middle tennessee http://wmot.org en Mid-State Catholics Celebrate Milestone Anniversary http://wmot.org/post/mid-state-catholics-celebrate-milestone-anniversary <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) &mdash; A yearlong celebration begins tomorrow marking the 175th anniversary of the Catholic Diocese of Nashville.</p><p>Bishop David Choby will lead a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Mary of the Seven Sorrows in downtown Nashville. St. Mary was the cathedral for the diocese from 1847 to 1914.</p><p>The celebration will continue with a monthly mass in some of the oldest churches across the diocese and conclude with a larger celebration in September 2013.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 13:55:21 +0000 AP/WMOT 13711 at http://wmot.org Mid-State Catholics Celebrate Milestone Anniversary Wildfires Keeping Mid-State Crews Busy http://wmot.org/post/wildfires-keeping-mid-state-crews-busy <p>&nbsp;MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; State fire crews have worked more than two-dozen wildfires in Middle Tennessee in the last five days.</p><p>Highland Rim Fire Resource Coordinator James Phillips says his crews have worked 27 fires in the Mid-State since July 1. He says local fire departments ask for state assistance on all but the smallest wild fires.</p><p>Phillips says the fires his teams have responded to ranged up to about 25 acres in size, and most had a human cause.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 17:21:11 +0000 Mike Osborne 12879 at http://wmot.org Summer Forecast: High Temps, Below Average Rainfall http://wmot.org/post/summer-forecast-high-temps-below-average-rainfall <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; The National Weather Service says the heat wave Middle Tennessee is enduring has broken high temperature records dating back to the 1870s.</p><p>The Weather Service office in Nashville says a temperature of 109 degrees was recorded at the airport on Friday afternoon, a new all-time record. Murfreesboro also set a new record, hitting an all-time high of 108 degrees.</p><p>Lead forecaster Sam Shamburger says we&rsquo;re going to see some change in the weather this week.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 17:12:09 +0000 Mike Osborne 12777 at http://wmot.org Competition Fierce for Summer Jobs in Middle Tenn. http://wmot.org/post/competition-fierce-summer-jobs-middle-tenn <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">NASHVILLE, <font color="red">Tenn</font>. (AP) &mdash; With federal stimulus funds drying up, the availability of summer jobs in Middle Tennessee will be limited.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">That means there will be more competition for jobs that usually go to teens and young adults with little or no real working experience.</span></p> Mon, 28 May 2012 10:01:33 +0000 Associated Press 11418 at http://wmot.org Holiday Heat Breaks Record in Middle Tennessee http://wmot.org/post/holiday-heat-breaks-record-middle-tennessee <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">NASHVILLE, <font color="red">Tenn</font>. (AP) &mdash; Soaring temperatures in&nbsp;Middle Tennessee&nbsp;have broken a record set in 1911.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">National Weather Service meteorologist Mark Richards told The Tennessean that the temperature on Saturday hit 95 degrees. That&#39;s one degree more than the record temperature of 94 that was set more than a century ago. Richards said the data was recorded at the Nashville International Airport.</span></p> Mon, 28 May 2012 09:58:32 +0000 Associated Press 11417 at http://wmot.org