Appeals court rules North Carolina voter ID law is discriminatory

Published Jul. 29 2016

A federal appeals court blocked a North Carolina law requiring photo identification to cast in-person ballots, ruling Friday that it...

Tennessee Gov. Haslam: Dunlap getting 100 new jobs, $700,000 in grants

Published Jul. 29 2016

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was in Dunlap today to announce that Precision Military Aerodynamics, which manufactures parachutes for sporting and...

Starrett personally loans his own campaign another $200,000 in race against DesJarlais

Published Jul. 29 2016

Challenger Grant Starrett this week personally loaned his campaign another $200,000 this week as his 4th Congressional District Republican primary...

Mayor Berke says GOP's path to Trump began in places like Tennessee

Published Jul. 29 2016

National Republicans' path to Donald Trump began in part in places such as the GOP-dominated Tennessee General Assembly, Chattanooga Mayor...

Tennessee Gov. Haslam appoints Purkey as new Safety and Homeland Security commissioner

Published Jul. 28 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of David Purkey as his new commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Safety...

Tennessee Gov. Haslam happy to 'help our friends' facing GOP primaries

Published Jul. 28 2016

For Republican Gov. Bill Haslam it's a happy coincidence that he can give a boost to embattled legislative incumbents while...

Farmer defeats long-time Georgia representative

Published Jul. 28 2016

A farmer defeated a 12-year veteran to join the Georgia House of Representatives on Tuesday night.

Tennessee Rep. Akbari has 180 seconds today to make national pitch to younger voters to support Clinton

Published Jul. 28 2016

A national spotlight will be on a Tennessee lawmaker today at the Democratic National Convention when Rep. Raumesh Akbari, D-Memphis,...

Tennessee House leaders set deadline on petitions to expel Durham, Armstrong

Published Jul. 27 2016

Tennessee House leaders have set an Aug. 5 deadline for representatives to sign two separate petitions calling for a special...

Hill defeats Holcomb to take Georgia House District 3 seat

Published Jul. 27 2016

With the backing of lawmakers throughout Georgia, Dewayne Hill will join the state legislature.

Tennessee delegates inspired by first lady's speech

Published Jul. 27 2016

Day one of the Democratic National Convention featured speeches from multiple Democratic stars including Bernie Sanders, whose army of progressive...

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.

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...