NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Legislation that calls for the phrase "In God We Trust" to be displayed above the main Capitol entrances and behind the speakers' podiums in both the House and Senate has been approved by the Senate.
The proposal sponsored by Republican Sen. Stacey Campfield of Knoxville was approved 21-0 yesterday.
JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A former Campbell County High School student who was convicted of reckless homicide for fatally shooting an assistant principal has been sentenced to time served.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1gDzXn3) reports Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood ruled Monday during a sentencing hearing against a defense motion for judicial diversion for Kenneth Bartley, which could have wiped clean his criminal record.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says making a $300 million incentive package to Volkswagen subject to labor talks concluding to the state's satisfaction was not a threat but a "statement of reality."
Haslam stressed to reporters Wednesday that any grants and tax credits offered to encourage the German automaker to build a new SUV in Chattanooga rather than in Mexico would have to be approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature, where its fate would be uncertain if the United Auto Workers won representation.