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NEW: Knoxville in 1796 sat at crossroads to future

When Tennessee became a state in 1796,  Knoxville was a frontier settlement where nearly everyone lived in log cabins with dirt floors yet they...

The Wire

NEW: School board rejects facilitation

The possibility that parents, students or other members of the community could be allowed to take part in a discussion on how police are...

Hard Knox Life

On the Love of Wings (Did you see what I did there?)

A Scruffy City restaurant review  I am not sure at what exact point I understood that chicken wings are a primal experience for me.  Not primal...

Expo brings ultimate girls’ day out

The Knoxville Expo Center on Clinton Highway was transformed into a women’s wonderland of shopping, self-indulgence and overall good health when it hosted the...

Recapturing the magic of Fort Kid

For thousands of kids of all ages, the aptly named Fort Kid once occupied a special place in both Knoxville and their hearts. Officials hope...

Litton’s – Saved by the coconut

A Scruffy City restaurant review You may (or may not) know this, but Knoxville has a lot of restaurants for a city of our...

PHOTO ESSAY: Pandemic memorial finished

A little over a week and $25,000 after announcing the creation of Knoxville’s new COVID-19 memorial, Mayor Indya Kincannon and a crowd of 40...

Hard Knox Histories

NEW: Knoxville in 1796 sat at crossroads to future

When Tennessee became a state in 1796,  Knoxville was a frontier settlement where nearly everyone lived in log cabins with dirt floors yet they...

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,...

Hard Knox Humor

Plant warriors, two tires and speedball verse

Botanophobia vs justice  Some of us are.... well, different. And that’s okay. God knows there’s plenty of room for variety in the human animal, as uncomfortable...

A mess of miscellaneous miscreants

One of our most popular features has consistently been Tales of the Scruffy City, wherein we explore the deepest archives of the Knoxville Police...

Cardboard oblivion, warped at-work ethic

Cardboard ride to oblivion  Once you’ve made the decision to get wasted on a Saturday night, your next choice is to decide which substance (or...

In-Depth

Protesters appear in court

A half-dozen activists who were arrested for protesting during an April meeting of County Commission had their first day in court Tuesday and vowed...

Probe into deadly home invasion continues

Police investigators are still searching for potential suspects in what appeared to be a robbery attempt that turned into a fatal shooting last week in...

Slain man tried to rob home, cops say

Police on Wednesday identified the victim of Knoxville’s 22nd homicide of the year. They also said the District Attorney General’s office will have to decide...

City hits 22 homicides; mayor, council act

For the 22nd time this year, investigators on Tuesday spent much of their afternoon and evening trying to come to grips with yet another...

Knox gun killings worsen, raising questions

Bullets ended yet another life in East Knoxville on Saturday night, bringing a tragic end to one of the city’s bloodiest weeks since officials...

Hard Talk

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....

Cliff: I’ll see you later

When I was 25 years old, I had what I call my “quarterlife crisis.” I was a military veteran, attending college and it felt like...