• Alexander to DOE: Get off my law

    Alexander to DOE: Get off my law0

    As governor, senator, secretary of Education and long-shot presidential candidate, Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander has always exuded a sense of optimism. Which is good, because he is going to need it as he wrestles with the Department of Education over regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act, the latest rewrite of the federal law governing

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  • Tennessee legislator accused of double dipping on taxpayers

    Tennessee legislator accused of double dipping on taxpayers0

    Tennessee State Rep. Gary Hicks, R-Rogersville, didn’t take unpaid leave as a public school system technology director, and he continued to withdraw a $65,000 annual salary even while in legislative session. Rogersville resident Tish Kozlowski told Tennessee Watchdog Hicks should have taken unpaid leave while in Nashville — 250 miles away. Kozlowski said Hicks is

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  • Former Employee Stole Thousands from Clarksville Gas and Water

    Former Employee Stole Thousands from Clarksville Gas and Water0

    A special investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office, in conjunction with the Clarksville Police Department, has found that former materials management technician Tony Hams stole at least $47,518 from Clarksville Gas and Water. Mr. Hams stole the money over a five-year period by making online personal purchases using a gas and water department purchasing card

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