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2 hrs ago | The Leaf-Chronicle

Lockert announces re-election bid for District Public Defender

William B. "Jake" Lockert announces his candidacy for re-election to the office of District Public Defender in the Aug. 7 Stewart and Houston County general elections.


Related Topix: Houston County, TN, Stewart, TN, Knoxville, TN, University of Memphis

5 hrs ago | CBS Local

Scalia To Student: If Taxes Go Too High 'Perhaps You Should Revolt'

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a crowd of law school students that if taxes in the U.S. become too high then people "should revolt."


Related Topix: US News, Antonin Scalia, US Supreme Court

7 hrs ago | Archaeology

Physical Impact of the Trail of Tears and the Civil War Analyzed

Environmental stressors brought on by the Trail of Tears and the Civil War led to significant changes in the shape of skulls of members of the eastern and western bands of the Cherokee people, according to researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Tennessee.


Related Topix: North Carolina State University

16 hrs ago | University Business

Kids are getting wise to student loan debt

The idea that you have to go to college in order to be a respectable member of the middle class is "kind of weird" to Glenn Reynolds.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

Thu Apr 17, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

College leaders weigh tuition increase

The Tennessee Board of Regents is still weighing how much it will need to raise tuition at its universities to compensate for a revised state budget that has pulled new funding for higher education.


Related Topix: Tennessee, University of Memphis

Pulitzer Prize Winner Adams in Knoxville Next Week

Talk about happy coincidences -- Just this Monday, composer John Luther Adams was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his recent orchestral work, Become Ocean .


Related Topix: Knoxville, TN

Mike Strange: Hire a guy who can prove the joke's not on Tennessee any more

University of Tennessee vice chancellor and director of athletics Dave Hart announces Cuonzo Martin is leaving for California from the Ray Mears Room at Thompson-Boling Arena Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014.


Related Topix: Martin, TN, Weird

Sys-Con Media

The Great Courses Launches 'The Inexplicable Universe' with Neil deGrasse Tyson on Netflix

One of The Great Courses' most popular titles -- "The Inexplicable Universe," taught by Neil deGrasse Tyson, the noted astrophysicist and host of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey " "Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of our most popular and engaging professors," said Ed Leon, Chief Brand Officer and Head of Product Development for The Great Courses, the ... (more)


Related Topix: Mathematics, Science, State University, AR, University of Wisconsin Green Bay

Knoxville News Sentinel

Women's Fund gives $80,000 in grants to local organizations

The Women's Fund of East Tennessee awarded $80,000 in grants to six local organizations that work to improve the lives of women and girls at its third annual luncheon on April 10. "Much of East Tennessee is plagued by poverty," said Terry Morgan, director of the Women's Fund of East Tennessee.


Related Topix: Tennessee, Tusculum College, Tennessee State University, East Tennessee State University, Sports

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Murfreesboro Post

Kim Lawson named MFRD's new Assistant Chief of Medical Services

Kim Lawson has been named Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's new Assistant Chief of Medical Services.


Related Topix: Fire, Murfreesboro, TN, Nashville, TN, Grand Canyon University

UTC Student, Robert Fisher, Earns Prestigious National Scholarship Recognition

Robert Fisher, a Brock Scholar and Student Government Association president at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, has been named a 2014 Truman Scholar by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.


Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Clarksville, TN

Science Daily

Trials of the Cherokee were reflected in their skulls

Researchers have found that environmental stressors -- from the Trail of Tears to the Civil War -- led to significant changes in the shape of skulls in the eastern and western bands of the Cherokee people.


Related Topix: North Carolina State University

Chattanooga CARES Promotes Two New Directors

Mr. Adams was promoted to prevention and outreach director. Mr. Adams has worked in HIV education and prevention for more than 10 years.


Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, Adams, TN, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Knoxville, TN

Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan Welcome Attorneys Hoey And Dalton

Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC welcomed two attorneys in April. Attorney Charles G. Hoey joins the Atlanta office as Of Counsel, and Attorney Dana S. Dalton joins the Knoxville office as Of Counsel.


Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Chattanooga, TN

Former University of Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl is one of ...

Former University of Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl is one of the hosts for a fund-raiser in Knoxville next week.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Knoxville, TN

WATE-TV Knoxville

UT engineering student developing method of forecasting traffic

Firefighters were busy extinguishing a Gatlinburg condo fire on Ski View Drive Wednesday morning.


Related Topix: Gatlinburg, TN, Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Knoxville College, Bill Haslam, US Governors


Pet obesity numbers prove sedentary

Despite best efforts to get the message out about the negative effects of obesity on pet health, research by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention reveals that the number of obese pets has not budged in the last year.


Related Topix: Life, Nutrition, Food, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

The Daily News Journal

Gilbert: Martin's departure not surprising in least

It was inevitable. The deafening silence the past two weeks said it all. Tennessee basketball coach Cuonzo Martin is gone to Cal-Berkeley because of, one, athletic director Dave Hart's lack of support and, two, the back-stabbing fickle fan base.


Related Topix: Martin, TN

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Elizabethton Star

Writing was on the wall at UT

The wish of 36,000 University of Tennessee basketball fans came true. Tuesday's announcement that men's coach Cuonzo Martin was bolting Knoxville for the same position at the University of California wasn't a surprise, but the timing certainly caught a lot of people, Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart included, off guard.


Related Topix: Martin, TN, Knoxville, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Education news, April 15

The New Opportunity School for Women at Maryville College is accepting applications for its first summer residential program, which will be held on the Maryville College campus July 13-Aug. 2. The school is designed to improve the educational, financial and personal circumstances of low-income, under-educated, middle-aged women in the Appalachian ... (more)


Related Topix: Maryville College, Berea College, Lees-McRae College, Bluefield College, Blount County, TN