August 23, 2012 |
The University of Tennessee has suspended standout wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers for an unspecified violation of team rules and, according to Coach Derek Dooley, he probably won't play at all this season. "Junior wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers does not appear on the depth chart for the N.C. State game, as he has been suspended indefinitely because of a violation of team rules. His status for the remainder of the season is yet to be determined," was the statement the school released on the matter.
August 23, 2012 |
PIGEON FORGE, TENN. - Set against the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood is surrounded by a green canopy of hardwood trees and colorful blankets of flowers that envelop every ride and attraction in the Tennessee wilderness. Photos: Top 10 Dollywood rides and attractions The 150-acre theme park in Pigeon Forge traces its origins to the 1961 debut of the Rebel Railroad, a five-mile steam train ride into the foothills of the Smokies, complete with Indian attacks and train robberies.
August 10, 2012 |
Muslims in central Tennessee moved into their newly built mosque Friday with a week left to go in the holy month of Ramadan, capping a multi-year struggle that included vandalism, threats and lawsuits from local residents. A temporary occupancy permit issued Tuesday put a stay - for the time being - to a legal dispute that began in 2010 . That's when the Islamic community broke ground on a 12,000-square-foot mosque, and local residents sued. Moving in was a milestone for the Islamic community, but the day was tinged with worry over religious freedom, according to the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.
July 18, 2012 |
County officials in Tennessee must inspect a newly built mosque immediately, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, which could allow Muslims to begin worshipping there before Ramadan begins at sundown Thursday. Rutherford County must issue an occupancy permit for the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro before Thursday evening, provided that the mosque passes a building inspection, Chief Judge Todd Campbell of U.S. District Court in Nashville ruled....
June 20, 2012 |
Wynonna Judd has married drummer Cactus Moser, the fellow country musician who's known her for decades and but proposed only last December. The two, who toured together in the 1980s, have been out on the road again in recent months as Wynonna and the Big Noise. The wedding went down in Tennessee on June 10, the weekend between midweek concert dates in Anderson, Ind., and Webster, Mass. "I felt a joy that hasn't been there before," the singer told Us Weekly, which described an sunset ceremony and "intimate bash" at her farm in Leiper's Fork, Tenn.
May 31, 2012 |
Cedar Point theme park in Ohio plans to add a $25-million record-setting winged roller coaster in 2013, according to local media reports. Photos: Winged roller coaster at Cedar Point The Swiss-based Bolliger & Mabillard Wing Rider, dubbed "CP Alt.Winged," would be the world's fastest and longest winged coaster with a taller initial drop than any similar ride, according to a memo obtained by the Sandusky Register newspaper....
May 21, 2012 |
[ For the record, 1:10 p.m. June 1 : A report in the Knoxville News-Sentinel has found that some details in this post are incorrect. Hatchett has 24 children, not 30. And he was not in court recently to ask for a reduction in child-support payments; he has not been in court since 2009, a Tennessee judge told the News-Sentinel.] Just where is Octodad? That's perhaps the most pressing question -- among the many -- pertaining to Desmond Hatchett, a Knoxville, Tenn., man who reportedly has so many children that he's struggling to keep up with child-support payments.
May 11, 2012 |
Reese Witherspoon was with her family in Tennessee on Friday for an emergency hearing before a judge whose responsibilities include the creation and supervision of conservatorships. Witherspoon could be seen on video, posted by the Tennessean , holding her father John Witherspoon's arm as they entered the closed courtroom. According to that outlet, she and her brother asked the judge to place the 70-year-old under a conservatorship. Court documents from Friday's hearing were reportedly ordered sealed, but the same restrictions didn't apply to a lawsuit filed earlier in the week by Betty Witherspoon, John's wife and Reese's mom. Citing bigamy, her suit seeks the annulment of her husband's recent marriage to a woman named Tricianne Taylor.
May 9, 2012 |
Adam Mayes and his ex-wife have been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of a Tennessee woman and her eldest daughter. Two other children remain missing and are believed to be with Mayes, a fugitive being sought in at least two Southern states. Tennessee investigators announced the latest round of charges on Wednesday even as authorities stepped up their search for Mayes, 35, who was seen in a video visiting a convenience store in Union County, Miss., near where he lived with his ex-wife, Teresa, and mother, Mary.
May 8, 2012 |
Two bodies found in northeastern Mississippi were identified as a Tennessee woman and her daughter as authorities increased their search for the man believed to have abducted them and two other children. Police continued to search the area around Guntown, Miss., for Adam Mayes, 35, who has probably altered his appearance and may be using aliases, officials said. He is wanted in connection with the disappearance of four members of the Bain family from their western Tennessee home on April 27. The bodies found in a Mississippi home used by Mayes were identified as Jo Ann Bain, 31, and her daughter, Adrienne Bain, 14, the FBI said Monday night.