With nearly $750,000 in campaign warchest, challenger Starrett says ready for DesJarlais in 2016 GOP primary

Published Jul. 6 2015

NASHVILLE — Republican Grant Starrett says he has raised nearly three quarters of a million dollars for his 4th Congressional...

Cash cow or money pit?: Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell betting big on Mountain Cove Farms

Published Jul. 5 2015

KENSINGTON, Ga. — This was the greatest moment of her career, Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell told the crowd.

TennCare to overhaul 'unhelpful' helpline

Published Jul. 5 2015

In early 2014, Tennesseans trying to get enrolled in the state's Medicaid program faced a strange new landscape with few...

Political Notebook: Georgia lawmakers named to panels

Published Jul. 5 2015

Two North Georgia state lawmakers have been named to study committees by House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge.

Marion passes budget on time; property taxes unchanged

Published Jul. 5 2015

JASPER, Tenn. — If the Marion County Commission has ever passed a new budget before the July 1 deadline, it...

Kimball approves TDOT's roads policy

Published Jul. 5 2015

KIMBALL, Tenn. — When an accident occurs on a Tennessee roadway, state and local agencies all have a role to...

Corker warns Venezuela heading toward 'some very difficult times'

Published Jul. 2 2015

NASHVILLE -- Just back from a fact-finding trip to Venezuela, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., says the country has "great...

Kyle files Tennessee Senate bill to do away with 'divisive' Confederate flag license plates

Published Jul. 2 2015

NASHVILLE -- State Sen. Sara Kyle, D-Memphis, says she has filed legislation to block the state from issuing specialty license...

State's top court denies death row challenge to execution by electrocution

Published Jul. 2 2015

NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee Supreme Court today turned down a challenge by state Death Row inmates to the use of...

Chickamauga Lock funding restored, work to resume with leftover funds

Published Jul. 2 2015

Three years after work stalled on a new lock at the Chickamauga Dam, construction should resume on the $860 million...

Obama urges bipartisanship in Medicaid expansion efforts

Published Jul. 2 2015

NASHVILLE — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he'd like to see "some good sense spring forth" as Tennessee lawmakers...

Commissioners query top attorney over discretionary funds

Published Jul. 2 2015

The battle's over. Hamilton County commissioners have their discretionary funds back. But now they are trying to figure out how...

Council member says city ordinance could let men enter female restrooms

Published Jul. 1 2015

City Councilman Chip Henderson is concerned that a proposed ordinance goes further than just restricting bullying and discrimination. he says...

Obama lands in Tennessee, Haslam stays away

Published Jul. 1 2015

Gov. Bill Haslam did not greet the president at the airport, and doesn't plan to attend the president's speech. Although...

Gay slur carved into Utah man's arm was staged

Published Jul. 1 2015

A man who reported someone beat him and carved a homophobic slur into his arm staged the attacks, authorities in...

Two more tax break deals unanimously passed by Hamilton County Commission

Published Jul. 1 2015

The Hamilton County Commission has unanimously passed tax break deals for a housing development on Chestnut Street and for a...

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam snubs President Obama again

Published Jul. 1 2015

Gov. Bill Haslam doesn't plan to meet with President Barack Obama today when the president travels to Nashville to discuss...

181 new laws take effect today in Tennessee

Published Jul. 1 2015

A mandate for a 48-hour waiting period before an abortion is one of many new Tennessee laws taking effect today.

Supreme Court's same-sex ruling roils conservative Tennessee House Republicans

Published Jul. 1 2015

NASHVILLE -- Nearly half of Tennessee's House Republican Caucus met "in a state of shock" Tuesday to discuss whether to...

Haslam names head of Children's Services as new chief of staff

Published Jun. 30 2015

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has named Jim Henry, current commissioner of the Department of Children's Services, as his new chief...

Ordinance to forbid city employees from harassing colleagues stalls

Published Jun. 30 2015

A proposed ordinance to bar city employees from harassing colleagues based on their sexual orientation or gender identity has been...

Chris Christie promises blunt campaign as he enters 2016 contest

Published Jun. 30 2015

A tough-talking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie launched his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday with a promise to tell voters...

Insure Tennessee supporters renew push for Medicaid expansion

Published Jun. 30 2015

NASHVILLE -- Fresh off last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld one key provision of the federal Affordable Care...