MUFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The University of Tennessee is out with a yearly economic forecast that state government uses to plan its budget and the outlook is mostly favorable.
The study, prepared by the UT Center for Business and Economic Research, predicts Tennessee’s economy will grow this year, but at an even slower pace than in 2012.
One of the factors contributing to slow growth is the end of a payroll tax holiday implemented two years ago. UT’s Matt Murray, one of the report’s authors, says Tennessee retailers are already reporting lower sales.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Eight people were arrested this past weekend following a near riot in the parking lot of a Murfreesboro night club.
Every available Murfreesboro police officer was called to the scene of a brawl early Sunday morning at the club Main Street Live on West Main downtown. In all, more than 15 officers responded, including officers from the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The mother of two young children who died after being left inside a hot car in Smyrna has been indicted on charges of murder.
The Daily New Journal reports the Rutherford County Grand jury has charged Samantha Harper with two counts of felony murder and two counts of aggravated child neglect for the Aug. 2 deaths of her children.