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7:59am

Fri March 30, 2012
Report from the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics

Williamson Cnty. Hottest Job Market in Country

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Williamson County had the hottest job market in the country last year.

A report just out by the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Williamson County posted the nation’s largest employment increase with a gain of 5.4 percent between September 2010 and September 2011. The average jobs growth in the country during the period was just 1.6 percent.

The report says the largest employment increase in Williamson County occurred in the category “professional and business services,” which gained more than 1,700 jobs.

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7:49am

Fri March 30, 2012
Murfreesboro Man Arrested by MTSU Police

Sexual Exploitation of Child Charged

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- A Murfreesboro man was arrested earlier this week on three counts of sexual exploitation after police say he took three nude photos of a 4-year-old girl.

Middle Tennessee State University campus police say they arrested 22 year-old Robert L. Hunt, of 303 Fairfax Dr., on Monday. Hunt reportedly admitted to taking the photos while babysitting the girl.

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11:14am

Wed March 28, 2012
Movie Tackles Thorny Gay Marriage Issue

MTSU Proff. Nears Completion of New Film

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new film debuting Thursday on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University will likely prove controversial.

The Miracles on Honey Bill Hill is a new movie from award winning filmmaker and MTSU Professor Dr. Bob Pondillo. Pondillo tells his story as a fable set in an imaginary land and using a combination of live action and animation.

The 20 minute film addresses the thorny issue of gay marriage and Pondillo made a conscious choice to use child actors.

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11:04am

Wed March 28, 2012
Tennesseans Headed to Sanford This Weekend

Tennessee NAACP Protests Martin Shooting

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)  --  The Tennessee chapter of the NAACP is ramping up protests across the state in response to the death of Trayvon Martin.

The unarmed 17-year-old black teenager was shot in Sanford, Florida, just over a month ago by a neighborhood watch captain who says he acted in self-defense.

Gloria Sweet-Love, president of the state NAACP, said protests are scheduled in several cities around the state, including a protest Wednesday in Memphis.

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12:12pm

Tue March 27, 2012
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Tenn. House Rejects Fed Rules on Farm Safety

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The House has passed a bill declaring that Tennessee will not enforce federal regulations governing child labor on family farms.

The chamber voted 70-24 Monday evening to approve the bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Jeremy Faison of Cosby.

The measure is in response to rules being considered by the U.S. Labor Department seeking to keep children away from some of the most dangerous farm jobs.

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