Tennessee GOP lawmakers urge universities to restrict protests during anthem after ETSU uproar

Tennessee Republicans on Monday put universities in the state on notice after the East Tennessee State University (ETSU) men’s basketball team knelt during the national anthem last week. Tennessee Lt.…

Dolly Parton passing on statue in Tennessee Capitol should be respected, say Tenn. rep

On Thursday, Dolly Parton asked legislators to remove a bill that proposed for a statue of herself to be installed on Tennessee State Capitol grounds. Tennessee State Rep. Jeremy Faison responded to her request…

Bear cubs rescued from under Tennessee house reunited with mother back under same home

A Tennessee homeowner has agreed to take on some ursine guests in order to reunite a mother bear with her cubs. Wildlife experts with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and…

Dolly Parton asks Tennessee legislators to remove bill to erect statue of her on Capitol grounds

Dolly Parton has asked Tennessee legislators to not move forward with installing a statue in her honor on state Capitol grounds.  The country music legend posted a new message Thursday on Twitter asking…

Bears found sleeping under Tennessee home after gas leak

Utility workers checking on a reported gas leak in Tennessee over the weekend were surprised when they crawled under the house and found “the ample caboose of a very large…

Coronavirus-related syndrome possibly behind Tennessee doctor’s death

A rare but potentially serious coronavirus-related syndrome may be behind the death of a doctor in Tennesee, according to a local report.  Dr. Barton Williams, a 36-year-old orthopedic doctor in…

Tennessee man leaves $5 million to dog in his will: ‘She’s a good girl’

Being a man’s best friend has paid off for this dog. When Tennessee businessman Bill Dorris died late last year, the 84-year-old left $5 million to his 8-year-old border collie,…

Tennessee opens COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to 70 and older age group

Tennesseans who are 70 years of age or older are now eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine, state health officials said on Monday.  Starting today, the 70 plus group can…

New Tennessee coach not deterred by NCAA investigation

Josh Heupel said he believes he can position Tennessee football for long-term success as he joins his former UCF boss Danny White, who started as Tennessee’s athletic director last week,…

Number of firearms found at Tennessee airports in 2020 was nearly triple national average, TSA says

You can’t pack heat when packing your carry-on. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discovered nearly triple the national average of firearms in travelers’ carry-on luggage at Tennessee airports in 2020.…