A state board narrowly approved a new emergency department for Spring Hill. Wednesday’s decision for the HCA-run facility came in spite of protests from several area hospitals.
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On Tuesday, a Nashville courtroom will again be home to the trial of civil rights protesters who took part in lunch counter sit-ins.
All three major candidates for the Republican nomination for governor favor tough prison sentences for violent criminals. But all three also told an audience of lawyers from around the state they’re open to alternatives to lengthy sentences when it comes to non-violent offenders.
Stephen Michael West was convicted in 1987 of kidnapping, rape and murder.
The son of a woman sentenced to death in Tennessee is pleading for the governor to commute his mother’s sentence. Gaile Owens has exhausted her legal appeals, and her execution is now set for September.