NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Newspaper ads opposing a proposed constitutional amendment to give state lawmakers more power over abortions in Tennessee are drawing criticism for their depiction of a man in a turban trampling on a woman.
The ads placed in newspapers around the state by a group called Tennesseans for Preservation of Personal Privacy urge votes against the ballot measure, calling it the "Tennessee Taliban Amendment."
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Representatives of the Nashville based United Methodist Church were on Legislative Plaza Tuesday to protest the State of Tennessee’s decision to reinstate use of the electric chair in capital punishment cases.
The Reverend Mark Kelly of Arlington United Methodist Church helped organize the event. He said Methodists from all over the mid-state and from Memphis planned to attend. He said participants will be praying and signing petitions to be sent to the governor and legislators.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) —Gov. Bill Haslam has kicked off a campaign in support of an amendment to the Tennessee constitution that would change the way State Supreme Court justices and appeals judges are appointed and retained.
Haslam was joined at a kickoff event Wednesday in the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the State Capital by a number of dignitaries, including his Democratic predecessor, Phil Bredesen.