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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.

Knoxville City Council gives first OK to Regal deal — One Knoxville City Councilman worried the deal to bring Regal Entertainment to the South Waterfront "somehow left money on the table and the taxpayers are bearing that burden." Another said he didn't like "the playing field" in Knoxville and elsewhere when it comes to luring and keeping businesses.
Nov 24, 2015

Knoxville City Council gives first OK to Regal deal via @knoxnews

Kayak maker opening plant in East Knox — KNOXVILLE - Lifetime Products Inc., a national plastics company, will open a kayak manufacturing facility in the former GE building in East Knox County, creating 500 new jobs, officials said Friday. The company plans to invest $115 million and double the current building to produce kayaks, paddle boards and children's play sets.
Nov 20, 2015

Kayak maker to get more than $2.6M in incentives to open manufacturing facility in to East Knox via @knoxnews…

Ex-coliseum GM, who retired amid fraud probe, seeks $3,500 monthly pension from city of Knoxville — KNOXVILLE - Former General Manager Dale J. Dunn may receive a $3,573 monthly pension from the city after being allowed to retire amid a payroll fraud probe at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum. Knoxville City Council, which approves all pension payouts, is set to consider Dunn's pension at its Tuesday meeting.
Nov 19, 2015

RT @knoxnews: Ex-coliseum GM, who retired amid fraud probe, seeks $3,500 monthly pension from city of #Knoxville via @meganboehnke

City Council to take first Regal vote Tuesday — KNOXVILLE - City council members Tuesday will take up the first piece of a complicated, $12.5 million multi-government deal to bring Regal Entertainment to the South Waterfront. Council members, at their regular meeting, will consider amending the city's budget to fund the $6 million purchase of a nine-story, 180,000-square-foot former medical office building just west of the Gay Street Bridge.

City: New Christmas tree should stay ‘resident-free’ — The city's new downtown Christmas tree has 3.600 synchronized LED lights and a 4-foot star on top- but perhaps the useful new feature are the secure faux-fir panels. A tighter weave of metal bars and composite pine needles should help keep the city's homeless from taking up residence inside the 42-foot cone-shaped tree, much like they did in 2013, when city staff discovered remnants of a camp inside.
Nov 16, 2015

Then there was that time homeless took up residence in the city's Xmas tree: via @knoxnews

Knoxville hosts first-ever Livability Summit — Knoxville's first day-long Livability Summit today is expected to bring together more than 400 elected officials, advocates, experts and caregivers to discuss how to make cities more accessible, especially for seniors and residents with disabilities. The summit runs from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Rothchild Conference Center at 8807 Kingston Pike.

City of Knoxville nearing completion on Lakeshore Park building — Before embarking on a $3.3 million historic restoration, architect Monika Miller studied photographs of the 130-year-old hospital administration building at Lakeshore Park. She used those images - some of which weren't photos at all, but actually drawings and paintings - to rebuild many of the details of the Gothic revival building, including the front porch.
Nov 09, 2015

RT @knoxnews: An update from @meganboehnke on restoration of 130-year-old building at Lakeshore Park:

Pilot gives $15 million for Lakeshore upgrades — KNOXVILLE - Pilot Flying J executives announced Thursday a $15 million gift to Lakeshore Park, the first donation in a two-phase campaign to raise $50 million to upgrade the city's 185-acre park. The first $25 million raised will go to constructing two more miles of walking trails, a river walk, a kayak and canoe launch, hilltop gardens and a river pavilion large enough to seat 200 people.
Nov 05, 2015

RT @gwitt: Here is the @meganboehnke story on Lakeshore Park and a $15 million Haslam gift to the city:…

Nov 05, 2015

RT @knoxnews: Updated story >> Pilot Flying J, Haslam family give $15 million for Lakeshore Park upgrades: via @meg…

Knoxville City Council seats on ballot today — Voters today will decide whether to shake up the Knoxville City Council or keep the panel intact for the next two years. Four councilmen are up for re-election; three face challenges. George Wallace, who represents At-large Seat A, is running unopposed.

Rogero: I am not a KKK member — KNOXVILLE - Mayor Madeline Rogero insisted in a statement Monday that she is not a member of the Ku Klux Klan after her name appeared in raw data released by the hacker activist group Anonymous.
Nov 02, 2015

RT @knoxnews: .@MayorRogero responds to accusation that she is a KKK member, calls claim 'false and defamatory'

Nov 02, 2015

I knew it! (Seriously? @mayorrogero flaming liberal?) Mayor Rogero: I am not a KKK member via @knoxnews

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Nov 24, 2015

Knoxville City Council gives first OK to Regal deal via @knoxnews

Nov 24, 2015

Resolution to support Insure Tennessee passes unanimously. Chattanooga passed a similar resolution earlier this month.

Nov 24, 2015

Bearden will have its own tree lighting this year at the Everly Brothers Park, Sunday at 5:30 and West High School singers will be there.

Nov 24, 2015

About to get underway here at City Council, and it could be a long one. We have public signed up to speak on nsure TN resolution and Regal

Nov 23, 2015

RT @GoodmanESPN: AP top 10: 1. Kentucky 2. Maryland 3. Michigan State 4. Iowa St 5. Kansas 6. Duke 7. Oklahoma 8. Villanova 9. North Carolina 10. Gonzaga

Nov 21, 2015

RT @GaryParrishCBS: FINAL: Northern Iowa 71, No. 1 North Carolina 67. There will be a new top-ranked team in Monday’s AP and Coaches polls.

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