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ACCOKEEK, Md. (AP) - Beretta U.S.A. Corp. has announced it will move its manufacturing capabilities from Accokeek, Maryland, to Gallatin, Tennessee. The company announced Tuesday it will move its manufacturing capabilities to a new production facility that it is building in Tennessee. That plant is expected to be opened next year.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A growing population and the explosive expansion of the use of hand-held electronic devices has prompted the creation of a new area code for Nashville. Tennessee Regulatory Authority spokesman David Foster says 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 latest national ranking of the well-being of children shows Tennessee is among five states that made the biggest improvement in the last year. The annual Kids Count report found Tennessee moved from 39th to 36th spot this year in rankings on child well-being.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission is meeting next week to consider proposals to increase bag limits in early migratory bird hunting seasons. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Mississippi Flyway Council have recommended increasing the early wood duck and teal season daily bag limit from four to six, with no more than two wood ducks. Also recommended is adding teal-only hunting days to this season.

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