The Commercial Appeal (Reporter, Photographer)

Top GoFundMe campaigns show giving nature of Tennesseans

Published Dec. 25 2017

When Paul Garner received severe burns while trying unsuccessfully to prevent a man from setting himself afire outside a Midtown...

Alexander-Murray health care proposal delayed, removing obstacle to avoiding government shutdown

Published Dec. 21 2017

A major obstacle to passing a short-term spending bill by the end of the week was eliminated Wednesday when two...

Santas protest Walmart's holiday pay policy

Published Dec. 20 2017

In a scene reminiscent of the mythical Festivus holiday from Seinfeld, Santa stood on the sidewalk in front of Walmart...


Head of state-run Achievement School District to step down

Published Sep. 7 2017

Malika Anderson is stepping down as head of the state-run Achievement School District, effective Sept. 30.

Unfinished Reelfoot Lake State Park center could be torn down

Published Aug. 22 2017

Photos from the February 2016 event show a typically convivial groundbreaking ceremony, with smiling dignitaries ready to scoop the initial...

UAW continues pressure on VW Chattanooga

Published Apr. 28 2017

On Wednesday, Casteel urged the 1 million active and retired UAW members throughout the nation to sign a petition intended...

TBI determines Collierville, Tenn., sighting not missing teen, teacher

Published Mar. 30 2017

A 15-year-old girl missing from Maury County and traveling with a 50-year-old man may have been sighted at a Shell...

Threats found in major dams in Tennessee

Published Feb. 16 2017

Although the Tennessee Valley Authority dams have saved Chattanooga millions of dollars in flood damages, they are no guarantee against...

Travel ban popular in Trump's strongest Tennessee county

Published Feb. 1 2017

One of the common posts that shot across social media after President Trump targeted seven predominantly Muslim nations for a...

State says 66 Shelby County school bus drivers employed by Durham not properly licensed [video]

Published Dec. 22 2016

The company that runs school transportation for Shelby County Schools and other districts contracted with a Memphis driving academy not...

Missing child returns home safely after being allegedly kidnapped by father in Memphis

Published Jun. 21 2016

A missing 3-year-old girl was returned home safely Monday afternoon after her father allegedly kidnapped her at gunpoint Monday afternoon.

Presidential race in Tennessee 'fluid, competitive'

Published Feb. 8 2016

New Hampshire may be ground zero this week in the race for the White House, but three weeks from Tuesday,...


City council votes to remove Nathan Bedford Forrest statue

Published Aug. 19 2015

Katherine Blalock of Whitehaven bowed her head Tuesday, wiping away tears, as the Memphis City Council voted 11-1 to remove...

'King Cotton' toppled: Low prices force farmers to change crops

Published Jun. 1 2015

MEMPHIS -- For the first time in more than three decades of farming, David Ciarloni will be able to look...

Q&A: Sen. Bob Corker on Iran negotiations, his political future

Published May. 19 2015

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, fresh off being named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world and...

Explore the cozy relationship between Tennessee lawmakers and a corporate interests group

Published May. 6 2015

NASHVILLE -- The big law firm's conference room was decorated with red balloons forming the number "28," the new tally...

Gay-marriage case marks attorney's debut before Supreme Court

Published Apr. 21 2015

WASHINGTON — When Joseph F. Whalen stands before the nine black-robed justices of the U.S. Supreme Court next week, the...

Chargerettes reach state semifinals

Published Mar. 7 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- The Craigmont High School girls' basketball team did so many things right Friday at the Murphy Center.

Haslam: Immigration fight causes 'real-life' problems for states

Published Feb. 24 2015

WASHINGTON — Gov. Bill Haslam and other Republican governors expressed frustration Monday that the fights over immigration and other ideological...

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett won't seek governorship in '18

Published Nov. 22 2014

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett says he's not running for governor in 2018.