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Tennessee students receive support for distance learning

Mar. 24, 2020 8:05 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Several businesses and organizations in Tennessee donated resources and money to help students with distance learning during the coronavirus outbreak. A total of $100,000 was donated to Hamilton County Schools to buy technology devices for students, the Chattanooga Times Free...

Tennessee cities, counties broaden closures amid coronavirus

Mar. 23, 2020 9:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More cities and counties in Tennessee on Monday issued strict orders for nonessential businesses to shut down temporarily and people to stay at home as much as possible to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Memphis; Knox County, which includes Knoxville; Sumner County and...

Hand sanitizer is sold out at a grocery store Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee has confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus, state Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey announced in a Thursday morning news conference. The announcement came two days after deadly tornadoes went through the area, increasing the demand for sanitation supplies. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Lee closes Capitol, halts state travel over coronavirus

Mar. 13, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Friday halted all non-essential business travel for state employees, banned visitors and tours from the state Capitol and heavily discouraged groups of 250 or more from gathering. The guidance is the latest development in Tennessee's handling of the spread...

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...

Authorities reopen Tennessee child slaying case from 2000

Mar. 2, 2020 2:11 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee have reopened an investigation into the slaying of a 10-year-old boy who was suffocated and left along a wooded trail 20 years ago. The Hamilton County District Attorney's Cold Case unit announced last week that the FBI would assist the office and...

Sheriff: Dashcam video lost in technical malfunction

Mar. 2, 2020 11:06 AM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff's office has lost thousands of videos from dashboard cameras due to a technical malfunction. A letter delivered to the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office last week said dash camera footage for all 130 patrol deputies recorded between Oct. 25, 2018, and...

Chattanooga closes out season with win over UNC Greensboro

Feb. 29, 2020 7:49 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Ramon Vila scored 21 points on 10-of-15 shooting and Chattanooga beat UNC Greensboro 74-72 on Saturday. Matt Ryan had 15 points and eight rebounds for Chattanooga (19-12, 10-8), which closed out Southern Conference play having won five of its last seven. Kaleb Hunter had 21 points...

Keith Mitchell starts the second round of the Tournament of Champions golf event from the first tee, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Unknown no more, Mitchell eyes defending Honda Classic win

Feb. 25, 2020 11:45 AM EST

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — They know who Keith Mitchell is now at PGA National. That’s progress. It was much different a year ago at the Honda Classic. On a leaderboard where Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler were closest to Mitchell, and where past major champions like Vijay Singh, Sergio...

Gary, Bender lead Mercer over Chattanooga 85-80

Feb. 22, 2020 11:37 PM EST

CHATANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Jeff Gary and Maciej Bender scored 17 points apiece as Mercer narrowly beat Chattanooga 85-80 on Saturday. Kamar Robertson added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Bears. Djordje Dimitrijevic had 12 points, six rebounds and six assists for Mercer (15-14, 9-7 Southern Conference)....

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...