Turkey releasing 38,000 prisoners to make room for post-coup detainees

Turkey releasing 38,000 prisoners to make room for post-coup detainees ISTANBUL — Turkey on Wednesday announced plans to release about 38,000 inmates from overcrowded prisons as the penal system struggles to cope with a flood of new detainees after last month’s failed coup. Source: News Click to read more.

N. Korean diplomat defects from embassy

N. Korean diplomat defects from embassy LONDON — The second in command of North Korea’s embassy in London defected to South Korea with his family, officials in Seoul said Wednesday, describing him as “sick and tired” of Kim Jong Un’s regime. Source: News Click to read more.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard settle divorce case a day before restraining-order hearing

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard settle divorce case a day before restraining-order hearing The very public falling out between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has come to an end, with the two saying they have agreed “to resolve their divorce proceeding privately” and as Heard moved to withdraw abuse allegations.…

Urban Outfitters, Children’s Place defy woes in retail apparel field

Urban Outfitters, Children’s Place defy woes in retail apparel field Shares of Urban Outfitters and Children’s Place rose Wednesday after the companies gave an optimistic view of the beleaguered U.S. apparel industry. Source: News Click to read more.

Trump overhauls campaign leadership

Trump overhauls campaign leadership Donald Trump, following weeks of gnawing agitation over his advisers’ attempts to temper his style, moved late Tuesday to overhaul his struggling campaign by rebuffing those efforts and elevating two longtime associates who have encouraged his combative populism. Source: News Click to read more.

Canned tomato juice stills the show

Canned tomato juice stills the show Tiny bubbles proved to be the decisive factor in crowning Best of Show in the food preservation category at this year’s Maury County Fair. Source: News Click to read more.

School board, commission meet for play date at park

School board, commission meet for play date at park The board of education and county commission gathered at Maury County Park on Tuesday to take part in a barbecue and friendly cornhole competition in celebration of the strengthening relationship between the two groups. Source: News Click to read more.

Law enforcement agents show up in force for funeral of TBI officer

Law enforcement agents show up in force for funeral of TBI officer MEMPHIS — Law enforcement officers from as far as Georgia gathered at Bellevue Baptist Church Wednesday to commemorate a fallen Tennessee Bureau of Investigation officer who lost his life in the line of duty. Source: News Click to…

Police/Fire reports 8/18/16

Police/Fire reports 8/18/16 Editor’s note: Each of the following items were taken from police reports at the separate law enforcement agencies. Source: News Click to read more.

Most Tennessee teachers like their jobs despite differing with their bosses on student discipline

Most Tennessee teachers like their jobs despite differing with their bosses on student discipline NASHVILLE — The good news is that most Tennessee school teachers are satisfied with their jobs, but classroom educators and their administrator bosses part ways on whether student discipline is getting handled right. Source: News Click…