Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — If you plan on voting in the August 4 election, election officials want you to know that July 5 is the last day you can register.

Officials say voter registration applications must be in by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5. Mail-in applications must also be postmarked by that date.

You’re getting an extra day to register this year because the last day to register actually falls on July 4, a national holiday.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The United Auto Workers says Volkswagen officials have reneged on a pledge to recognize the union at the German automaker's lone U.S. plant in Tennessee.

Gary Casteel, the UAW's secretary-treasurer, released a 2014 document Tuesday stating that Volkswagen would recognize the UAW as the representative of its members in exchange for the union dropping a challenge to the outcome of a union election at the plant in Chattanooga.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The public policy chief of the Southern Baptist Church on Wednesday gave an impassioned defense of the denomination's support for the right of Muslims to build mosques in the United States.

The Rev. Russell Moore responded to a question by Arkansas Pastor John Wofford’s at the SBC’s annual meeting in St. Louis.


OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — A U.S. Department of Energy report says the cleanup of mercury contamination at a Tennessee nuclear weapons plant could cost between $1 billion and $3 billion.

The Knoxville News Sentinel ( ) reports that the report outlines technology plans for mercury cleanup at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant at Oak Ridge, which used mercury during the Cold War to develop hydrogen bombs.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville International Airport set a record this week for the highest number of single-day departures in its history.

More than 23,800 passengers left the city through the airport on Monday following the conclusion of the CMA Music Festival and the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. That's a 15 percent increase over the previous record.

The facility processed more than 16,000 bags on Monday, which also set a record for the airport.