Latest Bill Haslam News

Nashville's only abortion clinic suspends abortion services

Dec. 10, 2018 6:22 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Women seeking abortions in Nashville will now have to travel hours outside the city after the only clinic offering abortions in the region has temporarily halted its services. Tereva Parham, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi, confirmed Monday...

Remains of WWII Army private returning home to Tennessee

Dec. 7, 2018 1:57 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say the remains of an Army infantryman who went missing during World War II have been identified and they are being returned home to Tennessee. Gov. Bill Haslam said in a news release that the remains of Pvt. 1st Class Lewis Price, of Rogersville, are arriving at the...

Tennessee governor-elect names 4 more new staffers

Dec. 7, 2018 12:51 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Incoming Gov. Bill Lee has named four more staffers as he prepares to take office next month. The Republican's transition team on Friday announced additions of Chris Devaney as special assistant to the governor; Brent Easley as legislative director; Liz Alvey as legislative counsel;...

Tennessee electrocutes second inmate in 2 months

Dec. 6, 2018 11:56 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate became the second person to die in the state's electric chair in just over a month Thursday, nearly two decades after Tennessee adopted lethal injection as its preferred method of execution. David Earl Miller, 61, was pronounced dead at 7:25 p.m. at a Nashville...

The Latest: Tennessee inmate's last words barely heard

Dec. 6, 2018 9:17 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on an execution in Tennessee (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The final words of a man executed in Tennessee almost couldn't be heard. Sixty-one-year-old David Earl Miller was asked before his execution Thursday night if he had anything to say. When his words couldn't be made...

Frist-founded education group announces leadership changes

Dec. 6, 2018 11:06 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee education group founded by former Republican U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is switching up its leadership. The State Collaborative on Reforming Education, known as SCORE, announced Thursday that Executive Chair and CEO Jamie Woodson will take a senior adviser...

Haslam appoints 20 members to university advisory boards

Dec. 6, 2018 5:02 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed 20 members to the new advisory boards for each of the four campuses within the state's university system. Haslam appointed the members after the advisory boards were created by Tennessee's General Assembly last session. According to a news...

Death-row inmate awaits court rulings, clemency decision

Dec. 5, 2018 4:07 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee death row inmate was waiting Wednesday to see whether the U.S. Supreme Court or the governor would halt his Thursday execution in the electric chair. David Earl Miller was sentenced to death for the 1981 murder of 23-year-old Lee Standifer in Knoxville. He has spent 36...

Tennessee governor unveils statewide water availability plan

Dec. 5, 2018 4:00 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam wants the public's input on a state plan for future water availability. Haslam was joined Tuesday by deputy to the governor Jim Henry and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Shari Meghreblian in unveiling the plan . It assesses current...

Tennessee state veterinarian tapped for top agriculture post

Dec. 4, 2018 10:43 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov.-elect Bill Lee has picked the state veterinarian to become his new commissioner of agriculture. Lee's transition team announced Monday evening that Dr. Charlie Hatcher of College Grove will take the post in the incoming governor's Cabinet. Hatcher has been the state...