After Months of Complaints, Tennessee Elementary School Removes Confederate Flag Mural From Gymnasium Wall 

White supremacist revisionist history has been leaping off the page in elementary schools across the country lately. Just in the last couple months (and this is only what’s been reported, mind you) a middle school teacher at a Florida public school was unmasked as a white nationalist podcast host, a private school in…

3 Dead, Over 14,000 Evacuated in Tennessee's 'Largest Fire in the Last Hundred Years' 

Over a dozen fires have decimated nearly 15,000 acres in the area surrounding Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountain National Park, according to reports, forcing thousands to evacuate and destroying parts of resort towns Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. “This is a fire for the history books,” Gatlinburg fire chief Greg Miller …

Chattanooga Bus Driver May Have Asked Children If They Were 'Ready to Die' Before Fatal Crash

Five kindergarten and elementary school-aged children were killed Monday in a school bus crash in Chattanooga, and the driver, 24-year-old Johnthony K. Walker is being charged with vehicular homicide. The mother of three children on the bus told CBS that just before the crash, “the bus driver asked the children if…

While Installing Security System Because of Terrifying Ex-Boyfriend, Woman Finds Him Under Her Bed 

A Tennessee woman in the middle of having a home security system installed because she was afraid of a violent, abusive ex-boyfriend subsequently confirmed her own reasoning by discovering him under her bed. After seeing Tony Joe Gunter lying in wait, the woman shot him in the foot while shouting at the security…

Tennessee Official to Reporter, on Camera: 'That’s Exactly the Bitch I Thought You Would Be'

As an elected or appointed official, there are various ways to respond when a reporter puts a microphone in your face and asks about some questionable spending of public money. “No comment” always works fine, or angry silence while charging towards the exit. One thing that’s apparently less effective: telling a…

Tennessee's 'Fetal Assault' Law Isn't Keeping Pregnant Women from Using Drugs 

A little under two years ago, Tennessee passed Senate Bill 1391, making it a crime to have taken narcotic drugs while pregnant, if the infant is born addicted to narcotics or “harmed by” them. While 28 women have been charged under the law, and one sentenced to jail time, there’s no evidence it’s worked to reduce the…