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Tennessee Gov. Lee appoints CEO for Memphis megasite

Oct. 27, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Wednesday appointed Clay Bright to serve as CEO of the Memphis Regional Megasite industrial complex, which will soon be home to a Ford electric vehicle and battery plant. Bright currently serves as the commissioner of...

Shelby drops mask mandate for indoor spaces, but not schools

Oct. 27, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's most populous county lifted a mask requirement for indoor public spaces on Wednesday amid a drop in COVID-19 cases, but face coverings were still required inside schools. Shelby County, which includes Memphis, was still highly...

Freshman phenom Baldwin savors chance to play for his dad

Oct. 27, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — As one of the nation’s top-10 prospects in his class, Patrick Baldwin could have signed with just about any college basketball program in the country. He opted to stay home and play for his father at Milwaukee, instantly making...

Tennessee woman pleads guilty to falsifying water tests

Oct. 26, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman has pleaded guilty to submitting hundreds of false reports to state regulators about the cleanliness of wastewater she was paid to analyze, federal prosecutors said. DiAne Gordon, 61, faces up to five years in federal prison after...

Contract talks to resume at Kellogg's amid cereal strike

Oct. 26, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Contract talks between the Kellogg Co. and its 1,400 striking cereal plant workers are set to resume next week. The Battle Creek, Michigan-based company said Tuesday that the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union...

2 shot to death at apartments in small Mississippi town

Oct. 25, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

CRENSHAW, Miss. (AP) — Authorities were searching for suspects Monday after shootings killed two people and wounded three at an apartment complex in a small town in north Mississippi. Investigators said they found 60 to 100 rounds fired from multiple firearms throughout...

Population and development skyrocket in once-quiet DeSoto

Oct. 23, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Telesa Wright grew up in DeSoto County. As an adult, she lived near Los Angeles in South Orange County for eight years after marrying her husband. Eventually, she wanted to leave California and, when choosing where to go, Googled “best places to raise a family in...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 23, 2021 01:44 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= CLASS 6A= ¶ Abilene 42, Odessa 7 ¶ Aldine Eisenhower 42, Aldine MacArthur 7 ¶ Allen 35, McKinney 14 ¶ Amarillo Tascosa 60, Lubbock Monterey 18 ¶...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 22, 2021 23:57 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Alcoa 42, Tyner Academy 0 Alcorn Central, Miss. 40, Middleton 12 BGA 24, Franklin Road Academy 7 Bearden 15, Anderson County 12 Benton Academy, Miss. 40, Rossville Christian...

Justice Department to expand redlining investigation efforts

Oct. 22, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced Friday a cross-government effort to investigate and prosecute redlining, the practice of banks discriminating against racial minorities or certain neighborhoods. It is the first major expansion of redlining investigations since the Obama...