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

February 22, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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

Top Story:

ATLANTA CYCLORAMA

ATLANTA _ At a time when counties, cities and states across the South are removing or covering up Confederate monuments, one of the world’s largest paintings of the American Civil War will reopen to the public Friday. But the artwork was never intended to celebrate the Confederacy, historians say. By Jeff Martin.

In Brief:

_RAPE VIDEO-TEEN, from Milwaukee: A Wisconsin man accused of helping a 14-year-old Tennessee girl escape sexual abuse in exchange for video of her being raped has pleaded not guilty to sexually exploiting a child.

_SMOKIES-VISITATION, from Gatlinburg: The Great Smoky Mountains National Park saw a record number of visitors in 2018.

_LANDFILL WASTE GRANT, from Nashville: Tennessee environmental officials have awarded $1.9 million waste reduction grants for community projects across the state.

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