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AP-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TN

September 7, 2018

Good morning! 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. Becky Yonker 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central unless noted. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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Top Stories:


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Singer-songwriter Lucie Silvas started her career with a successful major label debut in the United Kingdom and by writing songs for other British pop acts. After crossing the Atlantic and moving to Nashville, Tennessee, she’s found her voice again as a skilled and independent retro pop stylist. Silvas, who was born in the U.K. but raised in New Zealand, has been opening for artists like Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert without the backing of a major label. By Kristin M. Hall.

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ELVIS-CANDLELIGHT VIGIL, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Elvis Presley fans will no longer have to pay about $30 to visit his grave during the annual candlelight vigil on the anniversary of his death.

PESTS CLOSE SCHOOL, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A high school in Tennessee that has been struggling with a pest infestation recently re-opened following treatment only to close again.

HOMICIDE VICTIM-30 YEARS, from KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — State investigators say a body found more 30 years ago along Interstate 75 in Tennessee belongs to a missing woman from Indiana.

BOOKER-MEMPHIS, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is headlining a Democratic rally in Tennessee this weekend.


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