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Tenn lawmakers plead for DCS assistance

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – The death of a toddler who was placed in a rehabilitation center with his parents by the Department of Children’s Services (DCS) is the tipping point for county state lawmakers from Shelby. They’re asking Tennessee Governor Bill Lee to dip into the state’s $1 billion budget surplus to give DCS more money to address serious issues ...

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35 Historic Preservation Grants Announced in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Historic preservation officials announced 35 grants totaling nearly $900,000 for projects across Tennessee. The State Historic Preservation Office said Wednesday that federally funded matching grants provide 60% of project funds from the Federal Historic Preservation Fund with 40% of recipient project funds. Requests for project funding totaled nearly $1.2 million, more than the amount of funds ...

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Hooker wins an additional trio of weekly honors

Soccer November 14, 2022 Knoxville, Tenn. — Tennessee redshirt senior quarterback Hendon Hooker added three awards to his long list of weekly accolades for the 2022 campaign, claiming Reese’s Bowl of the Week Senior Offensive Player, the Manning Star of the Week Award and the Davey O’Brien Great Recognition Award 8 List ...

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Tennessee is the epicenter of U.S. flu cases as flu vaccinations lag

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – There is disturbing news about the spread of the flu across the state. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Tennessee is currently among three flu virus epicentres across the country, experiencing the highest levels of flu virus spread in the country. The other states are Alabama and South Carolina. On top of that statistic, ...

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10 quick facts after Sunday’s Week 9 win over Tennessee

It was by far the longest play of Gray’s young career. 5. A total of 11 different players caught an assist for the Chiefs on Sunday. Mahomes found 11 pass catchers for completions in Sunday’s game: Travis Kelce 10 times, wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster 10 times, Mecole Hardman six times, tailback Jerick McKinnon six times, Noah Gray three times, wide ...

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The last time Tennessee was ranked No. 1: Remembering Volunteers’ 1998 season at the peak of college football

Tennessee is No. 1 again. The Volunteers are No. 1 in the first set of college football playoff rankings. Tennessee is also ranked No. 2 in the AP poll and No. 3 in the coaches’ poll, but a win over No. 3 Georgia on Saturday would end the debate for another week. At this point, Tennessee would be No. 1 ...

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Jeffery Simmons on Contract Chatter: ‘Next Story’

NASHVILLE — Jeffery Simmons didn’t want his contract situation to become history this past offseason. So he said several times that he didn’t want to talk on this subject. Recently, the problem has arisen again. He talked about it. Simmons spoke about it in an interview with The Athletic for a story that suggested he should be paid for what ...

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Tennessee QB Hendon Hooker emerges as Heisman betting favorite

Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker has become the consensus betting favorite to win the Heisman Trophy ahead of the Volunteers’ showdown at No. 1 Georgia on Saturday. Hooker edged Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud in Heisman odds over the weekend and is now a tied favorite at Caesars Sportsbook. Stroud is the second pick at +180, followed by Michigan running back ...

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Judge rules on custody of Tennessee inmate who severed penis

NASHVILLE, TN — A Tennessee judge on Friday ordered prison officials to provide better care to a death row inmate held under duress after cutting off his penis. Maximum-security Riverbend Institution must provide clothing and other necessities to Henry Hodges while he recovers, but may keep him immobilized for his safety, Davidson County Chancellor, I. ‘Ashea Myles. Hodges has been ...

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TN mayor pushes for $15 minimum wage to help with rising cost of living

SHELBY COUNTY, Tennessee (WKRN) — The Shelby County mayor wants to see Tennessee more than double its minimum wage in the next legislative session. Although a similar bill doesn’t make it out of the subcommittee in March, Mayor Lee Harris hopes the rising cost of daily consumer goods will convince state lawmakers to pass a $15 minimum wage. time. Tennessee ...

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Tennessee Titans cast a wide net in search of DB

NASHVILLE — No one can say the Tennessee Titans haven’t tried — and aren’t continuing to try — to solve their pass coverage issues. Since returning from last Sunday’s opening date to the schedule, the Titans have signed one defensive back – Josh Thompson – to the active roster and added two more – Kyron Brown and Steven Parker – ...

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Rare turtle found in Tennessee may become an endangered species

by: Dolan Reynolds Job : October 19, 2022 / 9:07 p.m. EDT Updated: October 19, 2022 / 9:07 p.m. EDT (WGHP) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday that it will consider making the southern population of the bog tortoise imperiled under the Endangered Species Act. The agency now has a year to make a decision on protecting ...

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Tennessee neighbors unite to save decades-old tree

ANTIOCH, Tenn. (WKRN) — The circle of life was supposed to end for one particular oak tree. “I was kind of… kinda upset,” Rodney Bates said. At least that’s how Bates felt when he drove by last week and saw a crew cutting the branches off the tree. “He said we were ordered to cut down the tree,” Bates said. ...

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Tennessee Titans: Who can help the most by getting healthy?

NASHVILLE — For injured players, this week’s opening date on the Tennessee Titans schedule didn’t make a big difference. “They have a responsibility to the football team that when they can’t play and do their job, they stay here and get treatment,” coach Mike Vrabel said Monday. “I don’t think they’re going to have much vacation.” The hope, however, is ...

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No. 3 Alabama-No. 6 Tennessee Highlights SEC Schedule

Alabama coach Nick Saban argues a pass interference call late in the second half of the team’s NCAA college football game against Texas A&M, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Tuscaloosa, To the. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt) hunt vasha PA A look at Week 7 of the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 3 Alabama (6-3, 3-0 SEC) at No. 6 ...

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Alabama football, the new normal, wins lousy. But Tennessee is next

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Jimbo Fisher extended his hand. Nick Saban shook it. The two coaches exchanged a few words which, from a distance, seemed quite pleasant. Fisher smiled at his former boss, then patted his arm. The pre-match encounter, though brief, felt familiar. It’s the usual midfield greeting between coaches before games across the country. This handshake was notable because ...

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children’s series focusing on the mussels of the Tennessee River | Local News

FLORENCE — The Florence Indian Mound Museum is hosting its ongoing series for young learners on October 15 focusing on the importance of the freshwater mussels of the Tennessee River and how they have been woven into history and Native American culture. × This page requires JavaScript. Javascript is required for you to play premium content. Please enable it in ...

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Canine flu concerns lead to cancellation of canine events in central Tennessee

LEBANON, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Inaugural Bark in the Boro, which is an event for dogs, was to be held this weekend at Middle Tennessee State University. However, organizers have announced that it will be rescheduled to allow time for the current canine flu outbreak to subside. Canine flu is highly contagious and can be spread through droplets in the ...

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Tennessee hospital leaders rally to address hiring crisis

Blake FarmerWPLN News Author Steve Cadigan, who helped found LinkedIn, spoke with hospital associations across the country to rethink the workplace in the wake of staff exodus during COVID-19. Tennessee hospital leaders gathered in Franklin over the weekend, largely to focus on their shared hiring crisis. Staffing shortages have not eased even as the pandemic eases, and many hospital leaders ...

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Indiana abortion clinic also sees patients from Kentucky and Tennessee as new law halted

Women’s Med saw an increase in services before Indiana’s abortion law took effect, and requests for services have steadily increased as more people become aware of the judge’s decision to temporarily block the ban. Eric Weddle/WFYI After a judge temporarily blocked Indiana’s near-total abortion ban last week, some clinics that offer abortions have resumed services. For now, abortion in ...

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Lawsuit seeks protection for Barrens Darter of Tennessee | Local News

On Tuesday, the Center for Biological Diversity sued the US Fish and Wildlife Service over the protections agency’s denial of the Barrens’ Endangered Species Act. Named for its home on the Barrens Plateau of central Tennessee, the darter is one of the rarest fish in North America, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. “We can’t afford to lose the ...

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Joshua Kersten 1976-2022 | News, Sports, Jobs

WARREN – Joshua Kersten, 46, died on Sunday, September 18, 2022. He was born on April 15, 1976 to Larry and Joan Kersten in Youngstown. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and enjoyed working on cars or just fixing things. Joshua leaves to cherish his memory, his fiancée, Michelle Kelly; his son, Joshua ...

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Tennessee Falls at #6 Alabama, 4-2

Knoxville, Tenn. –Tennessee fell short of No. 6 Alabama on Thursday, losing 4-2 at Regal Stadium. Second year Jordan Fusco and senior Claudia Dipasupil were the scorers for UT (5-3-1, 1-1 SEC). In the net, senior Lindsey Romig matched his career high of nine saves set last Friday at Kentucky. Reyna Reyes scored twice for Alabama (9-1-1) while Riley Mattingly ...

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Wide Open Wednesday: What you need to know about Tennessee and more

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St. Andrews Knights draw #22 Tennessee Wesleyan Bulldogs 1-1

VSN (admin) Published Monday, September 19, 2022 – 09:30 After starting the season in conference, the Knights faced their most daunting task of the start of the season as the Tennessee Wesleyan Bulldogs came to Laurinburg, North Carolina sporting 22nd place in the NAIA national rankings. A close battle on the stretch, the Knights and Bulldogs each came away with ...

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Kira Toussaint will train in Tennessee en route to the Paris Olympics

Kira Toussaint will train in Tennessee en route to the Paris Olympics; Will serve as a volunteer assistant dutch star Kira Toussaint, who spent his college years at the University of Tennessee, is returning to Rocky Top to prepare for the 2024 Olympics in Paris. Toussaint made the announcement on her Instagram account and posted a photo of herself holding ...

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Tennessee appeal hearings begin on rejected charter schools

MURFEESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee panel has launched hearings on whether to open charter schools tied to Hillsdale College despite rejections from local school boards, a process unfolding over controversial comments on teachers by the President of Hillsdale. On Wednesday, only advocates for opening the school in Rutherford County, which includes the booming suburb of Nashville, spoke during a ...

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East Tennessee Credit Union Joins the Fight to End Food Hunger

Knoxville, Tenn. (WATE) – More than 230,000 East Tennessee residents are at risk of going hungry. Many of them are the youngest and most vulnerable in the state. A local credit union helps put food on the table for homes in the area. When you think of a financial institution, you think of checks and savings, but for workers in ...

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Tennessee high-speed chase ends with suspect committing suicide

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Lawrence County deputies are still mentally recovering on Friday from a terrible ordeal they experienced on Tuesday night. It started with a traffic stop and quickly turned into a chase with an armed suspect, Zackery James Cadeau, who committed suicide when the situation ended. The chase began around 8 p.m. Tuesday evening. Sheriff John Myers ...

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Tennessee Transplants | News | lebandemocrate.com

Hartsville resident and professional photographer Elizabeth Baldwin Combs is the founder of a Facebook group for local moms who are new to the area. The group became known to its members as the Transplanted Moms. Combs first decided to launch the group when several of his new clients expressed how difficult it was to connect to a new community without ...

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Entire Tennessee Williams Fest Lineup

CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College has released the schedule for the 30th annual MS Delta Tennessee Williams Festival (MDTWF), to be held in Clarksdale on October 13, 14 and 15. “We’re also thrilled to announce that the Oscar- and Emmy-winning producer and former Stella Adler Academy teacher will be here,” said Jen Waller, spokesperson for the event. “Milton Justice of ...

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Hands-on learning is a priority at New Tenn. Elementary Lab

By AMBER BROPHY, Johnson City Press JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (AP) – Sulfur Springs Elementary has unveiled its new Career and Technical Education (CTE) lab, where the school principal says students will be able to engage in “fun learning.” Through grants and support from STEM LD (Learning Design), through the Niswonger Children’s Foundation and East Tennessee State University, in cooperation with Daniel ...

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Rocky Top Tennessee | daily news

KNOXVILLE, TENN.–“Good old Rocky Top” Court! “Rocky Top Tennessee” The choir of rocky summitoriginally sung by the Osborne Brothers, is sung by University of Tennessee fans at every opportunity, not just throughout every sporting event, but throughout the day leading up to it. The Knoxville, Tennessee campus is turned into a ghost town. It seems the whole university is focused ...

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Tennessee Flights Season Open Hosts Ball State Under Lights

Ball State (0-0) at Tennessee (0-0), 7 p.m. ET (SEC Network) Line: Tennessee by 34 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: First encounter. WHAT IS AT STAKE? Ball State (0-0) at Tennessee (0-0), 7 p.m. ET (SEC Network) Line: Tennessee by 34 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: First encounter. WHAT IS AT STAKE? With a trip to ...

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High school umpire shortage impacts Tennessee games

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – The Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association said it is facing a shortage of referees. It’s something athletic departments across the country are fighting for. One of the TSSAA’s solutions is to require games to be played on Thursday nights. Some high schools have agreed to move one of their Friday night games. “If I had 25 ...

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Little League World Series 2022 Live Score, Results, Highlights Hawaii vs. Tennessee in USA Final

What better place for a young baseball player to advertise himself than in Williamsport? The hillsides around the Lamade stadium are already lively. When Jaron Lancaster heads for the mound, they’re electric. The two-way Hawaiian ace was the star of the show during the 2022 Little League World Series, sniffing out batters on the mound and terrorizing pitchers at home ...

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Kredich announces 2022-23 swimming and diving program

KNOXVILLE, TN – With the 2022-23 campaign being a highly anticipated season after an SEC title by the Lady Vols last year and the excitement surrounding the Vols veteran roster, Tennessee Director of Swimming and Diving Matt Kredich announced the team’s schedule on Monday. The schedule is highlighted by three home fixtures, including Tennessee’s annual invite (Nov. 17-19) which will ...

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Danville Group reveals homes for survivors of last December’s tornadoes in Kentucky, Tennessee

DANVILLE, Va. – After last December’s tornadoes left thousands homeless in Kentucky and Tennessee, a local group is stepping in to do what they can to help. On Tuesday, God’s Pit Crew announced the three homes its volunteers and staff have built for three families in the devastated areas. The group said the houses took three weeks to build and ...

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No. 11 UT plays No. 23 SMU for a 1-1 draw

Knoxville, Tenn. – Tennessee’s No. 11 played out a 1-1 draw with No. 23 SMU on Sunday in front of a crowd of 975 at Regal Soccer Stadium. Red shirt-junior Jaïda Thomas found the back of the net for UT, and Peyton Annen was the scorer for SMU. In Aim, Red Shirt – Freshman Ally Zazzara made six stops during ...

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Recovery continues in central Tennessee a year after devastating flood

NASHVILLE, TN. – The August 2021 flood was unlike most people in central Tennessee had ever seen. In 12 p.m. on August 21, between 10 and 15 inches of rain fell in four counties, up to a quarter of the region’s total annual precipitation. Waverly and Humphreys counties suffered the worst damage. Twenty lives were lost, hundreds of homes and ...

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Facts and History of the Legendary Pioneer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – David ‘Davy’ Crockett was not only an actual folk hero, but also a role model for American pioneers and one of the most famous Tennesseans. The “King of the Wild Frontier” was born on August 17, 1786. In honor of his birthday and his legacy, we’ve put together a list of interesting things to know about ...

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A post has gone viral about a serial killer. Mt. Juliet police proved that to be wrong.

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WTVF) – Another viral social media post over the weekend provided a grim warning about a serial killer on the loose about women being abducted and disappeared in places like Mt. Juliet. People are worried. But don’t be. The messages are 100% false, according to the police. These fake social media posts usually appear on online shopping ...

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“Keys to Americanism” displays now offered at 59 of Tennessee’s 95 sheriff’s offices

DAYTON, Tenn. — Rhea County, Tennessee, resident June Griffin, who crisscrossed the state 20 years ago to urge officials in all 95 counties to pass resolutions allowing them to post the Ten Commandments in courthouses of the county, says she has renewed interest from Tennessee sheriffs in a similar effort. Over the past two decades, including a recent boom of ...

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Man arrested after shooting gun, making threats outside Cleveland, Tennessee, Walmart

Doyle Herron/Mugshot courtesy of Bradley County Sheriff’s Office A man was arrested Tuesday night after making threats and shooting a gun in the air outside a Walmart in Cleveland, Tenn., according to a press release from the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office. At 5:06 p.m. Cleveland Police were dispatched to an armed subject/possible active shooter incident at the Walmart at 2300 ...

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Good Fundraising Times: The Future Is Here

By Saad and Shaw Life is changing faster than ever. Sometimes it feels like the ways we’ve planned for the future just aren’t working. For many of us, we live in the moment and occasionally engage in future planning; usually when life forces us to. But what if we had a new way of simultaneously engaging with the here and ...

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Chicago Bears update the status of former Tennessee star Velus Jones Jr.

Chicago Bears wide receiver Velus Jones Jr. missed practice for the second straight day on Saturday. Subsequently, Matt Eberflus provided an update on the former Tennessee star status in the future. Jones is day to day with an unspecified injury, Eberflus told reporters. The news came amid a tough news day for the Bears’ receiver corps, as confirmed by Eberflus. ...

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Transgender kid sues Tennessee school toilet law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A transgender child and her parents sued the Tennessee Department of Education Thursday over a law prohibiting transgender students and staff from using school restrooms or locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Nashville by a student identified only as DH. The complaint states that DH was ...

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Middle Tennessee Electric halts disconnections and waives late fees throughout August amid continued heat wave, driving up VAT fuel costs

Murfreesboro, Tenn. – Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE) will take unprecedented action in August to help relieve pressure on its members from increased consumption and rising fuel costs from TVA, the co-op’s electricity provider. “The weather is out of everyone’s control, and the TVA fuel cost adjustment is out of MTE’s control,” said MTE CEO Chris Jones. “Unfortunately, both will impact ...

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East Tennessee State University’s Appalachian Archives Digitizes Black History Collection

From ETSU: There is a 47-minute VHS recording that features an interview with the Class of 1964 from Langston High School, a now-closed institution that served black students in Johnson City beginning in the 1890s. A Masonic Bulletin from 1985, as well as a A 1981 Kingsport Times-News article about the Pro-To Club, a non-profit society aimed at promoting the ...

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Opening of the first THC-friendly bar and restaurant in Tennessee

The first bar and restaurant in Tennessee to serve THC opened today in the Germantown neighborhood of Nashville. The restaurant gets away with it because the THC in the products is derived from hemp, which makes it federally legal, according to the company. Buds & Brews is the state’s first THC-friendly bar and restaurant located at 1246 3rd Avenue in ...

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New Tennessee law offering naloxone prescriptions aims to curb opioid abuse

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – A new law in Tennessee requires doctors to offer a prescription for naloxone to certain patients, giving them the tool to prevent an overdose. There are a few criteria for being offered the prescription. According to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, being prescribed more than a three-day supply of opioids, being prescribed an opioid at the ...

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Lawmakers consider exemptions to Tennessee trigger law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee attorney general’s office said Monday it’s still unclear when the state’s anti-abortion trigger ban will go into effect, but some state lawmakers are sounding the alarm over the fact that the ban has no exceptions for victims of rape or incest. Tennessee has restricted abortion from the sixth week of pregnancy — when most ...

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NCAA charges Tennessee with 18 major violations under Pruitt

FILE – Jeremy Pruitt, then NCAA college football head coach of Tennessee, speaks during the Southeastern Conference Media Days in Atlanta, July 18, 2018. On Friday, July 22, 2022, the NCAA has charged Tennessee with 18 recruiting violations involving allegations of money, gifts and benefits given under fired football coach Jeremy Pruitt. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File) John Bazemore PA Tennessee ...

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Cross, Wolcott, named Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars

Tennessee male golfers Spencer Cross and Hunter Wolcott have been honored as Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Thursday. To be eligible for nomination to the Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar, one must play in 50% of their team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke average below 76.0 in NCAA Division I, and maintain a minimum career ...

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Tennessee Gas Prices Drop Another 18 Cents – Clarksville Online

Tennessee is the 7th cheapest market in the country Nashville, TN – The downward trend at the gas pump continues as Tennessee heads for its fifth straight week of declines. Gasoline prices fell, on average, 18 cents from last week – the biggest weekly drop so far this year. Tennessee’s average gas price is now $4.10, 50 cents lower than ...

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Tennessee men charged with vandalizing more than 150 headstones

The markers were knocked over and damaged in the Cedar Grove and Wilson County Memorial Gardens cemeteries in Lebanon, Tennessee. “As someone who has family interred in both Cedar Grove Cemetery and the Wilson County Memorial Gardens, I am angered by the vandalism that has happened overnight,” the official said. mayor of Lebanon, Rick Bell, in a post on Facebook. ...

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Ford, SK We formalize joint venture to build EV batteries in Tennessee, Kentucky

Ford Motor Co. and South Korean battery maker SK On Co. officially formed a joint venture this week to jointly operate electric vehicle battery factories in the United States, a move announced last year. SK On and an SK On subsidiary called SK Battery America Inc. on Wednesday closed the formation of BlueOvalSK, LLC, a joint venture that will build ...

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Middle Tennessee’s only public Arnold Palmer golf course expands offerings

SPRING HILL, Tenn. (WTVF) – Following a pandemic where the game of golf has seen an increase in player numbers, Nashville’s only public Arnold Palmer Golf Course is set to open a public clubhouse and restaurant. Towhee Golf Course will host a grand opening event on Sunday to celebrate its expansion. “Everyone was super excited,” said Towhee Golf Course General ...

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John “Chip” Saltsman named to serve on Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission

NASHVILLE — John “Chip” Saltsman has been appointed to the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission. His appointment as statewide commissioner is effective immediately and was made by Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton. A well-known national political strategist, Mr. Saltsman has worked primarily in his home state. He has worked as a consultant on several national and state campaigns. He also ...

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TN Tribune Named One of Nashville’s Top News Websites

Nashville, Tennessee (TN Tribune)–The best nashville news sites from thousands of web news websites ranked by traffic, social media followers, domain authority and freshness. Nashville News Websites 1. WKR Nashville, Tennessee, United StatesWe tell local Nashville news and weather, and we do what we do to make Nashville and Tennessee a better place to live.wkrn.com+ Follow 487.9K ⋅ 211.6K ⋅ ...

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Release of the new book “Second Chance Points”

Raleigh, North Carolina– As we enter the FIRST week of July 2022, author/activist Kevin Alberto Sabio will celebrate, not only his TWELVE YEARS anniversary of the edition, but will also celebrate the publication of a NEW literary project!!! Mr. Sabio will publish his last novel “Second chance points(Kindle Direct Publishing, 2022), an action/sports drama novel revolving around the world of ...

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This Tennessee Brewery Offers Free Health Benefits

Although health insurance coverage is essential for health care in America, these offers continue to fail workers and put them in debt. How can employers relieve their workforce? More than 90% of the US population has some form of health insurance, according to the Congressional Research Service. Yet Americans have a medical debt worth $195 billion, according to data from ...

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Miami beats Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and USC for 5-star OL Francis Mauigoa

The Miami Hurricanes aim to build a college football contender in the near future. 5-star rookie offensive lineman Francis Mauigoa engaged against the Hurricanes on Monday. His commitment has helped Miami move up the recruiting class rankings as they now have the number 8 recruiting class in the nation. Offensive linemen tend to be overlooked. Quarterbacks, wide receivers and running ...

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New Law Expands Career Opportunities for Tennessee Immigrants

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – Thousands of immigrants across the state can now obtain professional work licenses for the first time. The Workforce Expansion Bill was signed into law by Governor Bill Lee in April and took effect yesterday. Laura Lara, a first-generation college student, said the legislation allowed her to pursue her passion. “Growing up, I watched my parents struggle ...

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Teachers in ‘dumbest parts of dumbest colleges,’ claims Lee adviser

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Hidden camera video obtained by NewsChannel 5 survey reveals a recent closed-door reception with the governor of Tennessee and a key education ally that repeatedly mocks the intelligence of public school teachers and questions whether they really care about what’s best for their students. That ally, Dr. Larry Arnn, president of ultra-conservative Hillsdale College in Michigan, ...

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Reduced Neyland Stadium capacity is bad for Flights

All the excitement in the world can’t take away from the major advantage Tennessee football continues to lose with the news surrounding renovations to the new Neyland Stadium. Approved by the board and revealed last Friday, there’s certainly a lot to like about the stadium. Rocky Top adds a jumbotron to the north end zone. They add WiFi Stadium, an ...

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Jonesborough Days Brings Good Times, MoonPies to Tennessee’s Oldest Town | Living

Next weekend, downtown Jonesborough will be the place for MoonPies, live music, fireworks and more. The annual Jonesborough Days festival will take place July 2 and 3 on Main Street, directly across from the historic Washington County Courthouse. Little Miss Jonesborough The Jonesborough Days Festival will host the Little Miss Jonesborough Days pageant on Saturday, July 2, from noon to ...

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Parker named to WNBA All-Star Game 7

University of Tennessee graduate Candace Parker has been named to her seventh WNBA All-Star Game, the league announced Wednesday afternoon. Parker, in his second year with his hometown Chicago Sky, earned the nod for the second season in a row. As a bonus for Parker, the 2022 AT&T WNBA All-Star Game will be played within the familiar confines ...

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Board: No increase in tuition at community and technical colleges | Tennessee News

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — Students attending public community colleges and colleges of applied technology in Tennessee will not face increased tuition or fees for the next academic year, officials said. The Tennessee Board of Regents voted at a quarterly meeting Friday to keep tuition rates steady for the second time in three years. The board oversees the state’s community colleges ...

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A year later, Searcher reflects on the Summer Wells case | Tennessee News

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On June 15, 2021, around 6:30 p.m., Summer Wells, 5, was reported missing. More than 120 teams, including members of the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Church Hill Rescue Squad, searched a large area around the Beech Creek family home for 13 days. The entrance to the residence’s long driveway ...

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Johnson City is Tennessee’s #1 Small Town for Small Business | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Johnson City is the top-ranked small town in Tennessee for small businesses in a just-released “Go Verizon” report that ranks nearly 400 cities. “We have a lot of independent businesses here,” Bob Cantler, CEO of the Johnson City Washington County Chamber of Commerce, said Thursday after seeing the rankings. “We have a lot of independent ...

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Tennessee Titans: five players “unavailable” at Minicamp

NASHVILLE — If it had been the regular season, they would have been listed on the injury report under “didn’t practice.” Because it was only the mandatory minicamp in June, Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel simply classified a handful of players who didn’t participate in Tuesday’s on-field practice as “unavailable.” . Those five players included a pair of first-round picks, ...

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What to watch in this week’s Titans minicamp

NASHVILLE- The Titans kick off a three-day minicamp Tuesday at Saint Thomas Sports Park. Here’s an overview of what to watch: -Although contact work is prohibited in all practices, the intensity is expected to increase this week as the team wraps up the off-season program. The Titans, per NFLPA guidelines, are allowed to practice Tuesday through Thursday, with a day ...

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Aggies heading to CWS; Flights, Hokies, Longhorns force game 3

Texas A&M swept its NCAA super regional and qualified for the College World Series, and Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Texas won on Saturday to tie their best-of-three series. Mississippi and Arkansas won their super regional openers to move into a victory to make the CWS. In Saturday night’s super regional opener, Auburn played Oregon State and Connecticut at Stanford. National ...

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Tennessee Titans: with Malik Willis, back to the basics of the quarterback

NASHVILLE — A new player has changed a lot in the Tennessee Titans quarterback room. Over the past two seasons, starter Ryan Tannehill and backup Logan Woodside have seen a quartet of veteran teammates come and go. Trevor Sieman, DeShone Kizer, Matt Barkley and Kevin Hogan all came to the Titans with some NFL experience, and each had started at ...

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School districts in Middle Tennessee battle high gas prices and lack of bus drivers

LEBANON, Tenn. (WKRN) — High gas prices are hurting some school districts in Middle Tennessee, and that’s not the only issue at play. One district told News 2 it also has a critical need for people to drive the buses. The shortage of school bus drivers has been a concern for many school districts in Middle Tennessee for years. Now, ...

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Tennessee Titans: David Long aims to make short list of best NFL linebackers

NASHVILLE — David Long is rarely — if ever — one of the first players mentioned when the topic of the Tennessee Titans defense comes up. After all, this unit includes returning stars like safety Kevin Byard, defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons and outside linebacker Harold Landry as well as up-and-coming youngsters like cornerback Kristian Fulton and safety Amani Hooker. Long’s ...

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$400 million in COVID recovery funds will bring broadband to communities

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The COVID-19 pandemic has created technology barriers for many rural counties in Tennessee as people have begun working from home or participating in online learning. But the state is working to close the gap. Taylre Beaty of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development is the state’s director of broadband. “I think the COVID-19 pandemic ...

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With 8 returning starters, Titans hope for tougher defense

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — All-Pro safety Kevin Byard made it clear early in Tennessee’s offseason schedule that the Titans want to be the best defense in the NFL. Busy in the last stage of the off-season program, the veteran who is entering his seventh season does not see much. “I’m not necessarily going to set high expectations, although I said ...

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After controversy, reshuffle at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

A reshuffle at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has resulted in the abrupt layoff of key management personnel after a month-long period in which the agency drew anger from Republican and Democratic lawmakers over plans to clear-cutting – and lost a major legal fight. Deputy Director Chris Richardson, once considered a candidate to lead the agency, Tracey Boyers, who served ...

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