Tennessee Town & City

Mumpower elected new TN Comptroller; Hargett, Lillard re-elected to another term

Members of the Tennessee Senate and House have elected Jason Mumpower as Tennessee’s 35th Comptroller of the Treasury. The vote by acclamation was taken during a joint session of the 112th General Assembly on Jan. 13.
Members also re-elected David Lillard as the state treasurer and Tre Hargett as secretary of state.

112th TN General Assembly convenes; McNally, Sexton re-elected Speakers

The 112th Tennessee General Assembly was gaveled into session Tuesday, Jan. 12, to swear in legislators and to formally elect leadership positions.
Lt. Gov. Randy McNally was formally re-elected for a third term as Speaker of the Senate. Rep. Cameron Sexton was re-elected to a second term as Speaker of the House. Both called for unity amidst the backdrop of national unrest, a global pandemic, and the Christmas day bombing in Nashville.

TN Senate, House nominate candidates for leadership roles

Republican and Democratic caucuses in both Houses elected key leadership positions for the upcoming 112th Tennessee General Assembly set to convene Jan. 12, 2021.
Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge, was nominated by his party to serve a third term as the lieutenant governor and speaker of the Senate. McNally has served in the role since 2017 and represents State Senate District 5.
Rep. Cameron Sexton, R-Crossville, won the Republican nomination for House speaker. He has served in the role since August 2019.

112th Tennessee General Assembly to welcome 12 freshmen legislators

When the 112th General Assembly is gaveled into session Jan. 12, 2021, 12 new freshmen legislators will be sworn into office ­– two in the Senate and 10 in House.
The two freshmen Senators both have municipal government experience. Four of the incoming House freshmen have local government experience.
Here’s a look at the new freshmen class.

Cookeville honors March tornado victims with new memorial tree grove

A place for remembrance and healing is now part of Cookeville’s Cane Creek Park complex.
The Cookeville Strong Memorial Tree Grove was planted Nov. 7 at the corner of West Jackson Street and C.C. Camp Road near the Sportsplex ballfields. It includes 19 trees in memory of the 19 people lost to the March 3, 2020, tornado.

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