State Rep. Curry Todd's arraignment on drunken driving and weapons charges has been delayed until next week. The Collierville Republican was arrested in October after failing a roadside sobriety test. A loaded .38-caliber gun was found stuffed in a holster between the driver's seat and center console.
Effective September 1st, anyone claiming unemployment benefits in the state of Tennessee will be required to show that they are actively looking for work. A work search log must be maintained to verify the job-seeking activity.
The road ahead will be clear of highway construction over the Labor Day weekend across Tennessee. Transportation Commissioner John Schroer has ordered that construction stop by noon on Friday and not resume until 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Tennessee election officials say they plan to look at the histories of voters who participated in this month’s Republican primary in Davidson County. At issue is whether voters were routinely given the GOP ballot by default.
Gov. Bill Haslam's administration is responding to what it calls "confusion" about the role of a Muslim staffer and a council that has advised two state departments on Islamic affairs. The Republican governor was criticized this summer by several Republican groups over what they perceived as the growing influence of a version of the Islamic code called Shariah in Tennessee government.
Tennessee is launching a toll-free hotline for homeowners who are either in—or on the brink of—foreclosure. The Tennessean reports the hotline is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. central time, Mondays through Fridays.
A new mosque in Tennessee that had been the subject of a lawsuit, arson, vandalism and a bomb threat will open for prayers for the first time on Friday. Islamic Center of Murfreesboro board member Saleh Sbenaty said Tuesday that Rutherford County officials issued a temporary occupancy permit that will allow use of the building while the final permit is pending.