Georgia holds runoff elections in congressional, state races

Published Jul. 26 2016

A former mayor in west Georgia won the Republican nomination to replace a retiring GOP congressman as runoff elections were...

Autry wins Catoosa County tax commissioner race

Published Jul. 26 2016

Gary Wayne Autry will be Catoosa County's next commissioner.

Dewayne Hill wins Georgia State House race

Published Jul. 26 2016

Former Catoosa County Commissioner Dewayne Hill will join the state legislature.


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Haslam urges Durham to resign, won't call special session

Published Jul. 26 2016

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday renewed his call for state Rep. Jeremy Durham to resign but says he won't...

Al Gore skipping Democratic National Convention but endorsing Hillary Clinton

Published Jul. 26 2016

While former Vice President Al Gore is skipping this week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the Tennessean on Monday endorsed...

Big-city mayors remain source of strength for Tennessee Democrats

Published Jul. 26 2016

Democrats haven't won a statewide election in Tennessee in a decade.

Georgia appeals court says 'upskirting' not against the law

Published Jul. 26 2016

A man admitted he surreptitiously took cellphone video up a woman's skirt while she shopped at a grocery store, but...

Records show Georgia's cost of trip to Germany

Published Jul. 26 2016

A weeklong trade mission to Germany cost Georgia around $137,000 for 20 people to travel there this month, accompanied by...

Tennessee Democrats laud DNC role for transgender official

Published Jul. 25 2016

The first transgender person to be named to a Tennessee government board or commission has been named the official podium...

Haslam names Stephen Smith as new senior policy advisor

Published Jul. 25 2016

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today named Stephen Smith as his new senior advisor for policy and strategy, replacing Will Cromer...

DesJarlais, Starrett GOP primary battle turns into firestorm

Published Jul. 25 2016

It's another election year and another scorched-earth campaign in Tennessee's 4th Congressional District Republican primary between U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais...

Starrett has spent $700,000 of his own money in race against DesJarlais

Published Jul. 24 2016

In the first two weeks of July, Republican challenger Grant Starrett expanded mail and media assault on U.S. Rep. Scott...

Rep. Mike Carter faces first challenger third time around

Published Jul. 23 2016

Rep. Mike Carter, R-Ooltewah, will face his first-ever opponent during his third election bid for the Tennessee House District 29...

DesJarlais livid over Starrett mailer he calls 'morally reprehensible'

Published Jul. 22 2016

GOP challenger Grant Starrett's latest political mail attack on U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., has the congressman crying foul...

Trio of Tennessee politicians jump on Trump train

Published Jul. 22 2016

After Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump came under fire this week for controversial comments about NATO, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais,...

DesJarlais campaign calls Starrett a liar in furor over terrorism mailer

Published Jul. 22 2016

A new direct-mail hit by GOP challenger Grant Starrett that suggests U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais supported federal ID card funding...

McCormick seeks special session to remove Durham

Published Jul. 22 2016

House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick this week joined Democratic legislators in calling for a special session of the state Legislature...

Corker worried Turkey becoming more 'autocratic'

Published Jul. 22 2016

Even though Turkish leaders quashed a weekend coup attempt, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker doesn't think the country...

Georgia governor picks Fort Oglethorpe city manager as Catoosa's first state court judge

Published Jul. 21 2016

Fort Oglethorpe City Manager Ron Goulart said he will be Catoosa County's first state court judge.

Officials kill idea for Tennessee River toll bridge connecting Soddy-Daisy, Harrison

Published Jul. 21 2016

The proposal for a new toll bridge across the Tennessee River in north Hamilton County is dead, the Tennessee Department...

Haslam policy adviser Cromer moves to No. 2 spot at TennCare

Published Jul. 21 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam announced today that Will Cromer, his special assistant for strategy and policy director, will be joining the...


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Tennessee, Georgia join with feds to block Anthem's purchase of Cigna

Published Jul. 21 2016

Attorney General Herbert Slatery announced today that Tennessee has joined the U.S. Department of Justice and attorneys general from 10...

One week before election, former candidate Jeremy Jones spars with Jeff Holcomb

Published Jul. 21 2016

Because of Jeff Holcomb's stance concerning transgender people in public bathrooms and Muslims in America, a former state representative candidate...