Tennessee forms search committee as it selects chancellor
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — University of Tennessee system interim president Randy Boyd has named a search committee to assist in the selection of a Knoxville campus chancellor.
The chancellor for UT Martin, Keith Carver, will chair the committee, which will launch its search in January and hopes to name a chancellor in May.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — It is something so easily taken for granted.
The ability to tell someone about your day, to ask for something you want or say, "I love you."
It is through words that we express ourselves, introduce ourselves and largely interact with people around us.
For children with autism like Shunda Davis's three adult sons and Donnie Smith's young boy, the seemingly simple act of speaking is anything but taken for granted.
Lawmakers OK 5 University of Tennessee board nominees
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State lawmakers have approved five of Gov. Bill Haslam's nominees to serve on a newly configured University of Tennessee board of trustees.
The Senate voted Tuesday to agree with the House on the confirmation of former PepsiCo President John Compton; former Lady Vol and ESPN analyst Kara Lawson; River City Co. President and CEO Kim White; AutoZone CEO William Rhodes III; and former Tyson Foods CEO Donnie Smith.
Two people were shot around midnight Thursday in a Fayetteville hotel's parking lot, police said.
Fayetteville police officers responded at 12:03 a.m. to the Extended Stay America Hotel at 408 Owen Dr. after the shooting was reported. When officers arrived, they found two people with gunshot wounds.
The victims, identified as Malike Akeem Newsam, 24, of Fayetteville, and Antwan Kavan Lawrence, 29, of Hope Mills, were taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center to be treated for their injuries.
Man in wedding feud reported father, brother as terrorists
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Clackamas, Oregon, man has pleaded guilty to placing calls to airports in Nevada and Texas, reporting his father and brother as terrorists because they got an invitation to a family wedding and he didn't.
David Neil Willson, Pagosa Springs, Colo.; Palmyra, Wis.
PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. — David Neil Willson, of Pagosa Springs, Colo., passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 26, 2017, at Mercy Medical in Durango, Colo.
David was born July 19, 1943, to Neil and Marjorie Willson of Palmyra, Wis.
He was baptized and confirmed at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Palmyra.
Tyson Foods says CEO will step down at end of year
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods said Monday that CEO Donnie Smith will step down at the end of the year and be replaced by the meat producer's president, Tom Hayes.
The company, which makes Tyson chicken, Jimmy Dean sausage and Ball Park hot dogs, also reported disappointing earnings results for the fourth quarter and weak outlook for the year.
$15 million donation to Arkansas Children’s Northwest
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — The Tyson family and Tyson Family Foods Inc. have announced a $15 million donation for construction of the new Arkansas Children's Hospital campus in northwestern Arkansas.
The donation was announced Tuesday by Tyson Chairman John Tyson; board member Barbara Tyson; and Tyson CEO Donnie Smith.
The money is to be used to construct what will be known as the Tyson Family Tower at Arkansas Children's Northwest in Springdale. The tower will...