MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Groundbreaking on a new hotel at Graceland in Memphis is planned for Aug. 14 and Priscilla Presley is scheduled to be in attendance. Elvis Presley Enterprises says the Guest House at Graceland will include two restaurants, a special events space and a 500-seat theater for live performances.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) - The Oak Ridge National Laboratory has scraped a class intended to teach employees how to reduce their Southern accents. A spokesman for the complex, David Keim, says managers decided to cancel it after some other employees complained at the lab, which has a diverse work popoulation with people form all over the U.S. and abroad.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to its Top Ten Most Wanted list. Svante Hinton of Knoxville is wanted by the TBI and the Knox County Sheriff's Office. The 35-year-old was charged with attempted second-degree murder following an incident that occurred in Knox County about two years ago.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Finding someone to handle kickoffs and punt returns proved a challenge in 2013 for Tennessee. Deciding which former Pro Bowl returner handles the job will be the biggest challenge for the Titans this season: Leon Washington, a two-time Pro Bowler, is competing with Dexter McCluster, a Pro Bowl punt returner himself last season, and Marc Mariani, a Pro Bowler as a rookie.
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