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BC-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TN

May 8, 2019

Good morning! 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. Becky Yonker is on the desk. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central unless noted. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Country band Alabama is extending their 50th anniversary tour this year with 29 more shows, including a show with The Beach Boys and additional dates in Ontario, Canada. The Grammy-winning band embarked on a major arena and amphitheater tour this year to mark their anniversary. Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook formed the group in 1969 in Fort Payne, Alabama, and went on to dominate the sound of country music in the 1980s and ’90s, scoring dozens of No. 1 hits, including “Mountain Music” and “Dixieland Delight.” By Kristin M. Hall.

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RACIAL PROFILING-POLICE OFFICER, from SMYRNA, Tenn. _ A Tennessee police officer is suing the town of Smyrna over the handling of allegations that he racial profiled a 13-year-old black boy.

OAK RIDGE RESEARCH, from OAK RIDGE, Tenn. _ U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has helped break ground on a new research facility at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM-AWARD, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ The National Civil Rights Museum in Tennessee is being honored by a federal agency that supports the nation’s museums.


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