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Sources close to Local 8 News say UT Men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin is leaving Tennessee. Martin is going to California to replace Mike Montgomery. Martin just finished up his third year with UT taking them to the sweet sixteen for the first time since 2010. Martin recently renegotiated a contract with the athletics department after rumors surfaced about an opening at Marquette
Spring Break starts tomorrow (Weds) in Cumberland County. The break was cut short by two days in order to make up for excessive snow days taken earlier in the year. Classes will resume on Monday April 21st
A bill seeking to allow Tennesseans to openly carry firearms in public without permits has been defeated in a House subcommittee. The full Senate had passed its version of the bill on a 25-2 vote last week. The measure sought to eliminate the state's background and training requirements for openly carrying guns in public, but would have kept the permit rules in place for concealed firearms
Governor Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is a step closer to the governor's desk after the Senate approved the plan Monday night. The "Tennessee Promise," legislation is a cornerstone of Haslam's "Drive to 55" campaign to improve the state's graduation rates from the current 32 percent to 55 percent by 2025. Haslam wants to pay for the program by using $300 million in excess lottery reserve funds and join it with a $47 million endowment.
Tennessee's electric cooperatives are reminding Tennessee residents to be on alert for a telephone scam that continues to plague utility consumers. Scam artists call a home or business posing as a co-op or utility employee and threaten to shut off service unless the consumer provides immediate payment using a reloadable debit card, prepaid gift card or online payment service like Paypal. Officials stress that your local electric co-op will never call members to request credit card or banking information over the phone. They will never call members threatening immediate disconnection, and they will never ask to enter your home unless you initiate the request a specific service.