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Sevier County voters defeat sales tax effort, barely

Posted: 08/08/2008 - Sevier County voters narrowly defeated a quarter cent sales tax increase that would have gone to build new schools. Now, with increasing enrollment, what will they do next?

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Seats finally filled by elections, change may be on the way to Knox County

Posted: 08/08/2008 - Knox County Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones, newly-elected Trustee Fred Sisk, and Register of Deeds Sherry Witt were appointed to their positions 19 months ago as part of the now-infamous “Black Wednesday” Knox County Commission meeting that violated Tennessee’s open meetings law.

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ABC: John Edwards admits affair after denying for months

Updated: 09/04/2008 - Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards has changed his story and admits he had an extramarital affair after denying it for months. Edwards now says published reports are true, but denies that he had a child with his mistress.

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Fort Campbell starts new Green Beret unit

Posted: 08/08/2008 - Fort Campbell has a new Green Beret battalion in the first phase of a major expansion of Special Forces units over the next several years.

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Kurita: 'Quit talking about the past'

Updated: 08/08/2008 - Tennessee State Sen. Rosalind Kurita disputed claims that her narrow victory in Tennessee's primary may have resulted from her crossing party lines to put a Republican in the Senate speaker post.

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Col: 278th could go to Afghanistan

Updated: 08/08/2008 - The commander of the Tennessee National Guard's largest unit said its next deployment could be to Afghanistan, where military leaders have said they want to send more troops.

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Memphis to create high school for older students

Posted: 08/08/2008 - In a move to improve the safety of city schools, Memphis School Board members plan to send students who are older than their grade peers to a separate high school.

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14 dead in Texas bus crash

Updated: 08/08/2008 - Authorities say a bus has run off the highway 75 northbound at Park Street in Sherman, killing at least 14 people and injuring at least 29 others.

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Drivers cautioned as school year gets underway

Posted: 08/08/2008 - As the school year begins, it’s important to remember that the first week of school is not only an adjustment for students, it means a whole new routine for drivers.

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Voter turnout was noticeably low in Knox County

Posted: 08/08/2008 - In February 2008, large numbers of East Tennesseans braved long lines at the polls to express their voices during the primaries. Those long lines were noticeably shorter on Thursday and left some voters wondering what kept their neighbors away.

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