NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee’s unemployment rate dropped sharply in March to 6.3 percent, according to a new report from the State Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

The jobless rate fell three-tenths of one percent from the adjusted February reading of 6.6 percent. The national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.5 percent.

Tennessee’s jobless rate has remained essentially unchanged for the past year, hovering around 6.5 percent. During the same period, the national rate fell more than one full percentage point.

MADISON, Tenn. (AP) — A group of Tennessee developers blocked from building a sex club next door to a Christian school has found a loophole allowing them to re-label the club as a church.

WSMV-TV ( reports developers fought for months to open a swinger's club in a vacant building next to Goodpasture Christian School in Madison, about 8 miles north of downtown Nashville. The city council quickly passed a zoning amendment blocking the plans. But developers filed a new set of plans asking permission to renovate the building as a church. The plans were approved.

Centennial High in Franklin Evacuated...Again

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Centennial High in Franklin was evacuated this morning for the second day in a row following a bomb threat.

WSMV-TV says the threat was found scrawled on a bathroom wall.

The evacuation is the latest in a rash of school bomb threats and evacuations since the first of the year.

In addition to Centennial, three other Williamson County Schools have been evacuated following threats this week.

MPD asks for your help identifying suspects

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FROM THE MPD: "The Murfreesboro Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is asking for the public’s assistance

Man shot six times at Murfreesboro bar

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Murfreesboro Police say a man has been shot at a bar just north of Middle Tennessee State University.

Police say they responded to Campus Pub on Gunnerson Ave. at about 2:30 a.m. Friday morning following reports of a shooting.

The first officer on the scene says he found a victim with a gunshot wound to the abdomen lying on the bar’s front steps. Two patrons were applying pressure to the wound.

One witness described the gunman as a black male wearing a grey or black hoodie and light blue jeans with shoulder length dreads.