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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Tennessee will kick off the season ranked No. 9, according to a poll released by the Associated Press Sunday.
The Vols were also ranked No. 10 in the Preseason Amway Coaches Poll earlier this month.
The Big Orange has its highest preseason ranking since being No. 3 in both polls entering the 2005 season.
This is the second-straight year the team has been ranked in the preseason AP poll. It's UT's 40th time ever being ranked.
Tennessee was last ranked in the top 10 of the AP poll on Oct. 29, 2006.
The City of Crossville’s Airport Open House/Fly-In will be on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is Free! Enjoy helicopter rides, plane rides, inflatables for the kids, aircraft displays and concessions. Register to win a Free Ride in the P-51 Mustang, Cobra or Huey H1 helicopters! Fun for the entire family! For more information call 931-484-5016.
The Cumberland County High School Jets played host to the Bobcats of Oliver Springs Friday night with each team hoping to begin their season with a victory. The visitors built a 14-0 half time lead and went on to beat the Jets 20-0.
Next up: Friday, August 26, the Jets will travel to Kingston with the game against the Yellowjackets schedule to begin at 6:30 and Stone Memorial plays at DeKalb County with that action scheduled to get underway at 7:00. 102.5 WOW COUNTRY is your home for the Jets and the Panthers are on Mix 99.3.
On Tuesday August 16th, a Cumberland County resident reported that her home had been burglarized. The landlord of the property was outside at the time picking and shucking corn, and states he saw a red Chevrolet or GMC pickup truck enter and leave the driveway. Stolen were Sony 7 Point Surround Sound System, assorted jewelry items, cash, Percocet pills, 2 digital cameras, and 2 video cameras. The stolen items amounted to $1280. Several suspects have been named, and the investigation is ongoing.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says the population of black bears in middle Tennessee has been growing.
TWRA statewide bear coordinator and biologist Dan Gibbs was quoted by The Tennessean as saying that the bears have been making their way to middle Tennessee from east Tennessee and Kentucky. He also says a number of bears have been coming from Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas.
The agency estimates there are currently about 6,000 black bears in the state.
Gibbs says one of the primary reasons bears have been sighted in the area is because of accessible food sources. He says bears are attracted to open trash containers, grills and bird feeders. He advises people not to leave food out for bears.