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NEW: Knox students, staff to wear masks Monday

 Come Monday, make them wear masks — or else. That was the unequivocal message from a federal judge to Knox County Schools officials as part...

The Wire

NEW: Knox students, staff to wear masks Monday

 Come Monday, make them wear masks — or else. That was the unequivocal message from a federal judge to Knox County Schools officials as part...

Hard Knox Life

NEW: Autumnal adventuring ahead

This article was written by our newest correspondent, Megan Sadler. It’s time to say goodbye to summer as autumn welcomes sweater weather and a...

“Its electric”

A crowd of nearly 40 people were the first passengers to experience riding on the new all-electric bus fleet operated by Knoxville Area Transit...

A Corpse Flower by any other name

Just inside the front door of one of the austere, dignified buildings that crown “The Hill” at the University of Tennessee stands one of...

KAT gets wired

With a little luck and a lot of hard work, commuters along Bus Route 17 will be the first to experience riding in one...

Beating the heat with history

Deadly shootouts, devastating fires and a bit of vaudeville thrown in for good measure… there are far worse ways to spend an evening in...

Hard Knox Histories

NEW: Old City’s unique past remembered

Once upon a time, it was the part of town that most Knoxvillians had forgotten about, if they knew about it at all. These days,...

The worst of times

Disasters — both natural and manmade — have dominated the news in recent weeks. Hurricanes, wildfires, the tragedy of Afghanistan, the ongoing COVID pandemic….it...

Hard Knox Humor

Scruffians battle Serpent Commandos of the Law

He didn’t want to go to jail No sooner did Knox County Officer Donald Pope try to pull over the silver Hyundai Elantra than the...

Home placed on house arrest; scruffier shenanigans

Home placed on house arrest  You know you live in a rough neighborhood when even the freakin’ houses have criminal records …. Take the modest, two-bedroom...

A scientific explanation, party fouls, locationally challenged

Fight For Your Right  North Knox County has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, its population growth driven by a seemingly inexhaustible supply...

In-Depth

NEW: Teen dies from gunshot wound

A 17-year-old boy who was shot two weeks ago by another teen in South Knoxville has died from his wounds, police said Friday. The boy...

Shooting victim ID’d, shooter freed

Police say they know who killed a teenager during a shootout near an East Knoxville park on Monday.  There doesn’t appear to be any question...

Man shot, killed near park — KPD targets drugs, guns

Another young life was claimed by street violence Monday in Knoxville, bringing the city one step closer to having its deadliest year ever, authorities...

Alleged murderer captured

A Knoxville man accused of killing one woman and shooting at another in two separate incidents was captured Tuesday more than 2,200 miles away...

Manhunt for accused killer

A massive manhunt was underway for a 31-year-old man accused of killing a woman over the weekend in East Knoxville as well as trying...

Hard Talk

Eating crow

It’s not fun when you have to admit you were wrong. Yeah, yeah, I know — we all make mistakes, to err is human, nobody’s...

Hard Knox Histories to feature Jack Neely

Told you we had a big announcement today.... Starting this Friday, we will begin a biweekly collaboration with Knoxville’s favorite historian, Jack Neely.  Every two weeks,...

EDITORIAL: An open letter to DA Charme Allen

  Until today, Hard Knox Wire hasn’t taken an editorial position on any of the issues that we cover.  The recent shooting death of 17-year-old Anthony...

NEW: Building your trust

Hello, I’m Jenna Stambaugh. I’m the new publisher here at Hard Knox Wire.   Although I have been surrounded by writers and reporters for most of my life, and despite having occasionally...

Big changes, big future

It’s a day of mixed emotions here at Hard Knox Wire.  My original  partner in this venture, Cliff Hightower, is leaving. I understand why he’s going....