Tennessee community braces for conflict ahead of White Lives Matter rally

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — In the rows of matching brick duplexes, natives of this Tennessee community live among immigrants from Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa, a sign of the slowly changing demographics of this city 60 miles southeast of Nashville. The Shelbyville Housing Authority neighborhood sits just behind one of the city’s main intersections, the site … Read moreTennessee community braces for conflict ahead of White Lives Matter rally

White Nationalists Harassed a Tennessee Church to Show That ‘White People Are Under Attack’

Inside the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee, on Sunday morning, preacher Ben Lambeth stood at the podium, lowered his eyes and spoke solemnly of pain and Satan. He addressed a crowd of survivors of the mass shooting incident that unfolded at the holy space in late September. The multiracial crowd of roughly … Read moreWhite Nationalists Harassed a Tennessee Church to Show That ‘White People Are Under Attack’

Vols’ Kelly, Ignont suspended after receiving citations

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee running back John Kelly and linebacker Will Ignont have been suspended from the Volunteers’ Saturday game with Kentucky after they were cited on misdemeanor drug-related charges this week. “Members of our football team have a responsibility to represent the University of Tennessee in a first-class manner,” Tennessee coach Butch Jones said … Read moreVols’ Kelly, Ignont suspended after receiving citations

Antioch neighbors lose fight against 96-unit low-income housing project

New population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show the Nashville metro statistical area added 36,337 people during the one-year stretch that ended July 1, 2016, meaning the region grew by an average of 100 people a day over those 12 months. Wochit Tennessee Court of Appeals cites petitioners’ failure to file a sworn petition … Read moreAntioch neighbors lose fight against 96-unit low-income housing project

Las Vegas massacre victim remembered in Tennessee as hero

BIG SANDY, Tenn. – A registered nurse who died protecting his wife during the Las Vegas shooting massacre is being remembered in Tennessee. At the funeral Tuesday for Sonny Melton, Kris Gulish said his brother-in-law was a hero. He called him a country boy from small town, U.S.A., who touched the entire nation simply by … Read moreLas Vegas massacre victim remembered in Tennessee as hero

Tennessee spending its off week searching for answers

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee already may have played its way out of serious contention for a Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title, but the Volunteers say they won’t have trouble finding motivation. They want to prove they’re a better team than they’ve shown the last few weeks. The Vols (3-2, 0-2 SEC) have spent their … Read moreTennessee spending its off week searching for answers

No. 8 Georgia hands Tennessee first shutout loss since 1994

(Photo: Crystal LoGiudice, USA TODAY Sports) KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — There would be no frantic finishes or dramatic comebacks in the latest edition of the Georgia-Tennessee rivalry. The eighth-ranked Bulldogs made sure of it. Jake Fromm threw a touchdown pass and ran for two more scores Saturday as No. 8 Georgia rolled to a 41-0 … Read moreNo. 8 Georgia hands Tennessee first shutout loss since 1994

Tennessee Vols coach Butch Jones to the media: ‘Sometimes the negativity is overwhelming.’

Tennessee Coach Butch Jones previews the upcoming game against Georgia Phil Kaplan/News Sentinel (Photo: Michael Patrick/News Sentinel) Butch Jones was asked during his Monday news conference whether defensive tackle Shy Tuttle’s injury was caused by a teammate. Here’s Jones’ response: "I’ll tell you this. Football is an emotional game. It is a competitive game. The … Read moreTennessee Vols coach Butch Jones to the media: ‘Sometimes the negativity is overwhelming.’