NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Middle Tennessee Congressional Rep. Jim Cooper is hosting a free veterans workshop Tuesday at the Tennessee National Guard Armory in Nashville.
More than 40 government agencies and private organizations will be on hand to provide assistance with things like GI benefits, home loan guarantees, benefits and pensions, small business loans, homeowner financing, employment training and educational opportunities.
The workshop is billed as a veterans event, but Congressman Cooper says active duty personnel and family members might also wish to attend.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Tennessee legislators recently brought the state’s 107th General Assembly to a close. WMOT is asking news makers for their take on the session’s accomplishments. Today, the views of Rutherford County Republican Representative Joe Carr.
Carr lists as an accomplishment legislation he sponsored that requires applicants to prove they’re in Tennessee legally before receiving state benefits. He also calls the allocation of more than $127 million for a new science building at Middle Tennessee State University welcome, but long overdue.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Tennessee sales tax collections rose almost 9 percent in April, signaling that the pace of the state’s economic recovery is accelerating.
In some parts of the Tennessee, sales tax receipts have now exceeded the pre-recession highs of 2007. While that’s good news, economists at Middle Tennessee State University caution the numbers are somewhat deceiving.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A video created by a Woodbury woman is getting national and international attention.
Lacey Buchanan recently recorded a simple, home-made video about her son Christian. The boy was born with severe birth defects. Christian has no eyes and a cleft lip and palette were repaired soon after birth.
Buchanan uses hand drawn note-cards and family photos to tell baby Christian’s story during the seven minute video.