Marker to be unveiled designating Hiwassee River as 'blueway'

Published Sep. 6 2017

A marker will be unveiled in the coming weeks in Charleston, Tenn., officially designating the Hiwassee River as the "Hiwassee...

Gov. Bill Haslam disappointed in Capitol Commission decision on Nathan Bedford Forrest bust

Published Sep. 6 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday he was disappointed with the State Capitol Commission's rejection of a plan to relocate the...

Incumbent Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey raises $1 million for her unannounced gubernatorial campaign

Published Sep. 6 2017

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey reported Tuesday that she has raised $1 million so far for her still unannounced 2018 gubernatorial...

Alabama Sen. Strange reverses position on Senate filibuster

Published Sep. 6 2017

Alabama Sen. Luther Strange reversed course Tuesday and sided with President Donald Trump in seeking to change Senate rules to...

Alabama State University president to be announced this week

Published Sep. 5 2017

The search for a new Alabama State University president likely will come to an end on Friday, Sept. 8.

Gov. Haslam to give health care testimony in US Senate

Published Sep. 5 2017

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is traveling to Washington this week to testify in Congress.

Backers of solar power want TVA to do more to promote sunshine power

Published Sep. 5 2017

Over the past three decades, the Tennessee Valley Authority has cut carbon emissions from its power plants in half and...

Local nonprofit group receives state grant for pre-arrest diversion effort

Published Sep. 5 2017

A local nonprofit organization will be getting a $350,000 shot in the arm from Tennessee government as part of a...

Aquatic plants are disappearing in the Tennessee Valley. But why? [photos]

Published Sep. 4 2017

Through a small tunnel, tucked in an area with no homes and no docks, a tributary off Soddy Creek slowly...

Tennessee lawmakers still critical of outsourcing, say it will remain a matter of debate in 2018

Published Sep. 4 2017

State lawmakers once again vented their dissatisfaction with outsourcing Wednesday, signaling that the controversial issue would continue to generate debate...

Senator expects panel will help educate public, Tennessee lawmakers on medical marijuana

Published Sep. 3 2017

Educating lawmakers and the general public will be a key component of the recently formed legislative committee tasked with tackling...

Panel axes bid to yank Confederate's bust from state Capitol

Published Sep. 1 2017

A bid by Tennessee's governor to remove a bust of Confederate cavalry general, slave trader and early Ku Klux Klan...

Hamilton County Clerk's Office issues 1,137 'In God We Trust' license plates July-August

Published Sep. 1 2017

A total of 1,137 local vehicle owners were issued the 'In God We Trust' plate in July and August.

In Alabama U.S. Senate race, Strange calls Moore hypocrite

Published Aug. 30 2017

Alabama Sen. Luther Strange on Tuesday launched his first salvo against challenger Roy Moore in the contentious Senate race, calling...

Sen. Bob Corker on relationship with President Donald Trump: 'It's back to business as usual'

Published Aug. 29 2017

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said Tuesday the exchanges — and criticism — through the media with President Donald Trump were...

Tennessee secretary of state's office to roll out online voter registration

Published Aug. 29 2017

The secretary of state's office is set to officially roll out its new online voter registration system in Tennessee.

UT workers protest outsourcing possibility

Published Aug. 29 2017

Facilities workers at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville were joined by students, faculty and others from the Knoxville community...

Governor urges historical commission to discuss removal of Forrest statue

Published Aug. 29 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday encouraged members of the state's Historical Commission to take up a petition that would allow...

Knoxville leaders praise rally response by police officers, community

Published Aug. 29 2017

Local leaders on Monday praised the work of the Knoxville Police Department and the response from the community that kept...

Panel may soon take up issue of removing Forrest bust from Tennessee state Capitol

Published Aug. 28 2017

Efforts to remove a bust of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest from Tennessee's state Capitol could take a major step...

Nervous about legal action, schools aren't implementing sex abuse prevention law in Tennessee

Published Aug. 28 2017

In response to growing concerns about child sexual abuse, Tennessee lawmakers enacted a law encouraging schools to provide prevention education...


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Study: Fewer Georgia students could get college opportunity

Published Aug. 28 2017

Georgia is among states that have cut funding to public colleges and universities since the recession, prompting many schools to...

Alabama's vehicle exports in 2016 totaled $7.9 billion

Published Aug. 28 2017

Alabama had one of the largest auto exports in last year's record-setting $20 billion.