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AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest, TN

November 24, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Tennessee. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Nashville bureau at (615) 373-9988 or apnashville@ap.org. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments. All times are Central.

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Top Stories:


From a public hanging on Nashville’s Music Row to the days when a young and still unknown guitar player named Jimi Hendrix walked the city’s streets, a band is documenting Nashville’s forgotten history in songs and videos. Granville Automatic, which got its start in Atlanta and is now based in Nashville, recently released its album “Radio Hymns.” With AP Photos.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — With a little hesitation, Lolli the goat takes a step, kicks up her hind legs and bounds around a stall at the Gentle Barn animal sanctuary in Murfreesboro. Gentle Barn founder Ellie Laks stands close by, a wide grin spreading across her face. Lolli’s legs are not her own, but prosthetic ones created just for her. An AP Member Exchange.

In Brief:

—SPECIAL EDUCATION LAWSUIT, from Chattanooga: A federal judge has ordered a Tennessee school district to pay $103,000 to the family of a student with Down syndrome who was removed from an elementary school. According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Collier ruled this week that the Hamilton County Department of Education needs to reimburse Luka Hyde’s family for five years of private education costs.


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