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11:28am

Wed May 30, 2012
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Pat Summitt Honored by President Obama

Official White House Photo

WASHINGTON (AP) —Pat Summitt was honored by President Barak Obama with the Medal of Freedom yesterday afternoon during a White House ceremony.

Summitt stepped down last month after 38 years as the Lady Volunteers head coach because she's suffering from early-onset dementia, Alzheimer's type.

In his remarks honoring Summitt, President Obama noted her remarkable coaching record and her tenacity.

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3:24am

Wed May 30, 2012
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Judge Allows Mosque Construction to Continue

Islamic Center of Murfreesboro

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Rutherford County judge has ruled that construction of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro’s new mosque can continue for now. 

Opponents of the Murfreesboro Mosque convinced Judge Robert Corlew to nullify the county planning commission decision that approved it, but they lost their bid to stop construction immediately.

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11:51am

Tue May 29, 2012
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Self-Taught Southern Artists Featured At Frist

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (NELSON) --  The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is celebrating the start of summer by opening a couple of new exhibits. 

A media preview for the exhibition, Creation Story: Gee’s Bend Quilts and the Art of Thorton Dial was held Thursday, May 25th. The shows examine the connections between folk and self-taught artists of the American South.

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11:42am

Tue May 29, 2012
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Middle Tenn. Gas Prices Continue to Fall

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Gas prices continue to fall across the nation and here in Middle Tennessee.

The average price for regular gasoline has fallen five cents across the country in the past week to $3.63 according to Triple A’s daily Fuel Gauge Report. The national average has fallen 18 cents in the past month and is currently 16 cents below the average price this time last year.

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11:37am

Tue May 29, 2012
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Mid-State Home Construction Stalls Again

MUFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new report by Mid-State economists suggests the recovery of new home construction has stalled in Tennessee.

Economists with the Center for Business and Economic Research at Middle Tennessee State University says single family home construction permits began trending higher in the second half of 2011, but stalled out again early this year.

Steve Jensen, president of the Rutherford County Builders Association, concedes recovery is a long way off, but says his members are starting to see some light at the end of the recession tunnel.

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