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...

Weston Wamp announces congressional bid

CHATTANOOGA — Weston Wamp is attempting another bid to win his father’s old congressional seat, he announced Monday in Chattanooga. Wamp, the son of former Congressman Zach Wamp, announced that...

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...

Haslam's meth proposal would clamp down on pseudoephedrine sales

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam last week announced new legislation that he says is intended to curb the state’s methamphetamine scourge. The Knoxville Republican, nearing the end of his...

Campbell County man sentenced to 110 years for child rape

JACKSBORO — An elderly Campbell County man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, after being sentenced to a total of 110 years in custody for...

Two indicted in death of Campbell County child

JACKSBORO — A Campbell County mother and her boyfriend have been indicted in connection with the death of a three-year-old child. District Attorney General Lori Phillips-Jones and Campbell County Sheriff...

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...

Fleischmann, Wamp offer contrasting approaches

CHATTANOOGA — In a heated primary battle, Republican congressional hopefuls Chuck Fleischmann and Weston Wamp are offering voters starkly different approaches as the Aug. 7 election date nears. Fleischmann, the...

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,...

Mining ban to be attempted again

A bill that would ban mountaintop-removal mining in Tennessee has been reintroduced in the state legislature.

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