Tennessee

HENNING, Tenn. — An apparel company is planning to invest $7.5 million in an expansion in western Tennessee that is expected to create more than 220 jobs. The Department of Economic and Community Development announced that VF Corporation will expand its operations in Henning and will set up a new...
 A federal judge has blocked Tennessee’s new restrictions for registering voters from taking effect on Oct. 1 while a challenge of the law proceeds. Judge Aleta Trauger wrote Thursday that there’s no basis in the record to conclude the law will provide much benefit to Tennesseans, and less reason to...
TSU Newsroom NASHVILLE – Technology giant Apple, Inc. has partnered with Tennessee State University to give minorities and underserved communities greater access to the field. TSU has been charged with strengthening the collaboration by offering the company’s coding curriculum to new audiences. That expansion includes providing TSU alums the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of...
Debra K. Porter Johnson was a proud graduate of Tennessee State University, a proclamation from the university said about the woman killed by a prison escapee in her home on Aug. 7. TSU President Glenda Glover, accompanied by senior university administration officials, presented the proclamation to Johnson’s family, with a...
By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Several voter registration organizations are asking a judge to stop Tennessee's new restrictions for signing up voters from taking effect in October, saying the law has already curtailed their ability to enroll voters in communities of color and other historically disenfranchised...
NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University is launching a national initiative that seeks to bring coding experiences to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and underserved communities. TSU hosted the inaugural “HBCU C2 Presidential Academy” this week through its newly established National Center for Smart Technology Innovations. HBCU C2 will bring coding and creativity opportunities...
By KIMBERLEE KRUESI, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee changed course on Monday and declared he's now in favor of amending a law that requires the state to honor Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Lee tweeted on Monday he...
By KIMBERLEE KRUESI, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump says U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty is running for Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat. Trump broke the news in a tweet on Friday afternoon, adding that the 59-year-old Republican candidate has the president's "complete and total endorsement." Hagerty's spokeswoman...
Dedric Pearson, an insurance consultant for Pete Mitchell and Associates, Inc. has been elected president of the Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) of Tennessee. Pearson was elected to the position at the 84th annual state convention in on June 20. PIA of Tennessee is an association of independent insurance agents who...
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KNOXVILLE — An elementary school teacher has become the first African-American woman to be crowned Miss Tennessee. Miss Greene County Brianna Mason won the pageant at the University of Tennessee on Saturday night in her fourth attempt. The 23-year-old Mason is a Nashville native who was second-runner-up in last year's pageant,...