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Tennessee Vols sign wing Quentin Diboundje from France

Apr. 14, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has signed Quentin Diboundje from France, the seventh international player during coach Rick Barnes' tenure. The Vols announced Diboundje's signing Wednesday. The 6-foot-6 wing from Montpellier, France, plans to...

Officer wounded in school wasn't shot by student's gun

Apr. 14, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

A Tennessee police officer wounded during a confrontation with a student inside a high school bathroom was not shot by the student's gun, authorities said Wednesday, contradicting earlier law enforcement reports that the teenager fired and hit the officer. The new report...

Nashville mayor: Oracle to bring 8500 jobs, $1.2B investment

Apr. 14, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Oracle Corporation plans to bring 8,500 jobs and a $1.2 billion investment to fast-growing Nashville over the coming decade, a deal Mayor John Cooper's office announced Wednesday as unprecedented in the history of Tennessee economic development projects. ...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Apr. 14, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ April 13 The Johnson City Press on a Tennessee senator's response to the Biden Administration's infrastructure plan: Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn took to...

Man arrested in connection with girl's shooting death

Apr. 14, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man who police say was involved in a shooting that left a 3-year-old Tennessee girl dead and another child wounded has been arrested. Anthony L. Sharp, 24, was charged on Tuesday with felony aggravated assault, Nashville police said in a...

Judge blocks state hearing on Tennessee sportsbook's status

Apr. 14, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge who allowed a sportsbook to resume taking bets after questioning the process used to suspend its license has blocked state regulators from holding a new suspension hearing this week. In Davidson County Chancery Court,...

Bill letting students opt out of LGBTQ material heads to gov

Apr. 14, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee bill requiring school districts to alert parents of any instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity and let them opt their student out is heading to Republican Gov. Bill Lee. The legislation cleared its last hurdle in the...

Maine company to open COVID-19 swab factory in Tennessee

Apr. 14, 2021 04:42 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee on Tuesday announced that one of North America's largest manufacturer of COVID-19 testing swabs will establish a new manufacturing and distribution operations in Tennessee. Puritan Medical Products, a medical supplies manufacturer...

Jack Daniel's inks deal on Tennessee solar farm

Apr. 14, 2021 04:10 AM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Iconic whiskey maker Jack Daniel’s has struck a long-term deal to fuel a solar panel farm a few miles from its Tennessee distillery. The Tennessee Valley Authority says the agreement with the Lynchburg-based distiller, Duck River Electric...

Preds get 3 in 1st, beat Lightning 7-2 to end season series

Apr. 13, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Roman Josi had a goal and an assist in Nashville's three-goal first period as the Predators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-2 Tuesday night for their fifth win in six games. Josi also had an assist in the third. Viktor Arvidsson scored two goals...