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AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest, TN

July 28, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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With three open seats among Tennessee’s nine congressional districts, the state’s U.S. House contingent is going to welcome some new faces into the fold. The partial makeover starts with the primaries. On Thursday, Democrats and Republicans will choose party nominees in the races for the nine House seats in the November general election. Six incumbents appear safe in the primaries — barring major upsets — so the focus will be on two seats vacated by two candidates seeking other jobs, and another created by a retirement.

By Adrian Sainz.




UNICOI, Tenn. — Considering much of the recent rhetoric surrounding gun control — an issue of contention between most liberals and conservatives — some may be surprised to find members of the Washington County Democratic Party hosting their own marksmanship competition. Founded by party executive committee member and 2016 7th House District candidate Mike Morgan, Safety On! is a gun and shooting club focusing on firearm safety and “responsible ownership.”

An AP Member Exchange from The Johnson City Press.

In Brief:

MAN FLEES-POLICE SHOOTING — Police have arrested a Memphis man accused of attempted murder several months after police say they shot him as he tried to ram their vehicles in a stolen car.


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