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Brandi Carlile, Sturgill Simpson win top Americana awards

Sep. 22, 2021 23:51 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile added another trophy to her shelf as she won artist of the year at the 2021 Americana Honors and Awards show, while country singer Sturgill Simpson took home the album of the year award. The annual...

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...

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...

Memphis uses rally, unusual punt return to defeat Miss. St.

Sep. 18, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Calvin Austin scored three second-half touchdowns including a questionable 94-yard punt return in the fourth quarter as Memphis rallied for a 31-29 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday. The victory and Austin’s punt return were part of a...

Tennessee Senate leader forms redistricting committee

Sep. 18, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Senate’s leader has picked five Republicans and two Democrats to sit on a committee diving into the once-a-decade task of drawing new congressional and state legislative districts. Republican Lt. Gov. Randy McNally’s...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= CLASS 6A= ¶ Abilene 35, Grand Prairie 28 ¶ Amarillo Tascosa 46, San Angelo Central 28 ¶ Arlington Houston 24, Keller Central 21 ¶ Austin Vandegrift 56, Round Rock Stony...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Addison 36, Michigan Center 35 Allen Park 34, Lincoln Park 20 Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 14, Gabriel Richard Catholic 7 Ann Arbor Huron 31, Bedford 30 Ann Arbor Skyline 17,...