NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This is Sunshine Week in Tennessee, a celebration of efforts to keep government business transparent. Sunshine Week is observed annually by news organizations and open government advocates.
The statutes that regulate public and media access to government information are often referred to as Sunshine Laws. Tennessee’s sunshine law was adopted in 1974 in reaction to the Water Gate scandal.
MUFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT) -- The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce says 60,000 high-school athletes and their supporters have visited Middle Tennessee in recent days. They're here for the state high-school basketball championships currently underway in Murfreesboro.
The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association is holding its annual tournament on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. The girls championship was held last week. This week the boy’s teams are in town for their tournament.
Mona Herring is with the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT) -- Franklin Mayor Ken Moore says city and county governments across the state are becoming increasingly concerned about a series of bills under consideration by the Tennessee General Assembly.
The Franklin Board of Alderman recently passed a resolution opposing 14 measures currently working their way through the state legislature. Moore says the bills would strip local governments of the ability to regulate everything from land use to fireworks sales.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, adding to signs that the job market is strengthening.
A U.S. Department of Labor report out Thursday shows that applications for unemployment dropped by 14,000 applicants to a seasonally adjusted 351,000.
Here in Tennessee initial jobless claims have dropped to their lowest point in four years. The state saw just over 6100 claims in February, the lowest reading since February, 2008. Applications hit their peak in April, 2009, when more than 13,400 Tennessee’s made an initial claims.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A day and time has been announced for the MTSU/UT post season men’s basketball matchup.
The National Invitation Tournament game will tip off at 6 p.m. CT this Monday evening in Knoxville. Middle Tennessee State has won only a single game in nine meetings between the in-state rivals, but that lone win did come during an NIT game in 1988.