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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Lee filled vacancies Thursday on a Tennessee panel considering whether the Capitol’s bust of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest should be moved or changed. Lee announced Logan Hampton, president of historically Black Lane College, will serve on the Capitol Commission. Finance Commissioner ButchContinue Reading

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Comedian D.L. Hughley announced he tested positive for COVID-19 after collapsing onstage during a performance in Nashville, Tennessee. The stand-up comedian, 57, lost consciousness while performing at the Zanies comedy nightclub on Friday night and was hospitalized, news outlets reported. On Saturday, Hughley posted a videoContinue Reading

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COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A Tennessee businessman accused of taking kickbacks involving millions in military contracts has pleaded guilty in federal court in Georgia. David Kennedy, 67, of Nashville, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of conspiracy to violate the Anti-Kickback Act and to commit wire fraud, the Columbus Ledger-EnquirerContinue Reading

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Three protesters were arrested by state troopers Tuesday night after lawmakers failed to pass a resolution honoring the life of 17-year-old Ashanti Posey. Posey was a student at Hillsboro High School. She was shot to death in her car in April. Representative Harold Love introduced a resolution Tuesday to honor her life. However, one House member saidContinue Reading

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The president of the Nashville branch of the NAACP has resigned “effective immediately,” according to a post on the organization’s social media accounts. In a statement released early Monday morning, Keith Caldwell said his resignation came “as a result of a series of philosophical differences with the NAACP State ConferenceContinue Reading

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The NHL announced that the league will enter the second stage of its return-to-play plan on Monday amid its attempt to resume the 2019-20 season, which has been suspended since March 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A league press release stated the following: “Beginning June 8 – subject toContinue Reading