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UT Volunteers roll past Utah State Aggies 38-7 at Neyland Stadium

 

Clarksville’s Jalen Reeves-Maybin helps lead UT to Victory

Tennessee Vols - UT Vols - University of Tennessee VolunteersKnoxville, TN - The University of Tennessee football team won its 20th home opener in a row in front of a sell-out crowd of 102,455, defeating the Utah State Aggies, 38-7, on Sunday night at Neyland Stadium.

In the 2014 opener, the Vols played a record 20 true freshmen and 10 newcomers, which surpassed the 2011-12 record number of 12 true freshmen seeing action.

Senior Justin Worley had a complete night under center, going 27-for-38 for 273 yards, marking career highs for completions and attempts. His 13 straight completions were good the fourth best in school history. Worley’s three touchdown passes also tied his career high.

Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Pig Howard (2) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against Utah State Aggies linebacker Nick Vigil (41) (not pictured) during the first half at Neyland Stadium. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Pig Howard (2) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against Utah State Aggies linebacker Nick Vigil (41) (not pictured) during the first half at Neyland Stadium. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Reclaiming Spaces: One Farmers Market at a Time

 

By Lindsay Buchannan of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureWashington, DC – Consumer demand for local food is driving the expansion of farmers markets into places of all shapes, sizes, and locations. Ferry terminals, train depots, grain mills and shipping containers all can, and are, housing farmers markets across the country.

There are 8,268 markets listed in the USDA’s National Farmers Market Directory, a 76 percent increase since 2008. Managed by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, the directory listings reflect continued growth and demand in every region of the country. Today farmers markets are as diverse as the communities they serve and can be found in unique rural and urban spaces across the country.

The Ferry Building dominated the busy port as a main boat terminus. As cars and highways became more popular, the terminal went into disrepair. Now, farmers and vendors have revived the space, making the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market one of California’s most famous farmers markets. (Photo courtesy of Jim Forest.)

The Ferry Building dominated the busy port as a main boat terminus. As cars and highways became more popular, the terminal went into disrepair. Now, farmers and vendors have revived the space, making the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market one of California’s most famous farmers markets. (Photo courtesy of Jim Forest.)

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Former APSU coach Lin Dunn to be inducted into Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsKnoxville, TN -  Former Austin Peay State University women’s basketball head coach Lin Dunn will be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Saturday.

The induction ceremony will take place 6:00pm, at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville. Dunn will be part of six-member 2014 class that also will include: Michelle Edwards (player), Mimi Griffin (contributor), Yolanda Griffith (player), Jasmina Perazic (player), and Charlotte West (contributor).

Former Austin Peay State University Women’s Basketball coach Lin Dunn to be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

Former Austin Peay State University Women’s Basketball coach Lin Dunn to be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tiffany Bryant Joins Legal Aid Society as Victim Advocate in Clarksville

 

Tiffany BryantNashville, TN – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm, announced today that Tiffany Bryant has joined the team as a victim advocate for the Clarksville office.

Bryant previously served as a family advocate for the Child Advocacy Center of the 23rd Judicial District and has experience working with The Salvation Army: Joy D. Baker Center and the YWCA: Phyllis Wheatley Center. She graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in social work. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Democrats call for action on Medicaid expansion

 

Yesterday marks the one year anniversary of Governor Haslam’s “Tennessee plan” speech

Nashville, TN –  At a press conference yesterday, House Democrats joined together to mark the one year anniversary of Governor Haslam’s “Tennessee plan” speech to the General Assembly. Democrats called on the Governor and legislature to stop delaying and expand Medicaid now.

“It is well past time for Tennessee to join Arkansas, Iowa, Indiana and Pennsylvania in submitting a plan to the federal government to expand Medicaid,” said Rep. Sherry Jones (D-Nashville). “While the ‘Tennessee plan’ will probably be less efficient and beneficial than a traditional Medicaid expansion, any plan would be better than no plan at all.”

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Clarksville’s Bashaara Graves leads Tennessee Lady Vols at NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee Lady Vols, the #1 seed in the Louisville Regional, has advanced to the 2014 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, and will host Maryland on Sunday afternoon.

Tip-off is set for noon in the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville Kentucky.

This is Tennessee’s fifth-straight and 32nd overall NCAA Sweet 16 appearance, and the third year in a row for Maryland.

Bashaara Graves leads Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball against Maryland at NCAA Sweet 16. (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

Bashaara Graves leads Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball against Maryland at NCAA Sweet 16. (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

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APSU Governors Baseball loses 8-7 in twelve innings to No. 14 Tennessee Vols

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUKnoxville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team battled back from a pair of early deficits to force extra innings, but could not topple No. 14 Tennessee, falling 8-7 in 12 innings, Tuesday night at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

Austin Peay Men's Baseball Falls to Tennessee 8-7 in twelve innings. (UT Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Baseball Falls to Tennessee 8-7 in twelve innings. (UT Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Baseball take on nationally-ranked Tennessee Volunteers, Tuesday

 

Austin Peay Governors vs. Tennessee Vols

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Knoxville, TN | Lindsey Nelson Stadium

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay’s baseball team (8-10, 2-1 OVC) begins a five-game road trip when it travels to the nationally-ranked Tennessee Volunteers (17-2, 2-1 SEC) for a 5:00pm (CT), Tuesday contest at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

Austin Peay junior right-hander Caleb DeLee will take the hill, Tuesday, as the Govs begin a five-game roadtrip at nationally-ranked Tennessee Volunteers. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay junior right-hander Caleb DeLee will take the hill, Tuesday, as the Govs begin a five-game roadtrip at nationally-ranked Tennessee Volunteers. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Volunteers to face Iowa Hawkeyes in NCAA Tournament

 

UT Sports Information

UT VolsKnoxville, TN - The Tennessee basketball team faces Iowa in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Dayton, Ohio, Wednesday at UD Arena at 9:10pm (ET).

Tickets will be available for purchase on www.ticketmaster.com .

The Volunteers (21-12, 11-7 SEC) are vying for the No. 11 seed in the Midwest Region, which leads to Indianapolis, Ind.

The winner of Wednesday’s game meets No. 6 seed UMass on Friday in a second-round game in Raleigh, N.C.

UT Vols to face Iowa in NCAA Tournament (UT Sports Information)

UT Vols to face Iowa in NCAA Tournament (UT Sports Information)

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Tennessee Veterans Homes among the best in U.S. News and World Report rankings

 

Murfreesboro and Knoxville recognized Nationally

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder joins the Tennessee State Veterans Homes (TSVH) Board in celebrating the announcement from U.S. News & World Report 2014 which names the Tennessee State Veterans Homes in Knoxville and Murfreesboro among the best in the country.

U.S. News and World Report rated more than 16,000 nursing homes using data research on nursing home safety, health inspection and staffing.

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