Associated Press

PINSON, Tenn. (AP) — Crews have begun their sixth day searching for a 2-year-old toddler lost in the woods.

Law enforcement and hundreds of volunteers have been looking for 2-year-old Noah Chamberlin since Thursday afternoon, when his grandmother says he walked away during a nature walk. He disappeared in the Pinson area, which is near the Madison-Chester County line.

The Jackson Sun reports Chester County Sheriff Blair Weaver says they haven't given up hope of finding the boy alive.


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller says he has agreed with U.S. environmental officials not to publicly discuss the next steps in addressing the German automaker's emissions cheating scandal.

Mueller told The Associated Press after a speech to workers at Volkswagen's lone U.S. plant in Chattanooga on Thursday that he understands frustration in the pace of finding a fix.

In Mueller's words: "I am impatient, too. I'd also like a faster solution. But we have to proceed with care."

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's school board has joined Knox County Schools in calling for student test scores to be removed from teacher evaluations this school year.

The Tennessean reports that the Metro Nashville Public Schools Board unanimously voted yesterday in favor of a resolution that urges state officials to either wave the use of TNReady for teacher evaluations or allow districts to use only observation data for teacher evaluations.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers return to the state Capitol on Tuesday to kick off the second session of the two-year 109th General Assembly.

With all 99 House seats and 16 of 33 senators up for re-election this fall, most lawmakers will be looking to wrap up their business quickly so they can concentrate on their campaigns.

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam will be looking to bounce back from the failure last year of his signature Insure Tennessee proposal to extend health coverage to more than 280,000 people.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Giddy Potts scored 26 points in his second game back from academic suspension and Middle Tennessee rallied to beat Texas-San Antonio 79-71 on Saturday.

Darnell Harris scored 15 points, Perrin Buford added 14, and the Blue Raiders (10-5, 2-1 Conference USA) made 9 of 29 3-pointers, led by Potts with 5 of 12.

Trailing 42-34 at halftime, the Blue Raiders closed within 57-55 on Potts' 3-pointer with 11:25 to play, then led 62-60 after Potts hit his fifth 3 of the game.