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Dean Dixon / Tennessee Woman’s Suffrage Monument

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new sculpture planned for the state capitol complex will celebrate the role Tennessee women played in passing the 19th Amendment.

In 1920, Tennessee became the 36th and final state needed to ratify the amendment that gave women the vote.

The Tennessean reports the sculpture depicts five women who played critical roles in that struggle. Four are from Tennessee and the fifth is a national leader who came to Tennessee to rally support for ratification.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The chairwoman of the Tennessee Democratic Party wants to begin a discussion about whether to keep naming an annual fundraiser after President Andrew Jackson.

Mary Mancini said in an email Tuesday that while the party has long celebrated Jackson's legacy as a general and the country's seventh president, it shouldn't ignore his participation in slavery and the forced removal of native Americans.

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a Collierville attorney has been indicted on charges he twice tried to hire a hitman to kill his wife.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says 39-year-old Fred Auston Wortman III was indicted by a grand jury in Fayette County on two counts of solicitation to commit first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder. He is being held in Fayette County Jail on $15 million bond.

FORT OGLETHORPE, Ga. (AP) — Mourners gathered to line the procession route for a Navy officer who was fatally shot in attacks on military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The private funeral for Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Scott Smith was held Tuesday afternoon at the First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia — just south of the Tennessee line.

Crowds gathered after the service as Smith was driven along I-75 and a state highway to be buried at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — A Bradley County deputy has killed a man who investigators say attacked her outside her home.

The Daily Banner reports Tiffany Oakley is being treated at SkyRidge Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries after the Tuesday morning struggle. The confrontation happened as the deputy arrived home at about 2 a.m.

Sheriff Eric Watson says the man pinned Oakley to the ground and tried to cover her nose and mouth. Oakley used a stun gun on him to no avail, so she shot him with her service weapon. He died at a local hospital.

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