Rockabilly Hall of Famer Billy Adams dies at 79

Entertainment 04/01/19, 15:05

Rockabilly Hall of Famer Billy Adams, who wrote and recorded the rockabilly staple "Rock, Pretty Mama," has died. He was 79.According to a press release from his publicist and manager, Adams died Saturday in Westmoreland, Tennessee.Born in Redbush, Kentucky, Adams ...

Man convicted in double homicide now accused of killing wife

U.S. 04/01/19, 02:59

A man convicted in a double homicide in Texas is now accused of killing his wife in Tennessee. News outlets report Benito Montemayor was arrested Sunday on charges including first-degree murder and being a fugitive from justice. Murfreesboro police say officers ...

Elite Eight-bound: Purdue holds off Tennessee 99-94 in OT

Sports 03/28/19, 21:23

Carsen Edwards scored 29 points as Purdue advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2000, needing overtime to beat Tennessee 99-94 Thursday night after blowing an 18-point lead.The third-seeded Boilermakers (26-9) will play ...

Tennessee fires Holly Warlick after first-round NCAA exit

Sports 03/27/19, 15:23

Tennessee has fired women's basketball coach Holly Warlick after a season in which the Lady Vols barely kept their NCAA Tournament streak alive and then promptly lost in the opening round.Athletic director Phillip Fulmer said in a university release that ...

Police: Vols DB George Jr. arrested for punching officer

Football 03/21/19, 13:55

Tennessee defensive back Kenneth George Jr. has been arrested for allegedly punching a police officer on the side of the head.The 22-year-old George is facing felony charges of battery on an officer and resisting an officer with violence and misdemeanor ...

FedEx profit falls, CEO calls the results disappointing

Business 03/19/19, 18:23

Shares of FedEx fell in after-hours trading after the package-delivery giant reported lower profit.Chairman and CEO Fred Smith said Tuesday the results were below expectations but that investments in infrastructure and automation will help in the long run.Memphis, Tennessee-based FedEx ...

Tennessee seeking consistency after up-and-down weekend

Basketball 03/18/19, 15:42

Tennessee heads into the NCAA Tournament seeking to regain the consistency that lately has been missing.If the sixth-ranked Volunteers have any chance at earning their first Final Four berth in school history, it needs to happen quickly."March is a different ...

Tim McGraw, CeCe Winans to perform during NFL Draft

Football 03/18/19, 14:44

The stars of the gridiron will meet the stars of Music City when the NFL Draft comes to Nashville, Tennessee, in April.The NFL announced Monday that Grammy-winning country star Tim McGraw will perform a free outdoor concert on April 26 ...

Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens to join Country Hall of Fame

Entertainment 03/18/19, 10:37

Country hit-making duo Brooks & Dunn, comedic singer Ray Stevens and industry veteran Jerry Bradley will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year.The newest inductees were announced Monday in Nashville, Tennessee.The Grammy-winning duo of Kix ...

No. 22 Auburn routs 8th-ranked Tennessee 84-64 for SEC title

Sports 03/17/19, 14:37

Bryce Brown scored 19 points, and the Auburn Tigers won their first Southeastern Conference Tournament championship since 1985 by routing eighth-ranked Tennessee 84-64 on Sunday.No. 22 Auburn (26-9) hadn't played in this game since 2000, and the fifth-seeded Tigers won ...

MVP Mulkey helps No. 24 Rice women top MTSU for C-USA title

Sports 03/16/19, 19:11

Nancy Mulkey scored 24 points and No. 24 Rice rallied in the second half to defeat Middle Tennessee 69-54 in the Conference USA championship game on Saturday for the Owls' third NCAA Tournament berth and school-record 21st straight win.Erica Ogwumike, ...

No. 8 Tennessee rallies past No. 4 Kentucky 82-78

Sports 03/16/19, 18:46

Tennessee's Lamonte' Turner picked a perfect time to snap out of his shooting slump.Turner sank a go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 seconds left as No. 8 Tennessee rallied to beat No. 4 Kentucky 82-78 in a Southeastern Conference Tournament semifinal thriller ...

University of Tennessee to be free for lower-income students

U.S. 03/15/19, 11:36

The University of Tennessee will begin providing free tuition to Tennessee residents starting in the fall of 2020.Interim university President Randy Boyd announced Thursday that tuition and fees will be covered for students with household incomes of less than $50,000 ...

Tennessee high court rules for reporter in defamation suit

U.S. 03/13/19, 17:59

The Tennessee Supreme Court on Wednesday expanded protections for reporters by ruling they can only be held libel for defamation if their reporting is not fair and accurate, regardless of their personal feelings toward a subject.Nashville District Attorney Glenn Funk ...

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