Thursday, January 20, 2022

Tennessee

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Thursday granted clemency for the first time since taking office to 17 people, among them a man who was freed in 2019 after spending 12 years in prison for a killing he...
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a wide-reaching bill Friday strictly limiting what governments and businesses can require to address the COVID-19 pandemic, while industry groups push for changes, local officials ask a court what happens to school mask...
FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Four years ago, a deadly white supremacist riot in Charlottesville, Virginia, led pastors in the Tennessee city of Franklin to call for the removal of a Confederate monument in their town square. A lawsuit and political...
by Adrian Sainz -- A jury on Thursday convicted state Sen. Katrina Robinson (D-Memphis) of using federal grant money awarded to a health care school she operated on her wedding, a political campaign event and other personal expenses. A 12-person federal...
Ford Motor Co. has announced plans to build America’s largest electric truck and battery plant at the Memphis Regional Megasite near Stanton, Tennessee in Haywood County. Located between Memphis and Jackson, the site covers 4,000 acres of industrial land developed...
by Adrian Sainz -- A federal judge has indefinitely blocked Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee from allowing parents to opt out of school mask requirements in Shelby County, saying Friday that evidence shows Lee’s order prevents children with health problems...
by Adrian Sainz -- State Sen. Katrina Robinson (D-Memphis), who is charged with stealing $600,000 in federal grant money from a health care school she operated, did not use government funds to pay for personal expenses, her lawyer told a...
by Travis Loller and Jonathan Mattise -- WAVERLY, Tenn. — Anna Mays woke up in a panic attack Monday, thinking she was back in the rising floodwater. Two days ago, she had been clinging for her life to the front door...
by Adrian Sainz -- HENNING, Tenn. — Find the good and praise it. It’s a phrase the late Alex Haley, author of the 1976 novel “Roots: The Saga of an American Family,” often said during his life, from his days residing...
NASHVILLE – Returning Tennessee State University students can spend more time focusing on their studies and less time worrying about finances after TSU announced it will be paying off their account balances.  Instead of visiting the financial aid office, desperately...