage sign

knoxnews.com — The "No Same-Sex Marriage" signs the Rev. Ed Taylor installed Saturday outside his downtown Gatlinburg chapel are gone. "Last night, they tore all the letters off," the longtime wedding chaplain said Wednesday. "We're putting up today the same thing, but we're going to put it on a board and stencil it on so they can't take it off."
Jul 01, 2015

Same pastor who called me from rehab: Gatlinburg pastor reports vandalism of anti-gay marriage sign shar.es/1qlcO2 via @knoxnews

Jul 01, 2015

Also registered dog as a preacher: Gatlinburg pastor reports vandalism of anti-gay marriage sign shar.es/1qlcTO via @knoxnews

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Jul 23, 2015

@carigervin I only recently discovered it. Binge watching is probably not the best way to consume it, though.

Jul 23, 2015

@carigervin Rectify! It may be the first show I've seen to have a dimensional Christian character and portray her without judgment.

Jul 21, 2015

@ngeidner @shelbygeidner Score one for public access television. I think your household & our newsroom may be only ones watching!

Jul 21, 2015

Pavlis and Palmer only nay votes on the ordinance. Both left immediately.

Jul 21, 2015

But city folks say application date is key date, and it will be grandfathered.

Jul 21, 2015

Wallace wants to create grace period for ordinance to take effect. But there are kinks involved in that.

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