The Tennessean (Reporter, Photographer)

What happened during Elizabeth Thomas' disappearance

Published Apr. 21 2017

Elizabeth Thomas' disappearance came several weeks after a student reported seeing an kiss between Tad Cummins and the teenage girl....

Tennessee college work sets a national example, report says

Published Apr. 19 2017

Tennessee's campaign to boost college success has made it a national education leader, according to a new report from Ivy...

Tennessee students begin TNReady testing this week

Published Apr. 18 2017

As more than 600,000 students across Tennessee begin the annual spring TNReady testing this week, state officials said they're confident...

Tennessee lawmakers divided over push to relax gun law

Published Apr. 18 2017

For almost an hour during a House committee meeting about two weeks ago, legislators, law enforcement officials and advocates on...

Gov. Haslam laments failure of undocumented immigrant tuition bill

Published Apr. 18 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam said he'd like to see lawmakers revive a bill that would give undocumented immigrants in-state tuition at...

Tennessee Ethics Commission to review Jeremy Durham case this week

Published Apr. 11 2017

A new state agency appears set to join the ranks of other Tennessee and federal investigators trying to get to...

Two officers still hospitalized after possible gang attack at Tennessee prison

Published Apr. 11 2017

One of the officers assaulted at a Tennessee prison Sunday has been released from the hospital, and the other two...

Officer taken hostage, two others assaulted at Tennessee prison

Published Apr. 9 2017

Three Tennessee correctional officers were assaulted Sunday in what state officials are calling a "disturbance" involving 20 inmates at a...

Tornado watches, warnings issued for much of Middle Tennessee

Published Apr. 5 2017

Residents across Middle Tennessee were urged to keep an eye towards the sky as severe storms developed Wednesday evening. Storms...

State comptroller questions $12 million intended for hungry Tennessee kids

Published Mar. 28 2017

State auditors are questioning where more than $12 million intended to provide meals and snacks to low-income Tennessee kids went...

Nashville exploring downtown Ferris wheel near Nissan Stadium

Published Mar. 22 2017

There's the famous London Eye, the Skyview in Atlanta, the Seattle Great Wheel and Chicago's Navy Pier.

President Trump's budget threatens Tennessee's college work

Published Mar. 22 2017

Tennessee has spent years and millions of dollars trying to pull more people into college, but President Donald Trump's proposed...

Slip-up may have allowed Nashville murder suspect to leave jail

Published Mar. 21 2017

Nashville Criminal Court Clerk Howard Gentry says a paperwork mishap may be the reason a man charged with murder was...

Confusion, security cause long lines at Trump rally

Published Mar. 15 2017

Half an hour before President Donald Trump was set to speak at his Nashville rally at Municipal Auditorium, the second...

President Donald Trump has arrived in Nashville

Published Mar. 15 2017

Air Force One has touched down in Nashville, bringing President Donald Trump on Wednesday to Tennessee for his scheduled visit...

Trump arrives at The Hermitage for historic visit to Andrew Jackson's home [video]

Published Mar. 15 2017

President Donald Trump has arrived at The Hermitage, the historic home of President Andrew Jackson.

Tennessee business incentives fourth highest in nation, study finds

Published Mar. 15 2017

Tennessee taxpayers forgo $1.2 million each year to subsidize a single job through the state's largest business tax break program.

President Trump to speak in Nashville next week

Published Mar. 9 2017

President Donald Trump will be in Nashville on Wednesday to deliver a speech, three sources confirmed to The Tennessean.

Nashville council passes $14M water park incentive package

Published Mar. 8 2017

Ryman Hospitality will get an estimated $13.8 million in city incentives as part of the company's plans for a new...

Tennessee doesn't have drugs needed to carry out lethal injection [video]

Published Mar. 7 2017

The Tennessee prison system doesn't have the drug needed to carry out a lethal injection, and ongoing issues with accessibility...