Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press.
A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications.
Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, politics and general assignment beats.
He was won public service, investigative, deadline and project awards from the Tennessee Press Association, Common Cause of Tennessee, the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists and Remove Intoxicated Drivers.
Andy grew up in Chattanooga. A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Andy is a past chairman of the Tennessee Capitol Hill Press Corps and served as an acting director of the Regional Reporters Association while in Washington.
Contact Andy at 615-255-0550 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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NASHVILLE — The Winchester, Tenn., police chief says he plans to keep enforcing his city's ordinance requiring a doctor's prescription for pseudophedrine-based cold medications despite Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper's new legal opinion that the local anti-meth measure violates state law.
NASHVILLE - Tennessee cities and counties trying to rein in meth abuse by requiring prescriptions for medication containing pseudophedrine are violating state law, Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper says.
NASHVILLE — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam put a top Obama administration official on notice Monday that if he doesn't get his way on a Medicaid expansion, an estimated 181,000 Tennesseans won't get coverage under the federal health care law.
NASHVILLE — It began last summer with Democrat Sara Kyle saying she was seriously considering challenging Republican Gov. Bill Haslam in his bid for a second term in 2014.
NASHVILLE — Christmas will come a little late for Tennessee tax collectors in 2013, but come it will beginning Jan. 1 with officials expecting a multimillion-dollar revenue boost as online retailing giant Amazon.com starts collecting state sales taxes on items it sells.
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Board of Regents today unanimously approved William Seymour as the next president of Cleveland State Community College.
NASHVILLE — Two hundred and thirty-five thousands tons of salts: check.
NASHVILLE — State officials and area legislators think they're within striking distance of a deal to resume easy reissuing of driver's licenses following complaints about the Department of Safety closing its reinstatement center in Hamilton County.
NASHVILLE — Veteran Tennessee GOP political strategist Chip Saltsman is seeking a new gig as state House Republicans' 2014 campaign consultant, GOP sources tell the Times Free Press.
NASHVILLE - Veteran Tennessee GOP political strategist Chip Saltsman is seeking a new gig as state House Republicans' 2014 campaign consultant, GOP sources tell the Times Free Press.