NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Lee filled vacancies Thursday on a Tennessee panel considering whether the Capitol’s bust of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest should be moved or changed. Lee announced Logan Hampton, president of historically Black Lane College, will serve on the Capitol Commission. Finance Commissioner Butch
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A white Tennessee lawmaker asked for forgiveness on the House floor Monday after he made a racially offensive joke hours before to a black representative. “I am extremely sorry that an offhand attempt at humor hurt your feelings,” said Rep. Mike Carter, a Republican from Ooltewah.