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

August 10, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

BLACK FARMERS-SOYBEAN LAWSUIT

PARCHMAN, Miss. — Soybean farmers David Allen Hall and Tyrone Grayer had high hopes when a farm-show salesman told them the seeds he sold would bring good yields in their fertile Mississippi Delta fields, and were less likely to be damaged by weeds.

MONUMENTS’ MOTHERS

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Maya Little stepped onto the base of the Confederate soldier statue that has stood in the University of North Carolina quadrangle since 1913, and splashed it with a mixture of red ink and her own blood.

ELVIS WEEK

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An exhibit centered on the career of Lisa Marie Presley, and a launch party marking the release of an album of gospel songs by her late father Elvis Presley, are among the highlights of this year’s Elvis Week in Memphis, Tennessee.

In Brief:

—HEPATITIS A OUTBREAK, from Nashville: Tennessee health officials say at least 74 people have contracted hepatitis A in Nashville since last December.

—COLD CASE RAPE, from Lexington, Ky.: A registered sex offender has been arrested in connection with the 1993 rape of a 13-year-old Kentucky girl.

—HISTORIC PLACES, from Memphis: Four more sites in Tennessee have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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