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Mayoral candidates weigh in on jobs

Updated: 08/31/2011 - The unemployment rate in Knoxville is just over 8 percent, and many people want to know how the next mayor will keep or bring jobs to the city. So, we asked each candidate: What's your plan?

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Rail trail project in Monterey too costly

Posted: 08/30/2011 - People working to get a hiking and bicycle trail built from Cookeville to Monterey say they'll have to start over after a second round of bids also came in too high.

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Tennessean editor joining Gannett corporate staff

Posted: 08/30/2011 - Mark Silverman was named Editor of the Year in 2010 by the National Press Foundation, and The Tennessean's coverage of the Nashville flood was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news this year.

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2 charged in shooting that killed child

Posted: 08/30/2011 - Police charged 21-year-old Brian Waller and 24-year-old Michael Love with reckless homicide, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

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Strong summer for Nashville hotels, motels

Posted: 08/30/2011 - Butch Spyridon, president of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau, told The Tennessean June was one of the best months ever for area hotels and motels.

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Trial seeking damages from rape enters week 2

Updated: 08/30/2011 - Jurors are hearing a second week of testimony at a trial on a former student's lawsuit that contends Sewanee:The University of the South has harmed his reputation by wrongly finding him responsible for a rape.

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Memorial Tuesday for former chief justice Birch

Posted: 08/30/2011 - Birch will lie in repose from 2 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday at the historic Metro Courthouse in Nashville. A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m. at War Memorial Auditorium.

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Miami man sentenced in TN baby abduction case

Posted: 08/29/2011 - An East Tennessee judge has sentenced a Miami man to more than 21 years in federal prison for carjacking and interstate car theft in a case that involved the violent abduction of his infant son.

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Fort Campbell soldier dies in Afghanistan

Posted: 08/29/2011 - A Fort Campbell soldier has been killed in combat in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense identified him as 23-year-old Spc. Michael C. Roberts of Watauga, Texas.

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Memphis athletic hall of fame opens Tuesday

Posted: 08/29/2011 - Memorabilia was gathered from many of the more than 400 inductees in the M Club Hall of Fame, including the basketball jersey of the late Larry Finch.

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Sweetwater soldier gets conviction overturned

Updated: 08/27/2011 - A Sweetwater man who captured national attention in 2007 after a conviction as an Army Staff Sergeant is preparing to return to Fort Campbell.

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Local economy gets boost from people fleeing hurricane

Posted: 08/27/2011 - The hurricane's eye may be hundreds of miles away, but some East Tennessee communities are feeling the storms effects. Hotels in Sevier county are seeing a huge influx of people who came west to escape Irene's wrath.

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