News http://wmot.org en Cherokee descendants Retrace Trail of Tears by Covered Wagon http://wmot.org/post/cherokee-descendants-retrace-trail-tears-covered-wagon <p></p><p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WEST)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Walking in to the livestock barn at Middle Tennessee State University, Gene Glasscock and Noquah Elisi sat in worn lawn chairs with their dog Bell in front of their home for the next few months.</p><p>Elisi, 61, playfully swatted at Glassclock, 79, as they joked about their time on the road as newly wedded couple.</p><p>“Now I liked to be bossed around, and she does the bossing,” Glasscock laughed under his wide brimmed hat. “But really it’s an exercise in bringing two people together.”</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:30:56 +0000 E.R. West 41339 at http://wmot.org Cherokee descendants Retrace Trail of Tears by Covered Wagon National Parks Pump Millions of Dollars into Tennessee's Economy http://wmot.org/post/national-parks-pump-millions-dollars-tennessees-economy <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) — A report shows more than 8 million people visited Tennessee's national parks last year, spending $530 million in the process.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:16:52 +0000 Associated Press 41335 at http://wmot.org Tennessee's Jobless Rate Ticks Back Up in June http://wmot.org/post/tennessees-jobless-rate-ticks-back-june <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; After falling steadily in recent months, Tennessee’s unemployment rate has ticked back up again.</p><p>The Tennessee Department of Labor says the jobless rate for June jumped up two tenths to 6.6 percent. The national unemployment rate continued to decline last month, falling two-tenths to 6.1 percent.</p><p>Tennessee’s jobless rate has fallen nearly two full percentage points in the past 12 months. Dropping from 8.4 percent in June, 2013.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:13:08 +0000 Mike Osborne 41332 at http://wmot.org Opposing views of the PAST Act: Walking Horse Trainers in Their Own Words http://wmot.org/post/opposing-views-past-act-walking-horse-trainers-their-own-words <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; A bill that veteran Tennessee Walking Horse trainers say will destroy their industry recently acquired its 300<sup>th</sup> House of Representatives sponsor.</p><p>The PAST (Prevent All Soring Tactics) Act would outlaw the use of the mechanical devices - oversized shoes and leg chains - that industry insiders say they need to achieve the high-stepping “big lick” gait that’s become synonymous with the Walking Horse.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:55:56 +0000 Mike Osborne 41208 at http://wmot.org Haslam-Owned Truck-Stop Chain Won't be Charged http://wmot.org/post/haslam-owned-truck-stop-chain-wont-be-charged <p><span style="font-size: 11px;">NASHVILLE, <font color="red">Tenn</font>. (AP) — The truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam may have put the worst behind it after federal attorneys agreed not to prosecute Pilot Flying J for cheating customers.</span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:12:40 +0000 Associated Press 41097 at http://wmot.org