Mississippi imposes 15-week abortion ban; nation's toughest

Published Mar. 19 2018

Mississippi's governor signed the nation's most restrictive abortion law Monday — and was slapped with a lawsuit less than an...

John Medearis sworn in as clerk of U.S. District Court

Published Feb. 13 2018

John Medearis, of Chattanooga, was sworn in Tuesday as clerk of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of...

Former Tennessee Sen. Joe Haynes dies at 81

Published Jan. 26 2018

Former Tennessee Sen. Joe Haynes, a Democrat who served nearly three decades in the state legislature, has died. He was...

Bill Lee launches first ad in bid for governor's seat

Published Jan. 26 2018

Republican gubernatorial Bill Lee's campaign says it is preparing to launch a statewide television ad buy as Tennessee's 2018 GOP...

Haslam appoints water availability panel

Published Jan. 18 2018

Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed a committee to develop a statewide plan for future water availability in Tennessee.

Stephen Fincher raises $1.45 million for Tennessee GOP primary fight with Marsha Blackburn

Published Jan. 4 2018

Vowing he won't be "outraised" or "outworked" in his U.S. Senate bid, former U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher says he raised...

Pelosi defends leadership following loss in Georgia special election

Published Jun. 22 2017

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended her leadership on Thursday in the face of needling from President Donald Trump and grumbling...

Debate over slave history at UT leads to firing of lecturer

Published Jun. 20 2017

A University of Tennessee Knoxville lecturer has been fired after a student challenged her teachings on slave history then complained...

Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina says 'I'm fine' after collapsing

Published May. 17 2017

Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina collapses during DC race, gets CPR, taken away in ambulance

Senate bill to expand definition of domestic terrorism alleged to target protestors

Published Mar. 1 2017

Georgia senators plan to vote a bill that will greatly expand the definition of domestic terrorism.

Alabama AG named to Jeff Sessions' former Senate seat

Published Feb. 9 2017

Alabama's governor on Thursday named state Attorney General Luther Strange to the U.S. Senate seat left empty by Jeff Sessions.

North Carolina court temporarily blocks law that limited governor's powers

Published Feb. 8 2017

North Carolina court temporarily blocks law that limited governor's powers, including Cabinet appointees.

Alabama lawmaker seeks end to concealed handgun permits

Published Jan. 20 2017

A Tuscaloosa lawmaker wants to do away with the requirement for permits to carry a concealed handgun in Alabama.

Georgia heads to the polls to vote on failing schools and a strip club tax

Published Nov. 8 2016

Once Georgia voters get past the Clinton-Trump presidential showdown at the top of the ballot Tuesday, they still have plenty...

Alexander praises $1.5 million Marion County education grant

Published Oct. 26 2016

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., on Wednesday lauded the Appalachian Regional Commission's approval of a $1.5 million grant for Marion...

Local health centers get Obamacare grants

Published Sep. 15 2016

A half-dozen local health centers in the tri-state area have been awarded grants to help develop and improve electronic health...

Alabama governor testifies in trial of House speaker

Published Jun. 1 2016

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley testified Wednesday that House Speaker Mike Hubbard met with him to discuss economic development projects prosecutors...

Georgia primary voters decide fate of challenged incumbents

Published May. 24 2016

A look at key primary races in Georgia.

Summary of charges against the speaker of Alabama's House

Published May. 22 2016

Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard goes on trial Tuesday. He is accused of using his political positions to make money...

Alabama chief justice could be removed from bench after gay marriage fight

Published May. 6 2016

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore faces removal from the bench over his effort to block same-sex marriage from coming to...

Georgia Governor vetoes campus carry, religious exemption bills

Published May. 4 2016

Georgia's Republican governor rejected the two top priorities of a legislature controlled by his own party this year, defying election...

Alabama legislature passes medical marijuana oil bill

Published Apr. 28 2016

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama legislature on Wednesday voted to decriminalize medicinal marijuana oil possession.

Eight Southeast Tennessee counties get development grants

Published Apr. 14 2016

Eight Southeast Tennessee counties are getting targeted federal grants for technical assistance, training and other help for small and emerging...