About Gerald Witt
BiographyGerald joined the News Sentinel in late 2011 as the city reporter. After graduating from Appalachian State he worked at the Mooresville Tribune in his North Carolina hometown, and later for the Danville (Va.) Register and Bee. He then covered politics, government and sports at the Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record. Gerald has received state and national recognition for investigative reporting and writing. .
World's Fair Park talks start among Knoxville developers, UT and city staff
Published 06/18/2013 at 9:36 p.m.
The next big development at World’s Fair Park could be for the cultural arts, such as a theater. Or a museum.
Brad Anders acknowledges failure to view KPD video of February beating
Published 06/18/2013 at 5:30 a.m.
Knox County Commissioner Brad Anders said Monday he made a mistake as a police supervisor earlier this year in failing to review one of a half-dozen in-car recordings made of Knoxville Police Department officers beating a homeless man in North ...
Lawmaker to commission: Don't count on term limits for school board members
Published 06/18/2013 at 4 a.m.
The possibility of term-limiting school board members is unlikely. That’s the message Knox County Commission heard Monday from state Rep. Ryan A. Haynes.
A year after Knoxville mulch fire, new policies have been followed
Published 06/17/2013 at 4 a.m.
Mulch burned on a 9-acre site in the city’s center for a week last year. The April fire fouled air, killed fish and temporarily shut down businesses.
New Knoxville position to help plan cycling, pedestrian routes
Published 06/13/2013 at 5:30 a.m.
Ideally, the way a couple bike owners see it, the city of Knoxville would connect a bike route from the city out west to Farragut for commuters.
Knoxville traffic signals to get improvements, move traffic better
Published 06/12/2013 at 9:39 p.m.
Knoxville traffic signals in some places rely on computers from the era of the dial-up modem.
West Knoxville rezoning decision for townhomes postponed
Published 06/11/2013 at 9:50 p.m.
City Council delayed rezoning 2.2 acres in West Knoxville for a proposed 20-townhome development during its regular meeting, and council members asked for more information on the site.
Lakeshore Park plans and ideas receive discussion
Updated 06/10/2013 at 10:36 p.m.
Man-made white water, public vegetable gardens and kitchens shared space with ideas for soccer fields and historic buildings during a public discussion Monday on Lakeshore Park’s future.
Public talks on the future of Knoxville's Lakeshore Park to be held today
Published 06/10/2013 at 3:30 p.m.
KNOXVILLE - A public meeting on what to do with the property at Lakeshore Park is scheduled for 6 p.m. today in the gym at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 711 S. Northshore Drive.
Knoxville police bike patrol observes one year on duty
Published 06/06/2013 at 5:34 p.m.
Knoxville Police Department officers conducted more than 4,400 bike patrols in city parks and greenways during the past year.
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