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Tennessee residents can reserve trees for Tree Day planting

Jan. 27, 2022 04:06 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee residents are invited to reserve native trees to plant during the state's annual “Tennessee Tree Day” event on March 19. There are 10 native tree species to choose from on a first-come, first-served basis. A small donation is requested for...

Decking company to create Tennessee facility, add 310 jobs

Jan. 27, 2022 04:02 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A company that makes composite decking, railing and cladding plans to set up a new facility in Tennessee that is expected to create 310 new jobs. The state Department of Community and Economic Development says Fiberon plans to add the positions at the new...

Murray scores 21, No. 19 LSU rallies past Texas A&M 70-64

Jan. 27, 2022 00:46 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Brandon Murray capped a 21-point performance with a pair of clutch free throws in the final minute, and No. 19 LSU outscored Texas A&M 13-2 in the last 3:34 to beat the Aggies 70-64 on Wednesday night and snap a three-game skid. “Brandon Murray is just...

Smith scores 18 to lead Chattanooga past Wofford 71-60

Jan. 26, 2022 23:16 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Malachi Smith had 18 points and seven rebounds as Chattanooga topped Wofford 71-60 on Wednesday night. David Jean-Baptiste had 13 points for Chattanooga (17-4, 7-1 Southern Conference), which earned its fourth straight victory. Darius Banks added 12...

Vescovi scores 23, No. 18 Vols rally past Florida 78-71

Jan. 26, 2022 22:02 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After 35 years in the coaching business, Tennessee's Rick Barnes has just about seen it all. But when the 18th-ranked Volunteers went through a five-minute stretch in the first half in which they didn't attempt a shot and committed seven turnovers — and...

UNC Greensboro defeats E. Tennessee St. 80-76

Jan. 26, 2022 21:27 PM EST

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — De'Monte Buckingham had 25 points as UNC Greensboro narrowly defeated East Tennessee State 80-76 on Wednesday night. Buckingham made 5 of 7 3-pointers. He added seven rebounds. Kaleb Hunter had 13 points for UNC Greensboro (12-8, 4-4 Southern Conference)....

Titans' Landry, Vikings' O'Neill are Pro Bowl injury subs

Jan. 26, 2022 16:17 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Harold Landry and Minnesota Vikings right tackle Brian O'Neill have been selected as injury replacements for the Pro Bowl. The Titans and Vikings made the announcements Wednesday. Landry is replacing Joey...

Tennessee lawmakers cast final vote on redistricting maps

Jan. 26, 2022 13:02 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Tennessee passed their state House map on Wednesday, finishing the final task in their once-a-decade state legislative and congressional redistricting work. The Senate vote sends the House plan to Republican Gov. Bill Lee, who is...

Officials investigate 2 fatal police shootings in Tennessee

Jan. 26, 2022 09:33 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two men have died in separate shootings involving Tennessee law enforcement officers, authorities said. One man died early Wednesday in Shelby County and the other died Tuesday across the state in Jefferson County, according to the Tennessee Bureau of...

Tennessee launches '22 election poll worker recruitment push

Jan. 26, 2022 04:06 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials are launching their push to recruit poll workers for this year’s elections. Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s office says poll workers must be at least 16 or a registered voter if 18 or older. They cannot be a...