3 hrs ago
Mary the elephant resurrected at ETSU
A 100-year-old story is now a reality, thanks to a renowned artist and art and design students from East Tennessee State University. The story is of an Indian elephant "BigMary," also know as "Murderous Mary" who killed her trainer in Kingsport in 1916.
21 hrs ago
TSU, community college agree on transfers
Tennessee State University and Southwest Tennessee Community College have signed an agreement that will allow students who complete two years at Southwest to transfer to TSU to complete their baccalaureate degree. The agreement between the two institutions calls for the awarding of 10 two-year full Tennessee State scholarships with preference to STEM majors, beginning fall 2015.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Country up-and-comer Dustin Lynch stands up for music education
All country artists are grateful for the support of their fans. But they might look to Dustin Lynch as a model for how to take their appreciation a step further: He wants to help those fans - and others too - finish their college careers.
News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT
Police arrested Anderson after she was involved in a crash Thursday evening. The responding officer said she showed "signs of impairment," according to her arrest warrant.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Columbia Daily Herald
Two Cents Worth
Middle Tennessee State University honored the late Andrew Mizell Burton of Nashville, Joe Crosswhite of Greeneville and John Sample of Knoxville, with induction into the Robert E. Musto Tennessee Insurance Hall of Fame, according to a press release. Burton, a Sumner County native, began his insurance career in Nashville in 1901 as an agent with the Sun Life Insurance Company and later organized the Life and Casualty Insurance Company of Tennessee.
Tennessee museum takes preacher's dead snakes
The remains of dozens of poisonous snakes confiscated from a Tennessee preacher have been sent to a museum for research. The 53 frozen carcasses were given to East Tennessee State University's Natural History Museum at Gray.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
National strikes spark local debate
Wilson County has its fair share of fast-food restaurants and recent fast-food protests across the nation have some local workers discussing the issues at hand. Fast-food workers in several cities, including Nashville, walked out of their restaurants last week to protest low wages and the right to unionize without penalty.
Institute for Southern Studies
Stop feeding the hand that bites us
When Volkswagen finally agreed to build its new SUV in Chattanooga, Tennessee politicians crowed over the promise of 2,000 new jobs. Union-bashing Senator Bob Corker, the guy who months ago threatened these jobs would be toast if plant workers won a union, "choked back tears" announcing the news.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Voice of America
Water Therapy Helps Patients Make Small Steps
For people with impaired mobility, the world is one, long obstacle course. Even the simplest tasks can be a challenge, but as Mike Osborne reports, a research program in Tennessee shows that even relatively minor improvements in mobility can make a huge difference in the lives of people with disabilities.
Matheson, Thomas join Pinnacle's Lebanon office
Matheson, with eight years of financial services experience, is a senior vice president and financial advisor. He comes most recently from SunTrust Bank, where he was a vice president and business banker.
Young Historians Series Showcases Award-Winning Student Projects
The Tennessee Historical Society and Humanities Tennessee are proud to announce the Young Historians Series will be held at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library, 350 Pageant Lane in Clarksville, on Tuesday, Sep. 16. The series features nationally recognized student projects addressing an array of state and local history topics.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
ETSU teaches international students how to train athletes
East Tennessee State University is welcoming special visitors on campus this week from around the world. Coaches and students from the Chinese cultural university in Taiwan are visiting the Center of Excellence for Sport Science and Coach Education.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Southwest Tennessee Community College and Tennessee State University enter transfer agreement
Southwest Tennessee Community College is expanding its student transfer partnership agreement to include Tennessee State University in Nashville. In an official signing that will take place on Southwest's Macon Cove campus Sept.
MTSU works to stop on-campus sexual assaults before they start
Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro is trying to stop sexual assaults on campus before it starts and they are doing it by teaching males students to be better men. In addition to their year-long program to combat sexual violence on the Rutherford County campus, next month activist and international lecturer Tony Porter will to share his "A Call to Men" initiative aimed at stopping violence against women.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Birmingham City Schools tackles 'weekend waste' with Saturday school
Ramsay High School junior Campbell Escott participates in Birmingham City Schools' summer credit acceleration program via the distance learning service Edmentum. Escott plans to graduate early and enroll in Tennessee State University where she will pursue a degree in engineering.
Governor Bill Haslam announces David Purkey as Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) Director
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of David W. Purkey as a deputy commissioner of the Military Department where he will direct the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency . Purkey has served as interim director of TEMA since the April retirement of Jim Bassham.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Songwriter Neil Thrasher headlines Birmingham benefit for the Spirit of Luke
Neil Thrasher and Friends A Spirt of Luke benefit featuring Neil Thrasher, Kelley Lovelace, Wendell Mobley and John and Jacob. When Shades Valley High School's Class of 1983 named Neil Thrasher "Most Talented," they couldn't have known what was to come.
MTSU program seeks to prevent sexual assault
Middle Tennessee State University is starting a program that aims to reduce the possibility of sexual assaults on campus by targeting potential male attackers. The Daily News Journal reports that student orientation at the Murfreesboro university already had a section advising students about ways to avoid sexual assault, including teaching safety tips such as avoiding traveling alone and staying in well-lit, populated areas.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Columbia Daily Herald
Two Cents Worth
Brian Kendrick, a specialist in vascular surgery, Chad M. Moss, a specialist in general surgery and Jeffry C. Ruff Jr., a specialist in neurology, have joined the Maury Regional Medical Center staff. Kendrick received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Bluegrass festival grew out of family's love for being together
Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for education of its virtue. - Plato Unlike most music festivals, where profit is the goal, the Catawba Valley Music Revival, formerly known as the Coot Williams Road Music Festival, uses its proceeds to provide soul sustenance for young and old musicians alike.