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AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 6 pm, TN

January 8, 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. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org; administrative correspondent Claire Galofaro can be reached at cgalofaro@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. All times are Central.

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UPCOMING MONDAY:

TRUMP VISIT-TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Protests are expected outside, enthusiasm inside, and Republican candidates running for governor and senator may be vying for proximity to President Trump when he comes to Tennessee on Monday to address the national Farm Bureau convention. By Jonathan Mattise. Moving Monday.

XGR-LEGISLATURE-PREVIEW

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee lawmakers return to work Tuesday with few big, controversial priorities looming as they head toward the 2018 election season. The session is the last for term-limited Gov. Bill Haslam, and House Speaker Beth Harwell is one of the five major Republicans seeking to succeed him. The election implications, among other considerations, make it unlikely to see much done with testy topics, such as school vouchers, in-state tuition for children brought to the country illegally and medical marijuana. By Jonathan Mattise. Moving Monday.

FROM OUR MEMBERS:

EXCHANGE-MOM-SON-GRADUATE TOGETHER

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It happened 30 years ago, but the memory still stings. “Go home, damn Yankee!” a classmate at Gallatin High School wrote in her yearbook when Trishia Warrick graduated. By Brad Schmitt, The Tennessean. SENT: 1,130 words.

IN BRIEF:

ELVIS AUCTION: A leather rocking chair from the Jungle Room at Elvis Presley’s Graceland has sold at auction for $17,500. SENT: 130 words.

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