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Tennessee banker wins annual Hemingway Look-Alike contest

Jul. 21, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Persistence paid off for a retired Tennessee banker who won the weekend's Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on his eighth try.  Joe Maxey, 68, of Cedar Hill, triumphed during the three-round contest that concluded Saturday night at Key West's Sloppy Joe's Bar, a frequent hangout for...

Southwest planes collide on Nashville airport tarmac

Jul. 21, 2019 2:16 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Southwest Airlines planes have collided on the tarmac of Nashville International Airport. Airline officials say no injuries were reported in Saturday night's collision. An emailed statement from Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Michelle Agnew says the winglet of the St....

Southwest planes collide on Nashville airport tarmac

Jul. 21, 2019 1:57 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Southwest Airlines planes have collided on the tarmac of Nashville International Airport. Airline officials say no injuries were reported in Saturday night's collision. An emailed statement from Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Michelle Agnew says the winglet of the St....

Georgia Tech adds veteran Mickie DeMoss to Fortner's staff

Jul. 19, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Tennessee assistant Mickie DeMoss has joined new Georgia Tech women's basketball coach Nell Fortner as chief of staff. The 63-year-old DeMoss brings 43 years coaching experience to the Yellow Jackets. DeMoss served on Vanderbilt's staff last season, working in offensive analytics,...

Tennessee must mediate with prisoners over hepatitis C drugs

Jul. 19, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the state of Tennessee to mediate with a group of prisoners who are demanding treatment for their hepatitis C infections. The order by Chief U.S. District Judge Waverly Crenshaw came after a four-day trial that included emotional testimony from a...

Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga hires new CEO

Jul. 19, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Volkswagen plant in Tennessee is getting a new chief executive who in the coming months will work on an $800 million expansion and oversee two vehicle launches. The Times Free Press reports 58-year-old Tom du Plessis will be taking over as CEO for Frank Fischer who took the...

Haynesworth thanks new 'family' of potential kidney donors

Jul. 18, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Titans All-Pro defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has recovered enough to receive treatment outside a hospital as his search for a new kidney continues. The 38-year-old Haynesworth posted an update Thursday on Instagram of his first dialysis treatment outside the...

Tennessee man injured in pipe bomb explosion

Jul. 18, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a pipe bomb exploded in a Tennessee garage while a man was working on it, injuring his hand. WKRN-TV reports an explosion occurred in a Macon County garage early Thursday morning. The man's girlfriend told Macon County Sheriff Martin Gammons he was injured while...

Tennessee governor tours flooded crops, promises support

Jul. 17, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee took an aerial tour of flooded fields in western Tennessee on Wednesday, promising support to distressed farmers who warn they haven't seen such conditions in nearly a century. Flooding that has refused to leave since October is now spilling over into mid-July,...

Arrested reporter slams conditions at US detention centers

Jul. 17, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Spanish-language reporter who was recently released from immigration custody said Wednesday he was held for 15 months in detention centers that were plagued by insects and he had to bathe with cold water from water hoses. During a news conference, Manuel Duran discussed what he...