Leaders of a Murfreesboro, Tennessee, mosque whose construction has been beset by controversy hope to hold their first prayer services in the new center on Friday, a board member said Tuesday.
County officials on Tuesday granted the paperwork needed for the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to open -- after two years of legal wrangling and anti-Muslim sentiment that included vandalism.
A federal judge's ruling Wednesday cleared the way for a controversial mosque in Tennessee to open in time for the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
A Memphis, Tennessee, man faces a 45-count indictment after prosecutors say he took money from teachers who paid to have other people take their certification exams.
Rescuers freed three miners who were trapped in an eastern Tennessee zinc mine Wednesday after a fire, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration.
A Tennessee man accused of wounding an Alabama sheriff's deputy and a Tennessee police officer has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after his capture overnight, authorities announced Tuesday.
Tennessee police are vigorously searching for a woman who has been missing for five days.
A judge told Tennessee officials on Monday to stop enforcing new rules that have been used to arrest Occupy protesters in Nashville.
A Marshall County, Tennessee, man dies after his car is swept into a flooded creek. WMC reports.
Tennessee's top investigator said Monday that searchers have found an item that officials believe belonged to the 20-year-old nursing student who disappeared earlier this month.
One Knoxville church gave back to the community by giving away $10,000 in gasoline.
Investigators and community members in Tennessee continued their hunt Sunday for a 20-year-old nursing student, offering a fresh appeal for tips on the man they believe forcibly took her from her home last week.
All across the nation, teachers are coming under attack.
A Tennessee judge refused Wednesday to issue a temporary restraining order that would halt construction of a new mosque and Islamic center in Murfreesboro.
A Tennessee lawmaker is under fire after referring to pregnant illegal immigrants as "rats" that "multiply."
The U.S. Justice Department filed a legal brief Monday stating its support of the continued construction of a controversial mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, that was targeted by arsonists in August.
Do Muslims have a right to build their mosque? CNN's Anderson Cooper hears from both sides.
Suspected arson at the future site of a mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, has "really raised the fear factor" among area Muslims, a representative of the mosque told CNN on Monday.
The Cumberland River in Nashville, Tennessee, is predicted to be at flood stage overnight Friday, and flood levels should begin to fall after daylight, according to the National Weather Service.
Residents of Putnam, Tennessee, are dealing with devastating flash floods. WTVF reports.
Severe storms and massive flooding last weekend killed 23 people in Tennessee, state emergency management officials said.
CNN's Martin Savidge reports to Don Lemon about the clean-up effort going on in Nashville neighborhoods.
Tennessee is living up to its Volunteer State moniker as residents grapple with the aftermath of deadly flooding that left widespread damage and an untold number of displaced residents in its wake.
As historically high flood waters receded in Tennessee on Wednesday, dramatic stories of tragedy and survival emerged, including that of a woman who saw her husband and daughter swept away.
iReporter John Ellis gets a look at the heavy flooding in his hometown of Lexington, Tennessee,
Severe flooding killed at least five people in central Tennessee on Saturday, officials said, as floodwaters inundated roads, highways and homes in and around the Nashville area.
Tennessee and Delaware were the only two states designated Monday to receive funds in the first round of the education funding competition "Race to the Top," federal officials announced.
Areas of Oklahoma received a mixture of snow, sleet, rain and freezing rain which coated surfaces with ice.
A national campaign to inoculate tens of millions of Americans against H1N1 influenza began Monday, with health care workers in Indiana and Tennessee targeted as the first recipients, federal health authorities said.
The wife of a man suspected of killing five people in Tennessee and one in Alabama was among the victims found in southern Tennessee, along with her son, father and brother, police said Sunday.
"A gruesome scene" is how one investigator described the aftermath of five killings in Tennessee. A sixth body was found in Alabama.
WKRN's Todd Dunn describes the scene in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, after severe weather causes major damage.
Their grandfather has been arrested for allegedly abducting his grandkids on March 1, 1989
EPA tests find drinking water is safe, but sludge spilled from a Tennessee coal plant has high levels of arsenic.
Estimates for the amount of thick sludge that gushed from a Tennessee coal plant last week have tripled to more than a billion gallons, as cleanup crews try to remove the goop from homes and railroads and halt its oozing into an adjacent river.
The drinking water in the area of last month's coal-sludge spill in eastern Tennessee is safe, but elevated levels of arsenic have been found in the sludge, authorities said.
Police and church officials talk about a shooting at a Tennessee church that left at least one man dead.
Tennessee's Phillip Fulmer is the dean of SEC coaches, and lately he has been taking everybody to school on the recruiting front.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee guard J.P. Prince has had arthroscopic reconstructive surgery on his left shoulder.
Severe weather caused damage to several homes in Lawrence County, Tennessee.
The Butler Bulldogs granted SI.com permission to observe their preparation for a matchup against the Vols in Birmingham, Ala. Here's how a mid-major attempted to knock off a championship contender.
Rescuers found four spelunkers "wet and cold" but alive Friday afternoon in a cave in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a park spokesman said.
Underrated: Butler. The Bulldogs reached the Sweet 16 as a No. 5 seed last year, then went 29-3 this season ... and were rewarded with a No. 7 slot in the same pod as Tennessee.
The AP poll's old No. 1 lost on Saturday. Its new No. 1 lost on Tuesday. There's chaos at the top of the college basketball world, but in chaos can be found opportunity.
Tennessee takes over as the No. 1 overall seed this week while Memphis sits a spot behind the Vols. There were five other contenders -- North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, UCLA and Texas -- for the other two top spots. I went with the Tar Heels and 'Horns. The latter may come as a surprise; however, Texas has gone undefeated in February and its 19-point win over Tennessee on Nov. 24 has never looked better. Victories over the Jayhawks and Bruins don't hurt, either.
AT&T Inc. is partnering with Tennessee to provide the country's first statewide system to electronically exchange patient medical information, the telecommunications company said Monday
For Tennessee, having five signees on the McDonald's All-American roster is business as usual. For Rutgers, having five future Scarlet Knights among the group is significent progress.
The Rutgers women picked a good time to play like the team that made it to the NCAA finals last season.
President Bush assures all the people affected by this week's tornadoes that they will be helped.
My heart starts racing every time I bound up the back stairs of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base for the start of another trip with President Bush.
CNN's David Mattingly reports on a tornado survivor -- a baby boy hurtled 100 yards into a mud-covered, debris-littered field.
President Bush arrived in Tennessee on Friday morning, "taking the prayers of the American people to those who suffered from the devastating tornadoes."
Tornado survivor James Kruger talks about surviving the tornado by diving to the floor as his door was blowing away.
James Kruger was watching election results Tuesday night in Lafayette, Tennessee, when a warning appeared on his TV screen: A tornado was headed straight toward his town. Then the lights went out.
Union University student Aaron Gilbert describes what happened as a tornado hit the school.
Aerial video shows student residences at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, flattened by tornadoes.
Flames shoot hundreds of feet up from a Tennessee compressor station, and a tornado claims a survivor's home and pets.
Tornadoes and storms in the mid-South have killed 55 people since Tuesday evening in the deadliest tornado outbreak in the United States in more than 20 years.
Candra Pennington huddled in her dorm room at Union University with about 15 other young women Tuesday night as bad storms swept through western Tennessee.
Union University student Candra Pennington describes huddling with classmates when a tornado hit the school.
Tornadoes that roared through parts of Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee killed at least 23 people and injured nearly 100 more Tuesday night, authorities said.
The former Senator remains on the ballot and could win delegates in his home state
A Tennessee judge resigned last month after making a recording of fantasies so lurid that police and FBI officials thought they were listening to a torture session and believed it might be linked to a murder case
College hoops turns the corner into the conference home-stretch this evening, and as much as we think we've learned from the first two months of the season, it's not enough. The final Associated Press poll of December 2006 is evidence of just how worthless early-season assessments can be. No one considered that Top 25 to be a total abomination at the time, and yet there was one future NIT team (Alabama) in the top 10 and three more (Oklahoma State, Air Force and Clemson) scattered below.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It used to be -- maybe a week ago or so -- that major league teams, every last one of them, would get all huffy about the importance of holding onto their young and talented prospects. Build from within, they all said. Scout and develop. Go homegrown. That's the way to do business.
Rankings to devour if you're not busy confronting Bob Knight -- with a bad video camera in hand -- for firing shotgun pellets into your swimming pool...
Several teams remain unbeaten through the early weeks of the season, but two have really separated themselves from the rest of the pack. Tennessee is beating opponents by an average of 27 points. Connecticut is winning by an even more impressive 40 points a game. That's not against an easy schedule, either.
Billy Ray Cyrus and his daughter, Miley, want to shoot their upcoming Hannah Montana movie in their home state of Tennessee, but it may not happen for them, according to the Associated Press.
Authorities say high winds, possibly from a tornado, damaged buildings and caused minor injuries in Tennessee.
Quarterback issues. They're everywhere in the NFL. Injuries and ineffectiveness in Week 5 gave us a whole new set of topics to sink our teeth into. To wit:
Just as the college football world was turned upside down last weekend, the preps world went stagant. No team in the top 25 lost, and only a handful received true challenges.
The chant came thundering down Strawberry Canyon on a picturesque Saturday night in Berkeley. The Golden Bears were on their way to avenging an embarrassing loss to Tennessee in convincing fashion, and the backdrop to the cross-country matchup had a voice: "Pac-Ten Foot-Ball," cried the masses inside Memorial Stadium. "Pac-Ten Foot-Ball."
It comes in with a whimper, this 2007 season, offering a single battle between ranked teams on opening weekend. Not on a pale blue afternoon in a venerable college football town, either, but rather under lights, in Berkeley, with a busted pinkie -- a pinkie! -- as the most intriguing game-week development. Why, though, should any of us complain? This is not a point in the year where the sport needs to sell itself. It's been eight months. We're starving. We'll take anything. And this -- Rocky Top meets Tightwad Hill -- ain't bad for our first Saturday night.
In March 2006, the Tennessee board that regulates cemeteries got a five-page complaint, in neatly penned cursive longhand, from Geraldine Story, an elderly Memphis woman. Story's husband Ralph had died on January 22. In preparation for that day, he and she had each, more than thirty years earlier, purchased prepaid funeral services from the Forest Hill Funeral Home in Memphis, to make sure that each's burial expenses would not be a burden to the other or to their families.
Cleaning up contaminated water is big business. World demand for treatment is forecast to increase 6 percent per year through 2009 to more than $35 billion, according to a 2006 report by research firm Freedonia.
Last Friday night, I was sitting in the backseat of a cab with the windows rolled down when a dude in a convertible pulled up next to me blasting that song Hey there, Delilah. It's been stuck in my head for five straight days since. The good news is, it's soft, melodious and not nearly as annoying as Outkast's Hey Ya!, which, you may recall, got stuck in the heads of the entire American population for a good two months in the winter of 2004.
Philip Workman has prepared to die three times before.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's new get-tough policy has gotten rave reviews, and rightly so. But there's get-tough, and then there's getting ridiculous. As in fining Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher $100,000 for wearing a non NFL-approved cap to Super Bowl media day, while sipping from a non NFL-approved bottle of water.
CLEVELAND -- Tennessee finally returned to the top of women's college basketball on Tuesday night, beating Rutgers 59-46 to give the Lady Vols an unprecedented seventh title. With Wade Trophy winner Candace Parker returning, Tennessee has a good shot at No. 8 in '08.
CLEVELAND -- The drought is over.
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So much for star power. Or firepower, for that matter. Tennessee and North Carolina, the only top seeds to reach the Final Four, were missing both in their semifinal matchups Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena. North Carolina's Ivory Latta spent about as much time on the bench as she did the floor during the first half. Latta picked up her third foul 11 minutes in. Tennessee got even less time from Candace Parker. She played just eight minutes.
SI.com's experts weigh in with their predictions for this Sunday's race in Bristol, Tenn.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If only I'd had a chance to talk to Dane Bradshaw beforehand, I might not have made the mistake of picking Long Beach State over Tennessee as my obligatory 12 over 5 upset -- a game that instead wound up as a 121-86 Volunteer whitewashing.
Tennessee general manager Mike Reinfeldt sits in Nashville with $26.5 million in cap room not burning a hole in his pocket. Green Bay GM Ted Thompson does the same with $21.8 million to spend in northeast Wisconsin. And through the mayhem of the first 10 days of free agency, the two guys who run the football side of those teams -- coincidentally, former roommates with the Houston Oilers -- are gritting their teeth, watching money get spent foolishly in some cases, and waiting for the market to simmer down.
It's a Mata-Matta world -- in that order -- at the top of the regular season's final Power Rankings.
On the morning of Tennessee's home game against Oklahoma State on Dec. 18, Volunteers senior forward Dane Bradshaw was in so much pain from tendonitis in both his shoulders that he could barely lift his arms over his head. Yet, there was Bradshaw, all 6-foot-4, 205 pounds of him, fighting amongst the giants to tip in teammate Ramar Smith's miss with 1.9 seconds remaining to give UT a 79-77 win. It was the kind of play Bradshaw has made throughout his career, during which he has compiled far more memorable moments than eye-popping statistics.
America is a heavy nation and getting heavier, especially young people. The number of overweight children aged 6-11 more than doubled the past 20 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health experts warn that unless we do something to stop it, those numbers will continue to rise.
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