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Tennessee launches ads aimed at filling hospitality jobs

Jun. 18, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee tourism officials have launched a $150,000 ad campaign in and outside the state to help fill leisure and hospitality jobs amid a bounce-back from the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the industry. The state Department of Tourist...

Housewares company to build new operations in Fayette County

Jun. 18, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced that Helen of Troy Ltd. will establish a new distribution operation in Fayette County, creating 350 jobs. Lee made the announcement on Thursday with Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and...

Vanderbilt, Tennessee rivalry on hold with both Omaha bound

Jun. 18, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A showdown between Tennessee and Vanderbilt at the College World Series with a national championship on the line would have all the emotions of their rivalry bubbling up like a family brawl. The schools separated by 194 miles are on opposite...

Chloe Dygert wins women's time trial in Tokyo Games tune-up

Jun. 17, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chloe Dygert won the women's time trial at the USA Cycling Pro Road National Championships on Thursday in a tune-up for the Tokyo Olympics. Dygert, from Brownsburg, Indiana, will be going for three gold medals in Tokyo after a crash in Italy...

Titans wrap minicamp, offseason with reminder camp is coming

Jun. 17, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No bowling. No golfing. No skeet shooting. The Tennessee Titans wrapped up their three-day minicamp Thursday by running, meeting and running some more. No practice — but the kind of in-person experience everyone in the NFL missed in the...

Former doctor gets 3 years for illegal opioid distribution

Jun. 17, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee doctor who pleaded guilty to unlawfully distributing opioids has been sentenced to three years in prison, the Justice Department said. Darrel R. Rinehart, 66, of Indianapolis, Indiana, admitted to distributing controlled...

UT health center: $1.5M sexual assault nurse training grant

Jun. 17, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing has secured a $1.5 million federal grant to expand training and certification for nurses caring for sexual assault victims. On Wednesday, the center in Memphis announced that...

Commission selects three candidates to fill judicial vacancy

Jun. 17, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Trial Court Vacancy Commission on Wednesday selected three possible candidates to fill a vacancy in the 19th Judicial Circuit. The commission selected Robert T. Bateman, Carl Daniel Brollier Jr. and Max D. Fagan, according to a news...

Mistrial declared in case of University of Tennessee prof

Jun. 16, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case of a former University of Tennessee researcher charged with hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from the federal government. U.S. District...

Southern Baptists vote to probe leaders' sex abuse response

Jun. 16, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to create a task force to oversee an independent investigation into the denomination's handling of sexual abuse. Separately, the convention approved its...