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Tennessee bill seeks to close handgun permit records

Posted: 02/25/2009 - A proposal that seeks to make information on handgun permit holders confidential and exempt from the state's open records law is among several gun-related bills progressing in the Legislature.

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Union City Goodyear plant cutting operation

Posted: 02/25/2009 - The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plant in Union City is reducing its operating schedule from a seven-day continuous operation to five days.

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Tenn. Board of Regents may suspend search

Posted: 02/24/2009 - The Tennessee Board of Regents may suspend its search for a new chancellor to lead the 180,000-student system of universities, community colleges and technical schools.

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Trial continues in death of Iraqi detainee

Posted: 02/24/2009 - FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- The military trial of a Fort Campbell soldier charged in the murder of an Iraqi detainee continues as prosecutors bring more witnesses to testify.

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Tennessee coal industry agrees to severance tax hike

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Tennessee roadbuilders and the mining industry are lining up behind a bill to increase the state's severance tax on each ton of coal from 20 cents to $1 over the next four years.

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TSU sued by student, discrimination claimed

Updated: 02/20/2009 - A student at Tennessee State University is suing the Nashville school, claiming she was denied financial aid because she is not black.

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NRC reinstates permits for TVA's Bellefonte plant

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Federal regulators have cleared the way for the Tennessee Valley Authority to resume construction at its unfinished Bellefonte Nuclear Plant in northeast Alabama.

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Lawmaker wants governor to refuse stimulus money

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Tennessee Republican Rep. Brian Kelsey is proposing a resolution that would urge Gov. Phil Bredesen to refuse any money from the federal economic stimulus package.

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Man gets 25 years in prison for wife's death

Posted: 02/20/2009 - A Memphis man has been sentenced to the maximum 25 years in prison without the possibility of parole for the beating death of his schoolteacher wife.

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