Officers with the New York Police Department help unload a shipment of emergency food supplies sent to the East Coast by the Nashville based ministry Church of Christ Disaster Relief
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Middle Tennesseans continue to do what they can to lend a hand to Superstorm Sandy survivors.
Jim Coles, a spokesman for Church of Christ Disaster Relief based in Nashville, tells WMOT News they’ve now sent 14 tractor trailer loads of food to the East Coast.
“We got two trucks to go out today. That will be truck numbers 15 and 16. (It will) be a total probably of about $1.5 million so far that we’ve sent out and we’ll probably be ready Monday morning with a couple more trucks to go out.”
MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT) -- It doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but Tennessee’s college students were badly hurt by the recession.
Research out today from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission shows that the number of students likely to need financial aid to finish a university degree rose by nearly one-third in the five years between 2007 and 2011.
In spite of that finding, the Commission voted Thursday to recommend a new round of tuition increases for the state’s universities, community colleges and technical schools.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (ANFINSON) -- Imagine a database of songs about Tennessee, including recordings, sheet music, books, posters and film, all located in one place and available to the public at the click of a button. This is what the staff at Middle Tennessee State University's Center for Popular music has been working to make a reality.
My Homeland: A Research Guide to Songs About Tennessee, brings together collections from John S. Mitchell and Peter S. LaPaglia, as well as holdings from The Center’s archives.