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Smooth road for Tenn. GOP? Not so fast say ex-govs

Posted: 01/17/2011 - Republican former Governor, now U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, says just because the governor and the legislative majority are of the same party doesn't mean they'll always agree.

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Solar plant scheduled to begin generating power

Posted: 01/17/2011 - The largest solar electrical generation plant within the seven-state Tennessee Valley Authority is scheduled to begin generating electricity this week in Jackson.

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Gov. Haslam throws out income disclosure rules

Updated: 01/17/2011 - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has signed an executive order that eliminates a requirement for the governor and top aides to disclose how much they earn.

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Tenn. man pleads guilty to threat-related charges

Updated: 01/17/2011 - A Tennessee man has pleaded guilty to abusing the 911 system by dialing and making comments ab out it being "time to meet Jesus and "killing the president of the United States.

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Haslam names Grinder to head veterans affairs

Posted: 01/14/2011 - Republican Gov.-elect has named Tennessee Army National Guard Col. Many-Bears Grinder as commissioner of the state Department of Veterans Affairs.

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4 state school systems get innovation grants

Updated: 01/14/2011 - Four school systems in Tennessee will receive Innovation Acceleration Fund grants to assist them in designing and/or implementing alternative salary schedules.

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Replica of American flag now in governor's home

Posted: 01/14/2011 - The 6-by-9-foot metal relief sculpture was done by Nashville craft artist Ben Caldwell and has been installed in Conservation Hall at the governor's home.

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4 state school systems get innovation grants

Posted: 01/14/2011 - Four school systems in Tennessee will receive Innovation Acceleration Fund grants to assist them in designing and/or implementing alternative salary schedules.

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Jackson officers could face federal charges

Posted: 01/13/2011 - Lawyers for two Jackson city police officers, indicted on charges they stole from a robbery victim's home, say their clients might face federal charges.

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Convicted Palin hacker at prison camp in Kentucky

Posted: 01/13/2011 - A former Tennessee college student convicted of hacking Sarah Palin's e-mail account has reported to an unfenced federal prison camp in Kentucky to begin his sentence.

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Electrolux approved for 15-year tax freeze

Posted: 01/13/2011 - Cooking appliance maker Electrolux Home Products Inc. has been approved for a 15-year tax freeze as part of a deal to build a $190 million manufacturing plant in Memphis.

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Woman charged after boyfriend fatally shot

Posted: 01/13/2011 - A woman who called the Meigs County Sheriff's Office to report she had shot her boyfriend has been charged with voluntary manslaughter.

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Former road manager sues Billy Ray Cyrus

Posted: 01/12/2011 - A former road manager for Billy Ray Cyrus has sued the country music star for a half-million dollars over claims that he was fired because of his age.

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Teachers association touts report card results

Posted: 01/11/2011 - According to the results, 25 schools improved to the point of being removed from the high priority list and another 54 schools on the list improved.

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101st Airborne starts returning after deadly tour

Posted: 01/07/2011 - The first troops from the 101st Airborne Division return from Afghanistan this week and begin the months-long return and recovery period for a division beset by combat casualties.

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Guilty plea by Tenn. doc in deadly painkiller case

Guilty Plea

Posted: 01/07/2011 - In a deal with prosecutors, a southern Tennessee doctor has agreed to serve 70 months in prison for prescribing painkillers on request, in some cases for drug users who died.

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