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Belmont leaving OVC for MVC; Texas A&M-Commerce to Southland

Sep. 28, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Belmont is joining the Missouri Valley Conference on July 1 as the league's 11th member after nine years in the Ohio Valley Conference. Greg Jones, Belmont president, announced the decision Tuesday. He called it time for Belmont to take another...

Green energy takes hold in unlikely places with Ford project

Sep. 28, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ky. (AP) — When Ford revealed plans to ramp up its commitment to the fledgling electric vehicle sector, the automaker chose to create thousands of jobs and pump billions in investments into two states where Republican leaders have vilified the push for green energy and defended...

Gov. Lee: $500 million incentive package for Ford factory

Sep. 28, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee offered $500 million in incentives for the creation of a $5.6 billion campus where Ford Motor Co. plans to build electric F-Series pickup trucks at the Memphis Regional Megasite industrial complex, Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday. The...

US amends Capitol siege charges against 2 arrested in Vegas

Sep. 28, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C., have amended criminal charges against a Tennessee man and a Nevada resident who were arrested in Las Vegas in January and accused of violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Nathaniel DeGrave of Las Vegas, pleaded...

New deal expands conserved property in Cumberland Plateau

Sep. 28, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

JAMESTOWN, Tenn. (AP) — A nonprofit organization and two Tennessee state agencies have expanded protection of conserved property in the Cumberland Plateau by more than 11,700 acres (4,734 hectares). The Conservation Fund, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division...

Ford to add 10,800 jobs making electric vehicles, batteries

Sep. 27, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ky. (AP) — Ford and a partner company say they plan to build three major electric-vehicle battery factories and an auto assembly plant by 2025 — a dramatic investment in the future of EV technology that will create an estimated 10,800 jobs and shift the automaker's future...

3 dead, several hurt in 3 Chattanooga shootings on same day

Sep. 27, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Three people died and several others were wounded during three separate shootings in Chattanooga on the same day, police said. Officers found two women dead and four others injured when responding to a report about 10:45 p.m. Saturday,...

Tennessee AG to appeal school mask opt-out rulings

Sep. 27, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Attorney General Herbert Slatery on Monday said his office would appeal the recent federal court decisions that blocked Gov. Bill Lee's order allowing families to opt out of school mask mandates. “These orders have impeded the...

Police: Gunman in grocery store shooting lost job that day

Sep. 27, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Law enforcement officials on Monday said the gunman who killed one person and wounded 14 others at a Tennessee supermarket before killing himself had been asked to leave his job at the grocery store earlier that day. In a news release,...

Sheriff: Custody dispute led to 4 homicides; 2 charged

Sep. 27, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

RICEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The father of a 10-month-old baby in Tennessee was fatally shot along with three other people during a custody dispute with the infant's mother, authorities said. The mother and a man have been charged with first-degree murder. Jazzmine J. Hall,...