Former Tennessee Sen. Joe Haynes dies at 81

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Former Tennessee Sen. Joe Haynes, a Democrat who served nearly three decades in the state legislature, has died. He was 81. Haynes’ son, Jeff Haynes, confirmed that his father died Friday morning. Haynes, of Goodlettsville, retired from public office in 2012 and returned to private law practice. News media report Haynes was