AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:30 pm, TN
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 email@example.com. Travis Loller is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — After running as a political outsider during his successful gubernatorial campaign, Republican Bill Lee says he’ll continue to stay out of the “bubble of Nashville” by delivering his State of the State address throughout various locations in Tennessee. However, Lee’s transition has since clarified that the governor-elect has no plans to flout state law. In Tennessee, state law specifically outlines that the governor’s speech must be conducted inside the House chamber inside the Capitol. By Kimberlee Kruesi. SENT: 400 words.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A Muslim woman is suing Walmart, claiming managers at a Knoxville store discriminated against her and then retaliated when she complained. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The businessman trying to buy a mothballed nuclear power plant from Tennessee Valley Authority has been given an extension to complete the $111 million purchase. SENT: 300 words.
EXCHANGE-RIVER PARK TRANSFORMATION
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — With Memphis River Parks Partnership’s $1.6 million transformation of Mississippi River Park comes an adult-sized treehouse, birdhouses and oversized bird nests, meant for humans, rather than fowl. The transformed space in Mississippi River Park is being dubbed River Garden. The park is on Riverside Drive between Court Avenue and Jefferson Street. By Elle Perry. SENT: 650 words.
— TRUMP-MEDAL OF FREEDOM, from Washington: President Donald Trump has announced his first recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and they include the wife of a major Republican Party donor, the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history, Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth. SENT: 120 words, photos.
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