volunteers http://wmot.org en Atheist Group Says Prayers at Vols Games are Illegal http://wmot.org/post/atheist-group-says-prayers-vols-games-are-illegal <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style='line-height: 200%; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 14pt;'>KNOXVILLE, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP/WMOT) — University of Tennessee officials say prayer before football games at Neyland Stadium does not violate the U.S. Constitution.</span></p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:51:36 +0000 AP/WMOT 15845 at http://wmot.org Atheist Group Says Prayers at Vols Games are Illegal WMOT Fall Football Preview: UT Volunteers http://wmot.org/post/wmot-fall-football-preview-ut-volunteers <p>MURFREESBORO, TENN. (HUBBARD)&nbsp; --&nbsp; WMOT continues to explore what the fall football season might have in store for Tennessee schools.&nbsp;&nbsp;University of Tennessee fans haven’t had a lot to cheer about in recent seasons,&nbsp; but there is some reason for Vols fans to be optimistic in 2012.</p><p>Tennessee stumbled through a 5-7 season in 2011 and ended it with a humiliating loss to rival Kentucky.</p><p>Lost in the poor record was Tennessee’s solid defense.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 16:03:31 +0000 Alex Hubbard 15046 at http://wmot.org MTSU Students Aid in Japan Disaster Recovery http://wmot.org/post/mtsu-students-aid-japan-disaster-recovery <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn&nbsp;(NELSON) --&nbsp; Student&nbsp;volunteers&nbsp;from Middle Tennessee State University are headed to Japan to help with the nation&rsquo;s ongoing disaster recovery.</p><p>Ten students and two professors from MTSU left&nbsp;the&nbsp;Mid-State&nbsp;Monday morning to participate in a restoration mission in Fukushima, Japan.</p><p>According to a press statement from Middle Tennessee State, 95 percent of the rubble remains to be cleared away following the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that killed nearly 16,000 people. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 16:45:56 +0000 Tyann Nelson 11674 at http://wmot.org Fire Fighter Shortage in Tennessee http://wmot.org/post/fire-fighter-shortage-tennessee <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn.&nbsp; (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Fire Departments throughout Tennessee are having trouble finding and keeping volunteers, and that may impact what you pay for home-owners insurance, or even put your family at increased risk.</p><p>Kevin Lauer is a fire management consultant with the University of Tennessee&rsquo;s County Technical Assistance Service. He says fire fighting is a difficult and dangerous job that requires a significant time commitment and volunteers are getting harder to come by.</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 17:53:47 +0000 Mike Osborne 7469 at http://wmot.org Fire Fighter Shortage in Tennessee