NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Registry of Election Finance will consider a complaint filed against state Sen. Jim Tracy over a pancake breakfast he held last year for constituents.
The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1bSGTgU) reports the issue will be taken up in January.
Shelbyville resident James R. Moore said in the complaint that he believes Tracy may have violated campaign finance reporting procedures by having the event shortly before launching a bid for Congress.
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee prosecutor has decided not to pursue terrorism charges against a Tennessee man who wrote on Facebook last year that he felt like going on a rampage like the one at a school in Newtown, Conn.
Prosecutor Kyle Dodd told The Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/1cbcDAv) that he didn't feel like there was enough evidence to move forward with the case against 20-year-old Shawn Lenz.
Lenz was arrested on Dec. 16, 2012, two days after the school shooting in which 20 first graders and six adults were killed.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam has named Appeals Judge Holly M. Kirby to join the state Supreme Court after Justice Janice Holder retires next year.
Kirby has served on the Court of Appeals since 1995. She was previously a partner in the Memphis law firm Burch, Porter & Johnson.
The appointment comes as Tennesseans prepare to vote next year on a proposed constitutional amendment that would keep the current system of gubernatorial appointments to appeals courts but give the Legislature the power to reject the governor's choices.