Tennessee Legislature gives final approval to exhuming, moving President James K. Polk's body

Published Apr. 12 2018

Nearly 170 years after President James K. Polk died, the Tennessee Legislature is urging that his remains be exhumed and...

Democrats mostly find agreement in Alabama governor's debate

Published Apr. 12 2018

The leading Democratic contenders for governor spent much — but not all — of a Wednesday night debate agreeing with...

Candidates for Tennessee governor give millions to their own campaigns

Published Apr. 12 2018

Tennessee candidates for governor are raising millions of dollars in contributions, but the big money is coming from the contenders...

More than 10,000 apply for free-tuition program for Tennessee adults

Published Apr. 12 2018

More than 10,000 people have applied to a new program in Tennessee that allows adults to attend community college or...

Dalton State College is first Hispanic Serving Institution in Georgia

Published Apr. 12 2018

Dalton State College is now the first Hispanic Serving Institution in Georgia.

Tennessee lawmakers grill Haslam's appointees to new UT board

Published Apr. 11 2018

The University of Tennessee system's current Board of Trustees vice chairman on Wednesday withdrew his nomination to serve on UT's...

Gov. Haslam is expected to sign Sunday wine, liquor bottle sales bill into law

Published Apr. 11 2018

Tennesseans will be able to buy bottles of wine and liquor on Sundays under just-passed legislation, with Gov. Bill Haslam...

MTSU poll: Most Tennesseans support DACA, some marijuana legalization

Published Apr. 11 2018

Most Tennesseans support protections for people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children and the limited legalization of...

Former VP Biden tells Vanderbilt University crowd political system is more divided than ever

Published Apr. 11 2018

Former Vice President Joe Biden said five weeks before the 2016 presidential election he knew Donald Trump would win and...

New bill promises better stroke care in Tennessee

Published Apr. 11 2018

Transporting stroke patients to the proper hospital — not necessarily the closest — is the rationale behind a bill recently...

Haslam signs bill stripping TennCare funding from Planned Parenthood of Tennessee

Published Apr. 11 2018

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has quietly signed into law a controversial bill that seeks to strip all TennCare funding from...

Tennessee drops two high school TNReady tests to reduce burden on teachers, students

Published Apr. 11 2018

Tennessee will eliminate two required TNReady high school assessments in an attempt to reduce the testing burden on students and...

Tennessee Supreme Court: Nashville mayoral election to be held in May

Published Apr. 11 2018

The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a special election must be held in May to decide who will fill...

Tennessee governor candidate Karl Dean reports raising $550,000

Published Apr. 10 2018

Karl Dean's campaign says the Tennessee Democratic candidate for governor raised $549,168 for his effort during the first quarter of...

Tennessee scores hold mostly steady on Nation's Report Card

Published Apr. 10 2018

Tennessee's scores are holding steady in most areas on the Nation's Report Card, and the state's own assessments are finally...

Fleischmann: New Chickamauga lock will boost local economy [video, photos]

Published Apr. 10 2018

U.S. Reps. Chuck Fleischmann and Scott DesJarlais watched as crews worked to blast roughly 100,000 cubic yards of rock Monday...

Tennessee Gov. Haslam names nominees to smaller UT board of trustees

Published Apr. 9 2018

After quietly signing his now-passed University of Tennessee system board of trustees overhaul legislation on Friday, Gov. Bill Haslam today...

Sunday wine, liquor sales legislation clears Tennessee House

Published Apr. 9 2018

The Tennessee House on Monday night approved legislation permitting Sunday wine and liquor bottle sales after a rollicking debate in...

Tennessee House OKs bill increasing welfare cash benefits for first time since 1996

Published Apr. 9 2018

State representatives on Monday gave final approval to legislation increasing Tennessee's welfare cash payments for the first time in 22...

Tennessee House approves two bills supporting Haslam's opioid crisis initiative

Published Apr. 9 2018

The Tennessee House this evening approved two bills key to Gov. Bill Haslam's "TN Together" initiative that seeks to combat...

Corker gets behind Blackburn as Senate successor

Published Apr. 9 2018

Retiring U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said today he is getting behind Republican Marsha Blackburn.

Georgia Rep. invites challenger nearly 50 years younger to shadow him [photos]

Published Apr. 9 2018

Colton Moore speaks the language of the southern politician.

Haslam bill toughening fraud enforcement, increasing welfare benefits returns to House floor after rocky start

Published Apr. 8 2018

Legislative supporters hope this week to get back on track a Haslam administration bill that toughens fraud enforcement in the...