JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — The president of East Tennessee State University says the school might begin a football program.The Johnson City Press (http://bit.ly/UHZdBL ) reported university President Brian Noland said intercollegiate football was among recommendations of committees who looked at the school's future.
Others to be considered are opening a dental school and building a performing arts center.
Noland said as the recommendations are discussed, ETSU will gauge community support as well as campus reaction.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WNOT) —Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam are hosting the 10th annual "Tennessee Season to Remember" this evening, commemorating victims who lost their lives to violent crime. The ceremony begins tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in downtown Nashville. <?xml:namespace prefix = o />
Friends and families of victims are invited to attend and hang ornaments in memory of their loved ones on memorial wreaths. After the ceremony, the wreaths will be displayed at the Tennessee Tower.
Sen. Corker delivers remarks at the Hardeman County Veterans Day Ceremony in Middleton on November 11, 2011.
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GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is sponsoring an event Friday in Gallatin designed to connect military veterans and their family with needed services.
"Rally Point" will be one-stop shopping for Tennessee vets hoping to access services like VA claims assistance, vocational rehabilitation, education, employment help, mental health services, and home and business loans.
Tennessee based Nissan North America is set to begin production of its all-electric Nissan LEAF at its Smyrna plant in 2013.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Tennessee’s export sector has a mid-state economist worried, in spite of solid growth in recent quarters.
Middle Tennessee State University’s Dr. Steven Livingston specializes in the study of international trade. He says Tennessee exports are growing by a healthy seven or eight percent per quarter, but he also says that growth is increasingly dependent on a shrinking number of products headed to a shrinking number of countries.