Tri-State

Yes, choral groups have Christmas wish lists too. And what a joy when what is hoped for comes sooner than expected. Such is the case for the TSU Meistersingers. Eleven members of TSU’s premier chamber choral ensemble are set to...
by Adrian Sainz -- A grand jury has declined to indict police officers after an investigation by Tennessee’s police agency into the violent arrest of a Black man for alleged traffic violations, a district attorney said Wednesday. Members of a grand...
by Kimberlee Kruesi -- NASHVILLE — Tennessee’s Supreme Court ruled Friday that a state law mandating life sentences for juvenile homicide offenders is unconstitutional, saying it amounts to “cruel and unusual punishment” and violates the Eighth Amendment. In a sweeping 21-page...
“The Urban Hymnal” by Tennessee State University’s Aristocrat of Bands (AOB) is so good that the Recording Academy has nominated it for Best Roots Gospel Album, along with a second Grammy Award nod for their collaboration on a spoken...
A loophole that permitted slavery and involuntary servitude as criminal punishments was closed by Tennessee voters on Tuesday. Tennessee was one of four states where voters approved ballot measures that will change their state constitutions to prohibit slavery and involuntary...
Social and economic mobility – along with “general community betterment” – form the underpinning for the $1M capital grant program that the Ford Motor Company Fund has rolled out for West Tennessee nonprofits. The Ford Motor Company Fund is the...
Amid worries about teacher shortages, Tennessee is considering reducing requirements for some nontraditional candidates to earn their teacher licenses, despite concerns that the change could hurt teacher quality. In the first of two votes on a controversial proposal, the State...
by Adrian Sainz -- SOMERVILLE, TN. -- A Tennessee man whose violent arrest for alleged traffic violations is under investigation by state police said Monday that he was stopped because he was a young Black man driving a nice car. Brandon...
A candidate for mayor of Mason, Tennessee, who was disqualified after failing to meet the town’s residency requirements, is blasting the Tipton County NAACP, accusing the chapter of playing partisan politics to remove him from the ballot. Thomas Burrell thinks...
NASHVILLE (AP) — Public housing agencies in Tennessee can no longer include provisions in their leases that bar tenants from having guns in their homes, a state appeals panel has ruled. A three-judge panel of the Tennessee Court of Appeals...