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12:12pm

Tue November 20, 2012
Business

Manufacturing a Bright Spot in State's Economic Recovery

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee’s manufacturing plants continue to be a bright spot in the state’s economic recovery.

The trade magazine Manufacturing News reports that Tennessee plants that make transportation related products experienced dramatic employment growth last year, expanding by nearly 11 percent. Companies that build machinery and plants that do metal fabrication also saw significant gains.

Memphis is Tennessee’s top city for manufacturing employment, followed by Nashville and Chattanooga.

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12:07pm

Tue November 20, 2012
Top Stories

Tennesseans Providing Disaster Aid in New Jersey

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  WMOT continues to bring you stories of Tennesseans providing assistance to Super-Storm Sandy survivors.

Ten students from Lipscomb University are in New Jersey this week helping home owners carry waterlogged furniture to the curb for disposal,  and tearing out flood-dampened drywall.

Lipscomb student Will Poff of Franklin says helping a senior citizen clear his house of debris has been a highlight of the trip.

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11:11am

Mon November 19, 2012
Sports

Blue Raiders win at USA

Junior Jajuan Harley garnered SBC Defensive Player of the Week honors on Monday
Credit goblueraiders.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --  Middle Tennessee's stellar defensive play led the way in Saturday's victory over South Alabama.

With the help of four defensive turnovers and career-high 154 yards from Jordan Parker, the Blue Raiders defeated South Alabama by a score of 20-12.

Middle Tennessee now stands at 7-3 (5-1 SBC) after recorder it's fifth road win, the most since 1992.

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10:22am

Mon November 19, 2012
Top Stories

Murfreesboro Mosque Holds Open House

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro has celebrated its official opening with food and fellowship.

The Daily News Journal reports guests on Sunday included U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Jerry Martin and U.S. Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Thomas Perez.

The Rev. Joseph Breen, a Catholic priest from Nashville, also joined the celebration. He said it was important to support the freedom to worship because if it can be taken away from some people, it can be taken from everyone.

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10:19am

Mon November 19, 2012
Opinion

Burriss on Media: Email

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  One of the great things about scandals is that we get to laugh at those in power and say, “How could they be so stupid? Even I know better than to try that.” So if the C-I-A director, and his biographer, and an F-B-I agent, and his girlfriend, plus another four-star general, can’t seem to keep their e-mail straight, what hope is there for the rest of us?

So let’s see if can figure out how all these high-powered people messed up so badly, and why, maybe, we aren’t so different after all.

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