Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee coach Rick Stockstill has named his son, redshirt freshman Brent Stockstill, his starting quarterback for the Blue Raiders' season opener against Jackson State.

Stockstill made the announcement Monday.

Brent Stockstill redshirted last season after he was 2 of 3 for 41 yards in the season opener. Austin Grammer threw for 2,557 yards and 17 touchdowns with 12 interceptions, and he also ran for 442 yards and six more TDs as Middle Tennessee went 6-6.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Gov. Bill Haslam says no decision has been made on whether to move forward with the outsourcing of a wide range of government facilities.

But a timetable obtained by WTVF-TV shows officials planned to take the next step within days of the Aug. 21 deadline for responses to a request for information from potential vendors.

According to the timetable, officials were to begin work on a request for qualifications on Aug. 25. That request is how the state would pick which companies could bid on the contracts, which would be signed Aug. 1, 2016.

WARTBURG, Tenn. (AP) — A Morgan County man who chose fishing over a pharmacy career has won the biggest prize in bass fishing, the $500,000 Forrest Wood Cup.

Brad Knight told the Knoxville News Sentinel ( bass fishing at first gave him some good years and some lean ones.

For a while, his wife, Becky, worked in nursing and took care of their baby daughter while he travelled the circuit solo. Then last year, the couple decided to go all in, with Becky Knight managing the business details while her husband fished.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is looking into possible security changes after the July 16 slaying of four Marines and a sailor at Chattanooga's U.S. Naval and Marine Reserve Center.

Capt. Jack Hanzlik, Fleet Forces Command spokesman, told the Chattanooga Times Free Press ( ) the Navy is looking at things like the site's layout and the policies that govern how personnel respond to such attacks.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state lawmaker is facing up to $177,500 in fines from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for discharging waste from his northwestern Tennessee hog farm without a permit.

WTVF-TV in Nashville first reported Thursday that the EPA had filed the complaint against state Rep. Andy Holt, a Dresden Republican and vice chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. According to the filing, Holt's farm discharged a total of more than 860,000 gallons from lagoons on the farm raising nearly 1,500 swine without proper authorization.