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A resident is removed from the Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing Monday, March 30, 2020, in Gallatin, Tenn. Multiple people tested positive for the coronavirus at the facility Friday. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issued a statewide

Gov. Lee strengthens stay-at-home order, jobless claims soar

Apr. 2, 2020 8:57 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee strengthened a stay-at-home order Thursday after initially resisting a statewide mandate despite pleas from the medical community that more robust action was needed to confront the coronavirus. Lee, a Republican, said that a recent uptick in “movement...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018 file photo, Randy Boyd, former state economic and community development commissioner, participates in a gubernatorial candidate forum in Nashville, Tenn. The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees on Friday, March, 27, 2020 voted unanimously to appoint Interim President Randy Boyd to a five-year term as president. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

UT Trustees appoint Boyd to 5-year term as president

Mar. 27, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday to appoint Interim President Randy Boyd to a 5-year term as president. The Tennessee alumnus faced some opposition when he was initially appointed in 2018 over his lack of experience in higher education. That...

Mom accused of killing child dies from self-inflicted wounds

Mar. 17, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman accused of fatally stabbing her 3-year-old son has died from self-inflicted wounds, authorities said. Melani Sue Brown, 38, died Tuesday at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville after stabbing herself in the neck and chest last week, news...

University of Tennessee to keep classes online amid virus

Mar. 17, 2020 4:18 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee is keeping classes online-only for the rest of the spring semester at all of its campuses amid the spread of the coronavirus. University system interim president Randy Boyd also announced Monday that graduation ceremonies also will not be held in May and...

Judie Shape, center, who has tested positive for the coronavirus, blows a kiss to her son-in-law, Michael Spencer, left, as Shape's daughter, Lori Spencer, right, looks on, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, as they visit on the phone and look at each other through a window at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. In-person visits are not allowed at the nursing home.  The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World  Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Americans snap to attention on virus as big events canceled

Mar. 11, 2020 11:53 PM EDT

A basketball tournament, with no fans. A St. Patrick’s Day, with no parades. College campuses, with no students. Corporate headquarters, with barren cubicles. The nation snapped to attention on Wednesday as the new coronavirus was declared a pandemic, stocks slid into bear market territory and the American...

University of Tennessee suspends in-person classes

Mar. 11, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee announced Wednesday that it would temporarily suspend all in-person classes as the state's cases of new coronavirus rose to nine. The university's campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Martin, and its Health Science Center in Memphis, were moving courses...

UT board chair recommends making interim president long term

Feb. 19, 2020 6:45 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee board of trustees chairman wants to make interim university President Randy Boyd president on a regular basis for an additional five-year term. Chairman John Compton said Wednesday he wanted to hear from students, faculty and staff on the issue, a news...

Tenn. university to offer tuition discounts in 9 states

Feb. 16, 2020 12:56 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee university plans to offer discounted tuition starting this fall to students from nine surrounding states. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga officials said the goal of the new regional tuition program is to attract and retain diverse talent in the area as well as...