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The Women LLC offers microloans to black business owners

Aug. 9, 2020 9:56 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kanika White read a statistic in passing a few years ago that jarred her. She wanted to understand what was causing a 42% poverty rate among Black Knoxville residents. “Like with anything that is that huge and complex...the initial thought is (the issue is) too big for...

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...

More than 80 students quarantined in Tennessee county

Aug. 8, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 80 students in a Tennessee school district have been quarantined during the first week of classes after a student tested positive for COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, officials said. News outlets report that a student at Cookeville High School tested...

Marquita Bradshaw speaks with the media after winning the Democratic Senate primary, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. Bradshaw scored an upset win and will face former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty in the November election. (Ariel Cobbert/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

Bradshaw to visit every Tennessee county in Senate run

Aug. 8, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Marquita Bradshaw said Saturday that her campaign fundraising is in full swing and she plans to visit all 95 Tennessee counties as she tries to flip the seat from Republican to Democrat. Bradshaw won Thursday’s Democratic primary election in the contest to...

In this June 9, 2020, photo, U.S. House District 14 candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene talks with attendees at her watch party on at the Courtyard by Mariott in Rome, Ga. (Olivia Morley/The Rome News-Tribune via AP)

U.S. House Republican runoffs top ballot for Georgia voters

Aug. 8, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Voters in Georgia will return to the polls Tuesday for runoffs to settle party nominations in four congressional races and 17 legislative races, as well as a closely watched contest for who will claim the Democratic nod for district attorney in Fulton County. Here's a look at some top races:...

Memphis-based Radians sees face mask demand skyrocket

Aug. 8, 2020 10:19 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — In an era of urgent need, Radians CEO Mike Tutor is glad to have much of the company’s protective gear made close to home. Radians is leaning on its North Carolina manufacturing facility to churn out more gaiter face coverings for COVID-19-driven demand. The company’s...

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....

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan (77) blocks against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first half of an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans already are way ahead of where they were a year ago. That’s when they knew Lewan would sit out the first four games. Now the Titans face no suspensions with an offensive line that wants to start this season the way they finished 2019, blowing open holes for NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry.(AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

Offensive linemen eager to pick up where Titans left off

Aug. 7, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rodger Saffold compares what the Tennessee Titans face on the offensive line to riding a bike. The linemen know what to do, and it's time to get back to work. It's a big difference from this time a year ago. The Titans spent the 2019 training camp preparing to play the first four...

FILE - In this March 28, 2017, file photo, Republican leaders Rep. Tim Moore, left, and Sen. Phil Berger hold a news conference in Raleigh, N.C. The two powerful state lawmakers  want President Donald Trump and Joe Biden to have an extra presidential debate. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP, File)

Top state lawmakers want a presidential debate in N.C.

Aug. 7, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — At a time when many voters are growing weary of the contentious campaign ads that have flooded the airwaves, North Carolina’s top legislative leaders want even more political drama in the swing state. Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore wrote in a joint letter...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley (44) sits on the bench during the first half an NFL preseason football game against the New York Jets in Atlanta. Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson says he has been in touch with Beasley and that the linebacker knows his absence from training camp is unexcused.  The Titans signed him to a one-year deal for $9.5 million in March to help bulk up their pass rush. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Linebacker Vic Beasley finally reports to Titans for camp

Aug. 7, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Linebacker Vic Beasley reported to the Tennessee Titans on Friday, and he has been activated off the Reserve/DidNot Report list. The Titans also put defensive lineman Jack Crawford on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, meaning he had either tested positive for COVID-19 or has been...