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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Regulatory authorities say a booming growth in the use of hand-held electronic devices has prompted the creation of a new area code for Nashville. Officials say the 629 area code and 10-digit dialing will go into place Feb. 28, joining the 615 area code in everyday use.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The annual report called the Kids Count Data Book says Tennessee is among five states that have made the biggest strides in improving the well-being of children. The report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation found Tennessee has moved this past year from the 39th to the 36th ranking in terms of scores for children's health care, education and other markers.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Four Kentucky residents have pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud Lowe's Companies, Inc. by getting store credit accounts, bouncing checks to the accounts and buying merchandise from the stores using the fraudulent accounts. Four other men from Kentucky and Tennessee are awaiting trial on related charges.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - West Virginia and Tennessee will open the 2018 college football season at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, marking the first game for Tennessee in that North Carolina city. The Charlotte Sports Foundation on Tuesday announced the first meeting of the schools, which will be played Sept. 1, 2018.

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