Tennessee

By Kimberlee Kruesi and Jonathan Mattise, The Associated Press NASHVILLE – After he surged into office last year wearing his Christian faith on his sleeve, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee found himself running a state with a growing reputation for putting inmates to death. With Lee at the helm, Tennessee has shown...
A company that is proposing a 45-mile crude oil pipeline to run through Shelby, DeSoto and Marshall counties is planning a series of open houses toward the end of January and into February, according to Deidre Malone, a spokesperson for the project. All American Pipeline, LP, has teamed with Valero...
With a commitment to “being a good neighbor,” Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. has teamed with Valero to construct a 45-mile crude oil pipeline system connecting Memphis to Marshall County, Miss. Dubbed the Byhalia Connection, the project this week was pitched as “strengthening the region’s economy and America’s energy independence. No...
The addition of original artwork will create a visual experience that aligns with the museum’s content and blends well with the overall aesthetic of the accompanying galleries. Submitted artwork will be juried by an internal art selection committee with three selected artists being awarded between $50,000 – $70,000 for the creation and installation of their work.
By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE — Tennessee's largest county probably won't have new voting machines that create a voter-verifiable paper trail in place for the presidential primary election on March 3, an attorney for the state said Tuesday. Janet Kleinfelter of the Tennessee attorney general's office discussed the timeline to...
by Michael McLendon, TSU News Service NASHVILLE – Child care providers in Tennessee will have the opportunity to receive additional training thanks to a new $11.4 million federal grant secured by Tennessee State University’s Center of Excellence for Learning Sciences. The university believes better trained daycare providers will mean better...
TSD Newsroom State Sen. Raumesh Akbari (District 29, Memphis) is one of 15 leaders from across the country selected to join the NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders), a selective national network of rising state and local elected officials. Members of the 165-plus-person network are working to enact pro-growth progressive solutions in...
Just hours before the University of Memphis Tigers tipoff against their first nationally-ranked opponent The University of Oregon Ducks, new allies have emerged in the legal fight to preserve freshman star James Wiseman's NCAA eligibility — and they are in the Tennessee State Legislature. State Rep. Antonio Parkinson of Memphis...
NASHVILLE — Tennessee activist Justin Jones has filed to run against Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper in the upcoming 2020 primary election. According to the Federal Election Commission, Jones filed to run for the Nashville congressional seat on Monday. Jones did not immediately return multiple requests for comment. The 24-year-old black activist...
Known by many for his ability to work across party lines, former State Sen. Reginald Tate passed away on Monday. He was 65. "Senator Tate was a dedicated and accomplished politician who worked to build consensus and bring lawmakers together to pass legislation that benefited Shelby County," said Tennessee Black...