|photo by Michael Patrick|
And again, there are talks that involve the possible sale/future use of the Andrew Johnson Building.
From what I understand, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, schools superintendent Jim McIntyre and school board Chairwoman Karen Carson met the week before last to talk about the old hotel and what to do with it.
The mayor confirmed the meetings, but was pretty tight-lipped after that.
“It's the same stuff we've been talking about for years,” he said. “You know, tearing it down and putting solar panels up and having a solar community.”
Burchett in the past has said that he wouldn't mind selling the S. Gay Street building, if the county can get a good deal for it, and the school system can move its administrative offices elsewhere.
His predecessor Mike Ragsdale also proposed a similar plan but nothing ever happened.