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Vols beat NC State 35-21

Vols beat NC State 35-21

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Tyler Bray completed 27-of-41 passes for 333
yards and threw for two touchdowns to lead Tennessee to a 35-21 win over North
Carolina State on Friday.

Cordarrelle Patterson hauled in six balls for 93 yards and caught a touchdown
and added another score with a 67-yard run. Zach Rogers caught a 72-yard
touchdown and Rajion Neal carried the ball 22 times for 53 yards and a
touchdown for the Volunteers (1-0), who posted a disappointing 5-7
record last season.

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"No refusal" laws will be enforced this Labor Day weekend

"No refusal" laws will be enforced this Labor Day weekend

It will no doubt be a busy holiday weekend for people traveling and attending Labor Day weekend parties, and a couple counties in East Tennessee will be cracking down on drunk driving.

Roane, Campbell and Jefferson counties will add patrols on Labor Day weekend to enforce the state's new "no refusal" law.

The law took effect in July. It allows authorities to get a search warrant for a blood sample, even if the driver refuses to take a breathalyzer test.

In total, 16 counties state-wide will be participating this weekend.

Lake City Police investigate shooting

Lake City Police investigate shooting

Lake City Police are investigating a shooting, and they're working with very few leads about a possible suspect.

The call came Thursday afternoon at the intersection of US 441 and Railroad Avenue.

Authorities say Scotty Tackett, 29, was shot once by the suspect.

He was able to drive to Campbell County before calling for help.
A helicopter flew him to UT Medical Center.

There's no word on Tackett's condition.

Authorities say they're working on a description of the suspect.

It's Football Time in Tennessee!

It's Football Time in Tennessee!

 

It's the day Vol fans have been waiting for, the start of the 2012 football season.    

It's been a long offseason for the team having to dwell on a loss to Kentucky for the last eight months.

But today the Vols open up the season against NC State.

The arrived in Atlanta yesterday afternoon.

This is the first time in 73 years that the team has played a regular season game on a Friday.

The Vols will take on the Wolfpack tonight at the Georgia Dome at 7:30 p.m.

The game will be aired on ESPU-U.

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Walters State Comm. College partners with ORNL

Walters State Comm. College partners with ORNL

An East Tennessee community college is celebrating a new opportunity for its students.

Walters State Community College and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a partnership.

The agreement will allow students to work with ORNL's scientists to get hands-on experience in research and developing technologies through classroom projects and internships.

Former Oak Ridge officer accused of harassing texts

Former Oak Ridge officer accused of harassing texts

A former Oak Ridge probationary police officer is accused of sending harassing text messages to a woman. 

Travis Adcock, 30, is charged with harassment and civil rights intimidation.

The victim told officers that she started communicating with Adcock through a social networking site called meet me.com.

She says Adcock sent her sexually themed messages, and then asked her to send him a picture.