Carbondale, IL – After falling behind early, Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s basketball surged back to take the lead at the end of the third quarter; however, a late push by Southern Illinois was too much to overcome and the Governors fell, 72-54, at the Banterra Center.
Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after he voted for and the Senate passed by an overwhelming vote of 84-13, the conference report of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which establishes the nation’s military spending priorities for troops, including those at Fort Campbell, and supports important U.S. Department of Energy national security programs at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge.
“For the last 60 years, Congress has passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which prioritizes the men and women who serve in our armed forces,” Senator Alexander said.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Vols Football team was dominant in all phases of the game in a convincing 42-17 win over in-state rival Vanderbilt on Saturday in Nashville.
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, December 10th, 2020, U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R—Tenn.) introduced legislation to prohibit U.S. pension investments in Chinese companies.
“There is no line between the Chinese Communist Party and Chinese businesses. Companies like Huawei prop up and assist the regime in their genocide of the Muslims Uyghurs, Inner Mongolians, Tibetans, and other religious and ethnic minorities. American dollars should not be used to violate human rights,” said Senator Blackburn.
Knoxville, TN – A double-double from senior John Fulkerson and a second consecutive dominant defensive effort pushed the Tennessee Men’s Basketball team past Cincinnati, 65-56, on Saturday inside Thompson-Boling Arena.
Tennessee (2-0) out-rebounded Cincinnati (2-2) 45-34 overall and 14-6 on the offensive side of the court.
On defense, the 12th-ranked Vols forced 17 turnovers, blocked four shots, held Cincinnati to a .379 shooting percentage and kept the Bearcats off the foul line, as UC only attempted seven free throws.
Tennessee Department of Health reports 6,330 new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee, December 12th, 2020
Nashville, TN – On Saturday, December 12th, 2020, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 402,790 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus. That is an increase of 5,347 cases from Friday’s 397,443. There have been 4,849 (+62) confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.
O N E H U N D R E D S I X T Y new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Montgomery County. The total is at 8,267. Twelve of the new cases reported today were in the age group of 5-18 year olds. There has been ninety nine (+2) deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.
Nashville, TN – The Jacksonville Jaguars are the Tennessee Titans’ longest-standing division rival. The clubs have met at least twice each year since Jacksonville began play as an expansion franchise in 1995. For the first seven seasons of the rivalry they played in the AFC Central, and since 2002 they have been members of the AFC South.
The teams have met a total of 52 times, with the Titans holding a 31-21 advantage. For eight consecutive seasons (2009–2016), the Titans and Jaguars split the annual series before Tennessee took both matchups in 2017 and 2018. In 2019, the they exchanged wins once again.
Nashville, TN – Data gathered by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety confirms the perception that men tend to speed, tailgate, merge dangerously, and make rude gestures or honk at other drivers more than women.
The survey finds that women also admit to some dangerous driving habits, such as running red lights. Overall, younger male and female drivers tend to be more aggressive than older drivers. With everyday stress already compounded by the pandemic and now the holiday season, which can elevate tensions on the road, AAA urges motorists to keep their cool and avoid dangerous driving habits.
Major General Jeffrey H. Holmes, Tennessee’s Adjutant General
Nashville, TN – The National Guard celebrates its 384th birthday on December 13th, 2020. This date is etched on the cornerstone of our Nation as it represents the first moment our society took its defense into our own hands.
It was also the first step in building a nation out of an untamed and dangerous wilderness. This date signifies the moment the Massachusetts Bay Colony organized three militia regiments to defend the colony from the growing threat of American Indian attacks. Other American colonies would follow their example and the militia would later become the basis for the Continental Army.
Silver Spring, MD – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA) for a vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in individuals 16 years of age and older.
The emergency use authorization allows the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in the United States.
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