Former sheriff claims political targeting by THP

CLINTON — After revelations this week that former Scott County Sheriff Anthony Lay was suspended by the Tennessee Highway Patrol for five days in May, Lay is battling back...

Duncan to bid Congress goodbye after three decades

KNOXVILLE — Jimmy Duncan, R-Knoxville, the long-serving congressman in Tennessee’s 2nd District, announced Monday that he will not seek re-election next year. Duncan, who has strong Scott County ties, was...

Wamp touts conservative values, blasts both parties

Calling himself an "independent-minded conservative," Weston Wamp was critical of his incumbent opponent, Chuck Fleischmann, and the Republican Party as a whole during a campaign stop in Oneida Friday...

Ramsey advances judicial shuffle

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } NASHVILLE — Tennessee Republicans, led by Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville, are moving forward with a redistricting process that will shake up the state’s...

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.

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...

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...

Yager touts failure of school voucher bill

NASHVILLE — In an email to constituents Thursday, state Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, talked Common Core, school vouchers, BEP funding and other educational issues. Yager, who has been an outspoken...

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...

Tennessee senators approve anti-annexation measure

NASHVILLE — If the state House of Representatives next week follows same course the General Assembly's upper chamber followed Thursday, Tennessee cities and towns may soon be permanently unable...

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