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AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest, TN

September 3, 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. John Raby 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Galilee Memorial Gardens, the Tennessee cemetery where caskets were crushed and stacked, remains were mishandled and bodies were lost, remains closed. But the dispute about who should pay for the problems at the burial ground in the Memphis suburb of Bartlett is alive and active. By Adrian Sainz. With AP Photos.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Appalachian Regional Commission says more than one-fourth of West Virginia’s counties are economically distressed.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sixth-grade math teacher Christina Nuchols watched recentlyas one of her students walked through the hall singing a song about decimals. Her students at Whittle Springs Middle School, a Title I low-income school in Knoxville, are often the ones who don’t do their homework, Nuchols said. By Cindy Watts, The Tennessean.

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INMATE FIGHT-TENNESSEE, from Whiteville: Authorities say a southwestern Tennessee prison is on lockdown following fights that sent three inmates to a hospital.

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