MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A new report from the U.S. Department of Commerce is likely good news for the Tennessee economy. Spending by international travelers visiting the U.S. jumped by 11 percent in the first half of the year.
The federal report says international visitors poured more than $82 billion into the U.S. economy through the end of June, putting the tourism industry on track for another record year. Commerce says international visitors could spend nearly $170 billion in the U.S. by year’s end.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A vocal faculty member at Tennessee State University who has opposed university leadership was taken away from a meeting in handcuffs and removed from her leadership position on the faculty senate.
Jane Davis, an English professor, was arrested by campus police on Monday on a charge of disorderly conduct, according to TSU spokesman Rick Delahaya.
The Tennessean reported (http://tnne.ws/PAq0ex ) that Delahaya said Davis became extremely disruptive and would not allow the meeting to proceed.
SHELBVYVILLE, Tenn. (AP./WMOT) — The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration is changing the way soring test results are handled at this year’s annual competition.
The Celebration's Board of Directors say that for the first time, results from chemical tests will be made public immediately, and result in trainers losing their trophies and prize money if caught abusing horses.
In the past, chemical test results were delayed, but this year the results will be expedited and made available during the event.