Murfreesboro, Tenn It’s been said that all politics is local, meaning the most important political decisions are really made at the local level, not the state and national. And if that’s true, then it follows that the most important examples of political and public information are also local.
So, let’s take a quick look at who can look at local public records, and what records are available to the local public.
Nine universities will compete tomorrow in a computer programming contest here in Murfreesboro at Middle Tennessee State University.
MTSU, Vanderbilt, East Tennessee State, North Alabama, Maryville, Belmont, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Tennessee Tech and Tennessee State will participate in what’s commonly called “The Battle of the Brains.”
Dr. Chrisila Petty, Chair of the Department of Computer Sciences at MTSU, says the university's team is the defending champion. The winner will advance to national and possibly international competitions.
I made a silly mistake in class last year, and asked my students how many of them remember the riots that helped end the Vietnam War. Of the 40-some students, only one was old enough to remember those days of demonstrations, tear gas and arrests.