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1. Tennessee execution pause through 2022 could last longer -

NASHVILLE (AP) — After Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee halted a lethal injection in April because he learned the drugs hadn't been tested as required, he ordered an independent investigation and paused all executions through the end of the year.

2. Murder most fowl in Mississippi recalls local case -

This is the tale of two celebrity birds, the perils of fame and public exposure and the depths to which human beings can sink.

It was to have been the tale of only one such bird: Carl the rooster, a late resident of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, in my home country. It now includes the similarly late Barnyard the goose, in my county of residence, Davidson.

3. Tennessee expects changes to lethal injection protocol, staffing -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee officials say they anticipate that an independent investigation of the state's lethal injection methods will result in changes to how those executions are carried out, including how the procedures are staffed.

4. Gov. Lee: No new details yet why he canceled execution -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee declined to provide any new information Friday explaining his decision to call off the state's first scheduled execution since the start of the pandemic, but said more details will likely be provided next week.

5. Tennessee plans 1st COVID-19-era execution, more scheduled -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee is set to execute its first inmate Thursday since the start of the pandemic, planning a lethal injection procedure that has become less common in the state than the electric chair in recent years.

6. AP Fact Check: Blackburn, GOP senators misrepresent Jackson on abortion -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators painted Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson as hostile to anti-abortion views, twisting words from a legal brief she co-signed years ago as evidence she would rule broadly against abortion opponents.

7. AP FACT CHECK: Blackburn, Graham make false claims at Jackson hearing -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators characterized Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson's judicial views as extremist and soft on crime, using her confirmation hearings to air a line of conservative grievances that relied at times on distortions of her record.

8. Russian propaganda 'outgunned' by social media rebuttals -

Russian state media is spreading misinformation about the location of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in what analysts said is an attempt to discourage resistance fighters and erode support for Ukraine around the globe.

9. Attorney, teacher joins GSRM Law -

The law firm of Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin PLLC bas brought M. Clark Spoden into the firm as a partner in the firm’s litigation section.

His practice is focused on the representation of companies in contract, employment, environmental, administrative law, construction, business tort, noncompetition, intellectual property, wrongful death and personal injury cases.

10. In news conference, Biden calls on Fed to fight inflation -

WASHINGTON (AP) — At a Wednesday news conference marking his first year in office, President Joe Biden called on the Federal Reserve to do more to fight inflation by pulling back on its monetary boosting of the U.S. economy.

11. Titans clinch 2nd straight AFC South, beating Miami 34-3 -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are dancing as back-to-back AFC South champs in a season when they lost the NFL's leading rusher at Halloween and have used 88 players — most ever in a non-strike season for the NFL.

12. White House: 92% of fed workers under mandate are vaccinated -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration's vaccine mandate for millions of federal workers seems to be working, with no apparent disruption to law enforcement, intelligence-gathering or holiday travel.

13. Bass, Berry & Sims bolsters health care practice -

Bass, Berry & Sims has added seven experienced health care attorneys to its national health care practice, including Travis Lloyd as a member in Nashville. The other six will be based in the firm’s Washington D.C. office.

14. Teammates confident in Tannehill bounceback -

It was a performance Ryan Tannehill will certainly want to distance himself from as soon as possible.

The normally reliable Titans quarterback suffered through a terrible game Sunday, throwing four interceptions in a 22-13 loss to the lowly Houston Texans.

15. Biden vaccine mandates face first test with federal workers -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is pushing forward with a massive plan to require millions of private sector employees to get vaccinated by early next year. But first, he has to make sure workers in his own federal government get the shot.

16. Publisher to reissue Pa. senator's Alvin York book with corrections -

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The academic press that published a Pennsylvania state senator's book about World War I hero Sgt. Alvin York has asked him to review a list of factual errors and sourcing issues in the book and the press' director said Tuesday it plans to publish a corrected version sometime next year.

17. Tennessee corrections commissioner to retire this fall -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee's corrections leader plans to retire this fall after almost four decades with the department.

On Tuesday, the Tennessee Department of Correction announced the retirement of Commissioner Tony Parker, who was appointed by former Gov. Bill Haslam in 2016 and reappointed by Gov. Bill Lee in 2019.

18. Events -

Mayor Randall Hutto. Meet with Mayor Randall Hutto. Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, 149 Public Square. Wednesday, 1-2 p.m. Information: Wilson County Courthouse, 615 444-1383.


Multi-Employer Hiring Event

American Job Center hosts a multi-employer hiring event featuring Amazon, Bojangles, Department of Corrections, DPR Construction, Silver Angles and Rich’s. American Job Center, 1598 Greenlea Boulevard, Gallatin. 9 a.m.-noon. Information

19. Engel & Völkers partners with Pareto -

Engel & Völkers Nashville has partnered with Pareto Realty and will collectively do business under the Engel & Völkers name. Led by license partner Neal Clayton, this announcement adds 18 real estate advisers to Engel & Völkers Nashville, expanding its real estate service into Williamson County.

20. WhatsApp sues Indian government over new internet rules -

NEW DELHI (AP) — The messaging app WhatsApp has sued the Indian government seeking to defend its users' privacy and stop new rules that would require it to make messages "traceable" to external parties.

21. Former Tennessee prison officer sentenced for beating inmate -

MEMPHIS (AP) — A former Tennessee corrections officer has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for taking part in the beating of an inmate along with other officers, prosecutors said.

Jonathan York is one of six Tennessee Department of Correction officers who have pleaded guilty to using unlawful force against an inmate and covering up the beating at the Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville.

22. CoreCivic to settle shareholders lawsuit for $56 million -

NASHVILLE (AP) — CoreCivic says it will pay $56 million to settle a lawsuit by shareholders who accused the private prison operator of inflating its stock prices by misrepresenting the quality and value of its services.

23. NRA trial opens window on secretive leader's life and work -

DALLAS (AP) — Wayne LaPierre flies exclusively on private jets, he sailed around the Bahamas for "security" and he never sends emails or texts in the course of his work running the nation's most politically influential gun-rights group.

24. As states expand vaccines, prisoners still lack access -

This week, Florida expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines to all residents 16 and older. But across the state, more than 70,000 people still don't have access to the vaccine. Those men and women are state prisoners.

25. Feds: 37 charged in violent drug ring led from inside Riverbend -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Dozens of people are facing federal charges in a violent, years-long drug ring that an inmate orchestrated from inside a Tennessee state prison using smuggled cellphones, a federal prosecutor announced Tuesday.

26. 9 Bradley lawyers named ‘Attorneys for Justice’ -

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP attorneys Kimberly M. Ingram, Alexandra C. Lynn, Erin Malone-Smolla, Casey L. Miller, Peter C. Sales, Edmund S. Sauer, Jeffrey W. Sheehan, Fritz Spainhour and David K. Taylor have been recognized by the Tennessee Supreme Court as 2020 “Attorneys for Justice.”

27. Tennessee commissioner to lead US corrections group -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Department of Correction Commissioner Tony Parker will serve as the president of the American Correctional Association.

28. Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trial at Meharry -

Meharry Medical College is seeking 300 to 400 participants to participate in Phase 3 clinical trials for the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine. It’s interested in enrolling persons at high risk for infection, age 65 and older, especially African American, LatinX, American Indian/Alaska natives and people with higher than usual risk of catching COVID-19 on the job (such as corrections workers and law enforcement officers). However, all persons age 18 and up are welcome to volunteer.

29. Dollar General, other companies push incentives for vaccinations -

As vaccinations continue across the U.S., some companies are offering financial incentives to encourage their workers to get the shots.

Instacart Inc., the grocery delivery service, announced Thursday that it would provide a $25 stipend for workers who get the COVID-19 vaccine. It joins others, including Dollar General, which plans to pay workers extra if they get vaccinated.

30. Panel: People over 75, essential workers next for vaccines -

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal advisory panel recommended Sunday that people 75 and older and essential workers like firefighters, teachers and grocery store workers should be next in line for COVID-19 shots, while a second vaccine began rolling out to hospitals as the nation works to get the coronavirus pandemic under control.

31. 1 in 5 prisoners in the US has had COVID-19, 1,700 have died -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — One in every five state and federal prisoners in the United States has tested positive for the coronavirus, a rate more than four times as high as the general population. In some states, more than half of prisoners have been infected, according to data collected by The Associated Press and The Marshall Project.

32. Margin for error gone as Titans chase AFC South title -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have lost their margin for error chasing the franchise's first AFC South title since 2008.

Their slow start in losing 41-35 to Cleveland dropped them into a tie with Indianapolis, though Tennessee (8-4) still has the divisional tiebreaker with a 3-1 record.

33. Suit: Tennessee makes it too hard to restore voting rights -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee's path for those convicted of a felony to restore their right to vote has not only silenced Black voters but also contains constitutional and federal law violations, a newly filed federal lawsuit alleges.

34. Trump pays $3 million for recount of 2 Wisconsin counties -

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign has paid $3 million for a recount of two heavily Democratic Wisconsin counties, saying Wednesday that they were the site of the "worst irregularities" although no evidence of wrongdoing has been presented and state elections officials have said there was none.

35. Struggling Titans must fix mistakes after losing 3 of 4 -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans handled the NFL's first COVID-19 outbreak during the season in winning fashion.

Now the Titans face another issue threatening their season: themselves.

36. Trial in killing of Tennessee prison official moved to 2021 -

RIPLEY (AP) — The trial of a Tennessee convict charged with killing a corrections official before escaping prison on a tractor has been delayed until next year.

Curtis Watson had been scheduled to face trial Oct. 26 in the killing of Tennessee Department of Correction administrator Debra Johnson. Her body was found in her home on the grounds of a state prison in Henning in August 2019.

37. Wall Street closing sharply lower as tech sector takes hit -

Wall Street racked up more losses Wednesday as stocks closed broadly lower, wiping out the market's gains from the day before.

The S&P 500 fell 2.4% after giving up an earlier gain. The selling, which accelerated in the afternoon, was widespread, though technology stocks accounted for the biggest losses. The decline deepens the benchmark index's September slide to 7.5% after a five-month rally.

38. Titans sound ready to let veteran kicker fix his issues -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Mike Vrabel and the Tennessee Titans sound prepared to be patient with four-time Pro Bowl kicker Stephen Gostkowski.

Making the game-winning field goal certainly helps.

Gostkowski's track record does too.

39. Q&A: What to expect from trial of Nissan, ex-director Kelly -

TOKYO (AP) — The criminal trial against Japanese automaker Nissan and its former executive Greg Kelly will open in Tokyo District Court on Tuesday. It's the latest chapter in the unfolding scandal of Carlos Ghosn, a superstar at Nissan Motor Co. until he and Kelly were arrested in late 2018.

40. Stocks claw back some of their losses in another rocky day -

The stock market closed out its worst week in more than two months Friday as a second straight day of turbulent trading ended with more losses.

The S&P 500 fell 0.8% after clawing most of the way back from a 3.1% skid earlier in the day. Another slide in technology stocks, which led the selling a day earlier, pulled the market sharply lower for much of the day, though the selling eased by late afternoon.

41. Even Pro Bowler Kern concerned about readiness -

Coming off three consecutive Pro Bowl seasons and a first-team, All-Pro selection in 2019, you wouldn’t think Titans punter Brett Kern would need much preparation for the upcoming season – even during a pandemic.

42. Lawsuit filed in Tennessee prison administrator's killing -

MEMPHIS (AP) — The daughter of a Tennessee corrections administrator who authorities say was killed during a prison escape has sued the facility and its warden for negligence in her death.

Shernaye Johnson has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking a jury trial and $5 million in damages for the death of her mother, Debra Johnson, whose body was found in her home on the grounds of the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in rural Henning in August 2019.

43. Vanderbilt wins NASA student competition -

Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Lab won the 2020 NASA Student Launch competition.

The Vanderbilt University program claimed top honors for the seventh time in the last eight years.

The category and overall winners were announced virtually July 23.

44. In virus era, back-to-school plans stress working parents -

NASHVILLE (AP) — For generations, school has been an opportunity for American children to learn and make friends. For many parents today, though, it's something that's elemental in a very different way: a safe place that cares for their children while they are at work — or a necessity for them to be able to work at all.

45. Inmate sues Tennessee high court seeking execution delay -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee inmate is suing the state Supreme Court in hopes of delaying his Aug. 4 execution.

In the federal lawsuit filed late last month, attorneys for Harold Nichols say Tennessee's high court has twice denied requests to reschedule his execution, despite delaying two other executions because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

46. Rise in COVID-19 cases worries tourist destination Branson -

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A surge in coronavirus cases is proving worrisome in the popular southwestern Missouri tourist destination of Branson.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, have more than doubled in less than two weeks in Taney County, where Branson is located, the Kansas City Star reported. On June 26, the county had recorded just 43 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic. That figure has more than doubled since then, standing at 107 cases and two COVID-19 deaths as of Wednesday.

47. CoreCivic drops efforts to keep Nashville jail contract -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A private prison company abruptly dropped efforts to keep running a jail in Nashville, saying it won't be used as a "punching bag" as city officials take steps to end the agreement on their own.

48. Watchdogs warn of strain on agencies from pandemic response -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new oversight board is warning about the strain of the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. government and calling into question Washington's ability to effectively manage trillions of dollars in aid and keep federal workers safe.

49. Tennessee extends free child care, expands eligibility -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee officials are extending free pandemic child care for essential workers until mid-August, while letting more categories of workers qualify for the program.

The Tennessee Department of Human Services says the expansion covers essential workers in the financial, religious, utility and hotel industries, among others.

50. Tennessee county leads US in virus cases per capita -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee's Trousdale County has the highest per capita coronavirus infection rate in the U.S. and Bledsoe County has the fifth, according to an Associated Press analysis. In both counties, the high infection rates are attributable to their local prisons.

51. Nashville to begin 1st economic reopening phase on Monday -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville will slowly begin reopening its economy next week amid the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Thursday.

Starting Monday, the city's first of four reopening phases will allow dine-in restaurants, bars serving food, retail stores and commercial businesses to operate at 50% capacity. Workers will be required to undergo daily screenings and wear face masks. Bar areas will stay closed and live music will remain banned.

52. 1,299 inmates test positive for virus at Tennessee prison -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee will begin testing all of its state prison inmates and staff after 1,299 of 2,444 inmates tested positive for the coronavirus at a privately run prison, state and prison officials said Friday.

53. Doctors: Execution drugs could help COVID-19 patients -

HOUSTON (AP) — Secrecy surrounding executions could hinder efforts by a group of medical professionals who are asking the nation's death penalty states for medications used in lethal injections so that they can go to coronavirus patients who are on ventilators, according to a death penalty expert and a doctor who's behind the request.

54. Tennessee preps to reopen, conducts more prison mass testing -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Monday that businesses across the majority of the state will begin reopening as early as next week.

The Republican governor says his mandatory safer-at-home order will expire on April 30, which will pave the way for 89 out of the state's 95 counties to begin opening businesses.

55. Tennessee conducts another round of mass testing in prisons -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee has launched a third round of mass testing inside the state's prisons after 150 inmates tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend.

The Department of Correction announced Monday that testing of 3,100 inmates was conducted at Bledsoe County Correctional Complex, the Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville, and the Turney Center Industrial Complex in Only.

56. Tennessee offering essential workers free child care -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee is offering free child care to essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Tennessee Department of Human Services says the offer involves payment assistance and a network of temporary care locations to offer the free care through June 15.

57. Tennessee looking into virus testing for all state inmates -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee corrections officials are looking into whether to test all state inmates for the new coronavirus after positive tests have come back for staffers and inmates, a Department of Correction spokeswoman said Tuesday.

58. McConnell: Health care tops list for next virus aid bill -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that health care must be at the "top of the list" in the next coronavirus  rescue package.

In an interview with The Associated Press, the Republican leader said Congress should focus on correcting any shortcomings in the just-passed  $2.2 trillion aid bill and rely on health care experts for solutions to "wipe out" the virus.

59. Officials seek $750 billion in economic aid to thwart virus -

WASHINGTON (AP) — With an urgency unseen since the Great Recession, Congress is rushing to develop a sweeping economic lifeline for American households and businesses suddenly capsized by the coronavirus outbreak.

60. A look at what happens when stocks enter a bear market -

Stocks' staggering skid that began less than three weeks ago has pulled Wall Street into what's known as a bear market.

The collapse fueled by uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus has officially ended the bull market for stocks that began more than a decade ago.

61. A look at what happens when stocks enter a bear market -

Wall Street's staggering skid that began less than three weeks ago has pulled the Dow Jones Industrial Average into what's known as a bear market.

After a string of sharp losses, the Dow has now fallen more than 20% from its last peak on Feb. 12.

62. Tornadoes devastate Tennessee, killing at least 22 people -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Rescuers searched through shattered Tennessee neighborhoods for bodies Tuesday, less than a day after tornadoes ripped across Nashville and other parts of the state as families slept. At least 22 people were killed, some in their beds, authorities said.

63. Trump looks for permanent national intelligence director -

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell is the new acting national intelligence director, but he's expected to be a short-timer overseeing the nation's 17 spy agencies.

President Donald Trump named Grenell the acting director, but says he'll nominate a permanent director soon. The president told reporters on Air Force One Thursday evening that he's considering Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga. But Collins said Friday that he's not interested.

64. Lawmakers seek answers amid correction audit fallout -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers grilled the state's correction agency for answers on Tuesday after a scathing audit found the department failed on many levels to ensure the safety of inmates and the public.

65. Legislators seek to balance punishment, preparing non-violent offenders for success -

It’s all about balance in criminal justice reform, and this year lawmakers are likely to be searching for that sweet spot between punishment and preparation for reentry into society for Tennessee’s more than 21,000 inmates.

66. Blind inmate executed in Tennessee for woman's 1991 killing -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A blind prisoner convicted of killing his estranged girlfriend by setting her on fire in her car was put to death Thursday in Tennessee's electric chair, becoming only the second inmate without sight to be executed in the U.S. since the reinstatement of the nation's death penalty in 1976.

67. Report: More Tennessee private prison homicides than public -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A majority of Tennessee's prisoners are held in state-run facilities, yet the state's privately run prisons have more inmate homicides, according to a new report by prisoner advocacy groups.

68. On-duty Tennessee trooper killed in wreck on Interstate 40 -

JACKSON (AP) — A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper has been killed in a wreck on Interstate 40.

THP spokesman Lt. Bill Miller tells news outlets that Trooper Matthew Gatti was responding to a car fire Monday afternoon when he lost control of his car and hit a tractor-trailer.

69. Tennessee spikes bill banning shackling pregnant inmates -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers have spiked a proposal that would ban shackling pregnant women in detention, particularly during childbirth.

Lawmakers on a House Corrections subcommittee failed to advance the bill on a tie vote Tuesday. According to the legislation, solitary confinement would have been banned for pregnant women before and after giving birth.

70. Haslam grants parole in murder-for-hire case -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is granting parole to a man serving a life sentence in a 1994 murder-for-hire, saying the inmate has "undergone a transformation" behind bars. But a woman he shot and partially blinded in the attack says she's terrified she might encounter him again once he's out.

71. Battle lines forming ahead of a looming US privacy law fight -

Consumer advocates and the data-hungry technology industry are drawing early battle lines in advance of an expected fight this year over what kind of federal privacy law the U.S. should have.

On Thursday, more than a dozen privacy organizations unveiled a plan that would create a new federal data-protection agency focused on regulating the way businesses and other organizations collect and make use of personal data, even if aggregated or anonymized. The proposal would sideline the Federal Trade Commission, which has limited powers and a mixed record of holding companies to account for privacy problems.

72. Old acquaintance finally finds peace after early prison release -

The phone rang as I was driving up Eighth Avenue, just past Zanies, on the way home from some Christmas shopping.

“Is this Joe Rogers?” the guy on the other end asked. I told him it was.

73. Trump to take his case to build wall to prime-time audience -

WASHINGTON (AP) — With no breakthrough in sight, President Donald Trump will argue his case to the nation Tuesday night that a "crisis" at the U.S.-Mexico border requires the long and invulnerable wall he's demanding before ending the partial government shutdown. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers face missed paychecks Friday as the shutdown drags through a third week.

74. Public pressure pushes health care to top priority -

Bill Lee waltzes into the governorship later this month with more goodwill on his side than most politicians have the right to expect.

The Republican, who takes the reigns Jan. 19, is inheriting a state with an unemployment rate under 4 percent, an improving education system, companies such as Amazon bringing in thousands of jobs and an approval rating of 57 percent, a Vanderbilt poll taken in December shows.

75. AP Explains: What happens in a partial government shutdown -

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump and Congress bicker over Trump's call for $5 billion to build a border wall with Mexico, government agencies are preparing for a partial government shutdown set to begin at midnight Friday.

76. Community Foundation awards $2.72M+ to 453 organizations -

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in 40 Middle Tennessee counties and beyond, announces $2,726,800 in grants to 453 local nonprofit organizations as part of the 2018 annual grantmaking process.

77. Luck keeps record perfect against Titans with 38-10 victory -

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck followed the perfect plan Sunday.

He threw three more touchdown passes again, avoided getting sacked again and helped Adam Vinatieri achieve another record-breaking moment by leading the Colts to their fourth straight win.

78. Loss of Pees, Mariota complicate Titans' tough Luck day -

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel grabbed the headset and adjusted to calling the defensive plays as quickly as he could Sunday.

Andrew Luck kept the Titans off-balance the rest of the afternoon.

79. Can Tennessee history spur neighborhood renaissance? -

Leaving the new Tennessee State Museum in the rearview mirror for a few minutes, I decide to dodge off Jefferson Street and try to catch up with the pedestrian who I later discover is a retired chief petty officer. “We ran the Navy,” he tells me, proudly.

80. Tennessee inmate asks for electrocution after court ruling -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee inmate set to be executed this week is asking the state to die by electric chair over lethal injection, calling the move the "lesser of two evils."

Attorney Kelley Henry confirmed Monday that Edmund Zagorski made the request roughly two hours before the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled the state's three-drug lethal injection protocol is constitutional. The decision paved the way for the execution of Zagorski on Thursday.

81. Jailers search for better options for addicts -

With a huge percentage of crimes in Tennessee now stemming from drug addiction, some county officials are realizing they can’t just keep adding jail beds. Instead, they’re looking to address the root causes of crime.

82. ‘They keep coming and I can’t get them out’ -

When officers do hourly security checks at the Loudon County Jail, they’re often walking into a potent brew of danger.

Officially, the jail’s capacity is 91 inmates. But the actual population runs between 170 and 180 on average and was up to 210 inmates at one point this summer.

83. Former officer pleads guilty to lying in stun gun case -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A former corrections officer at a Tennessee jail has pleaded guilty to making false statements to federal agents in connection to an incident in which a stun gun allegedly was used on a restrained detainee.

84. $1 million-plus Middle Tennessee commercial sales for Q2 2018 -

Commercial real estate sales, Second quarter 2018, of $1 million of more for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on–line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.

85. Trust the machines? Funds run by artificial intelligence -

A computer can trounce a human chess master and solve complex mathematical calculations in seconds. Can it do a better job investing your money than a flesh-and-blood portfolio manager?

Investors willing to test that question can do so with a couple of exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, that leave the investment decisions to a computer's so-called artificial intelligence, or AI.

86. What statewide candidates say about opioids, public safety -

The spread of opioid abuse claimed more than 1,600 lives in Tennessee in 2016, and it is getting worse. Methamphetamine abuse, while not getting the headlines, has increased. Gun violence and murder is increasing. What proposals do our candidates have to help Tennesseans address these public safety issues?

87. Top Middle Tennessee commercial sales for April 2018 -

Top commercial real estate sales, April 2018, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

88. Clocks may go a little cuckoo with power grid change -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Running late for work or just miss that bus? You could have a good excuse: Your electric clock might be running a bit cuckoo.

Because of a change in federal energy regulations, some scientists say your trusty, older plug-in clock may be losing or gaining a few ticks over time.

89. Advanced driver aids aren’t just for luxury cars -

Automakers have come a long way from safety features such as seat belts and air bags. Today, manufacturers are adding advanced driver aids that can fend off an accident in the first place. And there’s a good chance that your next new car will have them.

90. Dodson Parker names Yarbro managing partner -

The law firm of Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC, has selected Tyler Chance Yarbro as managing partner of the firm.

Founding member Margaret L. Behm previously served as managing partner and will continue her full-time practice of law as Yarbro assumes administrative responsibilities.

91. Get better results from employees by asking less -

Yesterday, your desk was piled with paperwork. But not today. Nope, you delegated most of it to your team, along with a list of things that absolutely had to be done ASAP.

So the paperwork pile has been dispersed and you’re feeling so much better now – and in the new book “Organize Your Team Today” by Dr. Jason Selk and Tom Bartow with Matthew Rudy, you’ll see that this was the worst thing you could’ve done.

92. US bull market, 2nd longest since WWII, turns 9 -

NEW YORK (AP) — The bull market turned nine Friday, extending a run that began in the depths of the Great Recession.

On March 9, 2009, the S&P 500 hit a cycle low of 676.53, and has more than quadrupled since that date, according to Howard Silverblatt at S&P Global, helped by historically low interest rates and improving corporate profits.

93. US stocks swing back to gains, Dow up 330 on turbulent day -

Wall Street capped a day of wild swings Friday with a late-afternoon rally that reversed steep early losses and sent the Dow Jones industrial average 330 points higher. Even with the rebound, this was the worst week for the market in about two years.

94. Investors must make sense of a sudden drop in stock market -

Stumble, fall or crash? Investors may be wondering what to make of the dramatic sell-off in the stock market after months of tranquility. A slide that started early last week led to a sharp dive in markets Friday and Monday. The combined two-day drop represented a 6.3 percent decrease in the Standard & Poor's 500 index that undid the market's gains for the year.

95. Dow turns 567 point loss into 567 point gain as stocks rally -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday as a late surge helped them regain almost half their losses from the day before, when they had their biggest plunge in 6 ½ years. That came at the end of a day of huge swings for the market.

96. Bass, Berry & Sims elects new members -

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has elected six new members in the firm, including four in Nashville. They are:

Douglas W. Dahl II advises both public and private companies on issues related to the legal compliance and tax-qualification of ERISA-covered employee benefit plans, as well as executive compensation and equity plan matters. Dahl earned an LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, a J.D. from Samford University Cumberland School of Law and a B.A. from Kansas State University.

97. Tennessee finds itself locked into a bad deal -

State Rep. John Ray Clemmons makes no secret about his disdain for private prisons in Tennessee.

Not only is he concerned about a Comptroller’s Office audit showing CoreCivic’s Trousdale Turner Correctional Center skating by with fewer staff than required, especially for critical posts, he says the Department of Correction is violating the spirit of state law by contracting with four counties to run more than the one minimum-security or medium-security prison allowed in Tennessee.

98. AP FACT CHECK: Trump's torrent of warped truths -

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all his errant swings at the facts, President Donald Trump sometimes gets it just right.

"There's been no first year like this," he told a Florida rally last month.

Were truer words ever spoken?

99. AP FACT CHECK: Trump's torrent of first-year warped truths -

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all his errant swings at the facts, President Donald Trump sometimes gets it just right.

"There's been no first year like this," he told a Florida rally last month.

100. Butler Snow’s Polly elected president of Nashville Bar -

Erin Palmer Polly, a commercial litigation attorney at Butler Snow, LLP, will serve as the 2018 president of the Nashville Bar Association. In 2014, she was president of the NBA Young Lawyers Division, became a fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation and received the Legal Aid Society Volunteer Lawyer’s Program Pro Bono Award.