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

January 24, 2019

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(at)ap.org. Beth Campbell 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments. All times are Central.

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

Top Stories:


NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s administration plans to focus on K-12 education, criminal justice reform, mental health, health care and rural economic development as agency hearings begin on the new governor’s state budget.


PARIS _ The board of French carmaker Renault on Thursday named two new leaders to replace industry veteran Carlos Ghosn, who resigned after weeks of detention in Japan.

In Brief:

_TENNESSEE SENATE-PRIMARY, from Memphis: Polls are open in the primary election in the race for a Tennessee Senate seat left open when Mark Norris became a federal judge.

_GENERAL MOTORS-TENNESSEE, from Spring Hill: General Motors says it plans to invest another $22 million in its Tennessee manufacturing facility to build more engines.

_REFUGEE LAWSUIT-TENNESSEE, from Nashville: Tennessee lawmakers have a March court date in an appeal of their dismissed lawsuit against the federal government over the refugee resettlement program.

_INMATES GRADUATE, from Only: Inmates at the Turney Center Industrial Complex in Tennessee are graduating from Nashville State Community College with associate’s degrees in political science and business administration.

_ST JUDE-INTERNET-STORYTELLING, from Memphis: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee says it is starting an internet site that will contain stories about young patients and their families.


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