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...

Corker, Alexander explain health care votes

WASHINGTON — While Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., says he sides with President Donald Trump on the need to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but says the 350,000 Tennesseans...

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...

State announces lowest-ever unemployment rate

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips last week announced Tennessee’s unemployment rate for June 2017 was 3.6 percent, the...

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...

Yager joins with Haslam in drug abuse fight

NASHVILLE — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) recently participated in a Knoxville roundtable discussion with Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Douglas Varney and other health care leaders regarding the widespread epidemic...

TVA announces 1.5 percent rate hike

KNOXVILLE — Customers in Tennessee Valley Authority's distribution area will soon see a slight rate increase. The TVA board of directors on Thursday approved a 1.5 percent retail rate...

Jellico under fire from state comptroller's office

JELLICO, Tenn. — A former city recorder in this Campbell County town took nearly $100,000 in public funds for personal use, state officials charge, in the latest of unfortunate...

Wine-in-grocery stores finalized in Nashville

NASHVILLE — A seven-year effort to extend wine sales from package stores to grocery stores culminated Thursday with the signature of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Haslam signed a bill that...

Agents raid Lafollette church, seize snakes

  LAFOLLETTE — The church and snake-handling pastor who were among the subjects of National Geographic's recent miniseries, "Snake Salvation," were raided by state authorities Thursday morning. According to the Tennessee...

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