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BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:30 pm, TN

March 26, 2019

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(at)ap.org. Beth Campbell 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. 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:

VOTING-PAPER TRAIL-TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Amid growing national concerns about election security, Tennessee’s three largest counties are moving toward voting machines that produce a voter-verifiable paper trail for the presidential primaries in 2020.

ACM AWARDS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The ACM Awards will feature collaborations between pop star Khalid and Kane Brown, three-time Grammy-winner Brandi Carlile with Dierks Bentley and pop star Kelly Clarkson pulling double-duty with performances with both Jason Aldean and Dan + Shay.

In Brief:

_ DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSIONS-TENNESSEE, from Nashville: Tennessee lawmakers are throwing support behind legislation that would prevent the state from revoking or suspending driver’s licenses over unpaid court costs.

_BOARD OF REGENTS, from Nashville: The body that governs Tennessee’s college system says it has approved new training programs at nine technical colleges and changes in some student fees at six community colleges.

_COMMUNITY COLLEGE-GRADUATION RATES, from Nashville: Tennessee higher education officials say community college graduation rates are on the rise.

_ESCAPED INMATE, rom Baton Rouge, La.: An inmate who escaped from a Louisiana jail over the weekend has been caught in Tennessee.

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