Union County, TN – If you travel through northeast Tennessee, through Maynardville and into the rolling pastures of Union County, you may just stumble upon something that takes you back to another time. It's the Helms ferryboat and it's one of the last working car ferries in Tennessee. The Union County Road Department has operated the ferry for more than 20 years at no cost to its riders. Matt Shafer Powell recently spent some time on the ferry with one of its captains.
Memphis, TN – Incumbent U.S. Representative for the Tennessee 9th District Steve Cohen says he's been doing a good job in Congress and deserves another two years. Cohen spoke about his record during an interview with Nicole Irwin in Memphis. Cohen was elected to the seat in 2006.
"You want to win for your community when you're fighting for Memphis. You've got to be persistent and effective," Cohen said.
Memphis, TN – Nash Buckingham is one of the Mid-South's great writers who is often overlooked. He worked for the Commercial Appeal as a sports writer for a while, but found the demands of a daily publication too hectic. Instead, he began writing for Field and Stream, where he eventually became the associate editor. He worked for stronger conservation laws that would protect the natural world he loved.
Washington, DC – Both Tennessee Senators Wednesday voted to block a bill that would extend federal tax credits for renewable energy production. But in fact, they say are not really against the proposal itself.
Memphis, TN – The new U.S. Representative for the Tennessee 9th Congressional District must be African-American, according to 9th District candidate Dr. Isaac Richmond. The 9th District is a majority African-American.