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AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest, TN

August 5, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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MORRISTOWN, Tenn. — He cleaned coagulated blood and fat from the slaughterhouse conveyor, making $11 an hour. That type of work was enough to buy a 55-inch television and a white Ford Focus, two of his proudest possessions. By Mike Reicher, The Tennessean.


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — At 6-foot-7 and 270 pounds, Kontar Macklin is hard to miss. Full of energy and a friend to most, Macklin, 41, wears many hats: Husband, father, entrepreneur, wrestling champion. He is also a convicted felon. By Nicole R. Harris, Commercial Appeal.


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