Haslam proposes $30 million for school safety

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam on Tuesday proposed $30 million to improve school safety across the state in the amendment to the fiscal...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...
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