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Tennessee accepting applications for Supreme Court vacancy

Nov. 30, 2022 04:09 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee panel is accepting applications to fill the vacancy that will be left by Justice Sharon Lee’s planned retirement next summer. The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments says applicants must be at least 35 years old, a state resident...

Packers release two 2021 picks in Amari Rodgers, Kylin Hill

Nov. 15, 2022 19:24 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have released wide receiver/punt returner Amari Rodgers one year after they traded up in the third round to draft the former Clemson star. Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst announced on Tuesday the roster moves involving Rodgers...

November cleanup events offered throughout Tennessee

Nov. 14, 2022 05:10 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Transportation is encouraging residents to participate in cleanup events throughout the state this month. So far more than eight tons (7.2 metric tons) of trash has been collected in the department's No Trash November initiative....

No. 5 Vols looking to stay in playoff race hosting Missouri

Nov. 10, 2022 06:21 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fifth-ranked Tennessee still has plenty left to play for if the Volunteers take care of business down the stretch. First up is trying to finish off a perfect record at home Saturday against Missouri. That's all coach Josh Heupel wants his team focused on. ...

Tennessee doctor killed in Kentucky plane crash

Nov. 04, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — A Tennessee doctor who would fly to see patients in Kentucky was identified as the only person killed in a plane crash. David Sanford, 55, of Knoxville, Tennessee, routinely flew to Harlan and Middlesboro to see patients, Harlan County Coroner Philip Bianchi told...

No. 1 Georgia, No. 2 Tennessee put title hopes on the line

Nov. 03, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

No. 2 Tennessee (8-0, 4-0 SEC) at No. 1 Georgia (8-0, 5-0), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EDT (CBS). Line: Georgia by 8 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Georgia leads 26-23-2 with wins in the last five meetings. WHAT’S AT STAKE? ...

Authorities: Suspect in abortion clinic fire died in August

Oct. 31, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man accused of intentionally setting fire to a Tennessee Planned Parenthood clinic and of firing shots later at a federal courthouse died months ago, officials announced Monday in disclosing both the man's death and the allegations. Federal court documents...

No. 3 Tennessee revival has Vol faithful believing like 1998

Oct. 23, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Volunteers are proving just how quickly a traditional powerhouse can rebound despite seeming lost for well over a decade. Tennessee football hit the rockiest of bottoms in late January 2021. No athletic director, no coach after Jeremy Pruitt...

Buffett's conglomerate closes $11.6B Alleghany insurance buy

Oct. 19, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company completed its largest acquisition in years Wednesday with its $11.6 billion purchase of the Alleghany insurance conglomerate. The purchase announced in March will further expand Berkshire's sizeable insurance operations and add a few...

No. 6 Tennessee beats No. 3 Alabama 52-49 on late FG

Oct. 15, 2022 22:37 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After 15 years of being a rival to Alabama in name only, Tennessee snapped a humbling losing streak, stamped itself a championship contender and celebrated in spectacular fashion. Chase McGrath made a 40-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 6...