Curtis Ray Watson, a convict suspected of killing a corrections administrator before escaping the West Tennessee State Penitentiary, was captured Sunday.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Monday said he was ready to call lawmakers back to Nashville for a special legislative session following a historic vote of no confidence in Speaker Glen Casada over a series of scandals engulfing him.
A Tennessee inmate’s final words were “Let’s rock” moments before he became the first man executed in the electric chair in that state since 2007, put to death Thursday for shooting two men and slitting their throats during a drug deal decades ago.
Tickets for the rally can be found by visiting www.donaldjtrump.com, where up to two tickets per mobile phone number can be acquired. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Doors will open at 4 p.m
Tennessee chancellor Beverly Davenport is being forced out of her post after less than 15 months at the helm, a tenure that included a tumultuous search for a head football coach and other controversies.
A man wearing nothing but a jacket stormed a Waffle House in Nashville and shot four people to death, according to police, who credited a customer with saving lives by wresting away the gunman’s weapon.
Tennessee’s athletic department reported a $10.8 million budget surplus for the 2016-17 fiscal year.
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to boost road and bridge funding in Tennessee was passed by both legislative chambers on Wednesday, after the House rejected an effort supported by GOP leaders to strip a gas tax hike out of the bill.
More than 300 people who were not wearing seat belts died on Tennessee roadways in 2015, according to the state Department of Safety and Homeland Security. State troopers issued more than 107,000 seat belt citations.
Tennessee lawmakers are set to vote on loosening vehicle emissions testing requirements as soon as they return in January. The bill is the latest in a series of efforts by Republican lawmakers to dial back the state’s emissions testing program, which currently applies in only six of the state’s 95 counties.
State officials hope to have Tennessee National Guard recruiters back in their storefront offices in Chattanooga and across the state in coming days following security upgrades in response to a deadly attack in July.
The Republican governor said state officials need to stop “kidding ourselves” about Tennessee’s growing list of unfunded road projects
The state Office of Open Records Counsel is holding a series of hearings this week about a proposal to make taxpayers pay to inspect public records in Tennessee.