Yager-backed faith bill passes

NASHVILLE — Legislation being sponsored by State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Kingston, to establish the Governor's Office of Faith-Based & Community Initiatives, was approved by...

Governor requests major disaster recognition for 58 counties, including Scott

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee sent a formal request Friday to President Donald Trump for a Major Disaster Declaration to make federal recovery...

Tennessee governor proposes $40m in funding for school security

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has proposed a $40 million investment to improve school safety in the Volunteer State, with an emphasis on...

Flood watch issued for Fentress County as more rain arrives

NASHVILLE — The National Weather Service here has issued a flood watch for Fentress County and much of the rest of northern...

Report: Claiborne inmates, officers sold scrap metal for personal gain

The Tennessee Comptroller's Office says that the litter patrol in Claiborne County has been pocketing funds from scrap metal sales in...

Several from Campbell County sentenced to prison

JACKSBORO — Several Campbell Countians were sentenced to prison last week, after being found guilty of violating terms of their probation.

Chronic Wasting Disease discovered in Tennessee

It had been rumored in Tennessee’s hunting community throughout the day Friday that big news was coming. And, shortly after 8 p.m. Friday evening,...

Alexander won’t seek re-election

NASHVILLE — U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., announced Monday that he will not seek re-election in 2020, touching off a storm of compliments and...

Poll finds virtual deadlock in Senate race

NASHVILLE — Phil Bredesen’s campaign claimed that internal polling showed the former governor in a virtual deadlock with Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn in the race...

New poll finds Blackburn’s lead still increasing

NASHVILLE — A new poll last week suggested that Democrat Phil Bredesen continues to lose ground to Republican Marsha Blackburn in the race to...
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