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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Legislature approves Yager's bus bill

NASHVILLE — A measure that is expected to save local school districts more than $50 million by extending the life of school buses has been approved by the Tennessee...

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