Latest Tennessee state government News

Tennessee Supreme Court full case records now online

Jun. 24, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennesseans can now search the full records of many state Supreme Court cases through an online database thanks to the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The opinions have long been available electronically, but the associated case files were...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jun. 23, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

Kingsport Times News. June 20, 2021. Editorial: It’s time to rein in the power of constables It would appear that William Davis Creasy of Kingsport is not cut out to be a constable. But until the Tennessee Legislature gets serious about the...

Battery material company to add 290 jobs in Tennessee

Jun. 23, 2021 04:12 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A company that develops materials for lithium-ion batteries for electric cars and other uses is planning another $160 million investment expected to create 290 more jobs in Tennessee. The state Department of Economic and Community Development...

Tennessee providing electronic updates on inmate status

Jun. 21, 2021 05:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Correction announced it is participating in a service that provides the public with criminal case information and custody status of inmates. The service is called Victim Information and Notification Everyday, or VINE,...

Tennessee lawmakers seek answers on shelter for migrant kids

Jun. 18, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers are calling for more scrutiny of a Chattanooga shelter for immigrant children after state officials confirmed that an unaccompanied migrant child reported being abused there. The abuse allegations became public earlier this...

DA: Officers justified in fatal shooting of armed man

Jun. 18, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (AP) — Three police officers in Tennessee were justified in fatally shooting an armed man who began raising a gun toward them, a county prosecutor concluded. Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich announced the decision Thursday after...

Tennessee launches ads aimed at filling hospitality jobs

Jun. 18, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee tourism officials have launched a $150,000 ad campaign in and outside the state to help fill leisure and hospitality jobs amid a bounce-back from the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the industry. The state Department of Tourist...

Housewares company to build new operations in Fayette County

Jun. 18, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced that Helen of Troy Ltd. will establish a new distribution operation in Fayette County, creating 350 jobs. Lee made the announcement on Thursday with Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and...

Commission selects three candidates to fill judicial vacancy

Jun. 17, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Trial Court Vacancy Commission on Wednesday selected three possible candidates to fill a vacancy in the 19th Judicial Circuit. The commission selected Robert T. Bateman, Carl Daniel Brollier Jr. and Max D. Fagan, according to a news...

Convict gets life in prison for Tennessee official's death

Jun. 14, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

RIPLEY, Tenn. (AP) — A convicted felon accused of raping and killing a Tennessee corrections administrator and then escaping from prison on a farm tractor was sentenced to life without parole Monday after striking a deal with prosecutors. Curtis Ray Watson told a judge...