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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Bill Haslam has been re-elected to a second term as Tennessee governor. The outcome of Tuesday’s election was widely expected, as Haslam faced no serious opposition either in the primary or the general election. He beat Democrat Charlie Brown, who raised no money in his bid for office. This year’s …

BRIGHTON, Tenn. (AP) — A West Tennessee mayor has been indicted for allegedly using city resources for work on his son’s home. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation alleges that 53-year-old Mayor Jeffrey Scott used city personnel and equipment to help with construction work on his son’s house last month. A Tipton County grand jury returned …

Lucas L. Johnson II, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee voters in several dozen communities are deciding whether they want to buy wine where they purchase food. Seventy-eight municipalities collected enough signatures to place a referendum for supermarket wine sales on Tuesday’s ballot, according to the secretary of state’s office. Currently, wine can be …

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee voters went to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to grant Republican Lamar Alexander a third term in the U.S. Senate after what has been one of the more difficult campaigns in the former governor’s races over the past 40 years. Alexander faces Democrat Gordon Ball, …

(AP) — Tennessee election officials say voting seems to be going pretty smoothly across the state, but it’s still too early to tell what role the issues and the mild weather played in the turnout. Blake Fontenay, a spokesman for the Division of Elections, says state officials are not aware of any major problems with …