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7:51am

Fri August 24, 2012
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$65 Million Student Union Opens at MTSU

The new Student Union at MTSU
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT/SIDELINES) -- A 211,000 square foot student union complete with ballroom, movie theater, restaurants, game room, bookstore and 700-plus seat dining hall opened about an hour ago here on the campus of Middle Tennessee State.

Sarah Sudak is the university's Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Student Life.

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11:47am

Thu August 23, 2012
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Middle School Sexual Harrassment Case Upheld

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal court has denied an appeal made by the Wayne County Board of Education in a case involving two students who were bullied and awarded $100,000 each.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit today affirmed a lower court ruling to deny a motion for judgment filed by the school board.

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11:44am

Thu August 23, 2012
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Questions About East Tenn. Coal Ash Cleanup

KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP.WMOT) — Four years after a massive coal ash spill in East Tennessee, officials still aren’t sure how to complete the cleanup of the two East Tennessee riverbeds impacted by the disaster.

An estimated 500,000 cubic yards of ash remains at the bottom of the Emory and Clinch rivers following a 2008 spill at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant.

At a community meeting Tuesday night at Roane County High School, an official with the EPA told residents the options are to leave the submerged ash alone, dredge it up, or cap it.

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11:39am

Thu August 23, 2012
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Tenn. Corn Crop Likely Smallest Since 2006

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee’s corn harvest is three to four weeks ahead of schedule because an unusually warm spring allowed farmers to plant earlier.

Analysts were predicting a bumper crop this year, but estimates fell steadily as the summer progressed and drought conditions persisted. The U.S. Department of Agriculture now says this year’s corn crop will likely be the smallest since 2006.

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10:58am

Wed August 22, 2012
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Elizabeth Smart In Tenn. to Support Holly Bobo Family

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Elizabeth Smart, who survived a nine-month-long kidnapping as a teenager, will appear at an event for a missing young Tennessee woman.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />

The Jackson Sun is reporting today that the Smart family has been in contact with the family of Holly Bobo. Bobo disappeared from her West Tennessee home in April of last year.

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