Haslam’s gas tax approved by legislature

NASHVILLE — Both chambers of the Tennessee General Assembly on Wednesday passed the Improve Tennessee Act, which will hike the state’s tax on gas and diesel sales. The Improve Act...

Highway 63 ATV bill set for final vote

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee General Assembly is set for final approval of a bill that would allow off-highway vehicles on two sections of S.R. 63 between the Scott-Campbell county...

Campbell County attorney disbarred by state

JACKSBORO — A Campbell County attorney has been disbarred by the Supreme Court of Tennessee for misappropriating funds in a real estate transaction. Conrad Mark Troutman was disbarred from the...

Yager bill could be a shot in the arm for EMS

NASHVILLE — Legislation currently advancing in the Tennessee General Assembly could provide a much-needed shot in the arm to the Scott County Ambulance Service, if successful. Senate Bill 704, sponsored...

ATVs may soon be allowed on S.R. 63 in Campbell County

CARYVILLE — Legislation could soon head to the governor’s desk that will allow ATVs on S.R. 63 between Stinking Creek Road and Old Hwy. 63 in western Campbell County. Senate...

Yager appointed chair of State & Local Government Committee

State Senator Ken Yager, R-Kingston, will again serve as chairman of the Tennessee Senate's Committee on State & Local Government.

Corker introduces bill to pave way to Obamacare repeal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) on Tuesday introduced an amendment to extend the deadline for...

McNally elected Lt. Governor, Speaker of Senate

NASHVILLE — The State Senate today elected Sen. Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) as Tennessee's 87th Speaker of the Senate. The Senate's 33 senators met at noon on the first...

TVA records near-record power demand

The Tennessee Valley Authority reports that the weekend’s cold snap, which dipped down to 14 degrees across the Tennessee Valley, ranked fourth in the utility’s “Top 10” winter weekend...

Pickett County targeted by state auditors

A new audit from the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office finds significant problems still exist in Pickett County government. The audit includes 14 findings related to accounting, bookkeeping, and management practices. These...

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