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11:37am

Fri August 24, 2012
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Opponents Continue to Contest Murfreesboro Mosque

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro received its final occupancy certificate Thursday. Friday, opponents of the Mosque continued their effort to prevent the new worship center from being used.

Islamic Center of Murfreesboro board chairman Essam Fathy says he’s relieved and happy the mosque has its permanent occupancy permit.

Since construction was approved in May 2010, the mosque has been targeted by vandalism, arson and a bomb threat.

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11:33am

Fri August 24, 2012
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Latest Jobless Numbers Mostly Good News for Mid-State

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Tennessee Department of Labor has released the county-level unemployment numbers for July.

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.

Williamson County continues to have the mid-state’s lowest unemployment at just under six percent.  Davidson, Sumner, Rutherford and Wilson counties are all reporting jobless numbers at 7.4 percent or lower.

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11:25am

Fri August 24, 2012
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26,000+ Descend on MTSU for the Start of 2012-13 School Year

The new $65 million MTSU Student Union
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT/SIDELINES) – This is a big weekend for Middle Tennessee State University.

Friday morning the school’s new $65 million, 211,000 square foot Student Union opened to visitors. The facility boasts a ballroom, movie theater, restaurants, game room, bookstore, and a 700-plus seat dining hall.

Sarah Sudak is Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Student Life.

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8:01am

Fri August 24, 2012
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MTSU Convocation Aug. 26 Features Author Tori McClure

“A Pearl in the Storm” Author Tori McClure is Featured MTSU COnvocation Speaker

“A Pearl in the Storm” author Tori McClure — a woman renowned for exploring new territory — will help welcome students to their new lives as MTSU scholars at the annual University Convocation inside Murphy Center on Sunday, Aug. 26. 


The public is welcome to the free 2 p.m. event in Hale Arena, which helps mark the beginning of the 2012-13 academic year at MTSU, the university’s 101st year of educating Tennessee’s best.

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7:51am

Fri August 24, 2012
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$65 Million Student Union Opens at MTSU

The new Student Union at MTSU
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT/SIDELINES) -- A 211,000 square foot student union complete with ballroom, movie theater, restaurants, game room, bookstore and 700-plus seat dining hall opened about an hour ago here on the campus of Middle Tennessee State.

Sarah Sudak is the university's Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Student Life.

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