AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:30 pm, TN
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 email@example.com. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR-ELECTION PREVIEW
Republican Davis Lenoir and Democrat Lee Harris are facing off in the race to replace Mark Luttrell as mayor of Tennessee’s largest county.
MUSIC-FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It was just meant to be: Pop singer Bebe Rexha and country duo Florida Georgia Line’s massive crossover hit “Meant to Be” has broken a new record on Billboard’s Hot country songs chart, remaining in the No. 1 spot for 35 weeks. Billboard reports the song, which was dually promoted to country and pop radio, passed Sam Hunt’s previous powerhouse “Body Like a Back Road,” which held the record for 34 weeks in 2017.
ALABAMA NUCLEAR PLANT, from HOLLYWOOD, Ala. — Plans for completing an idled nuclear plant in northern Alabama are to be unveiled soon.
EX-WRESTLER-DEATH, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell.
HEALTHY PARKS, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A program that rewards Tennessee State Parks visitors for participating in outdoor activities has received an award for integrating time spent outdoors with health care.
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