White House: Tennessee mask mandate 'must be implemented'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The White House quietly told Tennessee early this week that “a statewide mask mandate must be implemented" to curb its growing spread of COVID-19, strong instructions that the ...

US appeals panel tosses 3 Pilot Flying J convictions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A U.S. appellate panel on Wednesday tossed convictions for the former president of Pilot Flying J and two of his former employees related to a rebate scheme to cheat trucking c...

Judge: US park hasn't shown enough done to inform of fire

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. park officials have failed to show enough was done to keep the public updated as a deadly wildfire spread from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2016, a judge ruled. ...

Consultant to review utility CEO pay after Trump criticism

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority has hired a new independent consultant to take a fresh look into its executive compensation after President Donald Trump earlier this month blast...

Bradshaw overcomes odds to win Tenn. Senate nomination

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Marquita Bradshaw just had to look at her parents for inspiration to become a community activist in Memphis, Tennessee. Bradshaw, who won ...

Hagerty rides Trump support to Senate GOP win in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty rode the endorsement of President Donald Trump to victory Thursday in a contested Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat i...

Hagerty rides Trump support to Senate GOP win in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty rode the endorsement of President Donald Trump to victory Thursday in a contested Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat i...

Tennessee governor signs, court blocks, 6-week abortion ban

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Monday signed one of the strictest abortion bans in the country, and a federal judge quickly blocked the measure. U.S. District Jud...

Tennessee panel favors removing Confederate bust in Capitol

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee panel voted Thursday to recommend the bust of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader be moved from the state Capitol into the state museum, casting the...

Tennessee: Some first-time voters can't cast absentee ballot

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say they plan to enforce a requirement that first-time voters who register by mail cast their ballots in person, despite a judge's ruling that allows all el...

Tennessee high court keeps mail voting expansion amid appeal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that it will not block a judge’s order offering a by-mail voting option to all eligible voters during the coronavirus pandemic while...

Judge: 'Shame' on state for shirking mail voting order

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge on Thursday said “shame on you” to state officials for not abiding by her order that allows a vote-by-mail option for all of Tennessee's 4.1 million voters during the c...

Tennessee rep: Loud protests near chamber may warrant arrest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Rep. Bruce Griffey's hearing is iffy and getting worse with age. Seated in the back of the echo-prone House, the 57-year-old Republican said he stru...

Tennessee official: Fear of virus not reason to vote by mail

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fear of contracting the coronavirus doesn't meet the criteria to vote by mail due to illness in Tennessee, state officials said Tuesday, as they recommended preparing as though...

Double strike: Tornado, virus push Tennesseans to the limit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Jose Cojom's house collapsed around his family in a tornado that struck after midnight, he knew his life was going to get much harder. But that was just the beginning. A f...