Poll: Lee popular as he prepares to become Tennessee governor in January

Published Dec. 13 2018

Tennessee Republican Gov.-elect Bill Lee will enter office Jan. 19 with a strong favorability rating of 57 percent, according to...

Sen. Doug Jones says Alabama farmers scared by Trump's tariffs

Published Dec. 13 2018

Sen. Doug Jones said Alabama's soybean farmers and automobile manufacturers are "scared to death" over President Donald Trump's tariff wars,...

Panel considers overhaul of antiquated Georgia voting system

Published Dec. 12 2018

A commission considering a replacement for Georgia's antiquated voting system plans to hold a last meeting in January before finalizing...


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Georgia governor: Norfolk Southern moving headquarters to Atlanta

Published Dec. 12 2018

Railroad company Norfolk Southern Corp. is moving its headquarters from Norfolk, Virginia, to Atlanta, bringing with it 850 jobs and...

Tennessee attorney general names Jonathan Skrmetti as his new chief deputy

Published Dec. 12 2018

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery on Wednesday announced he has named Memphis attorney Jonathan Skrmetti as his new chief deputy.

GOP chairman: Vote tally sharing would warrant new North Carolina election

Published Dec. 12 2018

North Carolina's Republican Party chairman said Tuesday that the state should order a new election in an unresolved congressional race...

State: Expect long wait on EPA answers regarding ending vehicle emissions testing in Hamilton County

Published Dec. 11 2018

Tennessee environmental officials say they've been working for months to collect and analyze data to ensure a state law seeking...

Tennessee Gov.-elect Bill Lee taps Williamson County sheriff as new state safety commissioner

Published Dec. 11 2018

Tennessee Gov.-elect Bill Lee on Monday continued filling out his cabinet, announcing appointments to four departments - Safety and Homeland...

Tennessee corn producers vote yes on assessment to promote product

Published Dec. 11 2018

Corn grown in Tennessee will now be promoted on a broader scale after state producers approved a 1-cent-per-bushel assessment to...

U.S. Rep.-elect Rose taps former congressman Hilleary as chief of staff

Published Dec. 11 2018

Republican U.S. Rep.-elect John Rose of Cookeville has named a former congressman, Van Hilleary, to lead his office operations.

Tennessee U.S. Sen. Alexander's internal poll shows 65 percent approval among GOP voters

Published Dec. 10 2018

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's pollster says the Tennessee Republican is "in a strong position" to win the 2020 Senate GOP...

Tennessee Gov.-elect Bill Lee announces 4 cabinet appointments

Published Dec. 10 2018

Tennessee Gov.-elect Bill Lee has announced four appointments to his cabinet as he prepares to take over the top statewide...


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Georgia state government to delay opening due to weather

Published Dec. 10 2018

Georgia's governor is delaying the opening of state government Tuesday because of potentially slippery road conditions in the northern part...

Six qualify for Georgia House special election in Gordon, Murray counties

Published Dec. 7 2018

Six candidates qualified for a special election for an open state house seat in Northwest Georgia.

U.S. Senate race in Tennessee saw record-setting $93 million spent

Published Dec. 7 2018

A state record-setting $93 million-plus was spent in the open U.S. Senate contest in Tennessee that Marsha Blackburn won last...

Tennessee governor-elect names 4 more new staffers

Published Dec. 7 2018

Incoming Gov. Bill Lee has named four more staffers as he prepares to take office next month.

Tennessee's statewide water plan stops short of providing answers

Published Dec. 6 2018

In what could be a capstone of his governorship, outgoing Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam released a 52-page report Tuesday to...

Tennessee electrocutes second inmate in 2 months

Published Dec. 6 2018

A Tennessee inmate is scheduled to become the second person to die in the state's electric chair in as many...

Tennessee Supreme Court: Woman convicted as teen could be free after 51 years

Published Dec. 6 2018

Tennessee's Supreme Court is clarifying that a woman convicted of first-degree murder as a teen could be released from prison...

North Carolina Democrat drops race concession amid probe

Published Dec. 6 2018

The Democrat trailing in a North Carolina congressional race withdrew his concession Thursday as state election officials investigated allegations of...

Sen. Lamar Alexander pays tribute on Senate floor to retiring Sen. Bob Corker

Published Dec. 6 2018

Tennessee's senior U.S. senator, Lamar Alexander, spoke from the Senate floor in Washington, D.C., today to honor his colleague Sen....

Prosecutors ramp up foreign lobbying probe in New York

Published Dec. 6 2018

Spinning off from the special counsel's Russia probe, prosecutors are ramping up their investigation into foreign lobbying by two major...

Closed primary elections plan sparks debate among Tennessee's Republican lawmakers

Published Dec. 5 2018

Tennessee's presumed next House speaker, Republican Glen Casada, has a personal take on the controversy over state GOP leaders' desire...