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Tennessee added 15,000 jobs in March

NASHVILLE — Tennessee's unemployment rate ticked up slightly in March, to 5.0%, but the Volunteer State added 15,000 jobs to the economy during the...

House passes gun carry bill, sending it to the governor’s desk

NASHVILLE — By a 64-29, party-line vote, the Tennessee House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation that eliminates the need for a handgun carry...

State Senate approves permitless handgun carry

NASHVILLE — Legislation backed by Gov. Bill Lee that will allow Tennesseans to carry a handgun without a permit appears to be headed for...

Statewide unemployment decreased in January

NASHVILLE — Tennessee started 2021 with a decrease in unemployment across the state, according to newly-released data from the Dept. of Labor & Workforce...

Senate approves legislation to protect adopted children from abuse

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Senate today unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Ken Yager, R-Kingston, requiring adoptive parents who receive subsidies to annually provide...

Bill allowing ATVs on Sunbright city streets to be heard by House subcommittee next week

NASHVILLE — Legislation that would allow off-highway vehicles on certain streets within the Sunbright town limits will be considered by a House of Representatives...

State details allegations of wrongdoing by LaFollette mayor

LAFOLLETTE — The TN Comptroller's Office has released the results of an investigation that resulted in the indictment of LaFollette Mayor Michael Ray Stanfield...

Lawmakers eye changes to the way Tennessee selects its attorney general

NASHVILLE — A resolution allowing voters to change the way Tennessee’s Attorney General is selected was approved on Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. ...

Lee cites falling covid numbers, says Tennessee approach was correct

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee all but declared victory over coronavirus on Monday. Delivering his third State of the State address to a joint...

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Sheriff: Protect older adults from fraud in pandemic

In the United States, about five million older adults are abused, neglected or exploited each year. During the pandemic, it’s especially horrific that our...

Yager legislation to aid firefighters advances in Senate

NASHVILLE — Legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Ken Yager, R-Kingston, to aid volunteer firefighters is headed for a final vote in the Tennessee Senate after...

Freeze Warning issued for Scott County, East Tennessee

The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for the entire region Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Sub-freezing temperatures are expected, which could damage...

Five from Scott County remanded to TDOC custody

HUNTSVILLE — Scott County Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton on Monday remanded several people to the custody of the TN Dept. of Corrections after finding...
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