Haslam favors removal of Confederate flag from license plates

The governor says he'd back a move to remove the Confederate flag from license plates (a Sons of Confederate Veterans plate is available at surcharge; the SCV, based in Columbia, has fought numerous court cases to preserve the flag on speciality plates and the Supreme Court ruled recently states have the right to ban same).

Jun 23, 2015 11:57 AM

Freeman begins featuring Obama in campaign literature

The latest mailer for mayoral hopeful Bill Freeman features a picture of him with the president. Freeman was, of course, a prominent fundraiser for Barack Obama.

Jun 23, 2015 7:10 AM

Push begins to block view of Forrest with...a forest

Megan Barry and Jerry Maynard seperately said they'd sponsor resolutions asking the state to restore trees and brush in front of the cartoonish Nathan Bedford Forrest statue on I-65.

Jun 23, 2015 7:07 AM

Payback is a...well, you know.

Is it retailiation for Georgia's attempt to sieze Tennessee water or just a mistake? In any event, the new state web site shows that Tennessee has taken control of the Georgia city of Ft. Oglethorpe.

Jun 23, 2015 7:04 AM

TNGOP, TNDP agree: remove Forrest bust

Both TNGOP chair Ryan Haynes and TNDP chair Mary Mancini think it's time for the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest to get out of the Capitol.

Jun 23, 2015 7:02 AM

Alexander agrees with Corker on Confederate flag

Lamar Alexander has joined the call to take down the Confederate flag at the South Carolina State Capitol.

Jun 22, 2015 1:58 PM

ABC set to upgrade enforcement systems

The state has struggled with enforcement of various and sundry things because of outdated computers; the Alcoholic Beverage Commission is getting an upgrade thereto.

Jun 22, 2015 10:48 AM

Corker 'see(s) no reason' to keep flying the Confederate flag

Tennessee's junior senator was born in South Carolina and he thinks the flag oughta come down. Meanwhile, a vexillologist makes a pretty big reach to suggest that Tennessee's flag calls to mind the Confederate flag.

 

Note: The original headline on this post read "American flag," which was obviously an error.

Jun 22, 2015 9:00 AM

Four more in for schools gig

Andrea Zelinski has four more names of folks who are in for the school superintendent job.

Jun 22, 2015 8:32 AM

Freeman walks back debate line on Charleston shooting; Acme removes Confederate flag imagery

Bill Freeman clarified his rather inexplicable answer to a question at the most recent mayoral forum.

Meanwhile, Charles Robert Bone asked that Acme Feed & Seed remove some artwork that featured Confederate flag imagery. Officials with the restaurant and bar, in which Bone invests, did so.

Jun 22, 2015 7:15 AM