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Holding their first day of the new legislative session Tuesday, Tennessee lawmakers were greeted by purple-shirted protesters calling for Medicaid expansion, debated why rural hospitals are closing and welcomed new members into their respective chambers. Both chambers of the 110th General ...
White males make up 40 percent of Tennessee's population, but made up 77 percent of suicide deaths in 2016. But officials from the Tennessee Department of Health's Office of Health Statistics say suicides also are increasing among those 10 to 19 years old. East Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network ...

Nashville, Tenn. (AP) -- A federal appeals court dealt abortion opponents and state elections officials a victory Tuesday by ruling that Tennessee won't have to recount votes on a constitutional amendment passed in 2014 that allows tougher abortion restrictions.
A pregnant woman died from the flu in Middle Tennessee, marking the state's fourth death during the 2017-2018 flu season. Tennessee Department of Health officials said last week that three children had died from the flu -- two in East Tennessee and one in Middle Tennessee. The department learned ...
SEC Country reporter Blake Morgan will candidly answer your Tennessee sports queries each weekday in our Mailbag Question of the Day. Join the conversation by sending your questions via twitter to @SECCountryVols, Tennessee Insiders facebook page or by email to Blake at ...
It's going to warm up in Middle Tennessee on Thursday, but snow (and milk and bread, anyone?) is in the forecast for the weekend. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-60s on Thursday, but will fall in time for an estimated 1 to 2 inches of snow to fall across the region beginning late Friday and ...
When it comes to education, lawmakers may discuss reducing the number of people who sit on the University of Tennessee board of trustees. The issue of requiring seat belts on school buses may also return. Unlike in the past, legislation to implement private school voucher programs won't return.
Nashville, Tenn. (WKRN) - Health officials say a pregnant woman has died of the flu in Tennessee. Bill Christian, spokesman for the Department of Health, says their department learned of the woman's death Monday. This brings the total to four deaths so far during the 2017-2018 flu season. Last week ...
Tai Wynyard continues to battle a bad back and couldn't play, and UK continues to battle the flu, but they were facing Tennessee's second sellout of the season. 18:15 to go in the first half when Hamidou Diallo picks up his second foul. Diallo played only 6 minutes in the first half. PJ Washington hits a tough ...
Emma's reign ends; Ava top baby name for Tennessee girls. Saturday. Jan 6, 2018 ... Tennessee's Department of Health released Thursday its list of the most popular names for babies born in the state in 2017. ... Emma had held the top spot for names of baby girls born in Tennessee since 2011. The other ...
Blue icicles form on Tennessee mountain. by WLOS staff. The bitter cold has caused a strange sight on a Tennessee mountain. Blue icicles have appeared on Signal Mountain, north of Chattanooga. (Photo credit: WTVC). V-CHATTANOOGA BLUE ICICLES.transfer_frame_2298.jpg · V-CHATTANOOGA BLUE ...
Three children have died from the flu in Tennessee during the 2017-2018 flu season, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. Two of the deaths were in East Tennessee, and one was in Middle Tennessee. The Department of Health is urging everyone over six months of age to get a flu shot, ...
January is shaping up to be a brutal month for weather in Middle Tennessee. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Nashville say long range climate predictions call for below normal temperatures and wetter than normal conditions for the month. In Middle Tennessee, normal January ...
CALLOWAY COUNTY, KY - A highway connecting Tennessee and Kentucky could soon be safer to drive on. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced $1.21 million in improvements to U.S. 641 Wednesday. police crash data show 119 wrecks along a three-mile stretch of Highway 641 between ...
Tennessee is the new favorite for linebacker JJ Peterson. (Sam Spiegleman/SEC Country). When McClain committed, it caught Peterson's interest. The two have a close relationship thanks to their south Georgia connection. McClain's decision made Peterson think harder about Auburn momentarily, but as ...

As soon as Rich Rodriguez was fired by Arizona, one name that appeared in coaching rumors for the vacancy was former Tennessee coach Butch Jones. However, those rumblings may be premature. According to Jimmy Hyams of WNML, Jones called the coach of his son's high school team, Steve ...
Extremely cold temperatures cause school systems in East Tennessee to close Thursday or open late. Wind chill readings in Knox County tonight are expected to be zero to 10 above zero, according to the National Weather Service. The forecast for Thursday call for partly sunny skies with scattered flurries.
... Killed in Off-Duty Crash in Tennessee. A Tennessee sheriff's office says a deputy has been killed in an off-duty car crash. Jan. ... A Tennessee highway patrol report says Gilmore's car struck a tractor-trailer on Interstate 24 and became lodged beneath the trailer. Troopers don't suspect either driver was ...
Knoxville, Tenn. -- The atmosphere wasn't as electric for the second return of former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl to Thompson-Boling Arena on Tuesday night. In fairness to the 14,755 fans who showed up, the Vols didn't give them much to get excited about. Auburn beat up the Vols around the ...
SEC Country reporter Blake Morgan will candidly answer your Tennessee sports queries each weekday in our Mailbag Question of the Day. Join the conversation by sending your questions via twitter to @SECCountryVols, Tennessee Insiders facebook page or by email to Blake at ...
But Nebraska and Tennessee have found themselves pitted against one another frequently this recruiting cycle for a couple of reasons, despite not necessarily sharing common recruiting areas. (However, both programs recruit across the country simply because there aren't enough prospects or talent ...
Tennessee officials say the heat is back on for about half of a Tennessee prison that lost its main heating source on a frigid New Year's Day. Jan. ... Tennessee Department of Correction spokeswoman Neysa Taylor says the rest of Riverbend Maximum Security institution in Nashville is expected to regain ...
One week ago, employees say the dog turned up at a Tennessee shelter about 20 miles east of Knoxville. Scott Lubas with the Jefferson County Tennessee Humane Society guesses someone picked up Taylor, then abandoned her. "Someone saw her wandering around unattended to and brought her in, ...
Dan Mullen's new staff at Florida will reportedly include a former NFL assistant and Tennessee defensive coordinator. Sal Sunseri, the Oakland Raiders linebackers coach who has ties to a couple other SEC schools, could be joining the Gators very soon. On Tuesday, football Scoop reported that the ...
The authority posted on social media Tuesday that the average temperature across the Tennessee Valley at 8:30 a.m. EST was 9 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 Celsius), around 20 degrees below the average for the time of year. During Tuesday morning's peak demand, power demand reached its highest level ...
Obed River National Park in Tennessee Adds 161 Acres ... According to a park news release, the land donated by former East Tennessee resident Mary Ann Gibbons contains 2 miles (3 kilometers) of river frontage along the heart of the Obed River, which includes some of the park's most notable rapids.
Welcome to SEC Country's weekly mailbag, a question-and-answer forum between readers and Tennessee team and recruiting reporter Blake Morgan. In this edition, we discuss if Tennessee can land top wide receiver target Jacob Copeland, depth issues with the Vols and the quarterback situation.
It is Jan. 2, 2018, and former coach Butch Jones' image still looms large on the video board at Tennessee's Neyland Stadium. This infuriates many of the Big Orange faithful who are ready to fully embrace the Jeremy Pruitt era and forget the failures of a 2017 season that cost Jones his job and branded the ...
Knoxville, Tenn. - Arkansas divers will open the 2018 portion of the Razorbacks' schedule on Wednesday, competing at the Tennessee Diving Invitational. All five Razorbacks divers will be in action this week in Knoxville, as the invite runs from Wednesday through Friday. Maha Amer, Nicole Gillis, ...
A Tennessee sheriff's deputy was returning home from visiting family in the St. Louis area when his car hit the back of a semi-truck in a fatal New Year's Day crash. Joseph Gilmore, 26, died of his injuries Tuesday at a hospital. Gilmore had been with the Davidson County Sheriff's Department office since ...
Tennessee conservationists hope the new year could bring federal aid in helping preserve the state's endangered species. Whether they get those dollars will be up to the whim of Congress. The Recovering America's Wildlife Act, reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in December, would ...
Nashville, Tenn. (AP) - State officials say a wood manufacturing company will invest $3.3 million in a new Tennessee facility that will create 100 jobs. A Department of Economic and Community Development news release says Escue Wood Treated Products, LLC will build the new manufacturing facility ...
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a national nonprofit that supports families struggling with their son's or daughter's substance use, has announced that the Prevention Alliance of Tennessee, a public health nonprofit focused on substance abuse prevention, will become its newest alliance partner.
Nashville (AP) - A Tennessee prison lost its main heating source on a frigid New Year's Day, and officials are trying to keep inmates and employees warm with extra blankets and portable heaters. Tennessee Department of Correction spokeswoman Neysa Taylor says Riverbend Maximum Security ...
KNOXVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 17: Head coach Rick Barnes of the Tennessee Volunteers reacts in the second half of a game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Thompson-Boling Arena on December 17, 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee. North Carolina won 78-73. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images).
The women's March Coalition of East Tennessee will sponsor festivities on Knoxville's market Square beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, that will include a walk to the John J. Duncan Sr. Federal Building on Cumberland Avenue and back. "This year is a celebration and recognition of all of (our) work.
Derek Dooley spent the better part of three seasons as the Tennessee head coach from 2010-12. He went 15-21 in Knoxville and only appeared in one bowl game, which the Volunteers lost. The performance was so poor that Tennessee decided to buy him out of the rest of his contract, payments they only ...
The National Weather Service in Morristown announced a hazardous weather outlook Monday afternoon that is in place for all of East Tennessee. In it, the weather service said "dangerously cold" air and wind will result in temperatures and wind chills not suitable for people. On the site's discussion page, ...
New Orleans -- Jeremy Pruitt's laser-like focus on tonight's Sugar Bowl matchup with Clemson was evident throughout the week. Pruitt, introduced as Tennessee's head coach on Dec. 7, took his mind off Alabama for only a few minutes during the Tide's media day when asked about his new position.
Nashville, Tenn. -- school bus drivers must be at least 25 years old in Tennessee starting New Year's Day under one of 16 new state laws taking effect. Lawmakers made the change in reaction to a November 2016 school bus crash that killed six elementary school children. The driver, Johnthony Walker ...
Nashville, Tenn. (WKRN) - A wind chill advisory went into effect starting at 6 p.m. Saturday evening for a few counties west of the Tennessee River and southern Kentucky for wind chills in the 0 to -10 degree range. The advisory extends until noon New Year's Day in west Tennessee and noon Tuesday ...
Federal officials say two rewards up to $5,000 each are available for information about guns stolen from two Tennessee firearm dealers. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and explosives says about 31 guns were stolen from Double Tap Tactical in Clarksville on Christmas. The bureau says ...
7 Tennessee Lady Vols are off to their hottest start in the Holly Warlick era, as they open Southeastern Conference play this Sunday against Kentucky. They will be looking for their 13th straight win after opening the season 12-0 (including a win over No. 2 ranked Texas on Dec. 10). It is the first time since ...
police in Tennessee say they shot and injured a juvenile who drove a stolen car toward officers on foot. Jackson police say officers began pursuing a car Thursday that was stolen in a home robbery the previous night. Police say when the car stopped at a dead end, two of three males got out and ran.
How prepared is Tennessee for a public health emergency? More prepared than Alaska, Ohio or Texas; nowhere near as prepared as tiny Massachusetts or Rhode Island. "Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health from diseases, disasters and Bioterrorism," a December report by the nonpartisan ...
Tennessee football achieved some humiliating program firsts in 2017 with the Vols losing eight games and going winless in eight SEC games. Coach Butch Jones was fired on Nov. 12, the day after the Vols were routed at Missouri, 50-17. Jones' firing began a coaching search that dragged on for 26 days ...
Clarksville, Tenn. (AP) -- Officials say three adults have died in a house fire in Tennessee. Montgomery County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Sandra Brandon told media that the blaze was reported Friday morning at a home where a couple lived with their adult daughter. Authorities didn't ...
New Orleans -- Jeremy Pruitt made it clear he's excited to be the Tennessee head football coach on Friday, but he said his focus for now is obviously on Alabama. No doubt, the Crimson Tide defensive coordinator has had his hands full with Clemson in the past two national championship games and ...


 

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