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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.

Did ‘Dr. John’ start Pilot probe? — During his first career, John S. Verble counseled clients as a marriage and family therapist who had a practice in Oak Ridge and hospital privileges at Methodist Medical Center. In his second career, he counseled them on how to invest their money as a stockbroker for Morgan Stanley.

Restaurants, venues eyed for Kern's Bakery — A group of local developers are hoping to turn the sprawling, 84-year-old Kern's Bakery into a food and entertainment destination in South Knoxville. Prolific downtown developer David Dewhirst and three partners purchased the redbrick building, at 2110 Chapman Highway, this week for $315,000, according to the Knox County Register of Deeds.

Stabilizing history: City eyes former South High building — When local landlord Bahman Kasraei outbid a well-known developer for the former South High School in 2008, he touted big plans to turn the historic building into an assisted-living complex. Instead, he has spent the last seven years battling city codes enforcement.

Council considers waiting period for demolition of historic buildings — A decade ago, then-Mayor Bill Haslam gave preservationists 45 days and $10,000 to find a way to install a downtown movie theater without razing historic buildings in the 500 block of Gay Street. As patrons of the Regal Riviera Stadium 8, Nama Sushi Bar and Coolato Gelato know, the move paid off.

Public invited to sign gay marriage legal brief — The nation's largest gay-rights advocacy group is inviting the public to sign an unprecedented 34-page legal brief, dubbed the "People's brief," that organizers then plan to file with the U.S. Supreme Court. Roberta Kaplan, the attorney who two years ago took on the Defense of Marriage Act and won, authored the friend-of-the-court brief supporting same-sex marriage in all states.

Knoxville College fires president — KNOXVILLE - Knoxville College has fired its latest president, Jacob Savage, a biology professor at Alabama A&M University whom the board hired at zero salary in October. "It appeared that it was not going to be in the best interest of either of us, so we initiated the process of breaking off the relationship with him," said the Rev.

Man faces charges in Fort Sanders apartment shooting where drugs found — A 25-year-old Knoxville man with a criminal history faces a $1 million bond and multiple charges in connection with a Fort Sanders shooting that left three people wounded, including the suspect. Brandon Middlebrook of Boggs Avenue was admitted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center after he was found on 21st Street near Highland Avenue with a gunshot wound.

City considering vision for Bearden’s future — The same developer who brought Anthropologie to Bearden and snatched up other properties in the area now has his sights set on adding condos and apartments to the neighborhood. Tony Cappiello spent $1 million purchasing the antique mall on Mohican Drive and other, nearby parcels back in September.

KAT promotes ex-cop convicted of shaking down Hispanic motorists — KNOXVILLE - A former Chattanooga police officer convicted of shaking down Hispanic motorists and taking their money is Knoxville Area Transit's new safety supervisor. O'Dell Draper III, 34, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate civil rights in 2006 and served 18 months in a federal prison.

Councilman’s call for pay hike might have violated Sunshine Law — Knoxville City Council member Nick Della Volpe pushed Friday for a pay raise in an email to his fellow council members that might have violated the state's open meetings law. "If I understood it correctly, it has been 18 years since Council compensation has been adjusted," Della Volpe wrote.
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Mar 01, 2015

@anitawadhwani I know. I can't wait to see what comes out in the depositions.

Feb 26, 2015

RT @T_E_M_A: : UPDATE ON FATALITIES We are revising the weather-related fatality total in Tennessee downward to 29 confirme...

Feb 26, 2015

RT @MayorRogero: Knoxville Transportation Authority meeting and public hearing today on proposed KAT route changes will be rescheduled. #knoxwx

Feb 25, 2015

RT @knoxschools: @knoxschools in the process of scheduling regional basketball games today. Once schedule is final, we will post to

Feb 24, 2015

RT @MayorRogero: No salt supply problems! 1,200 tons in stock, another 800 tons on order, to arrive Thursday. #knoxwx

Feb 24, 2015

Thursday's forum on the state of South Knoxville will be rescheduled for April thanks to the dicey weather, said Vice Mayor Pavlis @knoxnews

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