Emily West for WMOT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WEST)  --  Kids ease out of their houses on a rainy mid-day, waiting for a retired blue bus to pull into the Rolling Acres apartment complex. 

Nowadays, more than 100 Rutherford County students find their breakfasts and lunches through a new program called the CHOW bus.

Mid-state parents, who were struggling to make ends meet, don’t usually have to worry about their kids getting a good meal during the school year. Breakfast and lunch are provided daily.  But summertime usually meant hardship, until Murfreesboro City Schools decided to change that.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam's office is dismissing as a "political stunt" a letter signed by 15 Republican lawmakers demanding the resignation of Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman.

The letter dated Thursday cites complaints from school administrators, teachers and students about Huffman's leadership style as his department implements a series of changes in K-12 education.



MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit over a permit that was issued allowing a Middle Tennessee mosque to build a cemetery on its property.

A group of residents filed the suit after Rutherford County officials approved the request from the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.

The Daily News Journal ( reports senior Judge Paul Summers, who sat on the case after local judges recused themselves, issued his opinion on Thursday. He ruled that the Board of Zoning Appeals properly approved the permit.

Making Memories Work for Mid-State Seniors

Jun 19, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Doug Oliver and his friend Geneva McElroy are talking over old times, but this is no simple stroll down memory lane. 

Using guided conversation, Oliver is helping McElory, now in her 90s, reconnect with her own self-worth by drawing on the memories of experiences long past.

“They can see what they’ve done that has or will impact the future and it lifts their mood,” Oliver explained. “Many times they’ll realize that they are and were important; that they have something to offer.”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  If your travels plans for this coming weekend include I-65 north of Nashville, expect stalled traffic and long delays.

Construction crews will close two of the three lanes of traffic on I-65 South on the north side of the city between mile markers 95 and 98. Repairs are being made to four different bridges along that stretch of highway.

The state says motorists can expect significant delays and should avoid the area if at all possible.