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Facebook to build $800M Tennessee data center with 100 jobs

Aug. 12, 2020 1:27 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Facebook plans to build an $800 million data center in Tennessee that is expected to employ about 100 people, state economic development officials announced Wednesday. The state Department of Economic and Community Development said construction has just begun on Facebook’s...

BSA victims committee targets Tennessee property transfers

Aug. 11, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The official committee representing sexual abuse survivors in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy is asking a judge to void real estate transfers by a local Boy Scouts council in Tennessee, saying they violated court restrictions on sales or transfers of BSA assets. The...

Country singer Lindsay Ell poses Aug. 3, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Canadian-born singer and guitarist used her own journey through grief and trauma to fill a full album called

Lindsay Ell confronts her trauma on vulnerable new album

Aug. 11, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Lindsay Ell lived alone with guilt and shame for years, but it took seeing herself in the story of another young girl to realize that she didn’t have to be defined by her trauma. While listening to teenagers talk about their experiences with sexual abuse at a...

A sign encouraging the wearing of masks stands in downtown Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. The wearing of face coverings is required in most public indoor and outdoor situations in Nashville due to an increase of COVID-19 cases. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Data: Masks appear to be slowing Tennessee hospitalizations

Aug. 11, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Vanderbilt University analysis of daily COVID-19 hospitalization data in Tennessee shows a stark difference between counties with mask mandates and counties that do not require face coverings. The Vanderbilt Department of Health Policy analyzed statewide hospital admissions and...

Nashville Predators and the Arizona Coyotes shake hands following overtime in an NHL hockey playoff game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press via AP)

Predators remain confident despite early postseason exit

Aug. 10, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators are pretty confident considering their season came to its earliest end since missing the 2014 postseason when Barry Trotz was allowed to leave. The Predators insist they liked how they played despite losing their best-of-five qualifying series to Arizona in...

Nashville agrees to extend defender Walker Zimmerman's deal

Aug. 10, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville has agreed to an extension with defender Walker Zimmerman keeping the member of the U.S. men's national team under contract through 2023. Team officials announced the extension Monday. The deal uses Targeted Allocation Money and includes an option for the 2024 season. ...

Police: Woman charged after hitting kids with car, killing 1

Aug. 10, 2020 11:50 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A woman accused of hitting two children with her car, killing one of them, is facing vehicular homicide and other charges, authorities in Tennessee said. Ebony Lin Robinson, 28, was backing up her car Sunday at an “unusually high speed” in a parking lot at Overlook...

Local marks 5 years, big success with Big Loud Records label

Aug. 9, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In Craig Wiseman’s first five years of living in Nashville, he found himself playing drums for $25 a night in the popular, upbeat bars of downtown Nashville. Now, the Grammy Award-winning songwriter and Hattiesburg native is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the launch of...

Marquita Bradshaw, environmental justice chair of the Sierra Club Chickasaw Group, speaks July 7, 2020, during a news conference in front of City Hall in downtown Memphis, Tenn. Bradshaw scored an upset win over former Army helicopter pilot James Mackler in the Tennessee Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, and will face former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty in the November election. (Max Gersh/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

Bradshaw overcomes odds to win Tenn. Senate nomination

Aug. 7, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Marquita Bradshaw just had to look at her parents for inspiration to become a community activist in Memphis, Tennessee. Bradshaw, who won Thursday’s Democratic primary election over a well-funded opponent in the contest to replace Republican U.S. Sen....

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty speaks to supporters on Friday, July 17, 2020, after casting an early voting ballot at the Nashville Public Library Bellevue Branch in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)

AP News Guide: A look at Tennessee's Aug. 6 primary races

Aug. 7, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The heated race to become the Republican nominee for an open U.S. Senate seat topped Tennessee's primary election Thursday, as well as contested challenges in a handful of U.S. House and legislative seats. Here is a summary of those offices on the ballot: U.S. Senate Republicans...