By Dewain E. Peek,
Governor Bill Lee on Thursday, Sept. 10 announced recommendations from the State’s Law Enforcement Reform Partnership to strengthen policing policies, improve information sharing around disciplinary actions, and increase officer training.
Tennessee State Parks are providing a 10% discount for Tennessee residents to enjoy overnight accommodations through a new Tennessee Resident Discount Program, applying to most campsites, cabins, and lodge rooms across the state.
SCV Myers-Zollicoffer Camp 1990 and UDC Capt. Sally Tompkins 2123 will host a marker dedication and memorial service Saturday, Sept. 19 for two Confederate soldiers buried at Eck Davis Cemetery near Monroe. The service will start at 11 a.m.
Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently approved over $27.6 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which will assist communities with infrastructure improvements, housing rehabilitations, and health and safety init…
Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Butch Eley announced Thursday, Aug. 13 that Tennessee tax revenues exceeded budgeted estimates in July.
Tennessee Department of Education on Thursday, Sept. 3 released plans to report additional COVID-19 information at school and district levels, including numbers of new positive COVID-19 cases in districts and schools.
A joint investigation by special agents with Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the office of Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury has resulted in the indictment of the LaFollette mayor.
Tennesseans who love dogs, want to support wounded veterans, and would like to sport an inspiring specialty license plate on their vehicle can order a Smoky Mountain Service Dogs plate while they are pre-selling 1,000 specialty plates.
An investigation by special agents with Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Jackson County Sheriff’s Department has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a Murfreesboro man on charges including theft and vandalism.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm Agent Phil Marshall are teaming up with the Livingston Fire Department to support Fire Prevention Week, an annual public awareness campaign promoting home fire safety.
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett is encouraging voters to prepare now to vote in the presidential election on November 3. Tennesseans should make sure their voter registration is up-to-date and make decisions about whether they will vote in-person or absentee by-mail if eligible.
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has affirmed a federal judge’s decision against a group of inmates with chronic Hepatitis C (“HCV”) who sought to challenge Tennessee Department of Correction (“TDOC”) policies and procedures.
Andrea V. Burckhard has been named a member of the 2020 Executive Council of New York Life, which recognizes the top 21% of New York Life’s elite field force of more than 12,000 licensed agents in sales achievements.
The unemployment situation in three-quarters of Tennessee’s 95 counties continued to improve in July following business closures earlier in the year due to the COVID-19 health emergency.
All Overton County Solid Waste convenience centers will be closed Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of Labor Day. Centers will reopen with regular hours Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Overton County Sheriff’s Department has informed Overton County News that it will be adding extra law enforcement around the county over Labor Day weekend in the form of sobriety checkpoints and/or saturation patrols.
State Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) on Friday, Aug. 28 praised the award of two Highway Safety Grants in Overton County to promote public safety on local roads.
A new mobile app is making it easier for Tennesseans to access state government services. “MyTN” is now available for download by visiting MyTN.gov to download to a device by clicking the Apple or Android store icons.
Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced Tuesday, Aug. 25 a $91 million multistate settlement with American Honda Motor Co. Inc. and Honda of America Mfg. Inc. (collectively “Honda”) over allegations Honda concealed safety issues related to defects in the frontal airbag systems inst…