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.

Tennessee finally declared drought-free

For the first time in well over a year, Tennessee is officially free of drought conditions. In its latest update, issued Thursday, the U.S. Drought Monitor declared that no part...

Fentress Chamber of Commerce director indicted, fired

JAMESTOWN — The former director of the Fentress County Chamber of Commerce turned himself into the Fentress County Jail here Monday morning, after being indicted last week by a...

AAA projects busiest Memorial Day travel weekend since recession

AAA, the American auto club, projects 36.1 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home during the Memorial Day weekend, a 1.5 percent increase from last year. Kicking...

Jamestown selected for 'Tennessee Downtowns' program

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced Thursday that Jamestown is one of six Tennessee towns selected for the fourth round of the Tennessee Downtowns program. Jamestown...

Perdue endorses Boyd for governor

HUNTSVILLE — The Tennessee gubernatorial primary is months away, but the jockeying for position among Republican candidates to succeed Bill Haslam has already begun, with Randy Boyd announcing Wednesday that...

Gas prices begin anticipated decline

The average cost of a gallon of gasoline in Tennessee declined by three cents last week, and auto club AAA says that decline should continue into summer. The average cost...

Legislation filed to prevent TennCare expansion

NASHVILLE -- State Sen. Brian Kelsey, R-Germantown, filed legislation Thursday to prevent an expansion of TennCare under provisions of the federal health care reform act. The Affordable Care Act, dubbed...

Governor's signature ends 'forced annexation'

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam today signed a bill requiring cities and towns to hold referendums in order to annex new properties. The legislation, sponsored by state Rep. Mike Carter,...

Fleischmann lashes out at Wamp 'hypocrisy'

CHATTANOOGA — With just eight days before the start of early voting, Congressman Chuck Fleischmann on Thursday lashed out at his Republican Primary opponent for benefiting from a Political...

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