• 0

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Thursday announced he’s calling a special legislative session in late August to allow the GOP-controlled House to replace the state’s House speaker, who has promised to resign after a series of scandals.

  • 0

The Annie E. Casey Foundation released national information today about the well-being of children and Tennessee has improved its ranking although the state is still ranked in the 30s.

  • 0

MEMPHIS (AP) — Police enforced a tense calm on Thursday in a Memphis neighborhood where 25 officers were injured by a rock-throwing crowd following a black man’s shooting death by U.S. marshals on a fugitive task force.

  • 0

Kelly Forster drives nails into the base of the wall raised at the Blount County Habitat for Humanity Women Build house Thursday on West Franklin Street in Alcoa. The Women’s Build which is held every two years is an effort to get more women in joining the team as the ratio of construction v…

  • 0

NASHVILLE (AP) — More than a month after Randy Travis suffered a near fatal stroke in 2013, doctors were not hopeful about his recovery. Complications were piling up, including a collapsed lung and infections, and the country star was in a near comatose state. His doctors told his then-girlf…

  • 0

MEMPHIS (AP) — A massive new exhibition and entertainment hall is set to open at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Tennessee with three museum-style exhibits, including one focused on the life and career of late boxing great Muhammad Ali.

  • 0

JACKSON (AP) — Brittany Rhodes admits she doesn’t have the best track record as a mother, but the drug addiction that hindered her ability to raise her children when she was younger is now tempered by her desire to be the best mom she can be.

  • 0

NASHVILLE (AP) — A man convicted of killing his wife decades ago at a camping center he managed in Memphis prayed and sang hymns as he was put to death Thursday in Nashville.

  • 0

NASHVILLE (AP) — Country band Alabama is extending their 50th anniversary tour this year with 29 more shows, including a show with The Beach Boys and additional dates in Ontario, Canada.

  • 0

NASHVILLE (AP) — Over the last four months, Tennessee lawmakers pushed through bills that would create a two-county expanded education voucher program, seek federal permission to overhaul TennCare through block grant funding and allow online sports betting in the state.

  • 0

MEMPHIS (AP) — As the first days of spring began to unfold, 17-year-old Jetia Porter kneeled between rows of collards and lettuce, planted among two acres of farmland in her North Memphis neighborhood of Frayser.

  • 0

NASHVILLE (AP) — Keith Whitley seemed destined to become a country star with his haunting, soulful baritone honed by his roots in Kentucky bluegrass. But his life was cut tragically short when he died of alcohol poisoning in 1989 at the age of 33 when his addiction finally overcame him.

  • 0

NASHVILLE (AP) — An ongoing fight over using public dollars to pay for private school tuition turned tense Tuesday, as a key Tennessee House vote didn’t get officially tallied for 40 minutes until a single lawmaker changed his no to a yes, while Senate leaders advocated for a drastically dif…

  • 0

KNOXVILLE(AP) — There has been plenty of coaching turnover in the Southeastern Conference this offseason, just not involving any head coaches.

  • 0

MEMPHIS (AP) — Prosecutors say DNA testing helped convict a Tennessee man for raping a woman in her apartment more than nine years ago.

  • 0

KNOXVILLE (AP) — New Tennessee coach Kellie Harper believes it would be good for women’s basketball to have the Lady Vols competing for titles again.

  • 0

NASHVILLE (AP) — Cotton producers in Tennessee have decided to continue a program that prevents the destructive boll weevil insect from reintroduction in the state.

  • 0

NASHVILLE (AP) — Supporters of a Tennessee death row inmate appealed to Gov. Bill Lee’s strong Christian faith on Wednesday in requesting clemency for a prisoner they say was redeemed by Jesus.

  • 0

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has released a new report that explores how students in Tennessee’s public schools are impacted when they are taught by an ineffective teacher for two consecutive years. The report was prepared at the request of state Sen. Dolores Gresham, R-Somerville.

  • 0

NASHVILLE (AP) — Country hit-making duo Brooks & Dunn are riding a resurgence of interest in ‘90s-era country music with a new album celebrating their top-selling singles, a longstanding Las Vegas residency and now an invitation to join the Country Music Hall of Fame.

  • 0

NASHVILLE (AP) — While a tougher Southeastern Conference Tournament field might lead to drama-filled games, the annual question of whether anyone can knock off Kentucky still looms.

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!