rutherford county en Teens Gather in LaVergne for Unique Grief Counseling <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>--<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Teens from across Middle Tennessee gathered in Rutherford County this weekend for a unique opportunity.</p><p>Eighteen young people converged on a youth camp in LaVergne for a <span class="yshortcuts cs4-visible" id="lw_1348585734_0" style="cursor: pointer; color: rgb(54, 99, 136); border-bottom-width: 2px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(54, 99, 136); ">grief counseling</span>&nbsp;session sponsored by Alive Hospice.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 15:16:49 +0000 Mike Osborne 16056 at Teens Gather in LaVergne for Unique Grief Counseling Latest Jobless Numbers Mostly Good News for Mid-State <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; The Tennessee Department of Labor has released the county-level unemployment numbers for July.</p><p>The state unemployment rate jumped last month by two-tenth to 8.4 percent. The national jobless rate also rose by a tenth to 8.3 percent.</p><p>Williamson County continues to have the mid-state’s lowest unemployment at just under six percent.&nbsp; Davidson, Sumner, Rutherford and Wilson counties are all reporting jobless numbers at 7.4 percent or lower.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 16:33:36 +0000 Mike Osborne 14918 at New Murfreesboro Mosque Opens on Friday <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">NASHVILLE, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP) &mdash; The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro will meet for prayers in its new mosque on Friday.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 10:53:41 +0000 Associated Press 14218 at Muslim Community "Exhausted" by Mosque Controversy <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp;&nbsp; The Murfreesboro Muslim community is deeply disappointed that they won&rsquo;t&nbsp;get to&nbsp;celebrate Ramadan in their new mosque, according to an Islamic Center spokesman.</p><p>In a hearing on the case yesterday, Rutherford County Chancellor Robert Corlew re-affirmed his earlier ruling that construction of the Mosque can proceed, but Rutherford County won&rsquo;t be allowed to issue a certificate of occupancy for the facility once it&rsquo;s complete.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 15:40:02 +0000 Mike Osborne 12810 at Judge Again Rules Murfreesboro Mosque Can't Be Used <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; A Rutherford County judge has reaffirmed his earlier ruling that the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro will not be allowed to occupy its new mosque.</p><p>At the end of May Rutherford County Chancellor Robert Corlew voided the mosque&rsquo;s construction permit, saying the county failed to provide proper notice for the meeting where&nbsp;the permit&nbsp;was approved.</p><p>Corlew allowed construction of the mosque to continue, but told the county it could not issue a certificate of occupancy for the building once it&rsquo;s complete.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 16:53:16 +0000 Mike Osborne 12776 at