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Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts says Bills are making Progress

 

“Voucher Bill” was laid on the House Desk by the Sponsor

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) moved several pieces of legislation forward in the legislative process. He also will start moving a bill forward in the Transportation Sub Committee next week.

House Bill 1514/Senate Bill 1730 (Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) is a bill that was brought to Representative Pitts by a mother whose innocent son was killed by an impaired driver in Clarksville on his way to Austin Peay State University.

Tyler Head was killed on February 3rd, 2012 and the bill, if passed, will be known as the Tyler Head law. It will establish a memorial sign program for the State of Tennessee.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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UT Vols Basketball travels to Missouri Tigers Saturday

 

Tennessee (12-12/5-6 SEC) at Missouri (8-16/1-10 SEC)

Saturday, February 13th, 2016 | 2:01pm CT/3:01pm ET
Columbia, MO | Mizzou Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee plays the first of two straight road games Saturday when it travels to take on Missouri at 3:00pm ET/2:00pm CT on the SEC Network.

The Vols (12-12, 5-6 SEC) are looking to achieve back-to-back SEC victories for the first time this season, having defeated Auburn by a 71-45 count at Thompson-Boling Arena on Tuesday night.

Tennessee got just four points from Kevin Punter Jr., the SEC’s second leading scorer, and two points from Armani Moore, but were buoyed by a career-high 20 points from Robert Hubbs III.

Hubbs did his damage on 7-of-12 shooting, knocking down a three and going 5-of-6 from the line.

Tennessee Vols tangle with the Missouri Tigers at Mizzou Arena Saturday at 3:00pm ET/2:00pm CT on the SEC Network. (UT Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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UT Lady Vols win at Vanderbilt, 69-51

 

UT Athletics Department

UT Lady VolsNashville, TN – Balanced scoring and a late fourth-quarter run sealed the 69-51 victory for the Lady Vols over Vanderbilt in Memorial Gym Thursday night.

Tennessee (15-9, 6-5 SEC) ended its five-game road losing streak, while Vanderbilt (15-9, 4-7 SEC) dropped its fourth consecutive contest.

Five Lady Vols scored in double figures, including a season-high 18 points from Jaime Nared. Diamond DeShields scored 12 and added nine rebounds. Mercedes Russell posted 11 points and grabbed eight boards. Te’a Cooper scored 11, while Bashaara Graves added 10 points.

Andraya Carter changed the direction of the game with the scoop and score that put the Lady Vols up 10 at the 3:55 mark in the fourth quarter. Carter’s bucket began a 17-5 Tennessee run to end the game.

Tennesseee Women's Basketball has five score in double figures in win over Vanderbilt Thursday night. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennesseee Women’s Basketball has five score in double figures in win over Vanderbilt Thursday night. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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AAA says Travel Concerns Push Vacation Prices Lower

 

AAA urges Americans to be informed when shaping 2016 travel plans

AAAKnoxville, TN – Media publicity regarding terrorism, the stock market, and now the Zika virus is weighing on the minds of travelers, many of whom are turning to AAA for advice on whether they should alter their vacation plans.

AAA always encourages Americans to be cautious when traveling the world, and to be aware of any health or security alerts before leaving. Although much has been made about the Zika virus, and travelers should stay informed, Federal health officials have not issued travel restrictions to those countries with active virus transmission.

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#25/RV UT Lady Vols take on Vanderbilt Commodores in Nashville Wednesday

 

#25/RV Tennessee (14-9, 5-5 SEC) vs. Vanderbilt (15-8, 4-6 SEC)

Thursday, February 11th, 2016 | 8:05pm CT/9:05pm ET
Nashville, TN | Memorial Gymnasium

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The #25/RV Lady Vols (14-9, 5-5 SEC) go in search of a road victory Thursday night, as they face in-state rival Vanderbilt (15-8, 4-6 SEC) in Nashville at Memorial Gymnasium in the 76th meeting between these programs. Tip-off is slated for 8:00pm CT/9:00pm ET.

The Lady Vols are in seventh place, and the Commodores stand in 11th in the league standings through Monday night’s games.

After winning a pair of league tilts at home, the Big Orange women enter Thursday night’s contest on the heels of a 76-71 overtime loss at Texas A&M on Sunday.

Tennessee Women's Basketball meet Vanderbilt Commordores for the 76th time Wednesday. (UT Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s RJ Corman Railroad Bridge Project in the Running for Statewide Award

 

Rehab of RJ Corman Railroad Bridge in the running for top engineering prize

ACEC - The American Council of Engineering Companies of TennesseeClarksville, TN – The RJ Corman Railroad Cumberland River Bridge by HDR|ICA Engineering for the City of Clarksville, is among projects being considered in the 2016 Engineering Excellence Awards competition, presented by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee (ACEC of Tennessee).

The award is one of the highest honors a project team can receive and is considered the “Academy Awards of the engineering industry.”

RJ Corman Railroad Cumberland River Bridge in Clarksville Tennessee.

RJ Corman Railroad Cumberland River Bridge in Clarksville Tennessee.

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UT Vols roll over Auburn Tigers 71-45

 

UT Athletics Department

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN The Tennessee Volunteers never trailed to the Auburn Tigers at Thompson-Boling Arena on Tuesday night, cruising to a 71-45 victory.

Junior Robert Hubbs III led the Volunteers’ offense, scoring a career-high 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting and adding five rebounds in 25 minutes of play.

With the win over the Tigers (9-14, 3-8 SEC), the Vols (12-12, 5-6 SEC) have won three consecutive games at home, with an 11-2 overall record at TBA on the season.

Auburn was led by Bryce Brown, who finished with 18 points, and Cinmeon Bowers, who had 9 points and 15 rebounds.

Tennesssee Vols' Junior Robbert Hubbs III scored a career-high 20 points in UT's 71-45 victory over Auburn. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennesssee Vols’ Junior Robbert Hubbs III scored a career-high 20 points in UT’s 71-45 victory over Auburn. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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UT Vols take on Auburn Tigers at Thompson-Boling Arena, Tuesday

 

Tennessee (11-12/4-6 SEC) vs. Auburn (9-13/3-7 SEC)

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 | 7:01pm ET/6:01pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – SEC play rolls on for Tennessee when it welcomes Auburn to Thompson-Boling Arena Tuesday for a 7:00pm ET/6:00pm CT tip on the SEC Network.

The Vols (11-12, 4-6 SEC) got 24 points from senior guard Kevin Punter Jr. but fell 85-67 at Arkansas in its most recent action. Punter’s 24 points marked his 17th game of 20-plus points this season and pushed the All-American hopeful’s season-long scoring average to 23.2 points per game. That figure ranks second in the SEC and eighth in the nation.

Auburn (9-13, 3-7) has lost five straight games, including a 65-55 defeat at the hands of Georgia on Saturday in Athens.

Tennessee Vols hosts the Auburn Tigers on Tuesday at 7:00pm ET/6:00pm CT at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA lists Top-Rated Restaurants in Tennessee

 

Leading-edge restaurants impress knowledgeable guests with innovative menus and enticing surroundings

AAAKnoxville, TN – Throughout the U.S., Canada and Caribbean, only two percent of restaurants are awarded the AAA/CAA Four Diamond Rating for 2016. However, four of them can be found in Tennessee.  

“These restaurants take great pride in attaining the Four Diamond Rating,” said Don Lindsey, Tennessee Public Affairs Director, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Tennesseans and tourists who dine at Four Diamond restaurants can expect personalized service, enhanced guest comfort and memorable experiences.”

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#23/25 UT Lady Vols travel to #12/11 Texas A&M Sunday looking for road win

 

#23/25 Tennessee (14-8/5-4 SEC) vs. #12/11 Texas A&M (15-7/5-4 SEC)

Sunday, February 7th, 2016 | 3:01pm CT/3:01pm ET
College Station, TX | Reed Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The #23/25 Lady Vols (14-8, 5-4 SEC) will look for a road victory as they take on #12/11 Texas A&M (15-7, 5-4 SEC) on Sunday. Tip off is slated for 3:00pm CT/4:00pm ET, and the game will be broadcast on ESPN and available online via WatchESPN.

The Lady Vols and Aggies enter the contest knotted up in fourth place in the SEC standings, one game ahead of Auburn, Georgia and Missouri in the loss column.

Tennessee brings a two-game winning streak into the contest after it defeated Alabama (70-42) last Sunday and Arkansas (75-57) on Thursday night, both in Knoxville, to rise from ninth to fourth in the league standings.

The #23/25 Tennessee Lady Vols (14-8, 5-4 SEC) will look for a road victory as they take on #12/11 Texas A&M (15-7, 5-4 SEC) on Sunday. (UT Athletics Department)

The #23/25 Tennessee Lady Vols (14-8, 5-4 SEC) will look for a road victory as they take on #12/11 Texas A&M (15-7, 5-4 SEC) on Sunday. (UT Athletics Department)

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