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 Becky Yonker is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at

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Top Stories:

NASHVILLE— Riding the success of his Grammy-winning album, "The Nashville Sound," Jason Isbell is the leading nominee at Wednesday's Americana Music Association's Honors and Awards. By Kristin M. Hall.


WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coastal residents fleeing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence encountered empty gasoline pumps and depleted store shelves as the monster storm neared the Carolina coast with 140 mph (225 kph) winds and drenching rain that could last for days. While some said they planned to stay put despite hurricane watches and warnings that include the homes of more than 5.4 million people on the East Coast, many weren't taking any chances. By Jonathan Drew.

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In Brief:

GRADE TAMPERING, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The absence of 98 percent of needed documentation has brought the investigation into grading irregularities at a large Tennessee school district to an abrupt halt.

BEAMAN-COLLEGE BOARD, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A well-known Tennessee businessman and major Republican donor has left Belmont University's board until his contentious divorce is resolved.

1994 KILLING, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Tennessee man has pleaded guilty in the killing of a college student during a robbery 24 years ago.

LUKE BRYAN-RESTAURANT CONCERT, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country singer and songwriter Luke Bryan has hosted a free street concert to mark the opening of his new Tennessee restaurant that drew nearly 30,000 people to downtown Nashville. AP Photos.


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