What we learned from a citizen’s fight for public records in Sumner County

At a cost of about three or four college educations at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Sumner County’s school officials and school board just got educated about the state’s public records Continue Reading

OORC: Carter County committee appointments may have violated Sunshine Law

Elisha Hodge with the Office of Open Records Counsel alerted the Carter County Commission chairman this week that it appears the governing body violated the Tennessee Open Meetings Act in Continue Reading

Tennessee Open Meetings Act more than a checklist

It’s not every day that a citizen gets cuffed, arrested and ejected from a public meeting in Tennessee. But that’s what happened, famously, to Eddie Overholt in Greene County last Continue Reading

Eddie Overholt, Industrial Development Boards and their problem with Sunshine laws

Last month, a Hamilton County judge ruled that Chattanooga’s industrial development board violated the Open Meetings Act in a decision to give tax money to a developer to build a Continue Reading