By Chris Butler | | Sep 17, 2015 5:00 AM | 36
In Memphis, using taxpayer money to pay for a new high-maintenance gymnasium for Shelby County employees only is a high priority while paying for new facilities for violent crime victims evidently is not.
By Chris Butler | | Sep 14, 2015 5:00 AM | 507
If you’re interested in solving a great political mystery in Alabama and Tennessee then bring a lawn chair to the Brentwood, Tenn. post office, perch yourself in front of mailbox No. 1292 — and wait.
By Chris Butler | | Sep 10, 2015 5:00 AM | 122
At the beginning of the movie, “Boulevard,” which filmed in Nashville in 2013 and cost Tennessee taxpayers $302,000 to finance, Robin Williams drives aimlessly at night until he finds a male prostitute.
By Chris Butler | | Sep 08, 2015 5:00 AM | 60
If you stay overnight in Columbia, Tenn. to learn more about former U.S. President James K. Polk you’ll pay a hotel tax rate higher than what you’ll find in New York City, one expert says.
By Chris Butler | | Sep 02, 2015 12:34 PM | 33
Crockett County’s former school technology director allegedly took kickbacks in exchange for steering more than $1 million in school business to his former private sector employer, according to a Tennessee Comptroller’s audit released Wednesday.
By Chris Butler | | Sep 02, 2015 5:00 AM | 61
Anybody traveling through Columbia, Tenn. now pays a whopping 20 percent hotel tax, and the local politicians responsible for this evidently never had a specific plan for what to do with all that extra money.
By Chris Butler | | Aug 31, 2015 5:00 AM | 110
In Tennessee you have the right to inspect public records for free but you do not have the right to photograph these records with an iPhone or any other camera, for that matter.
By Chris Butler | | Aug 26, 2015 5:33 PM | 17
A Nashville couple filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a recently enacted city ordinance they say restricts their rights to rent out their home short term to out-of-town visitors through
By Chris Butler | | Aug 24, 2015 5:00 AM | 162
Traveling 170 miles by plane — as opposed to an automobile — just to deliver a brief speech and pose for photographs is a good gig, if you have the means. Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau did just that this week, according to a state memo.
By Chris Butler | | Aug 20, 2015 5:00 AM | 129
Tennessee officials say they may charge people merely to look at public records, raising concerns about public access.