BlueCross requests rate increase

NASHVILLE — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, the dominant provider of health care exchange plans in the state, has requested permission to raise rates of its exchange plans by an...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Pickett County targeted by state auditors

A new audit from the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office finds significant problems still exist in Pickett County government. The audit includes 14 findings related to accounting, bookkeeping, and management practices. These...

Fleischmann receives pro-life endorsement

CHATTANOOGA — A leading pro-life organization has endorsed incumbent Chuck Fleischmann, R-Chattanooga, in Tennessee’s 3rd District congressional primary. The National Right to Life Committee announced its endorsement for Fleischmann Monday,...

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...

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