Tennessee public records law doesn't ensure affordability, audit finds

Published May. 23 2018

The Tennessee Public Records Act is adamant that public records should be available.

Tennessee Supreme Court upholds cutting $150 million in mall flood coverage

Published May. 23 2018

In a blow to the owner of Opry Mills Mall, the Tennessee Supreme Court has let stand a lower court's...

Tennessee can no longer house teen safekeepers in adult prisons

Published May. 23 2018

Regenia Bowman never thought anything would happen when she talked about spending 189 days in solitary confinement.

Dade County voters reject higher sales tax

Published May. 22 2018

Voters in Dade County again rejected a 1 percent sales tax increase that had been earmarked for roads, bridges and...

Two local National Park 'friends' groups consolidate, rebrand

Published May. 22 2018

Two nonprofit groups dedicated to promoting national parks in the Chattanooga area are consolidating and rebranding to streamline operations in...

Chuck Harris apparently unseats incumbent Catoosa County Commissioner Bobby Winters [photos]

Published May. 22 2018

Challenger Chuck Harris won the Catoosa County Commission District 2 race by eight votes, possibly unseating longtime incumbent Bobby Winters,...

Incumbent state Sen. Chuck Payne edges Scott Tidwell in Georgia state Senate race

Published May. 22 2018

Incumbent state Sen. Chuck Payne's decision to oppose a bill that would have created a separate driver's license for some...

Republicans select nominees for local races in Dade County [photos]

Published May. 22 2018

Republican voters picked their candidates in a handful of county elections that were on the ballot in Dade County on...

Cagle, Kemp face runoff for Georgia's GOP governor primary

Published May. 22 2018

In Georgia's gubernatorial primary, Democrats elected the state's first woman nominee from either party, but no Republican candidate could gather...

Stacey Abrams wins Democratic primary in Georgia gubernatorial race

Published May. 22 2018

Stacey Abrams won Georgia's Democratic primary in the gubernatorial race Tuesday, becoming the state's first woman nominee for governor from...

Updated Georgia election results

Published May. 22 2018

Polls are now closed in Georgia.

Haney hires Trump lawyer to solicit foreign investment to finish Bellefonte

Published May. 22 2018

Developer Franklin L. Haney hired Donald Trump's personal lawyer to seek foreign investments from Qatari to help finish an abandoned...

Voters choose nominees in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas

Published May. 22 2018

Four states will cast ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape.

When and where to vote today in Georgia [map]

Published May. 22 2018

It's election day in Georgia, and the big question is whether the first competitive governor primary race in eight years...

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker turns down offer to become next U.S. ambassador to Australia

Published May. 22 2018

The Trump administration wanted U.S. Sen. Bob Corker to join its diplomatic ranks.

Cellphone pics expose new front in public-records debate

Published May. 22 2018

Pics or it didn't happen? Good luck with that on the public records trail.

Knoxville governments inconsistent in policy of photographing records

Published May. 22 2018

Want a copy of a public record at the City County Building? Just whip out your phone and snap a...

Democrats turn out in force in Georgia early voting

Published May. 22 2018

Georgia's Democratic voters have turned out in force in early voting, an encouraging signal for the party as it tries...

Tennessee's controversial 'sanctuary cities' bill allowed to become law

Published May. 21 2018

Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday said he is allowing a controversial "sanctuary cities" bill to become law without his signature,...

Georgia officials implement policy change after 2017 bridge collapse

Published May. 21 2018

The kinds of materials that fed a fire below a metro Atlanta highway overpass that collapsed last year will no...

Ex-coal exec chases U.S. Senate seat despite GOP primary loss

Published May. 21 2018

Despite losing the Republican primary in a distant third place, convicted ex-coal baron Don Blankenship announced Monday that he will...

Court: Pardon lifts requirement to register as sex offender

Published May. 21 2018

Georgia's highest court says a man convicted of sexually abusing a young girl no longer must register as a sex...

Energy lab in Oak Ridge powers Tennessee economy

Published May. 21 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy is helping to power the economy of Tennessee, especially in East Tennessee, with more than...