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1:48pm

Fri September 21, 2012
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Tenn. Jobless Rate Up 4 Months in a Row

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's unemployment rate rose slightly in August to 8.5 percent, the fourth consecutive month there’s been an increase.

Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis says that the increase is one-tenth of a percentage point increase over the previous month.

Tennessee’s jobless rate has now climbed four-tenths above the national  unemployment rate of 8.1 percent.

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1:45pm

Fri September 21, 2012
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Tennessean Says Child Deaths Need Closer Look

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Tennessee Department of Children's Services says 31 children whose care the department had under investigation died in the first half of this year.

Tennessean reporter Anita Wadhwani and state Rep. Sherry Jones partnered to bring the numbers to light.

According to Wadhwani, 10 of the children were the subjects of ongoing investigations by DCS. None of those children were more than one year old.

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12:48pm

Thu September 20, 2012
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Artwalk Event Scheduled for Downtown Murfreesboro

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (ANFINSON)  --  Main Street businesses in Murfreesboro are joining forces to support the arts.

Following on the success of Nashville’s popular Artcrawl, MTSU sculpture student, Russell White is coordinating an Artwalk in Murfreesboro.

Local art lovers can hop from one Main Street venue to the next and view a variety of work made by local artists like Glen Merchant. Merchant is also the owner of Moxie Art Supply, which will serve as one the Artwalk venues.

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12:19pm

Thu September 20, 2012
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Annual Conference Explores Economic Outlook

Tennessee Banking Commissioner Greg Gonzalez
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Business and finance executives from across Middle Tennessee will converge on Murfreesboro Friday for the annual Middle Tennessee State University Economic Outlook Conference.

Dr. Jim Burton, Dean of the MTSU College of Business, says he’s expecting well over 100 executives and a few students to attend. This year’s special emphasis will be on the banking sector and Tennessee Banking Commissioner Greg Gonzalez will be the featured speaker.

Burton says the conference is underwritten through a fund created by the late Jennings A. Jones.

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12:12pm

Thu September 20, 2012
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Film about Origins of AA Makes Tennessee Debut

A theatrical poster for the film "Bill W."

MUFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new documentary about the origins of Alcoholics Anonymous will make its Middle Tennessee debut in Smyrna Friday.

The film “Bill W” recounts the life and mission of Bill Wilson, one of AA’s co-founders.

AA calls itself as a fellowship of recovering alcoholics and is estimated to have more than 2 million members in the U.S.  The organization is reportedly active in more than 100 nations and is widely seen as the first of a many 12-step recovery programs serving a wide range of addictions.

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