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JASPER, Tenn. — City leaders' attempt to sell some surplus property on Anderson Ridge has become somewhat muddled recently.

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Bebe Heiskell says she’s in the same boat as all Walker County residents.

Charles Sharrock, ousted from the Fort Oglethorpe City Council in November 2012 after complaints of sexual harassment by city employees, filled out paperwork Wednesday to seek the seat again in November.

Hamilton County Commissioners on Wednesday unanimously decided to let East Ridge Councilman Marc Gravitt start his new job as District 30 state representative early.

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NASHVILLE — Tennessee's Supreme Court will name its pick for state attorney general on Monday, the office announced late Thursday afternoon, while the state's lieutenant governor and a former Knoxville mayor complained that the process lacks transparency.

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has reappointed retired Chattanooga businessman John Foy to the University of Tennessee's governing board of trustees.

NASHVILLE — Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says there are at least three Republican candidates for the next state attorney general he believes can do as good a job or better than the Democrat they would replace.

NASHVILLE — A security audit will be performed on all three of the state’s youth development centers after a recent breakout and violence at the facility in Middle Tennessee, according to a preliminary report sent to the governor.

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When U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited Chattanooga Tuesday as part of his back-to-school bus tour through the South, he talked about something he encounters often: Waiting lists to get kids into prekindergarten classes.

Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

WASHINGTON — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.

A day after the ISIS extremist group released a filmed execution of an American journalist, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker blamed ineffective U.S. foreign policy for helping create a power vacuum in Syria and Iraq and said President Barack Obama needs a clear objective in the Middle East.

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