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Tennessee is expected to get another wave of snow and ice on Friday. Forecasters say most of the state will see snow before transitioning over to a mixture of freezing rain and sleet, then rain as temperatures start to warm up. West Tennessee is expected to get about a quarter-inch of freezing rain on Friday, …

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency says the state remains in a state of emergency as it deals with more snow, subfreezing temperatures and slick roads. The agency said on Wednesday morning that another inch of snow fell overnight between Nashville and the Kentucky border, and travel along roadways is hazardous due to the pavement re-freezing. …

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency is reporting two deaths due to hypothermia, bringing the total number of confirmed weather-related deaths across the state to six. The agency said the cold weather was a factor in the deaths of a 48-year-old man in Shelby County and a 63-year-old man in Hamilton County, both hypothermia victims. Since …

MTSU signed a first-of-its-kind dual enrollment partnership with Montverde Academy, a private boarding school in Florida known for its strong international enrollment, on Friday. The agreement, signed by MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee and Montverde Headmaster Kasey Kesselring, will allow students to gain university credit at MTSU. In addition, the academy’s counselors will collaborate with university …

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency reports more than 60,000 customers are still without power. The agency said in a statement Tuesday that the outages span 17 counties, with the highest numbers in Bedford, Knox and Monroe counties. TEMA issued a state of emergency declaration for the state Monday night because of inclement weather caused by …

After a day of winter weather conditions consisting of sleet and snow statewide, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency has officially declared a state of emergency due to traffic conditions. TEMA released a statement just before 10:30 p.m. Monday indicating that interstate conditions have deteriorated quickly, leading to traffic backups on widely used roadways, including Interstate 40 …