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2 dead, 1 wounded in East Tennessee shooting

Aug. 9, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two people died and a third was wounded in a shooting in East Tennessee, police said. News outlets cited a statement from the Knoxville Police Department in reporting the wounded person arrived at the University of Tennessee Medical Center Sunday morning and gave police details...

The Women LLC offers microloans to black business owners

Aug. 9, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kanika White read a statistic in passing a few years ago that jarred her. She wanted to understand what was causing a 42% poverty rate among Black Knoxville residents. “Like with anything that is that huge and complex...the initial thought is (the issue is) too big for...

Boat explosion injures 2, damages 6 vessels and dock

Aug. 9, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) — Two people were seriously injured when an explosion happened while their boat was docked at a marina in East Tennessee, officials said. Crews responded to Blue Springs Marina on Watts Bar Lake Saturday evening after small explosions were reported on moored vessels, news outlets...

Local marks 5 years, big success with Big Loud Records label

Aug. 9, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In Craig Wiseman’s first five years of living in Nashville, he found himself playing drums for $25 a night in the popular, upbeat bars of downtown Nashville. Now, the Grammy Award-winning songwriter and Hattiesburg native is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the launch of...

More than 80 students quarantined in Tennessee county

Aug. 8, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 80 students in a Tennessee school district have been quarantined during the first week of classes after a student tested positive for COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, officials said. News outlets report that a student at Cookeville High School tested...

Marquita Bradshaw speaks with the media after winning the Democratic Senate primary, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. Bradshaw scored an upset win and will face former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty in the November election. (Ariel Cobbert/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

Bradshaw to visit every Tennessee county in Senate run

Aug. 8, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Marquita Bradshaw said Saturday that her campaign fundraising is in full swing and she plans to visit all 95 Tennessee counties as she tries to flip the seat from Republican to Democrat. Bradshaw won Thursday’s Democratic primary election in the contest to...

In this June 9, 2020, photo, U.S. House District 14 candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene talks with attendees at her watch party on at the Courtyard by Mariott in Rome, Ga. (Olivia Morley/The Rome News-Tribune via AP)

U.S. House Republican runoffs top ballot for Georgia voters

Aug. 8, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Voters in Georgia will return to the polls Tuesday for runoffs to settle party nominations in four congressional races and 17 legislative races, as well as a closely watched contest for who will claim the Democratic nod for district attorney in Fulton County. Here's a look at some top races:...

Memphis-based Radians sees face mask demand skyrocket

Aug. 8, 2020 10:19 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — In an era of urgent need, Radians CEO Mike Tutor is glad to have much of the company’s protective gear made close to home. Radians is leaning on its North Carolina manufacturing facility to churn out more gaiter face coverings for COVID-19-driven demand. The company’s...

Marquita Bradshaw, environmental justice chair of the Sierra Club Chickasaw Group, speaks July 7, 2020, during a news conference in front of City Hall in downtown Memphis, Tenn. Bradshaw scored an upset win over former Army helicopter pilot James Mackler in the Tennessee Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, and will face former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty in the November election. (Max Gersh/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

Bradshaw overcomes odds to win Tenn. Senate nomination

Aug. 7, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Marquita Bradshaw just had to look at her parents for inspiration to become a community activist in Memphis, Tennessee. Bradshaw, who won Thursday’s Democratic primary election over a well-funded opponent in the contest to replace Republican U.S. Sen....

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan (77) blocks against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first half of an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans already are way ahead of where they were a year ago. That’s when they knew Lewan would sit out the first four games. Now the Titans face no suspensions with an offensive line that wants to start this season the way they finished 2019, blowing open holes for NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry.(AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

Offensive linemen eager to pick up where Titans left off

Aug. 7, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rodger Saffold compares what the Tennessee Titans face on the offensive line to riding a bike. The linemen know what to do, and it's time to get back to work. It's a big difference from this time a year ago. The Titans spent the 2019 training camp preparing to play the first four...