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.
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.
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.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (ANFINSON) -- As part of its annual Constitution Day celebration, Middle Tennessee State University played host to a naturalization ceremony for 300 immigrants. The celebration also included student-led readings of the Constitution.
Nearly 300 immigrants gathered in the Murphy Center along with friends, family and members of the community. Judge Joe B. Brown of the US District Court for Middle Tennessee led the swearing-in ceremony.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — University of Tennessee officials say prayer before football games at Neyland Stadium does not violate the U.S. Constitution.
According to The Knoxville News Sentinel, the university is preparing a formal response to a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). University spokeswoman Margie Nichols says the administration believes there is no reason to halt the tradition of a pre-kickoff invocation.
Annie-Laurie Gaylor is co-president of the Madison, Wisconsin, based FFRF.