McNally elected Lt. Governor, Speaker of the Senate

The State Senate today elected Sen. Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) as Tennessee’s 87th Speaker of the Senate. The Senate’s 33 senators met at noon on the first organizational day of the 110th General Assembly to elect their speaker. By statute, Speaker of the Senate of Tennessee holds the title of Lieutenant Governor.   After his […]

Haslam proclaims January 12 TN FAFSA Frenzy Day

Encourages Students to Submit FAFSA by January 17 to Meet Tennessee Promise Deadline   Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has proclaimed Thursday, January 12, as the first “TN FAFSA Frenzy Day,” encouraging high school seniors and current college students to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 17 to maintain eligibility for […]

Free Legal Assistance Available to Sevier County Wildfire Survivors

Free legal assistance is now available to low-income survivors of the Sevier County wildfires who need help with home repair contracts, counseling on landlord-tenant issues or assistance with life, medical and property insurance claims.   Survivors who can’t afford to hire a lawyer for their disaster-related legal issues will be matched with Tennessee lawyers who […]

Tennessee Members Introduce Bill to Name Nashville Courthouse in Honor of U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson

  U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) along with U.S. Representatives Diane Black (R-Tenn.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.), John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.), Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.), David Kustoff (R-Tenn.) and Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) yesterday introduced a bill to name the new Nashville federal courthouse in honor of […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of January 9, 2017

  SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on February 8, 2017 on or about 10:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by ROY M MCFARLAND AND VIRGINIA R […]

An Open Letter to the University of Tennessee

By Alex Norman   Dear Sirs/Madams, Good day to you and yours on The Hill. I am a proud graduate of the University of Tennessee but I do not make donations to the college or the athletic programs so my connection to those in powerful positions is limited. Thus, the generic greeting. Please take this […]

Barnett, Dobbs and Vols make the best of Music City Bowl

By Steve Williams Tennessee’s 38-24 win over Nebraska in the Music City Bowl amounted to putting a Band-Aid over its scratched up 2016 football season. It hid a little bit of the Vanderbilt beating, but the overall pain resulting from the scarred and injury-riddled campaign hasn’t completely gone away. It’ll take time and some big […]

Closing the old year

By Rosie Moore It is a sad time, the end of an old year, yet we try to liven it up by making resolutions, which we invariably don’t keep. A few days before January 1st, I saw in my little book, “My Daily Psalms and Prayers” a remarkable prayer that helped me cross from the […]

Family Arguments

By Joe Rector When people are together for any length of time, they are bound to argue. If they are family members, the spats are worse, sometimes even leading to fights. To be honest, most of those family quarrels begin over rather ridiculous things. Husbands and wives sometimes have disagreements. When Amy and I first […]

Facts about the United States Supreme Court

By Jedidiah McKeehan The United States Supreme Court is the highest body in the judicial system of the United States.  It is made up of nine justices, or judges, who hear cases involving primarily constitutional issues, and often they decide cases that affect us in our daily lives and interactions. How does a case get […]

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