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11:50am

Thu December 6, 2012
Sports

ETSU Considers Adding Football Program

ETSU President Dr. Brian Noland
Credit ETSU.EDU

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — The president of East Tennessee State University says the school might begin a football program.The Johnson City Press (http://bit.ly/UHZdBL ) reported university President Brian Noland said intercollegiate football was among recommendations of committees who looked at the school's future.

Others to be considered are opening a dental school and building a performing arts center.

Noland said as the recommendations are discussed, ETSU will gauge community support as well as campus reaction.

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11:44am

Thu December 6, 2012
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Tennessee's Violent Crime Victims Remembered

Gov. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam
Credit State of Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WNOT) —Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam are hosting the 10th annual "Tennessee Season to Remember" this evening, commemorating victims who lost their lives to violent crime. The ceremony begins tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in downtown Nashville. <?xml:namespace prefix = o />

Friends and families of victims are invited to attend and hang ornaments in memory of their loved ones on memorial wreaths. After the ceremony, the wreaths will be displayed at the Tennessee Tower.

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1:16pm

Wed December 5, 2012
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Gallatin Event "One-Stop" Shopping for Tennessee Veterans

Sen. Corker delivers remarks at the Hardeman County Veterans Day Ceremony in Middleton on November 11, 2011.
Credit Senator Corker

GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is sponsoring an event Friday in Gallatin designed to connect military veterans and their family with needed services.

"Rally Point" will be one-stop shopping for Tennessee vets hoping to access services like VA claims assistance, vocational rehabilitation, education, employment help, mental health services, and home and business loans.

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12:55pm

Wed December 5, 2012
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Tennessee Exports Have Mid-State Economist Worried

Tennessee based Nissan North America is set to begin production of its all-electric Nissan LEAF at its Smyrna plant in 2013.
Credit nissanusa.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee’s export sector has a mid-state economist worried, in spite of solid growth in recent quarters.

Middle Tennessee State University’s Dr. Steven Livingston specializes in the study of international trade. He says Tennessee exports are growing by a healthy seven or eight percent per quarter, but he also says that growth is increasingly dependent on a shrinking number of products headed to a shrinking number of countries.

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10:00am

Wed December 5, 2012
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Tennessee Youth Employment at its Worst in 50 Years

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Jobs continue to be hard to come by for Tennessee’s young people. A report out this week says only about 1 in 4 Tennessee teens found employment in 2011.

Compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s “Kids Count” project, the report says employment for youths between the ages of 16 to 24 is at its lowest point in 50 years.

Things were slightly better for young people between the ages of 20 and 24. About sixty percent of people in that age group looking for employment found it last year.

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