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Top Southern Baptist committee funds sex abuse probe

Sep. 21, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — A top Southern Baptist Convention committee agreed Tuesday to fund a third-party investigation into its handling of sexual abuse allegations but held off on waiving its attorney-client privilege for the probe, delaying for the future a decision seen as a key...

Memphis high school student dies after contracting COVID-19

Sep. 21, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — School officials in Memphis say a student died earlier this month after contracting COVID-19 as Tennessee continues to rank among the highest case rates in the nation. A spokesperson for Frayser Community Schools charter network tells The...

Mississippi takes management of prison from private company

Sep. 21, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections is taking over operation of Marshall County Correctional Facility, a prison that has been privately run since it opened 25 years ago. Corrections Commissioner Burl Cain said Management & Training...

Civil rights museum celebrating anniversary with free day

Sep. 21, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with free admission for visitors on Saturday. Founded in 1991, the Memphis-based museum chronicles the history of civil rights in America, from slavery to...

Lester wins 200th, Cards down Brewers for ninth straight win

Sep. 20, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jon Lester notched his 200th career win, Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 Monday night for their ninth consecutive win. The Cardinals have won nine straight for the first...

Titans believe they found themselves on road in OT comeback

Sep. 20, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have done enough talking. In rallying for an overtime victory on the road, they may have found the formula to help defend their AFC South title. Derrick Henry and the Titans piled up 532 yards in rallying from a 15-point...

Man killed in shootout with police trying to serve warrants

Sep. 20, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man wanted for questioning in a homicide case was killed in an exchange of gunfire with officers and his 16-year-old son has been charged in the death of a man whose body was found in the Cumberland River, police said. Adrian Cameron,...

Donors add 144 acres to Tennessee state park in Memphis

Sep. 20, 2021 05:06 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say donors have added 144 acres to a state park in Memphis known for being the first one east of the Mississippi River to be open to African Americans. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation says the expansion...

Tennessee distributes $4M in historic development grants

Sep. 20, 2021 05:02 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development has granted more than $4 million in grants to help fund historic renovation and preservation projects across the state. According to a news release, the...

Seahawks silenced as big leads disappear in loss to Titans

Sep. 19, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Pete Carroll was sullen, almost in a state of disbelief. Of all the crazy outcomes during his tenure as coach of the Seattle Seahawks, there has rarely been a meltdown like this. Up 15 points at halftime, leading by 14 points early in the fourth quarter,...