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MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say six children were injured in a crash on Interstate 24 in Coffee County. The crash occurred around 5 p.m. yesterday between Manchester and Monteagle. The other children apparently only suffered minor injuries.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say a Davidson County man has been arrested for threatening to blow up a runway at the Nashville International Airport. Zachary L. Smith, 25, was charged with filing a false report and tampering with evidence. Smith was being held yesterday in the Davidson County Jail on $35,000 bond.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - When St. James CME Church in Collierville decided to replace the carpet in the foyer and hallway with tile, the church's minister was there on his hands and knees gluing and grouting the 12-inch pieces. Now at 78, Rev. Louis T. Purham is retiring from the ministry after 56 years. He was to preach his last sermon yesterday.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Inmates at the Hamilton County Jail in Chattanooga have 90 minutes each Friday night to escape - in a figurative sense. The jail, through a nonprofit organization, offers the inmates a nine-week course in art called Mark Making that instructors describe as rewarding for them and emotionally beneficial for the inmates.

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