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

August 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

Top Stories:

SENATE 2018-TENNESSEE

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. The Healthy Tennessee event Friday at The Hermitage Hotel will also feature the nominees in the open race for governor, Republican Bill Lee and Democrat Karl Dean.

In Brief:

AIRPORT PURCHASE, from JACKSON, Miss. — 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, Tenn. — 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.

NISSAN PLANT, from SMYRNA, Tenn. — Nissan has announced a $170 million investment at assembly plants in Tennessee and Mississippi to produce the 2019 Altima sedan.

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