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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen and Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn will participate in a summit on the opioid crisis as they compete for a critical open U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee.
—HEROIN OVERDOSE, from Memphis: A Tennessee man has pleaded guilty to selling heroin to a man who died of an overdose.
—NISSAN PLANT, from Smyrna: Nissan has announced a $170 million investment at assembly plants in Tennessee and Mississippi to produce the 2019 Altima sedan.
—AIRPORT PURCHASE, from Jackson: Mississippi’s senators say the City of Olive Branch has received a $14.9 million federal grant to help with the purchase of the Olive Branch Airport.
—CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM-FREEDOM AWARDS, from Memphis: Former Vice President Joe Biden, civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson and philanthropist J.R. “Pitt” Hyde III are this year’s recipients of the National Civil Rights Museum’s Freedom Awards.
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