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11:46am

Thu October 27, 2011
MTSU Poll Probes Education Issues

How Do Tennesseans Feel About Their Public Schools?

WMOT News bringing you results from the latest MTSU Poll each day this week.

MTSU surveyed 640 Tennesseans by phone, taking their pulse on political, social and economic issues.

One of the poll’s most interesting findings has to do with the way Tennesseans feel about their local schools and teachers.

Poll Director, Dr. Ken Blake, says state education concerns have been much in the news lately, so he wanted to probe resident's opinions on the subject.

Where school satisfaction is concerned, Blake says geography seems to be the deciding factor.

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12:14pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Poll Conducted Twice Yearly by MTSU

MTSU Poll Shows Tennesseans Unhappy with President Obama

Tennessee giving Republicans double digit leads over President Obama...just one of the results from the latest Middle Tennessee State University poll.

The twice yearly survey was conducted earlier this month with 640 Tennesseans interviewed by phone.

If the 2012 presidential election were held today, three Republican contenders would likely defeat President Obama in Tennessee.  

The survey shows Rommey, Perry and Cain all polling better than the president, with Romney getting the most nods from Tennesseans.

11:56am

Tue October 25, 2011
Huff Says He Had No Violent Intent

Conviction in Plot to Take Over Tennessee Courthouse

(AP) A Tennessee jury has convicted a Georgia man on federal firearms charge. Authorities say he was participating in a plot to take over teh Monroe County courthouse.

This morning in Knoxville, a jury convicted Darren Wesley Huff  of carrying a firearm with the intent to use it in a civil disorder this morning. They found him not guilty of using a firearm in relation to a second, more serious felony.

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11:49am

Tue October 25, 2011
Local Home Prices Not as Volatile

Home Prices Showing Signs of Life

(AP) Home prices rose in August in half of major cities surveyed; a sign that prices are stabilizing in some hard-hit portions of the country.

The Case-Shiller index shows prices increased in August in 10 of the 20 cities tracked. That marks the fifth straight month that at least half of the cities in the survey showed gains.

The biggest price increases were in Washington, Chicago and Detroit.      

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12:41pm

Mon October 24, 2011
Chinese Manufacturing Now Less Competitive

Jobs Shipped Overseas Rebounding to Middle Tennessee

A LaVergne company is among a small number of manufacturers starting to bring jobs back to America from Asia.

The reversal is the result of the booming Chinese economy losing some of its competitive cost advantages.

Four years ago, Pro Charging Systems of LaVergne outsourced manufacturing of several key components of its new line of battery chargers to China, including a plastic battery cover.

The company recently awarded that business to Pine Hill Plastics, a small manufacturer in McMinnville.

 

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