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7:21am

Tue June 19, 2012
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Burriss on Media: Pentagon Papers

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  This week, back in 1971, 41 years ago, the government and the news media were engaged in a struggle pitting secrecy against the public's right to know. It also involved what was perhaps the government's first successful attempt to force a newspaper to stop publishing.

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12:28pm

Mon June 18, 2012
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Congressional Field Hearing Convenes in Murfreesboro

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Congressional Field Hearing was conducted Monday in Murfreesboro.  The meeting is an official session of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, but none of the committee’s Democrats are in attendance.

Among those who did turn out include Gov. Bill Haslam, U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, along with U.S. Reps. Scott Desjarlais, Diane Black and Marsha Blackburn…all Republicans.

Today’s hearing is entitled "Tennessee Job Creation: Do Federal Government Regulations Help or Hinder Tennessee's Economic Development?"

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12:23pm

Mon June 18, 2012
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Students Converge on Murfreesboro for Arts School

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (NELSON)  --  About 250 high-school juniors and seniors from across Tennessee are attending the Governor’s School for the Arts. The school is being held again this year at Middle Tennessee State University.

Schools from all over Tennessee have students enrolled in the Governor’s School for the Arts.

The school is a month long, intensive program that allows students to focus on their areas of interest, dance, music, visual arts, filmmaking, and theater.

Murfreesboro eleventh graders Max Farley and Gaven Marlow are representing Siegel High.

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11:45am

Thu June 14, 2012
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MTSU Tuition Increase to Address Faculty Imbalance

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Middle Tennessee State University is asking for a tuition increase, saying it needs the money - in part - to address a faculty imbalance.

The finance committee of the state Board of Regents met Tuesday and unanimously recommended increases at its six universities, 13 community colleges and 27 technology centers.

The proposed hikes vary in size. Students at Middle Tennessee State University would see a 6.8 percent rise in tuition if the plan is approved.

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5:28pm

Wed June 13, 2012
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Judge Blocks Occupancy Certificate for New Mosque

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro will be allowed to continue construction of its new mosque, but may not be allowed to use the building once it’s complete.

Rutherford County Chancellor Robert Corlew last month voided construction approval for the mosque, saying the county didn’t provide proper notice for the meeting where it was approved.

However, county officials have not acted to stop mosque construction. At a hearing yesterday, plaintiffs asked presiding judge Robert Corlew to order county officials to do so.

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