Posts in tag

Bill Lee


Governor Bill Lee announced his support for permitless gun carry legislation in Tennessee Thursday, while also announcing possible increases in penalties for illegal gun possession and thefts. Surrounded by Republican lawmakers inside the Old Supreme Court chamber at the state Capitol—a building the prohibits guns—Lee announced his support for the bill that takes a sharp turn …

Photo and Story by Bryanna Weinstein/Contributing Writer As part of an ongoing series of Fall Honors Lectures on the subtopic of “Suffrage”, students listened in on a legislative panel this past Monday.  The panel included Hamilton County State Representative and MTSU graduate Judge Mike Carter, Rutherford County State Senator and MTSU graduate pharmacist Dr. Shane …

Photos by staff Story by Anthony Merriweather / Mutlimedia Editor, Hayden Goodridge / Reporter and Janecia Gales / Contributing Writer and Andrew Wigdor / Editor-in-Chief  Tuesday’s midterm elections ended with two major Republican wins in Senate and gubernatorial races. Marsha Blackburn, who represents Tennessee’s 7th Congressional district, won the U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee, defeating …

Photo courtesy of Bill Lee / Facebook  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican businessman and political newcomer Bill Lee will become Tennessee’s next governor, replacing outgoing GOP Gov. Bill Haslam. Lee won Tuesday’s election against former Democratic Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. Lee is chairman of a Franklin mechanical contracting, facilities and home services company. His positive …

Photo by Angele Latham  / MTSU Sidelines  Graphs courtesy of Dr. Ken Blake The midterm elections come to a close Tuesday, with Senate and gubernatorial races being decided in Tennessee. For live results throughout the night, view the graphs below. To contact News Editor Caleb Revill, email newseditor@mtsusidelines.com. For more news, follow us at www.mtsusidelines.com, …

Photo courtesy of Belmont University Gubernatorial candidates Karl Dean and Bill Lee completed what had mostly remained a constructive set of debates with their third and final debate at Belmont University on Friday night. The two candidates discussed a variety of new issues ranging from legalizing medicinal marijuana and sports betting to allowing Tennessee Bureau …