KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart is retiring effective June 30.

The school announced the decision Thursday.

Hart said in a statement he decided this would be a good time to step down "as I thought about finishing this job well and how extremely proud I am of what everyone in our department has contributed collectively to get us to where we are today."

DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge says the trial in the Holly Bobo case will likely be moved from the rural county where she lived.

According to The Jackson Sun ( ), Judge Creed McGinley said Wednesday that there has been a "significant amount of emotion in Decatur County" about the Holly Bobo case and he anticipates it will be impossible to select a jury in the county. He said "parties can safely say at this point that a change of venue will occur."

Officer who called UT's Butch Jones loses assignment

Aug 18, 2016
Univ. of Tennessee Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Knoxville police officer who called Tennessee football coach Butch Jones during a rape investigation involving his players will no longer serve as the police department's liaison to the football team.

Knoxville police chief David Rausch said Wednesday that Sam Brown was removed from that assignment due to "reported concerns" about the relationship between the football program and the police department.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a trespassing charge brought against a Nashville Scene reporter by Rep. Jeremy Durham.

The Franklin Republican was the subject of a state attorney general's investigation that detailed allegations of sexual interactions with 22 women at the Legislature. Durham denied most of the allegations, but suspended his re-election campaign and was soundly defeated in the Republican primary this month.

Reporter Cari Wade Gervin had gone to Durham's house in May to ask him questions about his campaign spending.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Transit officials are asking for your input on a just proposed $6 billion transit plan for Middle Tennessee.

WSMV reports that the new plan was released Wednesday morning by the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Regional Transportation Authority.

The plan, submitted by the nMotion project team, recommends 46 miles of light rail, 98 miles of freeway bus rapid transit, and 200 miles of pedestrian improvements.