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Andrea Hampton had a list of potential nonprofit organizations she was considering helping as a volunteer — and it kept growing.

Hampton, a freshman from Memphis, Tennessee, was among numerous MTSU students attending the annual Volunteer Fair Tuesday, Sept. 2.

The fair lets registered nonprofits — Greenhouse Ministries, Linebaugh Public Library, G.I.R.L.S. Ranch and more than 30 others — recruit students to allow them to become plugged in to community service and volunteer opportunities in order to make a difference.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dollar General is boosting its bid for rival Family Dollar to approximately $9.1 billion and says it's now willing to more than double the number of stores it would shed to avoid trouble with regulators.

The newest bid from Dollar General is worth $80 per share, up from $78.50. Dollar General's previous bid, worth nearly $9 billion, was rejected by Family Dollar in favor of an offer of about $8.5 billion one Dollar Tree Inc.

Nashville REALLY average, and that's a good thing

Aug 28, 2014

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new study suggests that Nashville is the most average metro area in the country, and that may be good for business.

Researchers with the personal finance website yesterday released a study that lists Nashville as demographically the city most like the United States as a whole.

Finance writer Richie Bernardo led the study. He says companies rolling out new products may now find the mid-state more attractive.



GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP)/WMOT — State and local dignitaries joined officials from gun-maker Beretta USA to break ground on a new factory here in the mid-state this morning.

Berretta announced in January that it would build a new manufacturing and research facility Gallatin.

Last month the company made a further announcement that it would move all of its weapons production to Tennessee. That move came in response to the passage of strict gun-control law legislation in Maryland.

Gallatin Mayor Jo Ann Graves couldn’t be happier.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) General Motors announced this morning that it will move production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to its plant in Spring Hill.

It was unclear how many new jobs the move would create. The Spring Hill factory complex now employs about 1,600 hourly workers.

United Auto Workers Union Spring Hill Local President Tim Stannard recently told WMOT it’s good to see the plant thrive again. He noted that the number of workers at the plant had fallen from a high of more than 6,000 to about 500.