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Tennessee college to open Chris Young Cafe music venue

Jul. 11, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Chris Young's alma mater is honoring him by naming a new live music venue after him on campus. Middle Tennessee State University plans to open the Chris Young Cafe sometime in the fall semester. University President Sidney McPhee said at an event Tuesday at the...

Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame announces inductees

Jul. 5, 2019 5:09 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame has announced its 2019 class of inductees. Valerie Calhoun is the co-host of Good Morning Memphis on WHBQ-TV and recipient of five Emmys. Joe Edwards was the longtime music writer for the Associated Press' Nashville office who retired after...

Tennessee and Kenya universities sign aerospace pact

Jun. 27, 2019 4:02 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University has signed a five-year agreement with Moi University of Kenya for collaboration between their aerospace departments on teaching, research and student exchanges. MTSU President Sidney McPhee and Moi CEO Isaac Kosgey signed the agreement in Kenya...

17-year-old puts in bid to run for a Tennessee City Council

Jun. 24, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee high school student bothered by a property tax increase has announced his intention to run for city council. The Daily News Journal reports 17-year-old Zach Ouellette will run for a spot on the Murfreesboro City Council in 2020 because members aren't listening to...

Tennessee college approves tuition hike, new writing degree

Jun. 20, 2019 5:08 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University's Board of Trustees has approved a 2.37% increase in tuition and fees beginning this fall. The Daily News Journal reports that increase averages to $109 more per semester for students. The increase is expected to generate $3.8 million....

Tennessee coach filmed rubbing girl's back to change schools

Jun. 14, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

EAGLEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A longtime Tennessee high school baseball coach is being stripped of his coaching duties and sent to another school over a video of him rubbing a female student's back. News outlets report Eagleville High coach and history teacher Travis Holland is being transferred to Holloway...

Rutherford County lets jailed moms spend time with kids

May. 19, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Jail can be harsh, a place with slamming steel doors and tensions running high. But once a week for 45 minutes, that rigor is replaced by children's laughter. Through a new parenting class offered at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, inmate Candy Donnell spends time...