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No. 22 Tennessee Falls at No. 9 Purdue, 3-0

LAFAYETTE OUEST, Ind. – The 22nd-ranked Tennessee volleyball team suffered only their second loss of the season on Saturday, losing to No.9 Purdue (19-25, 22-25, 23-25) at the Holloway Gymnasium. Tennessee (8-2) faced their third opponent in the top 10 of the season in the Boilermakers, ranked ninth. This is only the seventh time in the history of the program ...

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COVID sequencing hunts for variants at Tennessee State Laboratory | Tennessee News

By BRETT KELMAN, Tennessee NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – Once a week, in an unremarkable brick building in East Nashville, a few dozen samples of the coronavirus undergo a simply extraordinary journey. Lab workers use magnetic beads to strip the microscopic virus of its genetic code, duplicate it millions of times, then feed a plethora of DNA into a machine that ...

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Republican TN lawmakers renew push for special session to counter President Biden’s vaccine mandate | WJHL

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – There is new pressure for a special session to ban mask and vaccine warrants in Tennessee after President Joe Biden announced he would demand that around 100 million Americans be vaccinated to fight the outbreak of COVID-19 cases. “They have the right to make their choice and we have to organize a special session to bring ...

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EASTERN TENNESSEE HUMAN SOCIETY | New

It was Sue Burda’s heart for rescue and perhaps a little bit of stubbornness that got her through the tough times of operating a nonprofit. The Blount County resident founded the Humane Society of East Tennessee 10 years ago after another relief organization decided to stop saving homeless cats and dogs. Euthanizing the animals wasn’t something she wanted to be ...

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Fulkerson key to representing Tennessee on SEC basketball board

Southeastern Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Board of Directors to hold annual meeting on Thursday, featuring super seniors John fulkerson and junior Tamari Key representing the Vols and Lady Vols, respectively. This year marks Key’s second consecutive year as a member of the Board of Directors, while Fulkerson is in his third consecutive year as a member. The board consists ...

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TN Department of Education relaunches COVID dashboard after delay, increasing cases in schools

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Education has relaunched its COVID-19 data dashboard giving parents a clearer picture of what’s going on in their child’s school. The portal comes as the community spread of COVID hovers around the highest level ever in the state. After a few weeks of delay, people can now see how many positive cases ...

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No.19 Virginia Tech beats Middle Tennessee 35-14

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Raheem Blackshear rushed for two touchdowns to lead No.19 Virginia Tech to a 35-14 victory over Middle Tennessee on Saturday. The Hokies (2-0) scored on their first three possessions of the second half, including back-to-back touchdowns from Blackshear, in a game they led 14-7 at halftime. Virginia Tech opened the game when Jalen Holston scored on ...

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Volleyball Preview: 7 Pittsburgh

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – After a five-set victory over No.9 Baylor, the Tennessee volleyball team is preparing for another top 10 opponent – No.7 Pittsburgh. The Lady Vols and Panthers meet Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at the Thompson-Boling Arena. For fans planning to attend, note that Tennessee’s clear bag policy will be in effect again this season. While not required ...

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Tennessee ‘Survivor’ competitor, ORS placed on ventilator due to COVID-19

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tennessee (WJHL) – A Tennessee School Resources Officer (SRO) who appeared on the hit CBS show “Survivor” has been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with COVID-19. Family members of Travis Sampson say he was hospitalized in a local intensive care unit and placed on a ventilator on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Cindy Teague Photo: WJHL Photo: ...

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