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BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest, TN

March 3, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:


NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ After hinting for weeks about his top priorities for Tennessee, Gov. Bill Lee will finally unveil his first ever budget proposal and legislative agenda to state lawmakers on Monday. By Kimberlee Kruesi.

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ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. _ The West Carter County Volunteer Fire Department’s firefighters are a proud group, proud of their department and proud of the important service they provide their community. By John Thompson, Johnson City Press.

In Brief:

SPORTS RIVALRY, from Lincoln, Nebraska: An associate professor of sports commerce at the University of Memphis will discuss rivalry in sports during a speech at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


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