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CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff's Facebook post celebrating Easter has made an atheist group $15,000 richer.

News organizations report that Bradley County reached a settlement with American Atheists over Sheriff Eric Watson's post on the department's Facebook page over Easter.

The atheist group and an unidentified resident said Watson violated their First Amendment rights by posting, in reference to Jesus, the message "He is risen" and deleting detractors' comments.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A group associated with the Black Lives Matter movement plans to protest the annual candlelight vigil at Graceland to mark the anniversary of Elvis Presley's death.

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MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — Coffee County judicial officials' first ever Bonnaroo docket day has resulted in 277 criminal cases stemming from the four-day music and arts festival.

The Tennessean reports (http://tnne.ws/2aPZgaq ) two judges spent the day Friday working through a 43 page docket made up of defendants from across the country cited for drug-related charges during June's festival.

CHRISTIANA, Tenn. (AP) — Rutherford County voter Steve Helton says he's in favor of replacing incumbents this Election Day.

The 62-year-old who was casting his ballot in Christiana on Thursday said, "We need to get rid of every one of those bastards in Washington, D.C. They've got to go."

Campaign workers are outnumbering voters at several polling locations in Rutherford County with light turnout despite sunny Election Day weather.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A campaign season that has been marked by sexual harassment allegations, stolen yard signs and physical altercations between candidates draws to a close when the primary polls close on Thursday evening.

The state attorney general's release of a scathing report about sexual harassment allegations against Rep. Jeremy Durham caused the Franklin Republican to suspend his campaign — but not to drop out. Several top Republicans have swung their support behind challenger Sam Whitson.

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