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District attorney general lashes out at governor’s ‘unconstitutional’ executive order

Shortly before Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee sent word to state legislators late Wednesday morning that he would allow some close-contact businesses like barbershops and...

Vols, Tigers should play every year, Memphis legislators say

NASHVILLE — If a pair of state lawmakers from Memphis have their way, the University of Tennessee and University of Memphis will meet annually...

Campbell County man sentenced to 12 years in prison for statutory rape

JACKSBORO — A Campbell County man was sentenced to 12 years in prison — the maximum allowable — for statutory rape involving an underage...

Windle argues immunity in defamation case

NASHVILLE — State Rep. John Mark Windle says that he is immune to liability in a defamation lawsuit filed by the CEO of Big...

Former Fentress County employee indicted on theft charges

An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office, working in conjunction with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, has resulted in the indictment of Kellye Crabtree,...

Lawmaker calls on social media giant to protect kids

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tennessee's junior U.S. Senator, Marsha Blackburn, is urging the world's most popular social networking tool among children to take action to...

Yager: ‘Fundamentally flawed’ wage index has played role in hospital closures

NASHVILLE — Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ken Yager, R-Kingston, has called for adoption of a proposed rule pending before the Centers for Medicare &...

Michael Alexander named CEO at Jamestown Regional Medical Center

JAMESTOWN — Michael Alexander has been named chief executive officer of Jamestown Regional Medical Center, the hospital's parent company, Rennova Health, announced Monday. Alexander comes...

Yager-backed faith bill passes

NASHVILLE — Legislation being sponsored by State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Kingston, to establish the Governor's Office of Faith-Based & Community Initiatives, was approved by...

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Oneida tabs Kingston’s Layne as band director

The Oneida Special School District has named Andrew Layne its new band director, Director of Schools Dr. Jeanny Phillips announced this week. Layne, a native...

Cristobal may bring rainfall, risk of severe weather to Tennessee

Tropical Storm Cristobal has dumped copious amounts of rain on parts of Mexico and appears to be taking aim at the Gulf Coast for...

Tennessee’s unemployment claims drop for a fourth consecutive week

NASHVILLE — The number of continued claims for unemployment insurance has dropped in Tennessee for a fourth consecutive week, the Dept. of Labor &...

Tennessee’s active coronavirus cases top 8,000 as outbreak continues to grow

There was early hope that the arrival of warmer weather would cause the outbreak of novel coronavirus to ease, months before an anticipated vaccine...
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