Recent court rulings have given candidates belonging to the Green and Constitution parties a spot on Tennessee's election ballots. But libertarians are still looking for similar luck.
The Libertarian Party of Tennessee recently filed a suit seeking ballot access, according to the Associated Press. Attorneys representing the party argued Tennessee's ballot-access rules, crafted half a century ago, create an unnecessarily tough standard. That infringes on the party's rights of free speech and association, the lawsuit contended.
A convicted felon who was sent to prison for 15 years for possessing seven shotgun shells has failed in his bid to have the sentence overturned.
Edward Lamar Young of Hixson says the shells were in a chest of drawers he brought from his neighbor’s house while helping her clear out some of her late husband’s belongings. Young says he eventually discovered them, but didn’t think anything of it and put them away so his children wouldn’t find them.
Here at WUOT, we receive e-mail messages each time a sexual assault is reported on the University of Tennessee campus. Less than a month into this new semester, it seemed we were getting more of those messages than usual. It turns out we were right. We were getting more sexual assault notices. But for reasons you might not guess.
In 2012, 53 women were killed by men in Tennessee.
The average victim was 40 years old.
She was white, but 21 of her fellow victims were black.
She was most likely to have been shot with a gun by a man she knew. In fact, none of the 53 women were killed by strangers. She was romantically involved with him at the time of her murder, or she had been at one time. Her murder was probably the result of an argument.
The late country singer and songwriter Hank Williams has a special place in Knoxville lore. After all, Knoxville was the last place Williams was seen alive before his mysterious, premature death at the age of 29. Tonight, "Lost Highway", the story of Hank Williams' life and music, comes to the stage at the Clarence Brown Theatre.