Monday, May 25, 2020

Tennessee

by Kimberlee Kruesi -- Tennessee lawmakers once again showed their displeasure with Gov. Bill Lee’s decision to keep accepting refugees by advancing a resolution Tuesday that criticized the Republican’s actions as violating the separation of powers. The GOP-dominant Statehouse is currently...
The last day for voters to cast early ballots in the March 3 presidential primary in Tennessee is today (Feb. 25). Early voting began Feb. 12 and ran Mondays through Saturdays. Several Democratic presidential contenders have visited Tennessee. Nearly a quarter...
by Kimberlee Kruesi – NASHVILLE – Tennessee lawmakers on Wednesday introduced a new proposal to amend the state’s legally contentious voter-registration restrictions that are currently blocked from being enforced during the 2020 elections. Last year, Republican Gov. Bill Lee signed...
NASHVILLE — Tennessee would be the first state in the nation to hold a presidential primary, freeing it from having to compete for attention on Super Tuesday, under a new bill. Democratic state lawmakers touted the need for the change...
NASHVILLE — A resolution seeking to change the Tennessee Constitution to enshrine the state’s “right to work” law is gaining momentum. The GOP-controlled Senate passed the measure on Monday and must now go before the similarly Republican-controlled House. The resolution’s main...
The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is accepting applications for cadet class 1220, which starts in July Applications are being accepted online (https://www.tn.gov/Careers) through Feb. 18, 11:59 p.m. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, a U.S. Citizen and have...
Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who has carved out his own lane in pursuit of the Democratic Party’s nomination for President, opened his Bluff City headquarters on Thursday. Early voting in the Tennessee Presidential Preference Primary begins Wednesday...
By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer NASHVILLE — Candice Storey Lee won't talk about how long she might be in charge of Vanderbilt's athletic department, having already made history as the first black woman to hold that job in...
by Ian Morrison, Vanderbilt News Service In a landmark moment, Vanderbilt University Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced today that Candice Storey Lee, a former standout student-athlete and three-time graduate of the university, has been named interim vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and interim athletic director, effective...
By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press A Tennessee inmate accused of killing a corrections administrator and escaping prison on a tractor has been indicted on charges including premeditated murder and rape. The indictment obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday charges Curtis...