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GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says he's concerned that a proposed update to social studies standards would strip too much Tennessee history from requirements in the state's public schools.

A draft version would remove a slew of Tennessee events from U.S. history courses, including major milestones in the civil rights movements for minorities and women and several key Civil War battles fought on state soil.

Haslam says he’s gotten several complaints about the proposals but hasn't yet studied them himself.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Memphis City Council will vote Tuesday on an ordinance that would make it the second major Tennessee city to drastically reduce penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana.

The Nashville City Council approved a similar ordinance last month.

The proposed Memphis ordinance would reduce the penalty for possession of a half-ounce or less of marijuana to a civil citation or a $50 fine or community service.

ATLANTA (AP) — The pipeline company working to repair a leak that led to gas shortages and higher prices for drivers across the South says its bypass repair is complete.

Colonial Pipeline says it expects to restart its main gasoline line to start flowing agian Wednesday.

Spokesman Steve Baker says crews have been working around the clock to get fuel to markets, and that it will take a few days for the fuel supply chain to fully recover.

The 500-foot bypass will move fuel around a leak that spilled 6,000 barrels of gasoline in Shelby County, Alabama.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Nashville’s Metro Council will vote again Tuesday on a bill to reduce penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana.

Memphis is considering a similar move.

John Marek with the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws says similar proposals have already passed in more than two dozen other U.S. cities.

Not everyone is onboard with the initiative. Republican State Rep. William Lamberth of Cottontown says he’ll sponsor legislation to penalize the two cities if they move to decriminalize pot.

2B NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The State of Tennessee has received more than 600 consumer complaints about price gouging in recent days amid an ongoing run on fuel.

The Tennessean says the state normally gets about 5,000 such complaints in a year. Some customers have reported seeing prices as high as $9.99 for a gallon of gas.

By law, retailers aren’t allowed to price gouge on essential goods during a disaster.

State officials insist that panicked motorists are creating the shortage by buying more fuel than usual.

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