Knox County

Knoxville City Council: Looking Back

On Saturday, December 16, five brand-new Knoxville City Council members will be sworn in. That means five current members, all term-limited, are on their way out. Before they go, we wanted to hear about their experiences, and get advice for their successors. Interviews were recorded by WUOT's Brandon Hollingsworth and Victor Agreda. District One: Nick Pavlis District Two: Duane Grieve District Three: Brenda Palmer Councilwoman Palmer was unable to join us for a recorded interview, but...

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