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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Governor Bill Haslam traveled to Germany Monday to attend festivities surrounding the announcement that Volkswagen will add a second vehicle production line at its plant in Chattanooga.

The Tennessean reports VW will hire 2000 additional assembly workers to build a new crossover vehicle at the Chattanooga facility. The company also says it will open a design and research facility in Tennessee. The project reportedly involves more than $600 million in new investments.

Middle Tennesse has State's Best Jobless Rates

Jun 30, 2014

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The latest county unemployment report shows that eight of the ten counties with Tennessee’s lowest jobless rates are located in the mid-state.

The State Department of Labor has released the county level unemployment data for May. Lincoln County in the southeastern corner of the mid-state had Tennessee's lowest May unemployment rate at 4.4 percent, with Williamson County ranked second at 4.6 percent.

Gas Prices High, But Headed Lower for the Fourth

Jun 30, 2014

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  If you plan on traveling over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, be prepared for some of the highest fuel prices in six years.

AAA says gas prices are falling across the nation, but in spite of the decline those prices remain the highest the nation has seen in early July since 2008.

AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins says the average price for regular unleaded gasoline in Tennessee on Monday stood at $3.46 per gallon, that’s more than 20 cents below the national average.

An MTSU senior is SURF-ing through samples of a body fluid this summer in a research project that will ultimately help her assist investigators in their quests to solve crimes.

Brooke Taylor Morgan of Rutledge, Tennessee, an honors student who’s majoring in forensic science at MTSU, received a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, or SURF, from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. 

Looking for work? We know who’s hiring. The Goodwill Career Solutions center on Memorial Boulevard in Murfreesboro will host two job fairs in two days.

The first job fair will take place from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on July 8 for Industrial Labor Management Group.  The company is looking to fill 40 industrial manufacturing and production positions in Rutherford and Davidson Counties.


When:  Tuesday, July 8

            9 a.m. – 12 p.m.