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MTSU recognized and honored 53 newly tenured and/or promoted faculty members at a recent reception in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building.

Newly tenured faculty and their respective colleges are:

Sunday projected biggest travel day at BNA

Nov 25, 2014

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  If you’re traveling by air, expect long lines at Nashville’s International Airport.

Airport spokesperson Shannon Sumrall says BNA is expecting about a two percent increase in the number of people flying in and out of Nashville during the Thanksgiving week. She says the number of people hitting the airport this past weekend indicates a lot of travelers are taking off the entire week. But the worst is yet to come.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- The number of Tennesseans hitting the roads for Thanksgiving this year is up significantly, but holiday travel has still not returned to pre-recession levels.

AAA says about 46.3 million Americans will travel this holiday season. That’s up more than 4 percent over 2013, but still better than 4 million travelers below the 2007, pre-recession peak.

AAA says about a million Tennesseans will be on the move during the holidays. Spokesman Mark Jenkins says it’s going to be crowded on the nation’s highways.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee’s unemployment rate continued to fall in October.

The Tennessee Department of Labor reports that the state jobless rate for ticked down two-tenths from the previous month to 7.1 percent.

Tennessee’s unemployment rate is still well above the national jobless rate, which currently stands at 5.8 percent.

Tennessee’s unemployment rate bucked the national trend and rose steadily the first half of the year, but has begun to fall again in more recent months.



MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The nonprofit Alive Hospice has announced that it will be opening a new facility in Rutherford County.

The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency approved an application for the charity to begin working toward a June 2016 opening of a free-standing facility in Murfreesboro.

Alive Hospice currently provides care for terminally ill patients and grief support services in Rutherford County, but CEO AnnaGene O’Neal says the new facility will be available for patients needing a more intensive level of hospice care.