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Jurors in the rape trial of two ex-Vanderbilt football players have been shown graphic videos of the alleged attack on the campus. A detective testified Monday that one of the former players attached the videos in text messages sent to friends in California. Four former football players are accused in the rape of an unconscious …

President Barack Obama announced a plan during a speech at Pellissippi State Community College on Friday, January 9 to provide free community college to students across the country. Students would be required to maintain at least part-time enrollment and a 2.5 GPA in order to receive these benefits. The president said during his speech that …

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden visited Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville on Friday to announce “America’s College Promise,” a plan to provide free community college across the nation. “This is a hallmark of America, this investment in our education,” President Obama said on Friday. The plan, which is modeled after Tennessee Governor …

President Barack Obama is in Knoxville to speak at Pellissippi State Community College where he will unveil his new initiative to provide two years of community college tuition for free. The president landed in Air Force One at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base at noon today, along with Sen. Lamar Alexander, Sen. Bob Corker and Rep. Jimmy …

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden are scheduled to visit Koxville and Clinton, Tennessee on Friday for a speech on manufacturing careers and education, according to a statement from a White House official. In an email on Monday, White House representative Kaelan Richards said the president, vice president and Biden …

Two-Tone Art Gallery opened it's doors on April 1, 2013. It's located at 113 West Lytle Street in Murfreesboro, Tenn. (FILE/Two-Tone Art Gallery)

Murfreesboro’s Two-Tone Art Gallery is seeking crowd-funded donations for supplies and improvements. The gallery launched an Indiegogo campaign at the beginning of December with a goal of $3,000. The funds raised will go towards display cases, easels, lighting and other amenities for the gallery’s space at 113 West Lytle Street. Even if the campaign does …