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12:34pm

Fri November 16, 2012
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Tenn. Ministry Sends $1.5 Million in Food Aid to Sandy Survivors

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
Credit photo courtesy CCDR

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.”

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12:26pm

Fri November 16, 2012
Sports

Blue Raider Football Back in Action after 15 Day Break

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --  Currently tied for first in the Sun Belt standings,  Blue Raiders football returns to action Saturday after a 15 day layoff.

After two consecutive losses from then Sun Belt leader Louisiana Monroe, Middle Tennessee now stands tied for first in the SBC.

The Blue Raiders now control their own destiny inside the conference, starting with South Alabama Saturday.

With an already impressive road record of 4-1 on the season, a win at South Alabama would give the Blue Raiders its most road wins since 1992.

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12:14pm

Fri November 16, 2012
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More Tuition Increases Likely for Tennessee College Students

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.

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12:08pm

Fri November 16, 2012
Arts

My Homeland: A Guide to Songs About Tennessee

Credit popmusic.mtsu.edu

  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.

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10:38am

Thu November 15, 2012
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How Many Tennesseans Will Die on Blackout Wednesday?

Credit MADD Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennesseans are a week away from one of the most dangerous driving days of the year.

Officials have started referring to the day before Thanksgiving as Blackout Wednesday, because of the number of impaired drivers on the road.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving says the number of people killed in drunk driving crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday spikes by 30 percent compared to the rest of the year.

Flint Klaus is MADD’s Tennessee Director.

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