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Tennessee governor grants clemency to 17

Dec. 02, 2021 18:28 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Thursday granted clemency for the first time since taking office to 17 people, among them a man who was freed in 2019 after spending 12 years in prison for a killing he has long argued he didn't commit. Lee exonerated...

Kelsea Ballerini feels her way through her new poetry book

Dec. 02, 2021 16:14 PM EST

New York (AP) — Country music star Kelsea Ballerini had no intentions of starting a new job as an author in 2020. She did plan to tour her new album, “Kelsea” — then the coronavirus pandemic shut down most of the world. As COVID-19 all but stopped the touring industry, the Grammy...

No. 13 Tennessee rolls over Presbyterian 86-44

Nov. 30, 2021 22:12 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kennedy Chandler and Justin Powell scored 15 points apiece to lead No. 13 Tennessee to a 86-44 victory over Presbyterian on Tuesday night. Chandler, a freshman guard, had seven assists and seven steals. Powell, a transfer from Auburn, came off...

Tennessee governor names interim correction commissioner

Nov. 29, 2021 17:02 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has selected an interim leader of the state Department of Correction after the commissioner said he would retire from his post. The Republican governor announced Monday that Lisa Helton will take over as interim...

No. 15 Tennessee avoids upset against Tennessee Tech

Nov. 26, 2021 18:23 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brandon Huntley-Hatfield scored eight of his 12 points during a key second-half spurt, and No. 15 Tennessee beat Tennessee Tech 80-69 on Friday. Olivia Nkamhoua led Tennessee with 18 points. Kennedy Chandler had 15 points and five steals. John...

Tennessee corrections leader to join criminal justice group

Nov. 24, 2021 04:07 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Department of Correction Commissioner Tony Parker plans to join a nonprofit based on criminal justice reform next year after he leaves his state post. According to a 4th Purpose Foundation news release, Parker will join the...

Tennessee frat gets 5-year suspension for hazing, alcohol

Nov. 23, 2021 12:56 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The oldest fraternity chapter at the University of Tennessee has been suspended for five years over repeated hazing and alcohol violations, the university says. Alpha Tau Omega will be suspended until the fall 2026 semester, university...

Tennessee panel considering 11 Supreme Court applicants

Nov. 23, 2021 04:07 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Governor's Council for Judicial Appointments will meet next month to select nominees for the Tennessee Supreme Court. The opening was created by the death of Justice Cornelia A. Clark. There are 11 applicants for the...

Hooker leads Tennessee's rout of South Alabama 60-14

Nov. 21, 2021 00:38 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — All season, Tennessee coach Josh Heupel has stressed maintaining a high competitive level, no matter the opponent. Saturday night, thanks to a 60-14 win over South Alabama, Heupel's players proved they got the message. ...

Friday's Scores

Nov. 19, 2021 22:54 PM EST

PREP FOOTBALL= Division I Class 1A= Quarterfinal= Cloudland 22, Coalfield 21 McKenzie 14, Fayetteville 8 Peabody 40, Lake County 18 South Pittsburg 44, Gordonsville 14...