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  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will feature exhibits on Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Loretta Lynn and Shania Twain in 2017.

The museum announced Friday their slate of exhibitions for the new year, which also includes a new exhibition called American Currents, focusing on music from 2016.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CRAIG HAVIGHURST)  --  Reports in December that United Record Pressing is moving entirely out of its 1960s era building to a larger facility, sparked concerns about possibly losing another landmark of Nashville’s music history. But United is promising to preserve and reinvent the space.

Vintage record presses have been humming and hissing away at United’s new 140,000 square foot plant on Allied Drive near the Nashville Zoo for some months now during a transition that is nearly complete.

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MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Weeknd are set to headline the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in June.

Festival organizers announced the 2017 festival lineup on Wednesday.

U2's set will include its 1987 album, "The Joshua Tree." Other artists set to perform during the four-day event include Chance the Rapper, Major Lazer, The xx, Tove Lo, Lorde and Cage the Elephant.

The 16th annual Bonnaroo festival will be held June 8-11 at Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee, about 60 miles south of Nashville.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Metro Human Rights Commission says a coalition of mid-state organizations will track and respond to hate incidents in Metro Nashville.

Calling itself “Respect Nashville”, the coalition is a partnership between advocacy groups for the regions Jewish, Muslim, African American and LGBTQ communities.

The coalition notes that the Southern Poverty Law Center logged more than 1000 bias-related incidents in the 30 day period following the November 8th presidential election.

Nearly 6000 expected at Nashville protest march

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Nearly 6,000 people have registered to join a protest march in Nashville Saturday morning.

Event organizers say the gathering is intended to show solidarity with tomorrow’s Women’s March on Washington.

The Nashville march will get underway at Cumberland Park beginning at 10 a.m. Power Together Tennessee describes the event as an inclusive march for anyone supporting women’s rights.

MTSU student reports being raped near campus

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A student at Middle Tennessee State says she was raped a block north of campus early Thursday day morning.

The student was discovered by a patrol officer lying in the grass next to Gentlemen Jim’s bar on Greenland Drive. The officer says the 22-year-old woman was crying and her pants were down around her ankles.

She was taken to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital for treatment.

WMOT News does not reveal the names of sexual assault victims.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Five people have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Memphis and Elvis Presley's Graceland, saying they were discriminated against at a Black Lives Matter protest during the annual vigil commemorating the singer's death.

Graceland owner, Elvis Presley Enterprises, and the city of Memphis are named in the complaint filed Wednesday in federal court in Memphis. Elvis Presley Enterprises didn't immediately comment. The city declined comment Thursday.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee legislators are moving ahead with plans to host a nationwide planning session for a Constitutional Convention this summer. 

Congress has always convened so-called “Article V” conventions in the past. But fiscal conservatives are spearheading a movement to have the states call a convention to force the Federal Government to balance its budget.

Tennessee is one of 28 states to sign on to the convention idea. At least six more would be required to make it happen.

capitol.tn.gov

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Republican speakers of the state House and Senate are making positive statements about Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to boost transportation funding while also cutting taxes in Tennessee.

 

But neither Rep. Beth Harwell of Nashville nor Sen. Randy McNally of Oak Ridge are going so far as to endorse the proposal that would also include the state's first gas tax hike since 1989.

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GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — State officials say insurance claims have topped $842 million in the deadly eastern Tennessee wildfires that burned thousands of buildings.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance provided the number to the Knoxville News Sentinel .

The department says as of Jan. 6, the Gatlinburg-area wildfires resulted in more than 3,900 claims and more than $842 million in residential and commercial property losses.

The numbers don't include damages to uninsured structures.

Tenn. Dept. of Education

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The state of Tennessee is planning to give schools a grade of A to F in hopes of making them more accountable.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/2j9s0jh ) reports that school officials discussed the new approach Tuesday night at Orchard Knob Elementary School. The meeting was the state's sixth and final community meeting to discuss its new education plan as part of the national Every Student Succeeds Act.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold  entered pleas of guilty to three of the 14 federal charges against him Wednesday morning.

The move was part of a plea deal with prosecutors.

Arnold was indicted last year on charges surrounding the illegal sale of e-cigarettes to inmates in the county jail Arnold administered.  

WSMV-TV says Arnold will be sentenced in May. He could receive as much as 60 years, but will likely serve considerably less time.

Haslam proposes first Tennessee gas tax hike since 1989

Jan 18, 2017
State of Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Wednesday proposed Tennessee's first gas tax hike in 27 years to fund an ambitious roadbuilding program that would carry through well after he leaves office in two years.

Haslam's plan would generate about $278 million per year in new transportation funding, while at the same time cutting about $270 million in taxes for shoppers buying groceries, manufacturing companies investing in the state and people earning income from stocks and bonds.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Metro Human Rights Commission says a coalition of mid-state organizations will track and respond to hate incidents in Metro Nashville.

Calling itself “Respect Nashville”, the coalition is a partnership between advocacy groups for the regions Jewish, Muslim, African American and LGBTQ communities.

The coalition notes that the Southern Poverty Law Center logged more than 1000 bias-related incidents in the 30 day period following the November 8th presidential election.

Nearly 6000 expected at Nashville protest march

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Nearly 6,000 people have registered to join a protest march in Nashville Saturday morning.

Event organizers say the gathering is intended to show solidarity with tomorrow’s Women’s March on Washington.

The Nashville march will get underway at Cumberland Park beginning at 10 a.m. Power Together Tennessee describes the event as an inclusive march for anyone supporting women’s rights.

MTSU student reports being raped near campus

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A student at Middle Tennessee State says she was raped a block north of campus early Thursday day morning.

The student was discovered by a patrol officer lying in the grass next to Gentlemen Jim’s bar on Greenland Drive. The officer says the 22-year-old woman was crying and her pants were down around her ankles.

She was taken to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital for treatment.

WMOT News does not reveal the names of sexual assault victims.

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Frantic diplomatic efforts are underway to persuade longtime Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh to step down and make way for the newly sworn-in and democratically elected president, Adama Barrow.

Jammeh is facing a sizable military threat if he refuses to go. West African troops crossed the border into Gambia on Thursday and say they are prepared to remove him by force.

NPR's Eyder Peralta reports that the approximately 7,000 troops from Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana Togo and Mali stopped before they reached the capital. They encountered no resistance.

At least four people were killed and 20 more injured when a man deliberately drove his car into a crowd of pedestrians at a mall in Melbourne, Australia, according to officials. In a statement released Friday, Victoria state police said a young child was among the dead.

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