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Tenn. AG says gay marriage lawyers billing too much

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A group of lawyers seeking $2.3 million for their work overturning Tennessee's ban on same-sex marriage are overbilling taxpayers, according to Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery. Slatery says they only deserve $1.1 million. The Tennessean reports…

Memphis Area Transit Authority seeks millions to avoid cuts

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis Area Transit Authority CEO Ron Garrison has told city officials that MATA is on the brink of collapsing and will need millions of additional dollars this summer to avoid having to make major cuts. The…

Democratic chairwoman

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Democrats have chosen state Rep. Sannie Overly as party chairwoman after a two and a half month search. The Kentucky Democratic Party Executive Committee unanimously elected Overly its new chairwoman Saturday. Overly is a state…

Civil rights leader, politician Georgia Davis Powers dies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A prominent civil rights leader in Kentucky who became the state's first woman and African-American elected to the state's Senate has died. Georgia Davis Powers was 92. Raoul Cunningham, Kentucky NAACP president and longtime friend, says…

Kerr Withdraws

TAYLOR MILL, Ky. (AP) - Northern Kentucky lawmaker Tom Kerr has withdrawn from the State House race. According to The Kentucky Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1OEQNX1), records from the Secretary of State's office show Kerr has withdrawn his candidacy after serving 20 years…

Milan elects new mayor

MILAN, Tenn. -- After a hard-fought race, the city of Milan has a new mayor. Billy Warren Beasley took home the seat with 62 percent of the vote, beating his opponent,…

Lexington Municipal Election Results for Sept. 10, 2015

LEXINGTON, Tenn.-Here are results from the contested races in Lexington Municipal Election for Sept. 9, 2015 Alderman Position One- James Ivey 5% Jack Johnson 56 % James McPeake 39% Alderman Position Three- Eddie Akins 37% Sandra Wood 63 % Alderman…

Mayor Gist talks about a new term in office

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Hundreds gathered at the DoubleTree for election night in Jackson, all in support of Jackson's re-elected mayor, Jerry Gist. Mayor Gist said he is excited about his next term in office and that two of the focuses…

Incumbents hold seats in city council race

JACKSON, Tenn. -- With the unofficial final results in for the Jackson Municipal Election, the incumbents in the three contested races for Jackson City Council have each held onto their seats. In District 2, Johnny Dodd kept his seat with…

Gist wins re-election for Jackson mayor

DOWNTOWN JACKSON -- The unofficial final results of the election for Jackson mayor are in, and incumbent Jerry Gist has been re-elected to lead the city for four more years in his third…

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