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.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee is hosting a sustainable transportation forum and an electric vehicle summit in November, and registration is now open, officials said.
The Drive Electric Tennessee initiative will host the first DriveElectricTN Momentum Summit, on Nov.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials in Tennessee are conducting a census to learn more about the economic impact and demographics of the equine industry in the state.
The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and the state Department of Agriculture are handling the project.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee at Martin has committed to improving its landscape for pollinators and is now an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, officials said.
Bee Campus USA is an initiative of the nonprofit Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff's deputy has been wounded while responding to a call, officials said.
The Knox County Sheriff’s deputy was shot in the leg Tuesday night and taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center for surgery, news outlets reported, citing a statement from the agency.
PULASKI, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee's newest campus will get an interim chancellor beginning July 1.
University of Tennessee announced on Thursday that Linda C. Martin will step into the role at UT Southern after current Chancellor Mark La Branche said he plans to retire.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The chancellor of the University of Tennessee Southern plans to retire from his role at the new campus.
The university system says in a news release that Chancellor Mark La Branche plans to retire effective June 30, and will serve as a special assistant to university system president Randy Boyd before full retirement.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Students applying to attend the University of Tennessee next fall will be required to submit standardized test scores, the school said.
MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) — Two people have died in a house fire in southeastern Kentucky, authorities said.
Diana Poff, 75, and Willina Risner, 46, were found dead inside a burned house in the Colmar community of Bell County on Saturday, Kentucky State Police said in a news release.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee National Guard says it sent a medical flight crew to rescue a hiker whose illness rendered him unable to walk or stand while on the Appalachian Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Michael Stewart has been selected as the next director of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville's Pride of the Southland Marching and Athletic Bands. Beginning July 1, Stewart will lead the 340-member team of musicians and majorettes, the School of Music announced recently.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has drawn a pledged donation of $10 million to support an engineering scholarship.
The state’s flagship campus says the gift from Dwight Hutchins of the information technology company Accenture will support the Fred D.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has reinstated a professor who was acquitted of federal charges that had accused him of hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving NASA research grants.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four women were wounded in a shooting early Saturday in East Tennessee, police said.
Two of the victims suffered serious wounds and two had non-life-threatening injuries, news outlets reported, citing a statement from Knoxville Police.
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — An oral history of a deadly wildfire that began in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and devastated Gatlinburg in 2016 will be easily accessible to the public beginning on Tuesday.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The oldest fraternity chapter at the University of Tennessee has been suspended for five years over repeated hazing and alcohol violations, the university says.
Alpha Tau Omega will be suspended until the fall 2026 semester, university spokesperson Tyra Haag told the Knoxville News Sentinel.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $20.2 million in investments in dairy business innovation efforts, including in the Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center in Vermont, that it says will help small dairy farms as they recover from the pandemic.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee system is proposing a break that would let military veterans attend its campuses at the discounted in-state tuition rate.
The university says the board has shown support for President Randy Boyd’s proposal and a request for approval from state lawmakers to make the change possible across the university’s system.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bluegrass musician and singer Sonny Osborne, whose fast banjo licks turned “Rocky Top” into a hit with The Osborne Brothers, has died. He was 84.
Alison Brown, a Grammy-winning banjo player, told The Tennessean that Osborne died on Sunday.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee system has increased the amount a family can earn and still have a student qualify for a UT Promise scholarship, the system announced Thursday.
UT Promise is a last-dollar scholarship that guarantees free tuition and fees after other financial aid is received.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will hold eight town hall hearings as officials review the state's K-12 education funding formula.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has offered to reinstate a professor who was acquitted of federal charges that had accused him of hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving NASA research grants, a letter obtained by the Knoxville News Sentinel says.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has landed $3.2 million in federal money to upgrade a laboratory used for research on infectious diseases.
In a news release, the Memphis campus says the the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases awarded the money for equipment and infrastructure improvements at the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory.
WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — Officials have begun a yearlong effort to survey visitors at the Daniel Boone National Forest.
A team from the University of Tennessee began conducting the National Visitor Use Monitoring survey on Saturday and will continue through Sept.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's assistant adjutant general-air will lead the Defense Department's COVID-19 support at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, the National Guard announced.
A federal judge on Thursday threw out all charges against a University of Tennessee professor accused of hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from NASA.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee system has extended a mask requirement at its campuses amid the state’s continued spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations due to the delta variant.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — University officials say a former equestrian Olympic gold medalist’s commitment to donate her family farm to the University of Tennessee at Martin after her death is valued at a record-breaking $79.5 million.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee's nursing school has received a grant to conduct COVID-19 vaccination outreach in six rural counties in the state.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing said Monday it has received more than $76,000 to help improve vaccination rates in rural and underserved communities in Benton, Fentress, Hardin, Lawrence, McNairy and Wayne counties.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The public is invited to come see, and smell, the rare blooming of a corpse flower at the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Hesler Biology Building.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One worker was killed and two others were injured in an accident at an underground zinc mine in Tennessee, authorities said.
The accident occurred Tuesday at Nyrstar’s Immel Mine in Knox County, news media outlets reported.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees on Friday approved tuition increases at two campuses and finalized its operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
The board met in person for the first time since February 2020, the university said in a news release.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case of a former University of Tennessee researcher charged with hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from the federal government.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A University of Tennessee professor charged with hiding his relationship with a Chinese university to get research grants from a federal agency filed multiple reports with the school detailing his ties, according to court testimony.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A University of Tennessee professor charged with hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from the federal government is innocent of the federal charges, his attorney said during a trial in Knoxville.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury trial began Monday in the case of a University of Tennessee professor charged with hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from the federal government.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Education and the University of Tennessee at Martin are offering free online workshops to help students prepare for the ACT, one of the standard college entrance exams.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The periodical cicadas that emerge every 17 years are due to show up again in Tennessee, and University of Tennessee Extension officials say they could threaten young fruit trees...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville will help analyze moon rocks collected decades ago and never before opened...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is receiving up to $7...
Tennessee’s 1998 national championship team reunited Saturday for the Volunteers’ Southeastern Conference opener against Florida...
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Five decades after it went missing, a south Alabama woman has found a Tennessee surgeon's ring while exploring a neighborhood with her metal detector...
Members of Heritage High School's book club were treated to a cool opportunity Wednesday morning, Nov. 15, when young adult author Hannah Rials held a creative writing workshop in the school's Media Center.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An independent commission says the University of Tennessee should improve its responses to allegations of sexual harassment and sexual violence on campus...