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

February 16, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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EXCHANGE-BLACK NEIGHBORHOOD-ART GALLERY

MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ There were about 50 or more people who came to The CMPLX in Orange Mound the night of Feb. 8 to view the work of community photographers in the city — a relatively new art gallery that has arrived in the community and is looking to uplift nearby residents through art. The exhibit titled “PHTGRPHS” featured the work of local photographers Lester Merriweather and Lawrence Matthews through a local non-profit art group called The Collective. By Phillip Jackson of The Commercial Appeal. SENT: 508 words.

In Brief:

_AMAZON-NASHVILLE, from Nashville: Community groups call for more scrutiny on Amazon deal

_SALMONELLA OUTBREAK-RESTAURANT SUED, from Nashville: 4 lawsuits filed after salmonella outbreak in Nashville

_HOME EXPLOSION, from Cedar Hill: Home explosion sends 3 to hospital

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