NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam and his wife, Crissy, are hosting a Christmas tree lighting event at the state Capitol on Monday evening.
The tree will be strung with about 6,000 bulbs and more than 200 ornaments. The University of Tennessee's Institute of Agriculture supplied the 30-foot Norway spruce from the Cumberland Forest in Morgan County.
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee, left, and Guangxi University President Zhao Yanlin signed a memorandum of understanding Tuesday to foster cultural and academic exchanges between MTSU and the Chinese university.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Middle Tennessee State University has signed another agreement with China’s Guangxi University.
University President Zhao Yanlin was on the MTSU campus Tuesday to sign the five year agreement, which provides for joint research projects, conferences, as-well-as student and faculty exchanges.
After inking the deal, MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee noted that the two institutions have much in common.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — A Bradley County judge has sentenced a woman to two life terms in the deaths of her two young sons.
Tasha Bates was convicted in August of murder and child neglect in the deaths of 3-year-old River and 5-year-old Leland, who were left in a car last June when the temperature hit 101 degrees.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/1aW3IQn) reports that Bates' attorney, Richard Hughes, asked that the sentences be allowed to run concurrently, meaning she would serve just one life sentence.
Pamela Campbell poses by one of the lifeboats onboard the Africa Mercy, the world's largest private hospital ship, currently docked in Pointe Noire, Congo, Africa.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A woman from East Tennessee traveled to West Africa to aid the poor for six months and is still there two years later.
Pam Campbell is a 42 year old health care administrator from Knoxville. In December 2011 she took a leave of absence from her work with a medical practice to serve onboard a hospital ship. Pam is the personal assistant to the ship’s Director of Medicine for the charity Mercy Ships.