Local Primary Election Results: Decision 2014

Here’s the latest Primary Election Results for Marion County, TN…. Updated: 10:35pm CDT MARION CO. CLERK DEMOCRATIC 100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING Dwight Minter (D / Inc.) 2,953 85% Don “Yoyo” Willis (D) 525 15% MARION [...]

Tennessee’s override of local bans of ‘guns in parks’ fails

NASHVILLE, TN — A bill seeking to do away with city and county governments’ power to ban firearms in parks, playgrounds and ball fields has failed for the year. The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Tilman Goins of Morristown did [...]

Open gun carry bill defeated in Tennessee House panel

NASHVILLE, TN — A bill seeking to allow Tennesseans to openly carry firearms in public without permits has been defeated in a House subcommittee. The House Finance Subcommittee voted 10-1 on Monday night against the measure sponsored by [...]

Tennesseans Reminded: Burn Permits Required in State

With Spring here, Tennesseans begin to take advantage of the mild weather to do some outdoor work around the home or farm. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry wants to remind citizens that if they are considering doing [...]

Coldest Temperatures in Decades to Impact the Sequatchie Valley

Temperatures will warm into the upper 40’s/lower 50’s ahead of a very potent arctic front later this weekend. Rain chances increase as the front nears during the day on Sunday. The cold front will be very noticeable. A strong northwesterly [...]

Unemployment recipients can get tax info online

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – People who got state unemployment benefits last year can access online the forms they need for income tax purposes. The documents are called IRS Form 1099-Gs. There is a link to them from the home page of the Tennessee [...]

Governor Haslam to focus on Tennessee budget

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In his first “State of the State” speech, Gov. Bill Haslam declared a “new normal” of Tennessee government getting by with less money; his second was centered on the phrase “believe in better,” [...]

Fracking could begin in Tennessee

Most of us have heard the term “fracking” over the past few years — the process in which shale rock deep beneath Earth’s surface is fractured by hydraulic pressure or nitrogen liquids in order to free natural gas trapped [...]

Appeal could change interpretation of TN rape law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A century-old interpretation of Tennessee’s statutory rape law could get a new examination by the Tennessee Supreme Court. The high court has agreed to review the case of a Memphis man convicted of having sex with [...]

Unemployment in Tennessee at lowest since 2008

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The number of unemployed Tennesseans is at its lowest point since the economic meltdown of 2008. The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced Thursday that the unemployment figure for December was [...]