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  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State officials have authorized a special audit of Tennessee State Museum operations after its executive director received a 26 percent pay raise.

The Knoxville News Sentinel ( ) reports that museum officials announced the audit last week.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)  --  There were reports of power outages and downed trees across the extreme Southeast corner of Tennessee monday morning, but otherwise the state seems to have been spared by the storms that killed 18 across the southeast over the weekend.


At least 14 people were killed Suday in Georgia as the fast-moving storms tore across the state, with at least one deadly tornado reported before dawn and violent storms still rumbling after nightfall.


Respect Nashville formed to fight Hate Crimes

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (JON WOLFE)  --  A coalition of metro officials, immigrant groups and citizens have launched a tracking and response program called Respect Nashville to address the post-election rise in hate-incidents in the city.

Among the most recent incidents: The Nashville Jewish Community Center received two bomb threats in 10 days, a gay friendly church found a swastika carved in its door and Moslem women have experienced name calling and violent threats.

Thousands march in support of women in Tennessee

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Jenny Scott

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Thousands of people are marching on city streets in Memphis and Nashville as part of a worldwide wave of demonstrations in support of women following the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

The marches on Saturday in Tennessee are in conjunction with the Women's March on Washington, where hundreds of thousands gathered to send Trump a message that they won't let his agenda go unchallenged over the next four years. More than 600 "sister marches" were planned around the world.

Trump protesters in Nashville chain themselves to Capitol

Jan 20, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Demonstrators shackled themselves to the Tennessee Capitol on Friday while others across town sat in silence during starkly different protests against President Donald Trump's inauguration.

State troopers arrested 10 people after protesters chained themselves to the doors of the state Capitol. They also locked their arms together with duct tape wrapped around chicken wire and PVC pipes.