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Mason mayor Emmit Gooden arrested for driving on a revoked drivers...

Mason Mayor Emmit “Dwayne” Gooden was arrested early Monday morning and charged with driving on a revoked license. While traveling southbound on Hwy. 51 at...

Mayor Gooden said he’s ‘pleased’ with new comptroller deal inked Wednesday

The NAACP and the state comptroller's office said an agreement has been reached with the Town of Mason which lowers the monthly repayment to...

Here’s why Mason’s request for injunction against the comptroller was denied

Late last week Chancellor Anne C. Martin denied the Town of Mason’s request for an injunction against the comptroller’s corrective action plan. The emergency petition...

NAACP, Town of Mason file suit against comptroller; decision could be...

On Friday, on behalf of the Town of Mason, the NAACP’s Legal Defense & Education Fund filed a lawsuit for an injunction against the...

Mason officials, comptroller’s team have ‘positive meeting’ about financial plan

Mason, now under the state comptroller's financial control, may once again operate independently sooner than anticipated. On Tuesday, Mumpower’s team and officials from the town...

Comptroller announces Mason’s finances now under state control

Following the town's decision this week not to relinquish its charter, the state comptroller's office announced Thursday Mason will be under its financial control...

Playing for Keeps: After suggesting it was ‘like a hostile takeover’,...

It was a quick, quiet affair. “Any discussion?” There was no response, so mayor Emmitt Gooden asked for a vote. Their hands went up. Not up in the...

Will Mason give up its charter? The comptroller mailed letters to...

The letters began arriving Saturday. “Dear Citizens of Mason,” they read, “In my opinion it’s time for Mason to relinquish its charter.” It was the same...

After 20 years of financial issues, the state comptroller wants the...

The Town of Mason has a big decision to make. Should its voluntarily give up its charter or will the state have to step...

Here’s when local government bodies meet and how you can attend

Participation with the actions of local government, and transparency of government bodies, is very important to our way of life. The Tennessee Open Meetings Act...
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