A new poll released Monday by Middle Tennessee State University shows Tenn. Gov. Bill Haslam’s popularity has fallen substantially in the last year. The poll showed Haslam’s approval dropping from 61 percent in the Spring of 2013 to 47 percent.
MTSU pollsters suggest the drop was primarily due to a marked decrease in support from Democrats and Independents. Approval among Democrats fell from 52 percent to 42 percent while support from Independents dropped from 69 percent to 41 percent.
WUOT's Chrissy Keuper speaks with Knoxville News Sentinel Nashville Bureau Chief Tom Humphrey about a secret survey in the House and Governor Haslam's plan to offer free tuition to two-year community colleges and technical schools...
A bill making its way through the legislature in Nashville would give local school districts more power over the money they receive from the governments that fund them. Currently, schools districts like Knox have to get permission from the county before they can move large amounts of money from department to department.
On April 9, 1865, the surrender at Appomattox ended the Civil War. Passover began the following day. The annual Jewish observance of freedom from slavery served as a remarkable parallel in that spring of 1865, because here in the South, another freedom from slavery was forging a new social order in the embers of the old one.
That’s the setting of Matthew Lopez’s The Whipping Man, a play currently in production at the Clarence Brown Theatre in Knoxville.
Two East Tennessee legislators have introduced a bill that would allow the testing of criminal court judges for illegal drug use. The bill was created as a response to Knoxville's 2009 Christian/Newsom murder trials, in which presiding Judge Richard Baumgartner abused painkillers while on the bench.
Less than a week before a crucial union vote at a Chattanooga auto plant, Governor Bill Haslam sent a letter to the facility's chief, expressing his opposition to unionization and questioning the fairness of the vote.
The Knoxville Police Department has named a suspect in a Tuesday night shooting near the University of Tennessee campus that sent three people to the hospital for injuries. Police say 25 year-old Brandon Middlebrook of Knoxville will face a variety of charges, including two counts of attempted first-degree murder. Middlebrook has a long criminal history that includes charges of aggravated rape, aggravated burglary, theft, aggravated assault, vandalism and attempted robbery.