Knoxville, TN – A season-high 16 points from freshman guard Keon Johnson and a solid effort on the defensive end led the 10th-ranked Tennessee men’s basketball team past in-state foe Vanderbilt 81-61.
The win was the Vols (10-1, 4-1 SEC) seventh consecutive over the Commodores (4-6, 0-4 SEC) and the fourth in a row inside Thompson-Boling Arena.
Saturday’s victory also tied Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes with legendary former coaches Phog Allen and Don Haskins for 20th place on the all-time Division I wins list with 719. Barnes ranks seventh in career wins among active head coaches and now has 115 victories at Tennessee.
Cape Girardeau, MO – Early shooting woes once again plagued Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s basketball; as the Governors dropped their second-straight contest, falling to Southeast Missouri, 74-61, Saturday at the Show Me Center, despite outscoring the Redhawks by two points in the second half of the game.
Nashville, TN – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) have released the following statement after the announcement that the United States Space Command will be headquartered in Huntsville, AL.
“The new Space Command Center in the Tennessee Valley is an important investment in both the future of our military and in the skilled workforce of the region,” said Senator Blackburn. “This base will bring over 1,600 new jobs in the area and more as the command grows.”
#23/#24 Tennessee (8-2 | 2-1 SEC) at Alabama (11-1 | 4-1 SEC)
Sunday, January 17th, 2021 | 2:02pm CT (3:02pm ET)
Knoxville, TN – On Sunday, January 17th, 2021, #23/24 Tennessee women’s basketball (8-2, 2-1 SEC) faces team number two in a challenging three-game stretch, traveling to Tuscaloosa to play RV/NR Alabama (11-1/4-1 SEC). The Lady Vols and Crimson Tide will meet for the 58th time in the series at 2:00pm CT (3:00pm ET) at Coleman Coliseum.
UT saw a six-game victory string snapped in Knoxville on Thursday night, as Georgia overcame a 17-point deficit and held off a furious Big Orange comeback attempt to escape with a 67-66 victory. It marked Georgia’s first win at Thompson-Boling Arena since 1996.
Tennessee Department of Health reports 3,644 new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee, January 16th, 2021
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 584,387 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus as of Saturday, January 16th, 2021. That is an increase of 3,644 cases from Friday’s 580,743. There have been 6,987 (+17) confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.
There have been T W O H U N D R E D F O R T Y F O U R new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Montgomery County. The total is 14,229. Seventeen of the new cases reported today were in the age group of 5-18 year olds. There have been 148 deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.
Tennessee Department of Health Updates Interactive Map, County-specific Pages Simplify Use
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee’s Unified Command Group have added new features to the COVID19.tn.gov website to make it easier for users to find county-specific information and request an appointment for COVID-19 vaccination.
Hopkinsville, KY – Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) is partnering with BenchPrep HR Learning System to offer a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification exam prep class for human resources professionals.
The class will feature eight live interactive webinars led by Jonnie Smith, SPHR-SCP, Strategic Human Resource Manager for Martinrea International in Hopkinsville.
Montgomery County, TN — On Monday, January 18th, 2021, Montgomery County Government offices will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Federal Holiday.
All County offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 19th during normal operating hours.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball team will host Belmont on Thursday, January 28th, 2021, at 8:00pm in the Dunn Center which will be broadcast to a national audience on ESPNU.
Greenbelt, MD – NASA’s images of the Sun’s dynamic and dazzling beauty have captivated the attention of millions. In 2021, the U.S. Postal Service is showcasing the Sun’s many faces with a series of Sun Science forever stamps that show images of solar activity captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO.
“I have been a stamp collector all my life and I can’t wait to see NASA science highlighted in this way,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) in Washington.
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