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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.

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.

Knoxville police, firefighter raises move forward

UT president looks to fix ‘broken business model’ — Six months after University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro first declared the university's business model broken, he's ready to talk publicly about how to fix it. Expanding out-of-state enrollment, consolidating academic programs and charging businesses that benefit from university services are all on the table, DiPietro said earlier this month in a sit-down interview on campus.

Obama unveils college program, touts industry hub during sweep through Knoxville, Clinton — President Barack Obama swept through East Tennessee on Friday afternoon, where he marveled over a 3-D printed sports car, announced a new high-tech manufacturing hub and touted the state's free community college program as a model he hopes to implement across the country.

President delivers speech at Pellissippi State Community College — En route to Pellissippi State, pockets of local residents lined Pellissippi Parkway with cameras and signs. At least a hundred people gathered at the intersection of Pellissippi Parkway and Hardin Valley Road, and more stood across the street from the campus. Bundled in coats, hats and gloves, most locals along the motorcade route seemed to be supporters.

East Tennesseee gay couples await Supreme Court announcement — The country's high court today will consider whether to take up gay marriage, including a case from Tennessee.

New stretch of Third Creek Greenway opens — A new 650-foot stretch of trail behind West High School has opened after city crews spent roughly five months rerouting the popular Third Creek Greenway. The roughly $80,000 project shifted the trail to higher ground near Tobler Lane in West Knoxville. The old trail, which remained open during the construction, ran too close to the frequently-flooded Third Creek.

Neighbors battle over Dollar General store — Residents in a Northwest Knoxville neighborhood don't want Dollar General's discount prices to translate to lower property values. Carrie Dougherty, a real estate agent who lives and sells houses in Seven Springs subdivision, has filed an appeal to keep the store from going up on a nearby vacant lot.

How ‘Tennessee Promise’ got its start — Like any good preacher, Buzz Thomas begins with his hands in his pockets and a casual tone, leaving plenty of room for his message to crescendo. He stands in front of a two-story wall of windows, and at 7:30 a.m. on a Tuesday in October, the rising sun is casting a soft glow on the buildings and trees behind him.

No salary, plenty of work for new Knoxville College president — Knoxville College's finances are so dire that the once vibrant historically black school cannot pay its new president a salary. "He is not going to take his salary until he can raise the money to pay the salary," said Frank Robinson, a trustee and chair of the college's finance committee.
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Jan 22, 2015

@NSHBIZSichko News to me, too. Maybe time for me to reconsider my extracurriculars (while I still can)?

Jan 22, 2015

RT @GovSteveBeshear: Ky has lost one of its great statesmen, and we all have lost a friend. Jane and I join with all of Ky to mourn the loss of Wendell Ford.

Jan 22, 2015

Serious question: Do I drop $50 on tickets to see Jenny Lewis at @bijoutheatre two weeks after I see her w/Ryan Adams in L'ville?

Jan 22, 2015

RT @heraldleader: Wendell Ford, the patriarch of Kentucky Democratic politics in latter part of the 20th Century, has died, report says

Jan 21, 2015

@johninknoxville You should listen to the Grantland/Andy Greenwald podcast with her. Gold.

Jan 21, 2015

Just picked up 2 tickets to see Ryan Adams (with Jenny Lewis!!!) in Louisville. My favorite artist in…

Jan 21, 2015

Forbes says Haslam is worth $2B and 'the richest elected official in America'…

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