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Tennessee’s Grant Williams named AP SEC player of year

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee forward Grant Williams is the Associated Press’ Southeastern Conference player of the year and Mississippi’s Kermit Davis is coach of the year. Williams earned unanimous first-team all-SEC honors for a second straight season. The 14-member media panel also voted Arkansas’ Daniel Gafford, Kentucky’s PJ Washington, LSU’s Tremont Waters and Mississippi … Continue reading Tennessee’s Grant Williams named AP SEC player of year

Tennessee News: NASHVILLE, Tracey R. Allison, IRS Employee Facing Federal Theft and Fraud Charges

Received More Than $22,000 in Paid Military Leave & Benefits NASHVILLE, Tenn.- March 11, 2019 – Tracey R. Allison, 47, of Antioch, Tennessee, was indicted last week by a federal grand jury and charged with theft of government property; five counts of wire fraud; and five counts of aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Don … Continue reading Tennessee News: NASHVILLE, Tracey R. Allison, IRS Employee Facing Federal Theft and Fraud Charges

Auburn upends No. 5 Tennessee 84-80 in regular-season finale

AUBURN, Ala.(AP) — Jared Harper made four straight free throws over the final 31 seconds to help Auburn clinch an 84-80 victory over No. 5 Tennessee on Saturday in the regular-season finale. The Tigers (22-9, 11-7 Southeastern Conference) collected their fourth straight win and biggest of the season in a packed Auburn Arena. The Volunteers (27-4, … Continue reading Auburn upends No. 5 Tennessee 84-80 in regular-season finale

Music museums keeping Michael Jackson exhibits on display

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Megastar Michael Jackson‘s musical legacy has been getting critically reappraised after a new documentary rekindled allegations of child sexual abuse, but at least two music museums in Detroit and Tennessee aren’t scrubbing the King of Pop from their exhibits. The National Museum of African American Music said Jackson will be included in … Continue reading Music museums keeping Michael Jackson exhibits on display

Kelsea Ballerini surprised with Grand Ole Opry invitation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Kelsea Ballerini got a musical surprise of a lifetime in the middle of a duet with Little Big Town when the vocal group changed up the lyrics to their hit “Girl Crush” to ask Ballerini mid-song if she would join the long-running country music show as a member. The … Continue reading Kelsea Ballerini surprised with Grand Ole Opry invitation

NASHVILLE, Tenn | Heath scores as US women tie England 2-2 at SheBelieves Cup

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tobin Heath scored off her own rebound in the 67th minute, and the United States tied England 2-2 on Saturday in the SheBelieves Cup for the Americans’ second draw in two games in the tournament. Megan Rapinoe, who also scored the 43rd goal of her career in the 33rd minute, started … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn | Heath scores as US women tie England 2-2 at SheBelieves Cup

NASHVILLE, Tenn | 2 arrested, protested Confederate bust at Tennessee Capitol

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two African-American activists were arrested Thursday, the final day of Black History Month, while demanding lawmakers remove a bust from the state Capitol of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, an early Ku Klux Klan leader. The protest followed a tense news conference with visibly agitated GOP House leaders, who threatened to … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn | 2 arrested, protested Confederate bust at Tennessee Capitol

Tennessee News: NASHVILLE, Vanguard Healthcare Agrees to Resolve Federal and State False Claims Act Liability

Settlement by Nursing Home Chain is Largest Worthless Services Resolution in Tennessee’s History NASHVILLE, Tenn. –February 27, 2019– U.S. Attorney Don Cochran and the Department of Justice announced today that Brentwood, Tennessee-based Vanguard Healthcare, LLC, and related Vanguard companies (“Vanguard”) agreed to pay more than $18 million in allowed claims to resolve a lawsuit brought … Continue reading Tennessee News: NASHVILLE, Vanguard Healthcare Agrees to Resolve Federal and State False Claims Act Liability

Bluegrass and country vocalist Mac Wiseman dead at 93

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A funeral home says bluegrass and country vocalist s, known for his high tenor and songs like “The Ballad of Davy Crockett” and “Jimmy Brown the Newsboy,” has died at the age of 93. Spring Hill Funeral Home in Nashville, Tennessee confirmed his death on Sunday. Services have not yet been announced. … Continue reading Bluegrass and country vocalist Mac Wiseman dead at 93

Tennessee News: NASHVILLE, United States Joins False Claims Act Lawsuit Against Arriva Medical, LLC and Alere Inc.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – February 19, 2019 – The United States has intervened in a False Claims Act case alleging that Arriva Medical, LLC (Arriva) and its parent Alere Inc. (Alere) submitted or caused false claims to the Medicare program for medically unnecessary glucometers and paid kickbacks to Medicare beneficiaries in the form of free glucometers … Continue reading Tennessee News: NASHVILLE, United States Joins False Claims Act Lawsuit Against Arriva Medical, LLC and Alere Inc.

NASHVILLE, Tenn | Southern Baptist president says database of abusers possible

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than a decade after the Southern Baptist Convention rejected the idea of creating a database of ministers credibly accused of sexual abuse, leaders say the possibility is on the table. The denomination already was looking at how it could better respond to abuse when two Texas newspapers published an investigation … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn | Southern Baptist president says database of abusers possible

NASHVILLE, Tenn | Southern Baptist president calls for action on sexual abuse

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The president of the Southern Baptist Convention says the denomination must act to fight sexual abuse. Pastor J.D. Greear was speaking to the denomination’s governing body on Monday to report on the progress of an advisory group on sexual abuse. The comments also come a week after two Texas newspapers published … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn | Southern Baptist president calls for action on sexual abuse

Tennessee News: NASHVILLE, Skilled Nursing Facility Management Company Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Company Will Pay More Than $9.7 Million NASHVILLE, Tenn. – February 5, 2019 – Tennessee Health Management, Inc. (“THM”) has agreed to pay $9,764,107.98 to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee. The alleged conduct involved the submission of false claims for … Continue reading Tennessee News: NASHVILLE, Skilled Nursing Facility Management Company Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

NASHVILLE, Tenn | Gabbert keeps Titans’ hopes alive, beating Redskins 25-16

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Blaine Gabbert threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to MyCole Pruitt with 4:30 left and the Tennessee Titans kept their playoff hopes alive by rallying to beat the Washington Redskins 25-16 on Saturday. Gabbert came off the bench for the third time this season after the Redskins knocked Marcus Mariota out of the … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn | Gabbert keeps Titans’ hopes alive, beating Redskins 25-16

Tennessee News: NASHVILLE, Donald M. McCoy, Mid-State Psychologist Facing Federal Healthcare Fraud Charges

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Donald M. McCoy, 52, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was arrested Friday by federal and state agents and charged with two counts of healthcare fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee. According to the criminal complaint, McCoy is a licensed psychologist by the State of Tennessee and is an … Continue reading Tennessee News: NASHVILLE, Donald M. McCoy, Mid-State Psychologist Facing Federal Healthcare Fraud Charges

Tennessee News: NASHVILLE, Dr. Samson Orusa, 45-Count Indictment Charges Clarksville, Tennessee Physician With Massive Opioid Distribution and Healthcare Fraud Scheme

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – December 14, 2018 – A 45-count federal indictment was unsealed yesterday, charging Dr. Samson Orusa, 56, of Clarksville, Tennessee with maintaining a drug-involved premises; 22 counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance outside the bounds of professional medical practice; 13 counts of healthcare fraud; and nine counts of money laundering, announced … Continue reading Tennessee News: NASHVILLE, Dr. Samson Orusa, 45-Count Indictment Charges Clarksville, Tennessee Physician With Massive Opioid Distribution and Healthcare Fraud Scheme

The NFL draft is heading to Las Vegas for 2020

DALLAS — The NFL draft is heading to Las Vegas for 2020. It almost certainly will arrive before the Raiders do. “We believe the draft will be the kickoff to our inaugural season,” said Raiders owner Mark Davis, who is moving the team from Oakland. The league announced Wednesday at an owners meeting that the … Continue reading The NFL draft is heading to Las Vegas for 2020

Tennessee News: NASHVILLE, Murfreesboro Dentist and Former Practice Administrator Facing Federal Healthcare Fraud Charges

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – November 19, 2018 – Richard N. Schott, 51, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Kendra L. Glenn, 43, of Hartwell, Georgia, and formerly of Murfreesboro, are facing federal healthcare fraud charges for operating a scheme to defraud healthcare benefit programs, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee. Schott surrendered to … Continue reading Tennessee News: NASHVILLE, Murfreesboro Dentist and Former Practice Administrator Facing Federal Healthcare Fraud Charges

Tennessee News: NASHVILLE, United States Files Suit Against Franklin, Tennessee-Based Pain, MD, LLC and Related Pain Clinics and Owners

Lawsuit Alleges False Claims Act Conduct at Pain Management Clinics in Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia NASHVILLE, Tenn. – November 16, 2018 –U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee announced today that the United States has filed a False Claims Act lawsuit against Franklin, Tennessee-based Pain, MD, LLC and related companies, and … Continue reading Tennessee News: NASHVILLE, United States Files Suit Against Franklin, Tennessee-Based Pain, MD, LLC and Related Pain Clinics and Owners

Vanderbilt University News: Vanderbilt University launches the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation

NASHVILLE, TN – A $10 million gift from alumna Jennifer R. Frist, BS’93, and husband William R. “Billy” Frist will endow a new center focused on supporting and developing the neurodiverse talents of individuals with autism at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering. The contribution continues the work of a Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs) initiative launched last … Continue reading Vanderbilt University News: Vanderbilt University launches the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation

Tennessee News: NASHVILLE, U.S. Attorney’s Office to Monitor Election Day Complaints

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – October 31, 2018 – Unites States Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee announced today that Assistant United States Attorneys Steve Jordan and Sara Beth Myers will lead the efforts of his office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 6, 2018, general … Continue reading Tennessee News: NASHVILLE, U.S. Attorney’s Office to Monitor Election Day Complaints

Tennessee News: Nashville To Serve as Hub for Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – October 25, 2018 – Unites States Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee and Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division announced today the formation of the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force (ARPO Strike Force), a joint law enforcement effort that brings together the … Continue reading Tennessee News: Nashville To Serve as Hub for Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force

Tennessee News: NASHVILLE, James Dunaway, Former Nashville Metro Police Sergeant Sentenced to Federal Prison

Stole More Than $100k During Search Warrantr Executions NASHVILLE, Tenn. – October 24, 2018 – Former Nashville Metropolitan Police Department (MNPD) Sergeant James Dunaway was sentenced today to two years in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for stealing more than $100,000 during the execution of search warrants, announced U.S. … Continue reading Tennessee News: NASHVILLE, James Dunaway, Former Nashville Metro Police Sergeant Sentenced to Federal Prison

NASHVILLE, Tenn | Tennessee women slow to back GOP’s Blackburn in Senate race

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — If Republican Marsha Blackburn were to win in November, the congresswoman would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history. And yet women have been slow to embrace her campaign. A Vanderbilt University poll conducted Oct. 8-13 showed Blackburn trailing former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat, 49 percent to 37 … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn | Tennessee women slow to back GOP’s Blackburn in Senate race

UNITS Moving and Portable Storage Celebrates Fall Grand Opening by Helping Local Veterans Prepare for Winter

  NASHVILLE, TENN./ OCTOBER 17, 2018 (STL.News) UNITS® Moving and Portable Storage of Nashville celebrated their grand opening September 20–23 with a successful clothing drive to “Fill a Unit” for local veterans in need of warm clothing this winter. Partnering with Operation Stand Down Tennessee, an organization dedicated to helping veterans transition to civilian life, … Continue reading UNITS Moving and Portable Storage Celebrates Fall Grand Opening by Helping Local Veterans Prepare for Winter

NASHVILLE, Tenn | 2 Florida players ejected on punt return vs. Vandy

NASHVILLE, Tenn— Officials ejected two Florida players after a Vanderbilt defender’s helmet was knocked off on a punt return and both coaches yelled at each other as their teams spilled onto the field in a near-brawl. No. 14 Florida trailed 21-10 Saturday and was returning a punt late in the first half when officials threw … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn | 2 Florida players ejected on punt return vs. Vandy

NASHVILLE, Tenn | Country women applaud CMT for all-female awards show

NASHVILLE, Tenn— Country icon Loretta Lynn doesn’t mince words when it comes to CMT’s decision to honor all-female artists, including Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and more, at its annual Artists of the Year show, where Lynn will be recognized as an artist of a lifetime. “It’s about dadgum time that we recognize women and not … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn | Country women applaud CMT for all-female awards show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Succop kicks 31-yard field goal as Titans edge Texans 20-17

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee played without its starting quarterback and top three offensive tackles against J.J. Watt, Whitney Mercilus and the rest of Houston’s challenging defense. Mike Vrabel and his assistants responded with a few timely tricks for the Titans. Ryan Succop kicked a 31-yard field goal with 1:00 left, and the battered Titans held … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Succop kicks 31-yard field goal as Titans edge Texans 20-17