Mike Carter, Glen Casada running to succeed Majority Leader Gerald McCormick

Published Nov. 14 2016

After spending most of the last year working to keep their seats, top Republicans leaders in the Tennessee House are...

Rep. Blackburn named to Trump presidential transition team following shakeup

Published Nov. 13 2016

A shakeup in President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has put a Tennessee congresswoman in the catbird's seat.

Comptroller audit questions Tennessee's $200 million investment in venture capital program

Published Nov. 11 2016

NASHVILLE — Tennessee is getting lousy returns on state taxpayers' $200 million investment in its experimental state venture capital program,...

Alexander urges Trump to add Corker to his presidential cabinet

Published Nov. 10 2016

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., today urged President-elect Trump to include his fellow Tennessee senator, Bob Corker, in his presidential...

Trump protesters block traffic in Nashville

Published Nov. 10 2016

Students at Fisk University have held a protest that blocked traffic in downtown Nashville Wednesday afternoon to express their disagreement...

Haslam congratulates Trump; doesn't expect negative repercussions despite lack of endorsement

Published Nov. 9 2016

As Tennessee Republicans offered congratulations to President-elect Donald Trump on his Tuesday victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton, the state's top...

Corker confirms he spoke with Trump and Pence Wednesday; claims they did not discuss possible cabinet post

Published Nov. 9 2016

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said he met Wednesday with President-elect Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence but emphasized...

Tennessee's top tax collector to leave in December

Published Nov. 9 2016

Tennessee Revenue Commissioner Richard Roberts plans to step down as the state's chief tax collector on Dec. 2, Gov. Bill...

Corker, Fleischmann offer congrats to Trump

Published Nov. 9 2016

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann today congratulated President-elect Donald Trump on his upset victory Tuesday...

Hamilton, Bradley voters pick Gardenhire over Wilkinson in state Senate race

Published Nov. 9 2016

Incumbent state Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, won re-election late Tuesday in his contest with Democrat Khristy Wilkinson in Tennessee's Senate...

Incumbents keep their seats in five Tennessee House races

Published Nov. 9 2016

In the region's five state House of Representatives races, each of the incumbents kept their seats after the votes were...

Gardenhire declares victory over Wilkinson in TN Senate District 10 race

Published Nov. 8 2016

Incumbent state Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, has declared victory in his contest with Democrat Khristy Wilkinson in Tennessee's Senate 10...

The Latest: Smooth start to election in Tennessee

Published Nov. 8 2016

The Latest on the race for U.S. House seats in Tennessee.

Tennessee Dems hope to chip away at vast GOP majorities

Published Nov. 8 2016

Democrats are hoping to chip away at vast Republican majorities in the state Legislature by focusing on urban areas, while...

Tennessee traffic fatalities up 7.8 percent this year

Published Nov. 8 2016

A 7.8 percent jump in Tennessee traffic fatalities this year is worrying, top Safety and Homeland Security officials told Gov....

Voters to cast ballots for Tennessee's 9 House seats

Published Nov. 7 2016

Voters in Tennessee will decide whom to send to Washington to represent them in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Some officials believe Hamilton County needed more early voting sites where minorities live

Published Nov. 6 2016

Several black officials in Hamilton County say they're hearing scattered concerns about early voting, from too few local voting sites...

TNReady scores mirror ACT scores for first time

Published Nov. 4 2016

New Tennessee TNReady scores released Friday show a third of all high school students are on track or have mastered...

Tennessee early voting sets new record as 1.67 million have their say

Published Nov. 4 2016

Preliminary state figures show at least 148,598 Tennesseans voted in person or by absentee ballot on Thursday, the last day...

Khristy Wilkinson puzzled over Gardenhire's intent in controversial mailer

Published Nov. 4 2016

Democrat Khristy Wilkinson says she's puzzled about the real message of a political mailer sent to state Senate District 10...

Federal loans available for small businesses in 14 drought-stricken Tennessee counties

Published Nov. 3 2016

The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that continued drought in 14 Tennessee counties will result in federal Economic Disaster...


Hamilton County Black Caucus charges Gardenhire used 'racially coded messages'

Published Nov. 3 2016

State Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, is coming under fire from the Hamilton County Black Caucus, which says the lawmaker is...

Southeast Tennessee rural voters have ballot of alcohol referendums mixed with contested local races

Published Nov. 3 2016

Once they get past the presidential, state and federal offices on the ballot, voters in most of Southeast Tennessee's rural...