- Associated Press - Sunday, January 26, 2014
Obama to visit Nashville after State of the Union

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - President Obama will visit Nashville as part of a national tour after Tuesday’s State of the Union address.

According to a White House news release, other stops include Prince George’s County Maryland, Pittsburgh and Milwaukee.

The tour will take place in the week following the speech. Afterward, Obama will return to the White House to outline new efforts to help the long-term unemployed.

U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper issued a statement welcoming the president and hoping “we will all treat him with Southern hospitality.”

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn seemed not to take that advice when she issued a statement telling Obama to take a look around at Nashville’s thriving economy and advising him that “our success is not a result of your failed policies.”


Police arrest estranged husband in 1997 slaying

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Police have arrested a Chattanooga woman’s estranged husband in her 1997 stabbing death.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports (http://bit.ly/1e4ZDvI) police long suspected Adolphus Hollingsworth might be responsible Victoria Witherspoon Carr’s death. The couple had a history of domestic violence that included an incident in May 1996 when Hollingsworth was charged with assault and possession of an unlawful weapon after he allegedly choked Carr. In another incident, Carr filed a police report saying Hollingsworth had dragged her by the hair and punched her in the face.

At the time Carr disappeared, Hollingsworth also was facing bigamy charges out of Alabama. Carr’s family said she did not know Hollingsworth was already married when she wed him in November 1996.

Carr’s 9- and 4-year-old children were the last people to see her. She put them to bed, and when they woke up, she was gone. Her pager was on the floor and the phone was off the hook.

Her car was found in her mother’s driveway with brush trapped underneath it and a strong odor of gasoline in the interior. Her keys were found in the grass nearby.

Her body was found more than a year later after a dog carried her skull into a yard.


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