Appellate court reverses trial court, upholds attorney fee provision in public records case

The Court of Appeals on Thursday found a Lynnville city recorder was willful in denying a citizen access to inspect public records when she required an upfront $150, and remanded Continue Reading

7-month quest for Gatlinburg fire records reflects poorly on state transparency

The November 2016 Gatlinburg fire killed 14 people and cost millions of dollars in damages. It was one of Tennessee’s worst disasters. A central question remains: Why did state and Continue Reading

Judge rules Fall Creek Falls privatization records should be released

In a win for government transparency, Davidson County Chancellor Bill Young ruled today that government records requested by the Nashville Scene regarding the privatization of Fall Creek Falls State Park Continue Reading

Knoxville News Sentinel: Judge lifts blackout on Gatlinburg fire records

After months of unfulfilled public records requests to state and local government agencies for Gatlinburg fire records, the Knoxville News Sentinel learned that a judge issued an order three weeks Continue Reading