The 5-year-old Rhea County boy found dead Aug. 30 in a home north of Spring City had been forced to eat dish washing soap and cigarette butts when whippings didn't work.
DAYTON, Tenn. — Cigarette butts that a 5-year-old boy was forced to eat as punishment by his mother and her boyfriend were found in the boy’s stomach during an autopsy.
A Jasper Middle School eighth-grader accused of threatening his school in a Facebook post was charged Monday with making terroristic threats and has been transferred to another school system.
The $21.5 million Marion Memorial Bridge replacement on U.S. Highway 41 at the Tennessee River is stalled as officials negotiate a steel erection plan for the bridge spans.
Howard Hawk Willis, sentenced to death in the 2002 dismemberment killings of Walker County, Ga., newlyweds Adam Chrismer and Samantha Leming Chrismer, is doing time.
Former South Pittsburg, Tenn., mayor Mike Killian and another man face a Jan. 9, 2014, sentencing date after they pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Thursday to charges of operating an illegal gambling business.
CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — By late summer 1863, Thomas C. Davis, a lieutenant in the Union's 38th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, had already spent months engaging Confederate forces and marching through a soggy Middle Tennessee into Alabama and Georgia.
The fourth suspect sought in the March cornfield killing of a Franklin County, Tenn., man is in a New Mexico jail awaiting extradition.
The bankruptcy announced last month by Franklin County ambulance service provider Rural Metro Corp. opened the door to competition from a new, Decherd, Tenn.-based ambulance company.
Despite the defeat in August of a wheel tax referendum and two consecutive losing efforts to increase the sales tax rate in 2012, Sequatchie County is in stable financial shape as the budget season closes in on fall, officials said.
Three area cities got a taste of a $2.1 million Safe Routes to School grant to improve walking and biking routes to schools.
MONTEAGLE, Tenn. — The Mountain Goat Trail project on Monteagle Mountain just got two kicks in the pants for the next and future segments of trail work in the areas of Monteagle, Palmer and Tracy City.
Authorities say photographs taken at the scene of a 5-year-old Rhea County, Tenn., boy's death Friday showed more injuries than his mother and her boyfriend told investigators he had received in an accidental fall.
Two people were charged this morning with felony first-degree murder in the Friday death of a five-year-old Rhea County boy, according to the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department.
VALLEY HEAD, Ala. — One of the region’s longtime natural and historical landmarks is about to take its final bow.
Jackson County, Ala., has a new administrator filling the post that had remained vacant since the June firing of former Administrator Sandra Erickson.
The state Comptroller's office today issued a report slamming a former Cumberland County veterans service officer who auditors say used at least $134,000 for his personal gain over a period of three years, even diverting donations to his own bank account.
Rural/Metro Corp., an Arizona-based ambulance service provider in four Southeast Tennessee counties, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, leaving some county officials concerned about future services.
A proposed high-volume natural gas pipeline linking Maury County, Tenn., to Fayette County, Ga., south of Atlanta aims to expand supplies to the market around Georgia's capital city and the rest of the Southeast.
A Grundy County, Tenn., man charged with first-degree murder in a fatal shooting in Gruetli-Laager, Tenn., has been found guilty of the lesser charge of reckless homicide and not guilty on other charges, officials said.
NINE MILE, Tenn. — In Lucille Boston Lewis' lifetime, the U.S. Postal Service started parcel post deliveries and now is threatened with extinction.
The U.S. Highway 41 bridge replacement project has stalled as the contractor waits for state approval of a steel erection plan, officials said.
Friends of the B.B. Comer Bridge east of Scottsboro, Ala., say they'll continue efforts to preserve the 83-year-old, truss-style steel span over the Tennessee River despite what state officials say will be an "uphill battle."
Sequatchie County voters overwhelmingly shot down a wheel tax referendum in a special election on Tuesday.
Joe Baxter must have nerves of steel. Or maybe he's hard of hearing.
Chattanooga attorney H. Owen Maddux's law license has been suspended for nine months for violating the Tennessee Rules of Professional conduct in his representation of two clients.
Customers seeking relief from runny noses and headaches will have to take an extra step before buying pseudoephedrine-based cold medicine after Manchester, Tenn., officials passed an ordinance this week requiring a doctor’s prescription for the medication.
With new gun laws taking effect Aug. 1, Northeast Alabama sheriff’s offices will hold training classes for the public on carrying handguns with or without permits.
As more Tennessee municipalities pass ordinances requiring a doctor’s prescription for pseudoephedrine-based cold medicine, Manchester, Tenn., officials and a state advisory service are casting a wary eye on the new rules.
A February 2014 trial date has been set for one of three suspects taken into custody in the March 24 cornfield slaying of Cowan, Tenn., resident Corey N. Matthews.
When the Joel Ferrell Memorial Pool in Tullahoma, Tenn., was built, Jimmy Carter was president and American swimmer Mark Spitz was still basking in the glow of his seven Olympic gold medals from the Munich games.
One of two men charged earlier this month in a stabbing on Sequatchie County, Tenn.’s Lewis Chapel Mountain is free on bond as the victim in the incident recovers and a court hearing looms on Friday.
RIVERSIDE, Tenn. — Mother Nature has been unkind to the old route U.S. Highway 41 takes around Aetna Mountain between Haletown and Lookout Valley.
The B.B. Comer Bridge over the Tennessee River at Scottsboro, Ala., is the focus of a meeting set Thursday between those who want to save the bridge, lawmakers and state Department of Transportation officials.
Fall Creek Falls State Park, designed and constructed in the 1970s, is the focus of a $1.4 million project to renovate its popular fisherman cabins.
Today is the final day of early voting in Franklin County, Tenn.'s five municipal elections.
Don't go to the Backyard Grille looking for sophistication and white tablecloths.
Former Jackson County, Ala., administrator Sandra Erickson's firing in June has been upheld by the county personnel board, officials said.
A cellphone texting sting landed a 36-year-old Pikeville, Tenn., restaurant owner in the Bledsoe County Jail on charges of sexual misconduct with a minor.
A Jasper, Tenn., man is behind bars charged with attempted first-degree murder after police said he shot his wife in the face with a .22-caliber rifle Monday night.
A Pikeville, Tenn., man is facing charges of exploitation and solicitation in connection with a police sting conducted last week.
Jasper police have charged a 43-year-old local man with attempted murder after he reportedly shot his wife in the face with a .22-caliber rifle Monday night.
The fiancee of former Jo Dee Messina stage manager Thomas Colucci is back behind bars in Tennessee after waiving extradition from Florida to Coffee County, Tenn., on homicide charges.
All but one Franklin County, Tenn., town have contested races on the ballot for Aug. 1 municipal elections.
When longtime educators Bryce and Doris Slater moved in 1974 to land on Sand Mountain that would become their golf course, they had a vision.
Trenton, Ga.’s city revenues took a $42,000 dip in June that raises financial red flags despite a year-to-date surplus that easily balances it out.
In the darkness of a Tennessee cave, hundreds or even thousands of years ago, a native of the Cumberland Plateau traced the image of a bird in wet mud.
Longtime 12th Judicial District Court Judge Buddy Perry is hanging up his robes and going back to school.
SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — People in South Pittsburg said that in a matter of minutes the town's quaint downtown Wednesday night became a raging torrent that blasted through homes and buildings and piled up cars with telephone poles, mud and rock.
Much of downtown South Pittsburg, Tenn., including key highway Cedar Avenue, was closed down this morning as city and business officials focused on cleaning up in the wake of heavy rains and flooding Wednesday night.