Yager: Current funding model 'real inequity' for rural schools

  NASHVILLE — In an impassioned address before the Senate Education Committee Wednesday, state Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, reiterated his stance that current education funding...

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...

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...

Mining ban to be attempted again

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

Authorities allege Fentress sheriff had sex with inmates, assaulted prisoner

JAMESTOWN — The Fentress County sheriff who resigned Friday amid an investigation by federal authorities has been criminally charged, the Department of Justice announced...

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...

TCAP won’t count, state says

NASHVILLE — TN Ready, the beleaguered statewide assessment being administered in public schools this week and last, will not count against students, teachers or...

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...

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...
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