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BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:30 pm, TN

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Exchange-Pastors-Black And White

Christians tend to worship alongside people who look just like them. That is the case for the two First Baptist churches in downtown Nashville — one mostly black and the other mostly white. So when their pastors exchanged pulpits earlier this spring, the Rev. Kelly Miller Smith Jr. and the Rev. Frank Lewis not only demonstrated their friendship, but they bridged the racial divide prevalent across the Christian landscape.

An AP Member Exchange from The Tennessean. By Holly Meyer.

Exchange-Nashville Train Wreck

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Standing out here in the freshly-mown grasses of Richland Park Greenway, several yards from the Dutchman’s Curve Train Wreck historical marker placed alongside White Bridge Road, I listen for ethereal echoes of the past. This is as much a ghost story as it is a history lesson.

An AP Member Exchange from The Ledger of Nashville. By Tom Wood.

In Brief:

BODY FOUND — The body of a Virginia man who went missing while swimming on July 4 was found in Douglas Lake.

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