Hamilton County Schools ACT scores show improvement

Published Oct. 11 2017

Hamilton County's public high school students posted slight gains in average ACT scores this year and are nipping at the...

Tennessee Democrats recalculating U.S. Senate race with Corker out

Published Oct. 10 2017

Beleaguered Tennessee Democrats are re-examining next year's U.S. Senate election after Republican Bob Corker's decision to retire has brightened their...

Twitter shuts down Blackburn campaign announcement video

Published Oct. 10 2017

Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn's Senate campaign announcement ad has been blocked by Twitter over a statement the abortion rights opponent...


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Public defenders to Tennessee Supreme Court: Show us the money

Published Oct. 9 2017

Two men whose careers are devoted to defending the poor aren't quite ready to celebrate news that the Tennessee Supreme...

Tennessee's top court urges change, better funding to protect legal rights of the poor

Published Oct. 9 2017

The Tennessee Supreme Court announced last week it is going to try to ratchet down the costs of providing attorneys...

Wamp: If Berke runs for U.S. Senate, he should 'step down' as Chattanooga mayor

Published Oct. 8 2017

Former Republican U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp said he thinks Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke should step aside as the city's chief...

Gov. Haslam says he has no 'passion' to go to a 'broken' Washington

Published Oct. 6 2017

Saying he simply doesn't have the "passion" to go to Washington, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam announced Thursday he will not...

With Blackburn in Senate race, some Tennessee Republicans staying away

Published Oct. 6 2017

Tennessee Republicans' 2018 political dominoes began falling into place Thursday after Gov. Bill Haslam announced he will not run to...

Haslam says no to Senate bid; Blackburn all in

Published Oct. 5 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam said today he will not seek the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.

Tuscaloosa mayor announces run for Alabama governor

Published Oct. 5 2017

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox announced Thursday that he is running for governor.

Haslam heads to Asia to persuade companies to come to Tennessee

Published Oct. 5 2017

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam will head Monday to Japan and South Korea to persuade companies to come to Tennessee.

Tennessee man arrested on voter fraud charges

Published Oct. 5 2017

State investigators say a Tennessee man has been arrested on voter fraud charges.

Supreme Court says Alabama execution can proceed

Published Oct. 5 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled Alabama can proceed with the execution of a man convicted of killing his...

TNReady scores show state's elementary, middle students lag in English, math proficiency

Published Oct. 5 2017

Less than 6 percent of Tennessee's students are mastering English, according to new state test results.

Voters elect new mayor in Birmingham, replacing William Bell

Published Oct. 5 2017

Alabama's most populous city has a new mayor.

Tennessee Gov. Haslam to decide on Senate bid, head to Asia on economic recruiting trip

Published Oct. 4 2017

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, who plans to reveal by week's end whether he'll run for U.S. Senate, will depart for...

Former Vice President Joe Biden in Alabama to campaign for Democrat Doug Jones for Senate

Published Oct. 4 2017

Standing before cheering supporters in the deeply red state of Alabama, former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged Alabama...

Tennessee's education chief receives praise in Washington, D.C.

Published Oct. 4 2017

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander on Tuesday praised education leaders in Tennessee, Louisiana and New Mexico for having "taken the most...

TVA makes adjustments as dry weather leaves river levels low

Published Oct. 4 2017

A dry end to the summer and unexpectedly little rainfall to start fall left water levels low and the Tennessee...

Andy Berke says he can balance mayoral duties and a Senate bid

Published Oct. 3 2017

As he weighs a bid for U.S. Senate next year, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke is telling supporters he can balance...

Georgia Supreme Court: Flipping the bird in church is protected speech

Published Oct. 3 2017

Georgia's highest court has reversed the conviction of a man who was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge after he...

Alabama seeks to proceed with execution of man convicted of killing his estranged wife, father-in-law

Published Oct. 3 2017

Alabama on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let it proceed with an execution of a man convicted of...

McQueen to testify to Congress about state's new education plan

Published Oct. 2 2017

Tennessee's commissioner of education, Candice McQueen, will be testifying Tuesday.