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Tennessee House speaker mulls rejecting US education money

Feb. 08, 2023 14:16 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One of Tennessee's most influential Republican lawmakers says the state should stop accepting the nearly $1.8 billion of federal K-12 education dollars that help provide support for low-income students, English learners and students with disabilities. House...

Chief fired after termination of 5 officers in sex scandal

Feb. 07, 2023 11:49 AM EST

LA VERGNE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee police chief has been fired following an investigation into a sex scandal that also led to five officers being terminated. La Vergne Police Chief Burrel “Chip” Davis was fired Monday, news outlets reported, citing a statement from the city...

Roads, parks, tax breaks: A look at Tenn. Gov. Lee's budget

Feb. 06, 2023 21:14 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Monday unveiled a $55.6 billion state budget proposal stocked with cash for roads, state parks, tax cuts for businesses, state employee pay boosts and more. The plan put forth by Lee also fuels a number of areas to benefit health...

Tennessee Gov. Lee proposes $100M for anti-abortion centers

Feb. 06, 2023 20:57 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brushing aside calls to tweak one of the strictest abortion bans in the United States, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Monday unveiled plans to funnel tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to anti-abortion centers as he declared the state had a “moral obligation” to support...

Full text of Gov. Bill Lee’s State of the State address

Feb. 06, 2023 20:46 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thank you very much. Lieutenant Governor McNally, Speaker Sexton, Speaker Pro Tem Haile, Speaker Pro Tem Marsh, Members of the 113th General Assembly, Justices, Constitutional Officers, cabinet members, staff members, friends, family: Thank you for being...

Tennessee deputy relieved of duty after video emerges

Feb. 06, 2023 17:41 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee deputy has been relieved of duty after video of a November arrest surfaced on social media, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office announced Monday. In a brief statement, the office said an unnamed deputy is the subject of an administrative...

Grammys 2023 live updates: Latest news from red carpet, show

Feb. 06, 2023 00:10 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Follow along for real-time, on-the-carpet and behind-the-scenes updates on the 2023 Grammy Awards from The Associated Press. Live updates — any times Pacific — are brought to you by AP journalists at the show in Los Angeles and around the country. ___ ...

NOAA report: Tennessee drought plan lacks triggers

Feb. 05, 2023 13:22 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Drought affects everything from water quality and public health to ecosystems and infrastructure. But when does a drought become severe enough to warrant water restrictions? Tennessee state agencies do not have that answer, according to a new report funded...

Thompson hits game-winner for Tennessee Tech

Feb. 04, 2023 19:46 PM EST

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brett Thompson's short jumper as time ran out gave Tennessee Tech an 82-80 win over Southeast Missouri State on Saturday. Jaylen Sebree scored 22 points to lead Tennessee Tech. Sebree added nine rebounds and five assists for the Golden Eagles (11-14, 7-5...

Tennessee State secures 65-61 win against Eastern Illinois

Feb. 04, 2023 19:42 PM EST

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Zion Griffin's 23 points helped Tennessee State defeat Eastern Illinois 65-61 on Saturday night. Griffin also contributed five rebounds and three steals for the Tigers (14-11, 6-6 Ohio Valley Conference). Marcus Fitzgerald Jr. added 11 points and he also had...