SPRING CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A deputy has testified that the death of a 5-year-old Tennessee boy followed punishments that included eating cigarette butts and drinking dish soap.
Rhea County Sheriff's Detective Rocky Potter testified Wednesday during a preliminary court hearing for the boy's mother, 29-year-old Jessica Robbins, and her boyfriend, 22-year-old Bradley Adcox. Both are charged with murder and aggravated child abuse in the Aug. 30 death of Landon Robbins.
Jared Singletary picked up a pair of sacks in the final seconds to preserve a Blue Raider win over Memphis on Saturday, Sept 14, 2013
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Cody Clark hit a 40-yard field goal with 1:49 left to lift Middle Tennessee over Memphis 17-15 Saturday night.
Clark's kick capped an 8-play, 42-yard drive keyed by a 25-yard pass from Logan Kilgore to Tavarres Jefferson. Memphis drove to the Middle Tennessee 37 before consecutive sacks of Paxton Lynch on the game's final two plays.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The Center for Popular Music is working on a project to digitize, catalog and create an online archive of popular vernacular music manuscripts.
The Daily News Journal reports the center at Middle Tennessee State University is collaborating with the American Antiquarian Society in Massachusetts on the initiative, which was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman didn't offer any apologies in his first comments about a petition signed by more than 60 school superintendents that is critical of his leadership at the department.
Media reported that Huffman disputed many assertions in the letter, which says his office "has no interest in a dialogue" with local school leaders, and adds that superintendents' efforts to improve their schools are being thwarted by low teacher morale because of policy changes on the state level.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A top United Auto Workers official says a majority of workers at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee have signed cards favoring the union's representation in creating a German-style works council at the plant.
Gary Casteel, a Tennessee-based regional director for the UAW, tells The Associated Press that the cards include a statement about wanting to join VW's Global Works Council and supporting cooperative and collaborative relations with the company.