The Tennessean (Reporter, Photographer)

Blackburn, Bredesen each report raising $1.8 million from donors, PACs in latest filing U.S. Senate filings

Published Apr. 17 2018

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn raised slightly more money from donors than former Gov. Phil Bredesen during the first three months...

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...

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...

Joseph Ray Daniels beat Joe Clyde to death, disposed of body in 'remote area,' authorities say

Published Apr. 10 2018

The case of Joe Clyde Daniels' death took another turn Monday night with the arrest of the 5-year-old's mother on...

Tennessee sheriff asking for footage from trail cameras in search for missing 5-year-old

Published Apr. 6 2018

The search continued Thursday for missing 5-year-old Joe Clyde Daniels in Dickson County as agents with the Tennessee Bureau of...

Cotton candy: The little-known history of Nashville's most famous invention

Published Apr. 6 2018

The Goo Goo Cluster celebrated its 100th anniversary with much deserved fanfare in 2012. Hot chicken is the star of...

Former Nashville church leader accused of molesting kids as pastor pleaded not guilty

Published Apr. 6 2018

The former South Nashville church leader accused of molesting at least eight kids while he was pastor at Nolensville Road...

Joe Biden to headline Phil Bredesen U.S. Senate campaign fundraiser in Nashville

Published Apr. 6 2018

Former Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to headline a fundraiser for former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen's Democratic bid for...

Diane Black's record on Planned Parenthood funding is complicated

Published Apr. 3 2018

On the campaign trail and on television, Rep. Diane Black portrays herself as a never-back-down fighter and a leader in...

Tennessee House committee advances medical cannabis legislation

Published Mar. 30 2018

Over the objections of law enforcement and health officials, a second House committee approved a bill Wednesday that would legally...

Tennessee prison chief requests 'safekeeping' review

Published Mar. 28 2018

The head of Tennessee's prison system told lawmakers Monday he's asked for a review of the state Department of Correction's...

Harwell calls for Rep. David Byrd to resign ahead of report alleging sexual misconduct

Published Mar. 28 2018

Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell wants a lawmaker's resignation after three women have accused him in a report of sexual...


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Top Southern Baptist leader resigns because of 'morally inappropriate' past relationship

Published Mar. 28 2018

Frank S. Page, a prominent Southern Baptist leader, resigned his top role in the largest Protestant denomination in America because...

Could Tennessee use the electric chair this year?

Published Mar. 26 2018

A push from Tennessee officials to schedule executions amid uncertainty concerning the availability of drugs used for lethal injections raises...

Poll: Bredesen holds narrow lead over Blackburn in Tennessee U.S. Senate race

Published Mar. 22 2018

Former Gov. Phil Bredesen has a slight edge over U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn in a new poll on the U.S....

Bill Haslam's juvenile justice bill advances with broad support after tweaks from judges

Published Mar. 21 2018

Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to overhaul the state's juvenile justice system moved forward with broad support Tuesday after changes were...

Congress prepares to take on opioid crisis amid evidence the epidemic is growing worse

Published Mar. 20 2018

Responding to a public health crisis that shows no signs of letting up, Congress is preparing to move forward on...

Why the legacy of Tennessee's greatest war hero may not be the Medal of Honor

Published Mar. 19 2018

Until he was old enough to buy and trade his own comic books, Gerald York thought his grandfather was just...

Tennessee Supreme Court denies AG's request for 8 executions by June 1

Published Mar. 16 2018

The state's high court denied a request from the Tennessee attorney general to schedule eight executions before June 1, when...

Tennessee lawmakers seeking to make autopsy results secret

Published Mar. 6 2018

Despite a strong push to keep the records public in Tennessee, two Republican lawmakers are sponsoring a bill that would...