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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

Lady Vols edge LSU 69-66 in SEC to keep NCAA hopes alive

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) ) — Evina Westbrook and Rennia Davis combined for 39 points, 27 in the second half, and Tennessee edged LSU 69-66 in a critical second-round game of the Southeastern Conference tournament on Thursday. Both teams are considered on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament. A win was crucial, especially for Tennessee (19-11), which … Continue reading Lady Vols edge LSU 69-66 in SEC to keep NCAA hopes alive

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

Kentucky News: BOWLING GREEN, Feds Charge Over A Dozen Defendants With 15 Violent Robberies In Kentucky, Tennessee, And Other States That Targeted Small Businesses

Five of the defendants face charges associated with murder at Bowling Green grocery store BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman announced the addition of eight co-defendants charged by a federal grand jury in connection to the violent robberies of 15 commercial businesses located in North Carolina, Tennessee, Indiana, and Kentucky; including … Continue reading Kentucky News: BOWLING GREEN, Feds Charge Over A Dozen Defendants With 15 Violent Robberies In Kentucky, Tennessee, And Other States That Targeted Small Businesses

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

Tennessee News: Governor Bill Lee Announces Strategies to Improve Criminal Justice System

Plans to reform system and better public safety outcomes NASHVILLE, TN (STL.News) – Yesterday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced comprehensive plans to address criminal justice and public safety ahead of his State of the State address on Monday. “We must significantly improve public safety in our state and I believe that starts with our criminal … Continue reading Tennessee News: Governor Bill Lee Announces Strategies to Improve Criminal Justice System

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

Williams’ bucket lifts No. 7 Tennessee over Ole Miss 73-71

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Grant Williams scored 21 points, including the go-ahead basket with four seconds left, to lift No. 7 Tennessee over Mississippi 73-71 on Wednesday night. Tennessee (25-3, 13-2 Southeastern Conference) bounced back from a tough loss to LSU on Saturday with a hard-fought victory over the Rebels. The Volunteers remain in a … Continue reading Williams’ bucket lifts No. 7 Tennessee over Ole Miss 73-71

Conley, Grizzlies dent Lakers’ playoff hopes in 110-105 win

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Lakers got a triple-double from LeBron James and 32 points from Brandon Ingram but still suffered another dent to their playoff hopes. Mike Conley had 30 points including key free throws in the final minute, Jonas Valanciunas finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat Los … Continue reading Conley, Grizzlies dent Lakers’ playoff hopes in 110-105 win

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

COLUMBUS, Miss. | Tornado death confirmed as violent storms smack the South

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — The full extent of the damage was coming into view Sunday after a tornado smashed into a commercial district in a small Mississippi city, killing at least one person and shattering businesses as severe storms raked the South on a weekend of drenching rains and a rising flood threat. The tornado … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Miss. | Tornado death confirmed as violent storms smack the South

COLUMBUS, Miss | Heavy rain, floods, even a tornado as storms smack the South

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A tornado smashed into a commercial district in the small Mississippi city of Columbus, shattering businesses as severe storms raked the South on a weekend of drenching rains and a rising flood threat. The tornado that shattered businesses in the east Mississippi city on Saturday afternoon was confirmed on radar, said … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Miss | Heavy rain, floods, even a tornado as storms smack the South

COLUMBUS, Miss | Southern storms, flooding, tornado in east Mississippi city

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A tornado smashed into a commercial district in the small Mississippi city of Columbus on Saturday afternoon, shattering businesses as severe storms raked the South amid days of drenching rains and a rising flood threat. The tornado struck about 5 p.m. in the east Mississippi city and was confirmed on radar, … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Miss | Southern storms, flooding, tornado in east Mississippi city

BATON ROUGE, La. | Smart leads No. 13 LSU past No. 5 Tennessee in OT, 82-80

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Javonte Smart waved both arms upward as he turned to the frenzied crowd inside the packed Peter Maravich Assembly Center, pounded his chest and hollered triumphantly. It was as if the freshman, who grew up near Baton Rouge, knew he’d make the free throws LSU needed to close out an … Continue reading BATON ROUGE, La. | Smart leads No. 13 LSU past No. 5 Tennessee in OT, 82-80

NEW YORK | Artist Robert Ryman, known for shades of white, dies at 88

NEW YORK (AP) — The artist Robert Ryman, a minimalist known for experimenting with varying shades of white, has died at age 88. A spokeswoman for Pace Gallery, which represented him, says Ryman died Friday night at his New York City home. No cause was given. Ryman was born in Nashville, Tennessee and moved to … Continue reading NEW YORK | Artist Robert Ryman, known for shades of white, dies at 88

KNOXVILLE, Tenn | Young’s triple-double helps No. 1 ND beat Lady Vols 77-62

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—January 24, 2019—  Jackie Young had a triple-double and Arike Ogunbowale scored 28 points as No. 1 Notre Dame rallied in the second half to beat Tennessee 77-62 on Thursday night and continue the Lady Vols’ longest losing streak in nearly half a century. Young had 16 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and only … Continue reading KNOXVILLE, Tenn | Young’s triple-double helps No. 1 ND beat Lady Vols 77-62

KNOXVILLE, Tenn | No. 3 Vols trounce Tennessee Tech 96-53 for 7th straight win

KNOXVILLE, Tenn  — Tennessee heads into Southeastern Conference competition riding a winning streak. Grant Williams scored 25 points and went 10 of 11 from the floor as the third-ranked Volunteers trounced Tennessee Tech 96-53 on Saturday for their seventh straight overall victory and 16th consecutive home win. It’s the final nonconference tuneup for Tennessee (11-1) … Continue reading KNOXVILLE, Tenn | No. 3 Vols trounce Tennessee Tech 96-53 for 7th straight win

CMA Awards to feature Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton

Carrie Underwood will be working triple-duty at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards as co-host, performer and nominee. The singer, who is hosting the show alongside Brad Paisley for the 11th time, is pregnant and will hit the stage Wednesday in Nashville, Tennessee. Underwood says it will be interesting to try to sing with her … Continue reading CMA Awards to feature Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton

NEW YORK | Duke leapfrogs Kansas for No. 1 in latest AP Top 25 poll

NEW YORK — Duke has supplanted Kansas atop the new AP Top 25 poll after its dominating win against Kentucky, giving the Blue Devils a record number of appearances at No. 1. The Blue Devils jumped from fourth to first in Monday’s first regular-season poll. That allowed Duke to set a record with its 135th … Continue reading NEW YORK | Duke leapfrogs Kansas for No. 1 in latest AP Top 25 poll

The Latest: Patriots sit Brady while trailing Titans

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST): 3:50 p.m. The New England Patriots have pulled quarterback Tom Brady while trailing the Titans 34-10 in the fourth quarter. The Titans sacked Brady a season-high three times, and former New England cornerback Logan Ryan broke up a Brady pass to Julian Edelman on … Continue reading The Latest: Patriots sit Brady while trailing Titans

Brees, Brady closing in on catching Favre on TD passing list

Drew Brees and Tom Brady enter Week 10 of the NFL’s schedule neck and neck in closing in on matching Brett Favre for second place on the career regular-season list. Brees has 506 touchdowns passing, two behind Favre, as the New Orleans Saints play at Cincinnati. And Brady has 505 with his New England Patriots … Continue reading Brees, Brady closing in on catching Favre on TD passing list

Tennessee News: KNOXVILLE, West Virginia Residents Indicted for Kidnapping and Firearms Offenses Committed in Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On October 16, 2018, a federal grand jury in Knoxville returned a 16-count superseding indictment against Josh Small, 51, of Princeton, West Virginia, and Joni Amber Johnson, 35, of Princeton, West Virginia, charging them with kidnapping, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, using firearms during crimes of violence, and being felons in possession of … Continue reading Tennessee News: KNOXVILLE, West Virginia Residents Indicted for Kidnapping and Firearms Offenses Committed in Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia

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

MACON, Ga | Trump says he’s focused on Senate with 2 days until midterms

MACON, Ga. — President Donald Trump appeared to distance himself from the fate of House Republican candidates Sunday as he devotes his final two days before Tuesday’s midterm elections to helping Senate and gubernatorial candidates. Speaking to reporters as he left the White House en route to get-out-the-vote rallies in Georgia and Tennessee on Sunday, … Continue reading MACON, Ga | Trump says he’s focused on Senate with 2 days until midterms

WASHINGTON | Trump heads to Georgia, Tennessee with 2 days until midterms

WASHINGTON — With two days left before polls close, President Donald Trump is traveling to two traditionally Republican states as he looks to help put GOP candidates over the top. Trump is throwing his political muscle behind Republican statewide candidates ahead of midterm elections that could dramatically reshape his presidency. The GOP is facing greater … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump heads to Georgia, Tennessee with 2 days until midterms

FRISCO, Texas | Amari Cooper prefers show over tell for impact on Cowboys

FRISCO, Texas — Amari Cooper is ready to show the Dallas Cowboys what they got in giving up a first-round draft pick for a new No. 1 receiver. The former Oakland pass-catcher just isn’t too interested in talking about it beforehand. “I will leave that for you guys to see,” Cooper said Wednesday in his … Continue reading FRISCO, Texas | Amari Cooper prefers show over tell for impact on Cowboys

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Man’s lethal injection fight may lead him to electric chair

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  — Attorneys for a Tennessee death row prisoner were trying to spare him from lethal injection and they succeeded — but not the way they hoped. Instead of getting the needle, Edmund Zagorski is scheduled to die in the electric chair on Nov. 1. His attorneys had hoped to overturn Tennessee’s drug protocols … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Man’s lethal injection fight may lead him to electric chair

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Ricky Skaggs, Dottie West enter Country Music Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Bluegrass and country star Ricky Skaggs, singer Dottie West and fiddler Johnny Gimble are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. The three artists were inducted Sunday at the Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, in a ceremony featuring performances from Garth Brooks, Chris Stapleton, Connie Smith and … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Ricky Skaggs, Dottie West enter Country Music Hall of Fame