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

November 16, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

TENNESSEE-GOVERNOR-OPEN RECORDS OVERHAUL

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s newly elected governor says he wants to do a complete overhaul of the state’s public records and open meeting laws as part of his commitment to making government more transparent.

BAYOU STOCK

NEW ORLEANS — County music artist Dylan Scott has been around the music his whole life and that’s where he got the idea for his inaugural Bayou Stock music festival.

In Brief:

—EXECUTION-TENNESSEE, from Nashville: Tennessee is planning to execute seven people over the next two years, after executing only eight since 1960.

—TRIPLE SHOOTING, from Memphis: Police in Tennessee say the bodies of three men have been found at an apartment complex.

—BRIDGESTONE EXPANSION, from Nashville: Bridgestone Americas has announced that it is expanding a tire manufacturing plant in Tennessee.

—EPA CLEANUP, from Chattanooga: Health experts are urging people living near a Chattanooga Superfund site to have their children tested for lead contamination.

—TEACHER AWARD, from Chattanooga: A Chattanooga teacher has won a $50,000 prize for his work teaching manufacturing, electrical and plumbing systems at Central High School.

—SOLDIERS RETURN, from Fort Campbell, Ky.: About 200 soldiers are returning this weekend to Fort Campbell on the Kentucky-Tennessee line.

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