A proposal to allow people to cast early votes in Tennessee without a photo ID has failed in the state House. The measure sponsored by Democratic House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh sets up a system for photographing voters at the polling place instead of requiring them to provide government-issued photo identification. The measure failed Tuesday in the House State and Local Government Committee by one vote. A separate measure seeking to do away with the state's new photo ID law altogether was delayed for a week.
Henry County 1st District Commissioner Wes Bradley says he has all the signatures needed to run for the 8th district congressional seat held by republican Stephen Fincher. Bradley is a Henry County native where he has worked in law enforcement for 17 years. He says if elected he'd advocate for compromise.
“If people come up with a good idea, it doesn’t make any difference who it is’ if it’s good for the people of the 8th district of West Tennessee and it’s good for the nation then you should compromise and go along with it. No matter who comes up with the idea.”
In the conclusion of our 2011 documentary about the Civil War in the Four Rivers, Todd Hatton looks at the little-known Battle of Paducah, where Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest first tasted defeat at the hands of African-American Union soldiers.