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Vanderbilt announces $10M donation to law school

Oct. 07, 2021 04:10 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University announced on Wednesday that an alumnus and Board of Trust member has donated $10 million to the law school. Justin Ishbia graduated from the Vanderbilt School of Law in 2004 and is the founder and managing partner of Shore...

Memphis teens lead surge in Tennessee COVID vaccinations

Aug. 21, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis teens have been leading Tennessee's surge of recent COVID-19 vaccinations, The Commercial Appeal reported. The 15-19 age group in the Memphis region showed the greatest growth of any age group across the state's eight regions from late...

ICU beds full at most metropolitan Tennessee hospitals

Aug. 19, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee hospitals warned Thursday that the intensive care units are full in nearly every hospital in the state's major metropolitan areas, pleading with Tennesseans to get vaccinated and wear masks while not going so far as to criticize Gov. Bill Lee's executive...

Tennessee gov's office debunks COVID misinfo as cases surge

Aug. 13, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee governor's office is pushing back on COVID-19 vaccine misinformation that goes as far as claiming cows are being vaccinated to inoculate unwitting people who eat meat. The confusion over an assortment of outlandish claims...